Schwarzenegger and Shriver Lead by Example in a Difficult Divorce

by Bartholomew & Wasznicky on March 12, 2013

DivorceArnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver divorced more than 18 months ago, after Arnold’s extra-marital affair with the couples’ housekeeper was exposed. For years, Arnold had also been secretly supporting the child that resulted from the affair.

Despite extremely difficult circumstances and the ensuing media frenzy, both Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger have kept their public comments regarding each other, and their divorce, to a minimum.

The couple’s priority has been and continues to be the “best interests” of their four children. During separate instances where two of their sons were injured in sporting accidents, the couple was able to support their sons and remain civil to one another, even with the wounds of their separation and divorce still fresh. This can be particularly difficult in cases where one spouse has been unfaithful and the other spouse is deeply hurt. Arnold and Maria have continued to offer a great public example of how to behave when in the midst of a divorce.

Maria and Arnold went to great lengths to keep their divorce civil in the public eye, and, while most couples are not faced with the press asking for statements, all couples could benefit by Maria and Arnold’s example and remember that the more civil they can be toward each other, the better off their children will fare in the long run.

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