The Divorce virus: with all your pals filing for divorce is your marriage the next one in line to get sick?

Last updated March 2017
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Is Divorce Contagious?
Everybody is talking about the fact that, now that Madonna is divorced, Gwyneth Paltrow’s marriage has abruptly hit the rocks.
They point to the fact that nobody has seen the Paltrow-Martins together for months. The rumors are swirling so fast and furiously, that Paltrow’s mother Blythe Danner has all but taken out a full page ad in the newspapers (and appeared in an interview with Fox News) to dispel the rumors that her daughter’s marriage is in trouble.
Not that I would be all that surprised if the rumors are true, but I would be somewhat surprised. I know that didn’t make sense but what I mean is, it seems that divorce can run in packs. It’s like a spreading virus. Sort of like pregnancy. Or Aunt Flo. When one person gets it, expect everybody else in the vicinity to get it. So if you are in a group of friends and one gets divorced, for some reason, all of a sudden, you may find that you start to fight more with your significant other, and the next thing you know, you’ve hit the nuptial skids, and next thing you know, you’re up in the attic re-reading the pre-nup.
So if Paltrow’s marriage got a bit shaky with what has happened to her best pal Madonna, I wouldn’t be shocked. But I would be surprised in a way because Gwyneth seems to come from a very traditional family structure. I mean, she’s not Madonna. They are friends, not clones. Just because Madonna got the divorce virus doesn’t mean Gwyneth will automatically get it. I am sure she’s inoculated her marriage.  She inoculates it by….well, I have no idea what or how she inoculates it. But I am certain she inoculates it. Have you seen her gams lately? I don’t think that boy is going anywhere. He’s totally and completely, 100% inoculated with the Paltrow vaccine.