Commitment-phobes rejoice! According to recent news reports out of the magical land of Hollywood, you can live together, co-parent and have sex all you want without all the frustrating baggage of being a 'couple' or 'splitting' up, while also saving the bother and expense of a traditional - legal - divorce.
More socially acceptable than 'friends with benefits' and less morally judgemental than 'living in sin', 'conscious uncoupling' has become all the rage.
Originally coined by the Spiritual Advisors - a respectable expert if there ever was one - of Gwyneth Paltrow to provide spin-control on her separation from Chris Martin, the notion of 'uncoupling' goes back to the early 14th century to refer to hunting dogs, traditionally harnessed together, that were untrussed to go rip something apart.
Representatives of the polyamorous community expressed frustration and annoyance at having all the momentum of their movement stolen away by celebrities trying to save time and money.