The Moms Moving On Divorce & Co-Paren...

Letting go and moving on after divorce? That takes guts, strength, and a whole lot of support. Hosted by Michelle Dempsey-Multack, Certified Divorce & Co-Parenting Specialist and Author of the bestselling book Moms Moving On brings you the very best guests for the very best education in divorce, co-parenting, and single motherhood. Your divorce support village is waiting for you! Follow Michelle on Instagram @themichelledempsey

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Coercive Control in Co-Parenting: How to Protec...
Coercive Control in Co-Parenting: How to Protect Your Children and Avoid Putting Them in the Middle; with guests Jillian and Jan Yuhas
27 min
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Finding Magic After Divorce: How to Discover Yo...
Finding Magic After Divorce: How to Discover Your Breakthrough in Your Break-Up; with relationship coach Lindsey Ellison
41 min
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Thriving After Infidelity: How Two Friends Turn...
Thriving After Infidelity: How Two Friends Turned Their Husbands' Infidelity into Divorced Woman Success with guests TH and Jessica of ExExperts;
34 min
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How To Protect Your Children During Divorce; wi...
How To Protect Your Children During Divorce; How to Put Emotions Aside to Give Your Child Stability and Set Them Up For Success, with Top Dispute Resolution Attorney AJ Grossman
29 min
5
Finding your Passion After Divorce: How to Spen...
Finding your Passion After Divorce: How to Spend Your Kid-Free Time with Things That Fill your Cup; with guest Jade Sklaver
31 min
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Feeling Stuck After Divorce: How to Get Unstuck...
Feeling Stuck After Divorce: How to Get Unstuck and Live Your Best Life; with guest Britt Frank
27 min
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Divorce and Finance: How to Gain Financial Inde...
Divorce and Finance: How to Gain Financial Independence After Divorce; with guest Melanie Johnson of Divorce Financial Solutions
23 min
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Breaking the Stigma Around Divorce: How to Not ...
Breaking the Stigma Around Divorce: How to Not Feel Like You Are Letting Down Your Family; with guest Nicole Centeno
30 min
9
Back-To-School For Co-Parents: Tips From a Co-P...
Back-To-School For Co-Parents: Tips From a Co-Parenting Coach on How to Handle it All with guest Jay Skibbens
40 min
10
How to Help Your Children Through Divorce: Regu...
How to Help Your Children Through Divorce: Regulating Their Emotions and Managing Transitions Between Homes; with guest Linda Matthews
25 min
11
An Interview with a Real Mom Moving On; Jill Gu...
An Interview with a Real Mom Moving On; Jill Gulotta, Single Mom of 2 and When She Realized Divorce Would Be Healthier for Her Kids
22 min
12
Healing After Divorce: The Importance of Allowi...
Healing After Divorce: The Importance of Allowing Yourself to Feel Bad When Bad Things Happen, with guest Dr. Jen Wolkin
28 min
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How to Co-Parent Peacefully; with Katie Davie
How to Co-Parent Peacefully; with Katie Davie
30 min
14
Diagnosing Toxic Relationships - and What to Do...
Diagnosing Toxic Relationships - and What to Do When You Realize You're In One; with Guest Dr. Heidi Brocke
33 min
15
Regaining Confidence After Divorce: Avoiding Se...
Regaining Confidence After Divorce: Avoiding Self-Sabotaging Behaviors and Letting Go of "Baggage"; with Author Monica Berg
29 min
16
Tips, Tricks, and Truths for Rediscovering Your...
Tips, Tricks, and Truths for Rediscovering Yourself and Thriving As a Single Mom; with Author, Realtor, and former Bravo Housewife, Kelly Bensimon
26 min
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The ABC's of Getting Your Finances in Order for...
The ABC's of Getting Your Finances in Order for Divorce; with Catherine Shanahan of My Divorce Solution
29 min
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Divorce and Money: Understanding Your Financial...
Divorce and Money: Understanding Your Financial Options in Divorce So That You Can Leave a Marriage Safely and Securely; with Certified Divorce Financial Analyst Stacy Francis
25 min
19
Talking to Your Children About the Uvalde, Texa...
Talking to Your Children About the Uvalde, Texas Tragedy; Tips from a Therapist and Childhood Expert, Evelyn Mendal, LMHC
29 min
20
Please Don't Say You're Sorry: An Empowering Pe...
Please Don't Say You're Sorry: An Empowering Perspective on Marriage, Separation, and Divorce from a Marriage-Loving Divorce Attorney
20 min
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Making Divorce Your Victory and Getting Past th...
Making Divorce Your Victory and Getting Past the Shame (For You AND Your Children)
25 min
22
Real Housewives of Orange County's Gina Kirsche...
Real Housewives of Orange County's Gina Kirschenheiter Chats About How She Put Her Ex's Domestic Violence Conviction Behind Her In Order to Co-Parent Her Very Best
36 min
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Special Bonus Episode Featuring a Chapter on Co...
Special Bonus Episode Featuring a Chapter on Co-Parenting Life Hacks from Michelle's Book, Moms Moving On
17 min
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Co-Parenting from the Single Dad Perspective an...
Co-Parenting from the Single Dad Perspective and the Importance of Treating Your Co-Parenting Relationship Like a Business; with Author Chris Illuminati
33 min
25
Stepping Out of Divorce Chaos and Into the Beau...
Stepping Out of Divorce Chaos and Into the Beauty of Your New Reality; with Author and Coach Karen McMahon
26 min
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Life After Divorce: Going From Survival Mode to...
Life After Divorce: Going From Survival Mode to Finding Your Bravery, Picking Up the Pieces and Moving On; with Dr. Leah Katz
22 min
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An Interview With a Real Mom Moving On, Single ...
An Interview With a Real Mom Moving On, Single and Co-Parenting Mom of 3, Angela Pugliese-Ulmer
31 min
28
How to Create the Best Parenting Plan (and Whic...
How to Create the Best Parenting Plan (and Which Battles Are NOT Worth Fighting) with New York Divorce Attorney Dennis Vetrano
34 min
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Dating After Divorce: Do You Really Have to be ...
Dating After Divorce: Do You Really Have to be the Most Perfect Version of Yourself to Start Dating Again? With Relationship Expert Jennifer Hurvitz
29 min
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Children and Divorce: Understanding Adverse Chi...
Children and Divorce: Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and How to Protect Your Children; with Attorney Elle Barr
32 min
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Two Chapters from Michelle's New Book, Moms Mov...
Two Chapters from Michelle's New Book, Moms Moving On: Real Life Advice on Conquering Divorce, Co-Parenting Through Conflict, and Becoming Your Best Self
31 min
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A Deep Dive Into Michelle Dempsey-Multack's New...
A Deep Dive Into Michelle Dempsey-Multack's New Book, Moms Moving On: Real Life Advice on Conquering Divorce, Co-Parenting Through Conflict, and Becoming Your Best Self
25 min
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How to Set Boundaries with Yourself to Be Able ...
How to Set Boundaries with Yourself to Be Able to Thrive After Divorce, with 'Boundary Boss' Terri Cole
42 min
34
What Being a Child of Divorce Teaches You About...
What Being a Child of Divorce Teaches You About Life, Marriage, and Parenting; with Tara Clark of @ModernMomProbs
47 min
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Leaving an Emotionally and/or Physically Abusiv...
<p>Wondering how to leave an emotionally and/or physically abusive marriage? There are some critical steps to take before you do, as explained by top Michigan divorce attorney, Sabrina Sheehan Cronin, owner and founder of <a href="https://www.croninlawfirm.com/bio/sabrina-cronin.cfm">The Cronin Law Firm.</a></p><p>After spending years as a prosecutor, Sabrina found her passion in helping, empowering, and protecting victims of crime. Sabrina truly desires to make a lasting and positive impact on every person who walks through the doors of her firm, which is why she was the perfect person to interview in regard to leaving an abusive marriage.</p><p>Her professional experience is distinctive and varied. She began as an associate attorney for a large civil litigation firm, where she practiced bankruptcy law, civil litigation, family law, and medical malpractice defense. From there she moved on to an insurance defense firm, where she continued to handle a variety of litigation matters, including medical malpractice and family law. She was also General Counsel for a Professional Employer Organization, handling human resources, employment law matters, and litigation. Sabrina then took on the position of Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office before opening her namesake law firm.</p>
31 min
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Real Housewives of New Jersey's Margaret & Lexi...
Real Housewives of New Jersey's Margaret & Lexi Chat About Affairs in Unhappy Marriages, Listening to Your Gut, Step-Parenting, and All That Happens In Between
42 min
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How to Effectively Co-Parent with A High-Confli...
How to Effectively Co-Parent with A High-Conflict Ex; with Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq.
44 min
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How to Get Out of - and Get Over - a Toxic Rela...
How to Get Out of - and Get Over - a Toxic Relationship; with Dr. Heidi Brocke
39 min
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The Top Co-Parenting Mistakes to Avoid, with Co...
The Top Co-Parenting Mistakes to Avoid, with Co-Parenting Coach Jay Skibbens
36 min
40
How to Manage Your Divorce Anxiety; with Dr. Il...
How to Manage Your Divorce Anxiety; with Dr. Ilene Cohen, Ph.D.
31 min
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You Are Entitled to Your Feelings After Divorce...
You Are Entitled to Your Feelings After Divorce: How to Keep Toxic Positivity Out of Your Divorce, with Whitney Goodman, LMFT
30 min
42
It's National Divorce Month: How to Drop the Gu...
It's National Divorce Month: How to Drop the Guilt and Shame Associated with Getting Divorced, with Liz Becker of the National Association of Divorce Professionals
32 min
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Healing From Divorce (and Everything That Came ...
Healing From Divorce (and Everything That Came Before It) with Karen Millon
33 min
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Everything You Need to Know About Divorce Over ...
Everything You Need to Know About Divorce Over 40 - and How to Handle the Loneliness - with Daniel Herrold
35 min
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How to Handle Your Changing Friendships After D...
How to Handle Your Changing Friendships After Divorce, with Kate Anthony
32 min
46
Protecting Your Children from High-Conflict, Al...
Protecting Your Children from High-Conflict, Alienating Behavior While Co-Parenting; with Filmmaker Ginger Gentile
49 min
47
When Your Spouse Comes Out as LGBTQ and What To...
When Your Spouse Comes Out as LGBTQ and What To Do Next, with Sheri Davis, LCSW, LGBTQ Divorce Coach
33 min
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Learning to Love Your Body, and Yourself, After...
Learning to Love Your Body, and Yourself, After Divorce: with Supermodel and Body Positivity Activist, Emme
37 min
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Turning Divorce Pain Into Single Motherhood Str...
Turning Divorce Pain Into Single Motherhood Strength and Incredible Success with Author and Entrepreneur Tatiana Boncompagni
45 min
50
'Tis the Season to Be Triggered: How to Survive...
'Tis the Season to Be Triggered: How to Survive the Holidays After Divorce, with Erin Morrison, The Conscious Mom
36 min
51
The Art of Online Dating (After Divorce) with A...
The Art of Online Dating (After Divorce) with Alyssa Dineen of Style My Profile
30 min
52
Sex After Divorce: Rebuilding Trust and Getting...
Sex After Divorce: Rebuilding Trust and Getting Back in the Groove with Clinical Sexologist Dr. Lisa Paz
39 min
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Setting Boundaries With Your Ex After Divorce w...
Setting Boundaries With Your Ex After Divorce with Breakup Coach Matina Singh
32 min
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Healing from Betrayal and Learning to Trust Aga...
Healing from Betrayal and Learning to Trust Again After Divorce with Gilza Fort-Martinez, LMFT
29 min
55
Finding Love After Loss; Dealing with Your Grie...
Finding Love After Loss; Dealing with Your Grief, Your Guilt, and Everyone Else's Opinions with Guest Rachael Braunshweiger
32 min
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Overcoming Past Trauma and the Trauma of Divorc...
Overcoming Past Trauma and the Trauma of Divorce and Moving on to a Happier, Healthier Life with Nate Postlethwait
41 min
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Getting Ready to Get Divorced? Here's What to d...
Getting Ready to Get Divorced? Here's What to do Next: With Top US Family Law Attorney Pilar Prinz
34 min
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A Lawyer's Perspective on Things to Consider Wh...
A Lawyer's Perspective on Things to Consider When You're Entering A New Relationship After Divorce, with Family Law Attorney Lauren Hunt
35 min
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Everything You Need to Know About Divorce in a ...
Everything You Need to Know About Divorce in a First Responder Family, with Attorney and Mediator Susan Guthrie
33 min
60
Divorcing a Narcissist: Handling the Divorce Pr...
Divorcing a Narcissist: Handling the Divorce Process, Co-Parenting, and How to Take Back Your Emotional Power
38 min
61
How to Leave Your Marriage When You Are a Stay-...
How to Leave Your Marriage When You Are a Stay-at-Home Mom and Worried About Your Financial Future
29 min
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Dating After Divorce: What Are the Rules? With ...
Dating After Divorce: What Are the Rules?
31 min
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How to Manage Your Child's Behaviors and How to...
How to Manage Your Child's Behaviors and How to Discipline Them While Co-Parenting
28 min
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Everything You Need to Know About Mediation (an...
Everything You Need to Know About Mediation (and How It Can be Helpful Before Divorce As Well) with Dori Shwirtz
23 min
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How to Rock Life, New Relationships, and How to...
How to Rock Life, New Relationships, and How to Make the Most of Your Time After Divorce
30 min
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How to Co-Parent with a High-Conflict Ex; with ...
How to Co-Parent with a High-Conflict Ex; with Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq., and Founder of the High Conflict Institute
34 min
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The Secrets to Creating the Very Best Parenting...
The Secrets to Creating the Very Best Parenting Plan; with New York Divorce Attorney Dennis Vetrano
33 min
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Moving On and Managing Grief as a Single Mom wi...
Moving On and Managing Grief as a Single Mom with NBC's Today Show Correspondent Bobbie Thomas
48 min
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Organizing Your Life After Divorce with Profess...
Get Your Life Organized After Divorce
32 min
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How to Have a 'Good' Divorce (Even If Your Ex I...
As moms, we all want the same thing when it comes to divorce - a good one, if there even is such a thing.
28 min
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How to Handle Divorce and Co-Parenting When You...
Co-parenting a child with special needs take a little extra care and attention, and so does making sure your divorce papers and parenting plan reflect that.
31 min
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Tips for How to Handle the Divorce Process (and...
The divorce process may seem scary, but top Tampa family law attorney Seth Nelson of Nelson Koster Family Law and Mediation is sharing his tips for how to make an otherwise unhappy process much less dramatic.
33 min
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How to Explain New Relationships to Your Childr...
<p>Getting divorced is hard, no doubt, but no ever tells you about how it might feel when you or your ex spouse introduce your children to a new romantic partner. There are questions, lots of them, and you'll want to know just how to answer those - especially if things don't go as planned.</p> <p>That's why I brought Evelyn Mendal, early childhood expert, back to the podcast - no one answers these tough questions quite like her. And in the process, she'll make <em><strong>you</strong></em> feel better, too.</p> <p>Evelyn is the founder of <a href="https://www.hatchandbloom.co/" rel="ugc noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Hatch &amp; Bloom</a>, the company she founded to be able to help parents through their children's earliest stages of life. She offers 1:1 sessions, group sessions, and workshops/webinars that will make you feel like you aren't totally messing up this whole parenting thing.</p>
32 min
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How Your 'Daddy Issues' Affect Your Relationshi...
How Your 'Daddy Issues' Affect Your Relationship and Parenting Styles - And How You Can Heal From Them, with Erin Morrison, The Conscious Mom
31 min
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Breaking the Toxic Relationship Cycle After Div...
<p>Breaking the toxic relationship cycle after divorce is critical to moving on in an empowered, productive way but can also be one of the most difficult things to do, especially if you've been in the toxic relationship cycle for years.</p> <p>On this episode of Moms Moving On, I sat down with Dr. Tracy Dalgleish, psychologist and couples therapist to examine why we fall victim to unhealthy relationship patterns, and more importantly, how to break the cycle.&nbsp;</p> <p>Because you deserve a happy, healthy, and fulfilling relationship after divorce!</p> <p><a href="https://drtracyd.com/">Dr. Tracy Dalgleish</a> helps empower women and couples to improve their communication and build strong and healthy connections with themselves and their relationships through therapy, wellness seminar, and her work outside of the therapy room.</p> <p>In addition to hosting the podcast, “I’m not your shrink” where she dives deeper into clinical knowledge and research in a relatable and informal way, she has an online community, Be Connected, that helps women learn the key skills and tools she teaches her clients in her office every single day.</p> <p>A mom of two young children and owner of Ottawa’s mental health clinic, Integrated Wellness, she knows what it means to balance the full load.</p> <p>Follow Dr. Tracy's amazing Instagram account, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/dr.tracyd/">here</a>.</p>
33 min
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Being the Best Co-Parent You Can Be and Shatter...
<p>If there's one thing us mamas strive to be after divorce, it's the very best co-parents we can be, despite the often challenging and rocky road of co-parenting. I invited Certified Life Coach Mikki Gardner to help us debunk some co-parenting myths and explain the power of conscious co-parenting, and incredible strategy designed to protect both you and your children throughout the divorce and co-parenting process.</p> <p>At the end of the day, we can only give what we have, as Mikki shares, and our children deserve for us to do the inner work it takes to get us to a healed, more conscious place.</p> <p>Mikki Gardner is a certified Life Coach and Conscious Parenting Coach.&nbsp; She is a mom to 3 boys (her son and 2 bonus sons) and 2 dogs. She co-parents with her partner, her ex husband and his wife.</p> <p>Mikki has a private one-on-one coaching practice where she helps single moms&nbsp;become strong, loving, effective co-parents&nbsp;and build resilient, joy-filled lives after divorce; without feeling isolated and alone.</p> <p>Join Mikki's Facebook group <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Mikki-Gardner-Coaching-146258446267382">here</a> and be sure to follow her on <a href="https://www.instagram.com/mikkigardner/">Instagram</a>.</p>
30 min
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Should You Change Your Name After Divorce? The ...
It's the first question on every divorcing woman's mind: Should I change my name after divorce? While this is an extremely personal decision, the truth is, if you do go ahead and decide to drop your ex's last name, doing so has traditionally been such a hassle.  Until Hitchswitch. Hitchswitch makes changing your name after divorce as easy as clicking on the website, filling out a few forms, paying a very low fee, and voila - name changed, without having to wait in line for hours at the social security office downtown. What's more? They can do the same for your passport too - talk about a win, win! Here are the details... Since the founding of HitchSwitch, the team has had the pleasure of guiding hundreds of thousands of newlyweds through the name change process. HitchSwitch currently offers three unique name change services:  1. Platinum ($99.99): Our team will ship printed name change applications that have been auto-filled with your basic information, a set of corresponding instructions that will explain how to submit each application, and pre-paid envelopes for any steps that can be submitted through the mail. Platinum clients also receive a dedicated account manager and a free passport photo (which will be redeemed through our sister site "NewPassportPhoto.com").  2. Full-Service Package ($69.99): Our team will ship printed name change applications that have been auto-filled with your basic information, a set of corresponding instructions that will explain how to submit each application, and pre-paid envelopes for any steps that can be submitted through the mail. 3. Print at Home ($39.99): You'll have immediate access to name change applications that have been auto-filled with your basic information and a set of corresponding instructions that will explain how to submit each application via an online dashboard. Please note that all of our name change packages include all of the same forms. The price variance is due to the level of service clients request with their HitchSwitch purchase. For example, Print at Home clients are DIYers who have access to a printer and can go about the name change on their own, while Full-Service and Platinum clients need a little more TLC from the HitchSwitch team! Check them out here, and make sure to use code Michelle10 to save! Happy name changing! 
24 min
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Creating Your Best Life After Divorce, both Per...
<p>Andrea Javor is a magic maker - she's not just coaching women through their divorces, she's helping women find their "happily better after" when it comes to their careers after divorce as well. In short, she's the full package.&nbsp;</p> <p>In this episode, we dug deep into the questions every woman must ask herself when faced with starting life over after divorce, and touched on the secrets to what it takes to get back to your happiest self, personally and professionally - and it all starts with breaking free from the constructs of what you're familiar with.</p> <p>Andrea Javor is an inspirational speaker and transformation coach. &nbsp;She helps professional women get clear on their purpose so they can experience higher personal fulfillment at work and at home. &nbsp;Andrea has navigated Fortune 500 companies for 20+ years as a corporate marketing executive, is a CDC© Certified&nbsp;Divorce Coach and a Career Development&nbsp;Coach. &nbsp;The host of Until There Was Me™, The podcast, Andrea has spoken at Fortune 500 events and has been featured in&nbsp;<a href="https://money.com/life-insurance-and-divorce/" target="_blank">Money</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://coveteur.com/women-in-cannabis" target="_blank">Coveteur</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://medium.com/authority-magazine/divorce-coach-andrea-javor-5-things-you-need-to-know-to-survive-and-thrive-during-and-after-a-62689a8ba3b2" target="_blank">Authority</a>, and various news and podcast programs.</p> <p>Follow Andrea on Instagram <a href="https://www.instagram.com/happily.better.after/">here,</a> or email her for more info!</p> <p><a href="mailto:andrea@andreajavor.com" target="_blank">andrea@andreajavor.com</a>&nbsp;</p> <p><br></p>
40 min
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The Important Lessons We Learn From Our Exes wi...
<p>The second we can shift our perspectives from how much our first marriages hurt us to how much we learned from them instead, a whole new world opens up for us divorced women. This is the trick that Karen Stanley, author of Becoming Mrs. Stanley, harnessed back when her first marriage ended, and now she's teaching women all over the world how to use their exes as their greatest teachers.</p> <p>Karen Stanley is an entrepreneur, professional Mezzo-Soprano, speaker, blogger, yogi, hiker, mom, wife and laugh-way-too-loud-er. As Amazon’s #1 mate seeking, new release author and frequent self-improvement podcast guest, she explains it best herself: “Hi, I’m Karen! I’m not a doctor or a psychologist. I was a single mom for a thousand years (OK, eight), and I finally attracted real love after divorce, bankruptcy, foreclosure and repossession of my car – all while raising two kids alone. After struggling with self-worth and attracting the wrong partner time and time again, I realized if you want to create the life and relationships you’ve always wanted, you must become the person you’ve always wanted to be. As I continued to create and believe my worth, people who didn’t enhance my life were no longer interesting, and I was no longer attracted to them. And, I wasn’t attracting them either. I believe no matter what we’ve gone through, everything we truly want in life is created by first loving and believing in the girl in the mirror. And now I’m sharing the strategies that helped me do that!” She writes a weekly blog on MrsKarenStanley.com and has a weekly-ish newsletter, and you can find her on Instagram @officialmrskarenstanley.</p> <p><br></p> <p><br></p> <p>Here are the links to snag her book!</p> <p>https://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Mrs-Stanley-Single-Attracting/dp/198222683</p> <p>https://www.audible.com/pd/Becoming-Mrs-Stanley-Audiobook/B093JTCWTF</p> <p>https://books.apple.com/us/book/becoming-mrs-stanley/id1516654591</p>
34 min
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Why Men Cheat, The Truth About His Relationship...
<p>It's no secret that <a href="https://www.distractify.com/p/why-did-dolores-and-frank-divorce">Frank Catania </a>is everyone's favorite New Jersey House-husband, well, ex-husband. As the world's best ex-better-half to Dolores Catania, the world has watched this couple, who has split up over 20 years due to Frank's admitted infidelity, have each other's backs like its nobody's business.</p> <p><em><strong>Not to mention, they co-parent their kids Frank Jr. and Gabby like champs.</strong></em></p> <p>After chatting with Dolores a few months back, she insisted I interview Frank to get to the bottom of why men cheat, and why, more particularly, he made the mistake that ended their marriage. He also got candid about how it affected his relationship with his children, and the work he had to do to make things better.&nbsp;</p> <p>So I asked, he answered, and he also shared some really juicy tidbits about his beautiful relationship with his ex-wife, his future role on the Real Housewives of New Jersey, and maybe even a little gossip about some of the other couples on the show - wink, wink. Oh, and let's not forget &nbsp;*that* story about the shore house!</p> <p>Listen now and don't try to tell me this man isn't a gem - and hasn't learned and grown from his mistakes! WE LOVE YOU, BIG FRANK!</p>
36 min
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Stepping Into Your Power After Divorce, with Op...
<p>"There is no freedom greater than a woman who is finally going to honor her authentic self," Dr. Shefali shares on this episode of Moms Moving On, and we couldn't agree more.</p> <p>As a world-renowned clinical psychologist, thought leader, author, and expert in personal development, Dr. Shefali has become somewhat of a guru for so many including Oprah. And now, as a divorced woman, she is sharing what it means to have a radical awakening as a woman, and detailing it all in her brand new book, out today, <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Radical-Awakening-Shefali-Tsabary/dp/0062985892/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2L07I5KJI6P45&amp;dchild=1&amp;keywords=a+radical+awakening+shefali+tsabary&amp;qid=1620846511&amp;s=books&amp;sprefix=A+RADICA%2Cstripbooks%2C181&amp;sr=1-1">A Radical Awakening</a>.</p> <p>Listen now for Dr. Shefali's tips on turning pain into power after divorce, and make sure to follow up by reading her brand new book, a 5th in a line of books that includes two New York Times bestsellers, "The Conscious Parent," and "The Awakened Family,".</p> <p><a href="https://www.drshefali.com/about-dr-shefali/">Dr. Shefali</a> received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Columbia University. Specializing in the integration of Western psychology and Eastern philosophy, she brings together the best of both worlds for her clients. She is an expert in family dynamics and personal development, teaching courses around the globe. She has written four books, three of which are New York Times best-sellers, including her two landmark books <em>The Conscious Parent</em> and <em>The Awakened Family</em>.</p>
25 min
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Mental Health and Divorce, and Taking Control o...
<p>Imagine not knowing who you truly are or feeling like you're living life for everyone BUT yourself - that's exactly how Melissa Bernstein, co-founder of Melissa &amp; Doug toys, felt for almost half of her life. In honor of Mental Health Awareness month, we had an in-depth conversation about her struggles with her own mental health, not being able to feel a sense of purpose or happiness, and what led her to writing her first book, LifeLines.</p> <p>Since taking a journey inward, Melissa has not only been able to heal from her existential depression, she's built an entire community devoted to helping others heal as well. With her book, LifeLines, you'll be taken on a visual journey through a symphony of prose, poetry and photography.</p> <p>This episode really dives deep into how we change as women, over time, once discovering who we really are, and Melissa's candid honesty is as refreshing as it is impactful.</p> <p>Learn more about Melissa Bernstein, her new book, and her community, <a href="https://www.lifelines.com/shop-book">here</a>.&nbsp;</p>
31 min
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How to Get Divorced Peacefully (Even When You H...
<p>No matter how much you might want a divorce, no one wants an all-out, knock-down, drag-out fight in the courtroom. That's where Erin Levine comes in, the queen of helping couples get divorced peacefully, with some really solid advice and insight that will challenge all of your misconceptions about what divorce might look like for you.</p> <p>After 15 years advising clients, litigating, negotiating and mediating contested and cooperative divorces, and running a respected boutique family law firm in the Bay Area, Erin became a bit disenchanted with the family law process and how it it would pit spouses against one another. Not being one to shy away from a challenge and being comfortable as the “underdog,” she set out to create an online, ethically compliant, divorce process for uncontested divorces - Hello Divorce.</p> <p>Hello Divorce has become the convenient, efficient, divorce option for (ex) couples who want to transition out of relationship without the expense and drama ordinarily associated with divorce. Learn more about their easy online process, <a href="https://hellodivorce.com/">here</a>.</p> <p>Oh, and don't forget to check out the amazingly honest and funny Hello Divorce Instagram account, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/hellodivorce/">here</a>.</p>
34 min
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Divorce: You Have the Right to Feel How You Fee...
<p>Feel your righteous anger, own it, and learn how to deal with it so that you can move on from your divorce in a healthy, emotionally evolved way with none other than 'The Divorce Doctor' herself, clinical psychologist Dr. Elizabeth Cohen.</p> <p>Dr. Cohen received her PhD in clinical psychology from Boston University. As part of her graduate training, she treated clients at the world-renowned Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders in Boston, MA.</p> <p>Dr. Cohen was the recipient of the prestigious American Psychological Foundation Research Award for her doctoral research. Following her time at BU, Dr. Cohen completed her pre-doctoral internship at Bellevue Hospital Center and the New York University Child Study Center. &nbsp;After completing her training, she was asked to become the Director of the CBT program at Bellevue’s Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic.</p> <p>Dr. Cohen has been featured in the Wall Street Journal,&nbsp;&nbsp;NBC News, Women’s Health, Huff Post, Thrive Global and, Good Housekeeping.</p> <p>Learn more about Dr. Elizabeth Cohen, AKA, the Divorce Doctor, her new book - out now, and her amazing online course, <a href="https://drelizabethcohen.com/" rel="ugc noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">here</a>.</p>
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Helping Kids Cope with Divorce and Co-Parenting...
<p>We spend a lot of time worrying about how we'll cope with divorce and co-parenting, but, wait, how are we helping our kids cope with divorce an co-parenting?</p> <p>The notion that kids are resilient and adaptable is great and all, but we have to give them the tools to be able to find their resiliency and adaptability, especially through divorce and co-parenting. We have to help them take the fear out of life's scary moments.</p> <p>This is where <a href="http://kidcopespecialists.com/about-me/">Certified Child Life Specialist Randi Jaffe</a> comes in. Randi has been helping children cope, adjust, and transition to all sorts of life changes for almost 15 years now - and she is as insightful and knowledgeable as she is warm and kind.</p> <p>As the founder of Kid Cope Specialists, Randi hopes to positively influence her community and many others by providing practical and helpful tips for parents, caregivers, teachers, and other professionals working with kids.</p> <p>Learn more about <a href="http://kidcopespecialists.com/">Randi's services here</a>, and make sure to follow her on Instagram for helpful tips and strategies for your kiddos!</p>
34 min
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Making Divorce, Co-Parenting and New Relationsh...
<p>For four years now, author and co-parenting mom Katie Bingham-Smith has written for a multitude of motherhood publications on the struggles of divorce and what it's like to co-parent two tweens and a teen.</p> <p>And now, she's sharing her whole experience with us on the podcast.</p> <p>From how to have the difficult divorce conversation with your tweens and teens to making co-parenting work with new relationships in the mix, Katie talks open and honestly about her entire divorce experience.</p> <p>Katie Bingham-Smith Is a single mom to three teenagers and freelance writer. You can see her work on Scary Mommy, Grown &amp; Flown, Momdotcom, The Girlfriend, Momtastic, as week as many Maine magazines.</p> <p>You can follow her on Instagram <a href="https://www.instagram.com/katiebinghamsmith/">@katiebinghamsmith</a></p>
29 min
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How to Shelter Your Kids From the Effects of Di...
<p>How to Shelter Your Kids From the Effects of Divorce? "You have to vow to take the high road," Dr. Larry Waldman shares, and most importantly, "you must love your child more than you hate your ex.</p> <p>In this episode of Moms Moving On, we talk about the importance of keeping the divorce drama between the adults only, and protecting our children at any cost - regardless of how high tempers are flaring or how bruised an ego may be.</p> <p>If you want your children to survive divorce without long lasting trauma, it's the only way.</p> <p>Dr. Larry Waldman is a top Phoenix-area psychologist and a 7x author. He conducted a highly successful private practice of 45 years working with children, teens, parents, couples, and adults in a solution-focused manner. &nbsp;He also consulted with family, personal injury, immigration and estate planning attorneys. &nbsp;His BS in Education/Psychology was from the University of Wisconsin; his MS in School Psychology was from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; his Ph.D. in Educational/School Psychology was earned at Arizona State University; and his Diplomate (ABPP) was received in 2003.</p> <p>His latest book, <a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086R89W2T/?ref=idea_lv_dp_ov_d&amp;tag=onamzmdempsem-20&amp;linkCode=ic6&amp;ascsubtag=amzn1.ideas.1CGYUL6M5EI">Love Your Child More Than You Hate Your Ex</a>, is a must-read for any co-parent new to the divorce game.</p> <p>Learn more about Dr. Waldman, <a href="https://www.amazon.com/s?i=digital-text&amp;rh=p_27%3ADr.+Larry+Waldman&amp;s=relevancerank&amp;text=Dr.+Larry+Waldman&amp;ref=dp_byline_sr_ebooks_1">here</a>.</p> <p><br></p>
37 min
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Former Real Housewife of OC's Meghan King Talks...
<p>Your most requested podcast guest EVER - Former Real Housewife of OC's Meghan King - joins us on the podcast to talk life after divorce, learning to trust after infidelity, and co-parenting three children with ex Jim Edmonds.</p> <p>Divorce after earth-shattering infidelity is hard, but living it publicly? That seems downright impossible - yet our podcast guest has handled her transition into single motherhood after a painful divorce with nothing but class, grace, and realness - <em>and we love her for it.</em> Meghan King, formerly of the RHOC, lived a very painful and very public divorce from ex Jim Edmonds who she now co-parents three young children with - one having recently been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. She's inspiring, hopeful, honest, and all of the things you love her for - and she bared it all for us while on vacation by herself in the jungles of Mexico in between diving, hiking, and even a visit from a raccoon in the forest.</p> <p>Meghan King is a writer, podcaster, and lifestyle inspirer. She’s also a single mom, twin mom, and mom of a son with CP. Meghan is best known for her resilience, positivity, and ability to turn lemons into lemonade after experiencing drastic change and trauma in the public eye. &nbsp;She was also a former cast member on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Orange County. Follow Meghan's incredible journey, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/meghanking/">here</a>.</p>
26 min
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Understanding Your Triggers and Making Sure The...
<p>Understanding your triggers can mean the difference between a peaceful life well-lived and living in a constant state of anger and resentment. Does your ex seem to trigger you in all the worst ways, all of the time? Same, or at least this used to be the case, before I really did the work to honor my traumas and truly understand what had the power to trigger me. Like with anything else, when it comes to understanding your triggers, knowledge really is power.</p> <p>That's why I had Marriage and Family Therapist Dr. Ilene Cohen - 3x award-winning author, and mom - join us to talk about all things related to feeling triggered, how to stop feeling so triggered, and how to make sure your triggers don't ruin your post-divorce and co-parenting life. Trust me, this is good stuff.</p> <p>Dr. Ilene S. Cohen, Ph.D., is a psychotherapist, author, and mother of two animated young girls. She is one of the most respected voices in the psychology of people-pleasing and navigating the difficulty of living an intentional life while trying to maintain fulfilling relationships. She is the author of 5 books, all of which have received awards and 5-star ratings from her readers. These include her most famous book, When It’s Never About You, and her new book, Anxious for Answers. She’s a regular contributor to Psychology Today, with dedicated readers numbering in the millions. Her books and therapy practice are fueled by a passion for helping people achieve their goals, build a strong sense of self, and lead fulfilling and meaningful lives. As president of her family’s foundation, Dr. Ilene oversees various initiatives geared toward creating better opportunities for those in need.</p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/doctorilene/">Follow Doctor Ilene's super-inspiring Instagram</a></p> <p><a href="https://doctorilene.com/resources/">Check out her books</a> (I've read all three)</p> <p><a href="https://doctorilene.com/contact/">Get in touch with Doctor Ilene</a></p>
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Handling Divorce Like a Boss, with Boss Mom Com...
<p>She founded the wildly popular Boss Mom community. Her business continues to thrive and grow and affect the lives of thousands of women. Somewhere in there, she got divorced - but that didn't throw her off course - it simply changed her and fueled her fire even more.</p> <p>Dana Malstaff is a boss in every sense of the word, and in this episode, she's sharing with us how she has handled her recent divorce and continued on thriving, despite the transition into a whole new life with two children in tow.&nbsp;</p> <p>Dana Malstaff is the founder and CEO of <a href="http://boss-mom.com/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Boss Mom</a>, a community of passionate moms and entrepreneurs. Dana is a mother but also a brand and content strategist, podcaster, author, speaker and coach. Learn more about this amazing woman,<a href="https://boss-mom.com/"> here</a>.&nbsp;</p>
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Adjusting to Single Motherhood, Co-Parenting, a...
<p>How the hell am I going to survive after divorce? Can I do this? Can I take care of myself? And what about co-parenting? If you've ever asked yourself any of these questions, you've come to the right place, because Maria Hunt, the brains behind <a href="https://www.instagram.com/unicornmoms/">popular Instagram account Unicorn Moms</a>, shares her story and more.</p> <p>Maria is a single mama of two boys living in California. After leaving the corporate world, she founded Unicorn Moms, an online and real world social community conceived and created to give and get the real-scoop on anything and everything “Mom,” from the miraculous benefits of coconut oil to the number of shots it takes to ovulate. "It’s truly a movement of moms who fully support one another; we do not allow “judgeiness,” “mean-moms,” or negativity. More than just moms talking about mom-stuff, we also love to meet, have fun and laugh! We have grown to over 300K across all social media and have state wide groups as well. <a href="https://unicornmoms.com/index.php/about/about-ums">Come and join our community.</a>"</p>
30 min
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Talking to Your Kids & Your Family About Divorc...
<p>Talking to our kids about divorce is important - but also, slightly confusing and overwhelming, if we're being honest. That's why we're chatting with Chicago-based Family Law Attorney Eva Matela Kogut of Kogut &amp; Wilson.</p> <p><em>In this episode of Moms Moving On, we're talking about:&nbsp;</em></p> <p>- How to broach these important conversations with our kids</p> <p>- How to get on the same page with your ex when it comes to the kids</p> <p>- What to say to your family</p> <p>AND MORE!</p> <p>&nbsp;Eva is an award-winning family law attorney who is committed to helping people achieve the best possible results in their personal circumstances. She is available to address how unique family challenges may be resolved and what each path may look like by educating on the different approaches available in order to best meet a family’s unique needs.<br> <br> Eva is trained in litigation, mediation and collaborative divorce, the latter of which is a process she believes is often a great alternative to the traditional divorce process. You can learn more about Eva, <a href="https://kogutwilson.com/attorney_profiles/eva-matela-kogut/">here.</a><br> </p> <p><br></p> <p><br></p>
29 min
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Real Housewives of NJ's Dolores Catania Gets Ca...
Maybe you know her as the beautiful woman who first stepped onto the NJ housewife scene back in 2016. Or maybe you're intrigued by her amazing ability to stay out of the drama that doesn't involve her. Or maybe you're drawn in by her fierce loyalty and badass sense of humor.  For us divorced mamas though, it's always been her fierce commitment to co-parenting and putting her kids first that has kept her on our short list of favorite Bravo housewives. Her kids being the reason, she says, for choosing to let her ex-husband live with her despite his infidelity that ruined their marriage. "Someone's always gotta be the bigger person in divorce," Dolores shared. And that might be the best co-parenting advice we've received yet.  Dolores Catania is a mother, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and the living embodiment of a modern-day housewife. She has worked tirelessly to ensure a cohesive family unit with her two children and ex-husband turned business partner, Frank. With her daughter, Gabrielle, studying in veterinary school and her son, Frankie, away at college aspiring to be an investment banker, “Dolo” keeps herself more than busy with work, her many rescue pets and by fueling her passion for helping the community. Staying true to her humble beginnings, she earned the key to her hometown of Paterson, NJ for her deep commitment to improving the city. Her involvement with organizations such as St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, Maimonides Breast Center, Halfway Home Animal Rescue Team, Angels for Animals Network, multiple local women’s and children’s shelters helps her live out her motto of “everyone has something to give.”
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Online Dating After Divorce: How to Optimize Yo...
<p>The dating app profile picture - how much is too much? The dating app profile bio - less is more or tell all? How do I get past the fear of putting myself back out there again? In this episode of Moms Moving On, psychotherapist-turned-dating coach Melanie Hersch helps answer all of those online dating questions that so many divorced mamas and more.</p> <p>Melanie Hersch is a psychotherapist turned dating coach who teaches singles how to rewire the unconscious patterns that have been preventing them from having the love they want.</p> <p>Melanie believes that dating and relationships are some of the most powerful catalysts for personal growth. Her approach isn't focused on how to 'get' the person you want... but on how to become the person who easily attracts love in. Her unique approach blends psychology, spirituality, and energetics to help her clients increase their self esteem, know their worth, and easily attract healthy love into their lives!</p> <p>Her work has been featured in Oprah's O Magazine.</p> <p><a href="https://www.goodatyou.com/">Click here</a> to learn more about Melanie!</p>
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Going Through a Divorce as a New Mom with Mothe...
<p>New motherhood can be a scary world for some - even scarier if you're also facing divorce at the same time. Jen Schwartz, the postpartum depression warrior behind Motherhood Understood, joins us to chat about dealing with some pretty heavy emotions many women face as they ease into motherhood and divorce at the same time.</p> <p>Jen Schwartz, also known as “the medicated mommy,” is the founder and CEO of Motherhood Understood, a platform, community, and&nbsp;story-sharing hub for women affected by pregnancy and postpartum mental health issues that she created after surviving postpartum depression and anxiety with the birth of her son, and realizing just how many mothers suffer in silence like she did. She built Motherhood Understood to provide women and their families with education, resources, connection, and support so that no mother has to experience a mental health illness in isolation and all mothers get the help they need to feel well and thrive in motherhood. Jen is a professional speaker, writer, moderator, consultant, spokesperson, and thought-leader committed to shining the light on the darkest of places, where maternal mental health taboos have been hiding out, trying to make mothers believe they are not enough and all alone. In addition to running Motherhood Understood, a highly-engaged community of over 93,000 women, Jen recently launched Maternal Mental Health in Minutes, an educational video library breaking down pregnancy and postpartum mental health illnesses and their treatments. Her work and expert commentary can be found all over the mommy blogosphere and on popular websites such as Forbes, Healthline, The Mighty, Romper, Motherly, The Bump, Happiest Baby, and more.</p> <p><br></p> <p>Follow Jen <a href="//www.instagram.com/motherhoodunderstood">here.</a></p>
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When to Salvage the Relationship, When to Let I...
<p>For years, Dr. Jenn Mann, author, psychotherapist, and host of Vh1's Couples Therapy, has helped couples figure out how to heal, how to move on, or how to heal AND move on.</p> <p>In this episode, she's sharing tips on when to salvage the relationship, when to let it go, and how to communicate through it all - even as co-parents. You'll love her honest advice - especially about how to drag a man to the couples counselor's couch!</p> <p><a href="http://doctorjenn.com">Dr. Jenn Mann</a> is one of the most well known psychotherapists in the country. Most known as the host and therapist for VH1’s long standing hit shows Couples Therapy with Dr. Jenn and Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn, she has appeared as a guest expert on hundreds of other shows including: The Today Show, The Early Show, Dr. Oz, Wendy Williams, The Doctors, The Maury Show, Steve Harvey, Access Hollywood, The Insider, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. She has a weekly column in In Style Magazine called “Hump Day with Dr. Jenn” where she gives sex and relationship advice. Dr. Jenn is the author of many best selling advice books including: The Relationship Fix: Dr. Jenn’s Guide to Improving Communication, Connection &amp; Intimacy, SuperBaby: 12 Ways to Give Your Child a Head Start In the First 3 Years and The A to Z Guide to Raising Happy Confident Kids which have collectively spent five weeks on the best seller list.</p>
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Getting Divorced When a Spouse Has Mental Healt...
<p>In the media recently, we've seen endless news updates about Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's impending divorce, due largely in part to his struggles with Bipolar Disorder. Making the decision to divorce is difficult enough, but what happens when you are considering leaving a marriage where there are mental health issues present? That certainly adds a whole other level of difficulty and stress to the decision.</p> <p>That's why I invited on my friend and top Florida family law attorney Lauren Grondski of the Law Offices of Lauren Grondski for an in-depth chat on how to get divorced when a spouse has mental health issues. We covered best practices, how to handle co-parenting, and which resources to consider when going through the divorce process with a spouse who has mental illness.</p> <p>Lauren Grondski is the owner and founder of Law Offices of Lauren Grondski, P.A. She is a Family Law Attorney and Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator. In addition, Lauren dedicates herself as a Guardian Ad Litem, advocating for children in the legal system.</p> <p>Lauren specializes in Family Law, representing clients and mediating cases in a wide array of matters. Whether someone is going through divorce or separation, Lauren Grondski has become synonymous with handling some of life’s most unpleasant bumps in the road with complete compassion, care, and understanding. Learn more about Lauren and how you can connect with her, <a href="http://www.grondskilaw.com/meet-lauren#bio">here</a>.</p>
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Finding the 'Light On the Other Side of Divorce...
<p>It's not hard to view your divorce as the "worst thing in the world," especially when everyone around us tends to treat divorce like an ugly, horrible life change. This is where our podcast guest. Dr. Elizabeth Cohen, thrives most - in helping women find the light on the other side of divorce.</p> <p>Learn, heal, grow is her mantra and we're getting a healthy mix of all three in this episode of Moms Moving On.</p> <p>Dr. Cohen received her PhD in clinical psychology from Boston University. As part of her graduate training, she treated clients at the world-renowned Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders in Boston, MA.</p> <p>Dr. Cohen was the recipient of the prestigious American Psychological Foundation Research Award for her doctoral research. Following her time at BU, Dr. Cohen completed her pre-doctoral internship at Bellevue Hospital Center and the New York University Child Study Center. &nbsp;After completing her training, she was asked to become the Director of the CBT program at Bellevue’s Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic.</p> <p>Dr. Cohen has been featured in the Wall Street Journal,&nbsp;&nbsp;NBC News, Women’s Health, Huff Post, Thrive Global and, Good Housekeeping.</p> <p>Learn more about Dr. Elizabeth Cohen, AKA, the Divorce Doctor, her new book, and her amazing online course, <a href="https://drelizabethcohen.com/">here</a>.</p>
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Dating After Divorce - Red Flags, Zoom Dating, ...
<p>Dating after divorce can be hard - harder if you're not clear on what to avoid this time around. Expert dating coach, Bela Gandhi, from the Today show and Steve Harvey shared some amazing ways to ensure you're breaking unhealthy dating patterns as you set out to date after divorce.</p> <p>We covered everything from the top red flags to look fo when dating after divorce, to narcissists, love bombing, and even how to look your best for zoom dating during covid. You'll LOVE Bela's refreshing take on finding love again.</p> <p>Bela is the founder of the Smart Dating Academy and she's helped thousands of people find love through 1:1 coaching and her popular "love lab" workshops. She has an uncanny sixth sense about people, and what they need. Her intuition has been responsible for several marriages (and children)! The Huffington Post and Steve Harvey call her "The Fairy Godmother of Dating!"</p> <p>Bela has been connecting people all of her life. Prior to founding the Smart Dating Academy, Bela worked for 12 years as a top global executive for Akzo Nobel, a large multinational corporation. Bela has two degrees from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Finance &amp; German), and has been happily married for 20 years with 2 children.</p> <p>Learn more Bela and her Smart Dating Academy programs, here!</p>
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Money and Divorce Tips: Meet the Women Who are ...
<p>What often keeps a woman stuck in an unhappy marriage? Money - the fear of not having enough, the fear of not being able to live independently, and the fear that her ex will "take everything."</p> <p>Karen Chellew and Catherine Shanahan are doing some very important (and impressive) work in the divorce space - they're helping women answer these questions and understand their finances and create a clear plan of action for being able to take that next step into their independence. I learned SO much from chatting with them and I know you will, too.</p> <p>Through their professional and personal experiences, Karen Chellew and Catherine Shanahan founded <a href="https://mydivorcesolution.com/about/">My Divorce Solution </a>and have created a unique and comprehensive process that greets divorce in a whole new way – a way that empowers those who experience this major life transition. Our mission is simple: to help people move through the divorce process with financial clarity and confidence so they can make the rest of their lives the best of their lives.</p> <p><a href="https://mydivorcesolution.com/about/">Click here</a> to learn how you can take control of your finances and move on confidently into this next phase of your life.</p> <p><br></p>
30 min