When she announced her "conscious uncoupling" from Chris Martin last month, Gwyneth Paltrow emphatically didn't blame either party. Rumors of infidelity had dogged both parties, so Paltrow's ridiculously Gwyneth-esque high road seemed to make some sense.
About two years ago I was a mess — really because I can't enjoy the thing that we are good at and I can't enjoy the great things around me because I'm burdened by this. … I've got to not blame anyone else and make some changes. I wouldn't use the word breakdown; this was more a realization about trying to grow up basically. If you can't open yourself up, you can't appreciate the wonder inside. So you can be with someone very wonderful, but because of your own issues you cannot let that be celebrated in the right way.
What changed for me was — I don't want to go through life being scared of it, being scared of love, being scared of rejection, being scared of failure. … Up to a certain point in my life I wasn't completely vulnerable and it caused some problems. … If you don't let love really in then you can't really give it back.
Sounds like he needs to take some time for himself.