An article written by
Saad Shaheed:


News about the marriage and divorce of celebrity couples have been common in the western news channels. They are now on the increase in Pakistan as well. Divorces like that of Sportsperson, TV celebrities, and TV hosts now appear frequently on social media in Pakistan. One recent celebrity marriage struggle is faced by Amir Khan and Faryal Makhdoom.

Dr. Sadaqat AliSaad Shaheed is serving as the Director of Willing Ways Lahore since July, 2015. In 2014, he completed MS in Clinical and Counseling Psychology, from Beaconhouse National University, Lahore. Saad has served as a trainee psychologist in Psychiatry Departments of Ganga Ram Hospital, Jinnah Hospital and at Mayo Hospital, Lahore. He is a Certified Hypnotherapist from The Institute of Mind Sciences, Karachi. He is also a Certified Basic Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programmer (NLP) from The National Federation of Neurolinguistic Programming, UA.
Editor: Saad Shaheed

Celebrities are loved and followed by millions. Their whole life is magnified by the media.  In many ways celebrities are extraordinary and not like us. However, in some ways they do exactly what we do. The differences between them and us, in many cases, would be wealth, fame, and exceptional good looks. We sit in front of our TV and PCs and talk about how irrational they are and deceive ourselves into believing that we never do what they do, but the truth is we do it too, although on a smaller scale, because they are as human as we are.

There are many factors because of which the celebrity couple might struggle in their marriage and ultimately result in a divorce. Most common factors are discussed in this article.


The Media Factor

We underestimate the role of the media and the spread of rumors and gossips on it. Imagine being in a marriage with your spouse and everything you do & say and every individual other than your spouse that you spend time with is run through a filter and the output is colored with gossip and assumptions only. Imagine the level of stress on watching and hearing that trash everywhere you turn can have on you and your spouse. This can get overwhelming for any couple and take a toll on their marriage.

The Chemistry Factor

One common error celebrity couples report is letting infatuation and chemistry drive their marriage. Endorphins and the hormone oxytocin play vital role when chemistry is strong between the partners. This intense chemistry makes the couple believe that this must be the right. However, this chemistry of infatuation has nothing to do with the quality or longevity of relationships in the future.