What We Can Learn from Celebrity Divorces

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Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes
As previously stated, we can't help but feel relieved that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are getting divorced. Throughout their five-year ... more 
Photo by: Graydon Carter/Getty Images
Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes
As previously stated, we can't help but feel relieved that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are getting divorced. Throughout their five-year marriage, Holmes became more and more isolated from the world. She rarely worked, and just going outside with Suri meant getting hounded by paparazzi. Katie sacrificed a major part of her own identity to become Mrs. Tom Cruise.

What can we learn?
When your marriage is the stuff of fantasy, real-world problems can be a shock. Like Katie Holmes, many people try to act as if everything's okay just to please their partners, but this this leaves them feeling alone. Having difficult conversations may seem tough, but being real is the only way to keep the flame ignited.
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Thu, 5 Jul, 2012 2:06 PM EDT
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