Most couples don’t hide that they fight from their children, whereas in our parents’ generation you hid everything.A therapist would now tell you that it’s good to fight in front of them as long as they can see the resolution.I was doing weird stuff that they would probably never see because it was adult.
Everyone is walking through it.” She says her children have taken it in their stride: “My kids are doing great.
And in a way their living situation is not shockingly different – in that their father is a touring musician so they were used to the comings and goings a bit – not to say there aren’t a lot of other things.
It has been a challenging year for the actress Laura Dern.
Last September she finalised her divorce from the musician Ben Harper, the father of her two children.
Although close to her mother, Dern says she is more like her father in character.
“We have the same sense of humour and the same level of irreverence. My dad was always interested in characters he didn’t understand – he was such a great bad guy in movies.
“I used to regret not having a full college experience, but I don’t grieve it.
I had to quit college to make Blue Velvet, Mask and Wild at Heart.
This is being human – you get angry, you get hurt, you yell and say things you don’t mean – and then you circle back and you’re accountable.