Pink says couples therapy is the secret to her marriage with Carey Hart: 'It’s the only reason that we’re still together'
Pink and husband Carey Hart have been married for 14 years. (Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images)
Pink said couple therapy is the reason she is still married to ex-motocross racer Carey Hart while talking about mental health on Instagram.
On Friday, the singer of "Walk Me Home" had an Instagram live discussion with Vanessa Inn, her 20-year-old therapist, who she saw both alone and with Hart. "I believe in therapy, I believe in work, I know that it helps," she said, adding that the dialogue is perfectly coordinated because "you cannot run away from yourself in quarantine." Self-care is important, she said amid protests against Black Lives Matter after the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmad Aubrey.
She deepened her relationship with Hart, whom she had met since 2001 and married in 2006. The couple, who are parents of 9-year-old daughter Willow and 3-year-old son Jameson, have separated several times over the years.
Pink said, "I got a lot of shit because I told people that Carey and I were in couple counseling ... for Carey and me, that's the only reason we're together because I think we're after long time partners are just speak - i can't say it's a thing for men and women, i think it's a partner thing, a spouse thing - that you only speak two different languages and need someone who both listens and then translates them for you. "
She added: “And without Vanessa, who has translated for me in the past 18 years, we wouldn't be together. We just wouldn't do it because as children we don't learn how to have relationships, how to get along with people. I mean what is happening in our country is a perfect example. We don't know how to love each other, we don't know how to get along, we don't know how to communicate. "
Pink also became honest about her own guilt in her relationship. "There is a difference between connection - I think - and intimacy," she said. "And intimacy is the part that is difficult for me. There was a moment in counseling with Carey, I will never forget, in the office I had complained about him for years that he was simply not there, he is not here, he is don't understand, he doesn't hear me emotionally, he doesn't even try to understand my language. And you said, "OK, everyone shut up, stand up, put their hands on each other's hearts and just look each other in the eye."
Pink and Carey Hart with their daughter Willow and son Jameson. (Photo: Axelle / Bauer-Griffin / FilmMagic)
Pink added: "And this man I said he doesn't show up for me, his feet were planted in this earth, his hand was on my heart and his eyes looked into my soul and guess what I did "I started to giggle and looked away, and at that moment I realized I was a little bit of shit. I was the one who was just talking and there were many of those times."
This year, the singer unveiled some other personal moments in the family - in April, announcing that she and Jameson had recovered from COVID-19, calling the disease "the most terrible thing I've ever been through in my life".
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