Solid As A Rock: 5 Lessons From Chris Rock’s Impending Divorce

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 After almost 20 years of marriage, Chris Rock and his wife, Malaak Compton-Rock, are getting a divorce. While the details of their marriage have not been released publicly, it is important for us to recognize the sensitivity of the circumstance for the couple as well as their children. We should also keep in mind that people enter and leave marriages for a myriad of reasons and that we should suspend our own expectations and assumptions about what we think a marriage should be.

We should not expect Chris, his wife, or his children to subscribe to our own individual relational prescriptions about what should and should not happen. With that said, I offer my sentiments about how divorce happens among some couples and a few strategies to reduce the likelihood of separation in your relationship.

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How does divorce happen?

Divorce typically happens when relational expectations and assumptions go unmet and one or both parties do not have the skill set to resolve behavioral, emotional, sexual, financial, and/or spiritual issues.