The Fallout of Bill and Melinda Gates

The collapse of the world’s most philanthropic marriage makes us take a hard look at the image the couple tried to project. 

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They Grew Apart, Then Became Close Again

Trent and Denise Montagu never stopped caring for each other after their divorce. “I didn’t ever stop loving Trent,” she said “I stopped wanting to be in marriage with him, which is different.”

#dating-and-relationships, #divorce-separations-and-annulments, #marriages

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Bill Gates Had Reputation for Questionable Behavior Before Divorce

Melinda French Gates voiced concerns about her husband’s relationship with Jeffrey Epstein and a harassment claim against his money manager.

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The Separate Worlds of Bill and Melinda Gates

They built an empire that was essential in the pandemic. Now, their impending divorce makes personal a shift that confidants say was well underway in their philanthropic roles.

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What the Gates Divorce Means for the Gates Foundation

The end of one marriage has implications for the 1,600 staff members who direct $5 billion in annual grants to 135 countries.

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Bill and Melinda Gates’ Divorce Has a Lot at Stake

The split of Bill and Melinda Gates raises questions about the fate of their vast fortune.

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The Lockdown Gave My Parents a Honeymoon Do-Over

No longer a willful preteen, she saw her stepfather in a new light: as a great fit for her mother.

#children-and-childhood, #divorce-separations-and-annulments, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #weddings-and-engagements

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Who is Kim Kardashian’s Divorce Lawyer?

A Hollywood divorce lawyer with lots of practice.

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The race for mayor is still wide open

Only two New York City candidates garnered double-digit support in a poll of Democrats. A crowded field and the pandemic are complications.

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MacKenzie Scott, a Philanthropist and Ex-Wife of Jeff Bezos, Remarries

Her new husband, Dan Jewett, is a high school science teacher. He has pledged to work with her in giving away much of her billions.

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Modern Love: My Parents’ Divorce and That Two-House, Duffel-Bag Life

When my parents divorced, I lost the link that held our family together. And then I found it.

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China Tried to Slow Divorces by Making Couples Wait. Instead, They Rushed.

A new rule requiring a cooling-off period before a divorce could be granted led to an outcry, as well as a surge of applications to beat the deadline.

#china, #divorce-separations-and-annulments, #domestic-violence, #marriages, #social-conditions-and-trends, #womens-rights

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Husband Must Pay Wife $7,700 for Years of Housework, Chinese Court Rules

Some in China hailed the divorce court case as a breakthrough, but many noted that full-time nannies are paid far more.

#china, #divorce-separations-and-annulments, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Want a Divorce? Try Cameo to Break the News

After a series of viral pranks, the celebrity-driven video shout-out app has become the unexpected home for breakup announcements.

#celebrities, #dating-and-relationships, #divorce-separations-and-annulments, #social-media, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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It’s Mother vs. Son in Britain’s Priciest Divorce War

Tatiana Akhmedova is trying to recoup part of a $615 million judgment owed by her ex-husband by suing her elder child, who she says has been shielding his father’s assets.

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The Modern Love Podcast: 10 Episodes to Binge Through the Holidays

2020 has been a year of isolation and grief, but there’s always room for love.

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Modern Love Podcast: What the Silence Said

Two marriages dissolve without a sound.

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If It’s Fiction, Can It Be an Invasion of Privacy?

Emmanuel Carrère’s latest novel, “Yoga,” has stoked debate in France after the author’s ex-wife, Hélène Devynck, accused him of writing about her without her consent.

#books-and-literature, #carrere-emmanuel, #dating-and-relationships, #devynck-helene, #divorce-separations-and-annulments, #france, #privacy, #writing-and-writers, #yoga-book

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When Co-Parents Clash in a Pandemic

Divorced and separated parents struggle to mediate disagreements on their own.

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U.A.E. Changes Laws to Attract Foreign Tourists and Investment

The United Arab Emirates is abolishing lenient sentences for so-called honor killings, loosening alcohol restrictions and lessening the sway of Islamic law over foreigners.

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Wealthy Millennial Women Tend to Defer to Husbands on Investing

Even the most educated and high-achieving women do not participate equally with their husbands in long-term financial decision making, according to a study.

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Single Parents Finding Love: Over Zoom, of Course

Because dating with kids wasn’t tricky enough before the pandemic.

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Considering a Coronavirus Divorce? You’re in Good Company

A lot of families are going to need restructuring by the time this is over. They probably needed it before.

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Should You Break Up?

If you’re reading this, you probably already know the answer.

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Her Husband Abused Her. But Getting a Divorce Was an Ordeal.

A graphic video of a husband beating his wife has shocked China, shedding light on the prevalence of domestic violence and the difficulties of obtaining a divorce.

#china, #divorce-separations-and-annulments, #domestic-violence, #henan-province-china, #womens-rights

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We Didn’t Want to Co-Parent a Puppy

Getting a pandemic puppy seemed like a bad idea for a blended family. Until we did it.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #divorce-separations-and-annulments, #dogs, #parenting, #quarantines

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The Many Sides to Dan Brown

The author of “The Da Vinci Code” just released a classical music album for children. It happens to be one of the assets he and his wife are disputing in lawsuits over their divorce.

#books-and-literature, #brown-dan-1964, #classical-music, #divorce-separations-and-annulments, #dressage-equestrian-sport, #music, #writing-and-writers

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I Don’t Know If My Relationship Will Survive the Pandemic

As domestic pressures mount inside homes, we could see an uptick in more breakups, separations and divorces.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dating-and-relationships, #divorce-separations-and-annulments, #marriages

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When Grandparents Are Estranged From Their Grandchildren

At heart, estrangement from grandchildren reflects estrangement from adult children, the gatekeeper middle generation that can promote or deny access.

#divorce-separations-and-annulments, #families-and-family-life, #grandparents, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting

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From the Start, There Were Ground Rules

Before their wedding, Shanee Markovitz and Nathaniel Kay, both Modern Orthodox Jews, celebrated the signing of a religious prenuptial agreement.

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The Man Who Coaches Husbands on How to Avoid Divorce

Would he be able to help smooth out my own marital conflicts?

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Divorcing Parents Have a Right to Post Their Stories Online, Court Says

A ruling in Massachusetts finds that involuntary nondisparagement orders, commonly used to keep spouses from discussing their cases on social media, are unconstitutional.

#decisions-and-verdicts, #divorce-separations-and-annulments, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #massachusetts, #social-media

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Of ‘Covidivorces’ and ‘Coronababies’: Life During a Lockdown

Across the world, the pandemic is radically altering approaches to love, dating, sex and family relations.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dating-and-relationships, #divorce-separations-and-annulments, #montreal-quebec, #paris-france, #quarantines

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How to Build Resilience in Midlife

There are active steps you can take during and after a crisis to speed your emotional recovery.

#divorce-separations-and-annulments, #emotions, #friendship, #optimism, #psychology-and-psychologists

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