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3 lessons to learn from Bill and Melinda Gates’ divorce

by Kufre Ekpo

It was shocking to read that Bill and Melinda Gates have announced their divorce after 27 years of marriage, saying “we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple”.

“After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage,” the pair tweeted.

They first met in the 1980s when Melinda joined Bill’s Microsoft firm.

The billionaire couple has three children and jointly run the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The organization has spent billions fighting causes such as infectious diseases and encouraging vaccinations in children.

With the Bill’s Gate’s divorce story, what lessons have we learned from this?

Bill and Melinda Gates have decided to end their marriage after 27 years. The root reasons for this are unknown to the media but they have stated that they believe that they can no longer grow together in their relationship and so they have to go their separate ways for the benefit of each other.

To my best understanding, these are the three lessons that can be learnt from this.

1) Money is not everything in a relationship

One might make the mistake of saying that money is everything in a relationship but this isn’t so. If it were so, then Bill and Melinda Gates would have no reason to get a divorce.

2) Marriage is not enough guarantees to a long lasting relationship

There is more to a relationship than the official ceremonies of marriage. Many see marriage as a guarantee that their partner would never leave them but this isn’t always the case in reality. This is what can be clearly seen in the divorce of Bill and Melinda Gates.

3) For two to work together, they must be an agreement

For Bill and Melinda Gates to make the decision to divorce, it means that they no longer agree with each other mentally and physically and so to prevent further conflicts in future, they have decided to go their separate ways.

It is, however, to be noted this is a very honest opinion from me and I would like to get your opinions as well. Kindly let me know in the comment section below. Thank you.

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