They're calling it a separation, not a divorce. Sigh. After 40 years of marriage! What I hate about it is that it just makes separation and divorce seem like an acceptable, rational, and even laudable option. OK, so we're getting in each other's way a bit, and well, Tipper's not so "hot" anymore, and yeah, Al's on the road so much we're just ships passing in the night. And she snores, and he has a pot belly, so let's do the "sensible" thing and separate. We gave it 40 years, and that's a respectable amount of time, so fuck it all, let's get divorced. C'mon, this is Washington and success in marriage is just a "mystery." Besides, everybody does it.
Did anyone ask the Gore kids how they feel about it? Or the Gore grandchildren?
How dreadfully borrrring to be committed. How terribly tedious to be tied. Read here what we can learn about love and fidelity from pets.
Of course I know nothing about why the Gores are doing this. I'm just saying, it sucks.