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Jada Pinkett Smith & Living Separate While Married

October 24, 2023
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Before deciding to divorce, some couples ponder living separately. With the recent revelations by Jada Pinkett Smith about her in-home separation from Will Smith, we're discussing the pros and cons of living apart while married, including my own experiences and insights about when Shaun and I "separated" within our marriage.

Jada Pinkett Smith's new book, Worthy, reveals that Jada and Will Smith have been separated for seven years, although not divorced. There are many questions people have about the concept of in-home separation in marriages, and this episode helps to address some of those.

Key Take-Aways

In-Home Separation: It’s best to set boundaries and parameters if you live separated and married.

Purpose of Marriage: What is the real purpose of marriage? 

Seeking Help: If you are considering living separated and married, first seek help. 

Don't Care What People Think: Don’t stay in a marriage because of societal expectations or fear of what people might think. 

Don't Give Up: Your marriage still has life in it. Don't give up on your marriage quickly. 

 

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Meet Your Host
Dana Che is the founder of Thrive Relationships, where she serves as a marriage and relationship coach and host of the Real Relationship Talk podcast. She also serves as a pastor at her church. Whether in the church or on her podcast, Dana's mission is singular: to help people thrive in their relationships with the Lord and with each other.

On Real Relationship Talk, she is known for her graceful candor, humor, and her encouraging yet challenging advice. Dana holds a B.A. in communication from Regent University. She has a fierce passion for fashion and is a lover of all things sparkly. She shares her life with Shaun, her loving husband of twenty-three years, their four amazing children, and their “multi-cultural” dog in beautiful Virginia Beach, VA.

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