Is Marriage Out-of-Style? Reaction to Heidi Klum and Seal Split & Tavis Smiley Interview[Video]

Marriage has a special place in my heart. Being married with two children I can certainly relate to the difficulties of marriage. I will not judge Heidi Klum and Seal for desiring separate. There are times in a marriage when one might consider taking a break or “regrouping” so to speak. I was not even going to write about this until I saw Seal’s interview on the Tavis Smiley Show [below]. Seal’s response to the news of his separation was that they have a tremendous amount of love and respect for each which makes it easier to transition, and called it “another chapter in life.” That statement struck a cord in me.

From watching various interviews with Heidi and Seal over the years, there is no question that they have a deep love for each other and their children. Which begs the question, what’s the point? Where is your resiliency? What happened to commitment? Marriage is not a garment that you wear one day and then decide the next day that is “out of style.” However, with the number of divorces happening these days are we to conclude that the concept of marriage is outdated? Is one’s pursuit of personal dreams and personal happiness more important than staying in a committed marriage? One of the most difficult and yet most beautiful aspects of marriage is having to give part of yourself to another.

No one will ever know the real story behind why Heidi and Seal want to part ways. One can only hope that the these two poised and intelligent people would take this time apart to reevaluate their love. Perhaps like an old jacket, they will try on marriage again and see that it still “fits.”

What’s your reaction to Seal’s Tavis Smiley interview and his separation from Heidi?

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