The Gores' statement indicates they have evolved to and present themselves from a place at the apex of Maslov's hierarchy. A place of rare maturity in thinking outside of the self, of being motivated by the need of the other, and of a deep sense or connection to the personhood or unit that creates the "they" of their marital relation (as opposed to the "me" of the individual): Goes the statement of their choice to part:
"...a mutual and mutually supportive decision that we have made together following a process of long and careful consideration."
Oh, but for a partnership of such caring and mutual sharing and support. And strategic and tactical consideration. Feels like a fluffy cottonball.
I'm not hearing any fine China splintering.