The Amicable Divorce Expert Podcast

a podcast devoted to amicable divorces

My Freedom to Thrive and Break the Trauma Cycle of a High Conflict Relationship or Divorce with Dr. Anne, PhD., Psychologist.

Dr. Anne was in her own high conflict relationship and used the same techniques for herself that she uses on her clients who cannot seem to extricate themselves emotionally, physically, and financially from their unhealthy and controlling relationships. The questions to ask yourself in order to know if you’re in an unhealthy and controlling relationship: 1) Does the divorce seem never-ending: 2) Are you continually being pulled into court by your ex? 3) Are you terrified watching your court costs spiral out of control? 4) Are you confused as to why your partner will not reach an agreement? Dr. Anne will answer these questions and more.

Leaving a Narcissistic Relationship with Denise Kavalisuskas, Transformational Love Coach

Leaving a Narcissistic Relationship with Denise Kavalisuskas, Transformational Love Coach will be transformative. Denise speaks from her own 22 year marriage to someone with narcissism, her journey from awareness to action, leaving one of her children with their father and taking one child with her. Denise will discuss how she came to trust herself and choose herself in order to leave her marriage, leave her extended family, move to another state, without a source of income, but with the currency that is most important…her faith and her duty to herself. Denise’s choices paid off in spades. She has been happily married for 10 years, and has a flourishing career as a best-selling author and a coaching business that has no boundaries. You can do it, too!

Career ReInvention Post Divorce with Tracy Enos, LinkedIn Expert

Divorce is a New Beginning, both personally and professionally, especially if we have been stay-at-home parents who now have to work. Even if we have been the income earners for the family, divorce has a way of forcing us to reevaluate ourselves in order to make healthy changes as part of our growth. Divorce is emotionally and financially tough, but the silver lining is that we are positioned to evolve in ways that we wouldn’t except for the fact that we had to deal with a divorce. Tracy Enos found this out as she was going through her divorce, and went from flush to fumbling for work. Through her self-determination to thrive and succeed, Tracy found that she had a gift of understanding marketing, and became an expert by accident on LinkedIn, the largest site to network for work with other professionals. Join us in this enlightening episode to reinvent your career with guidance from a professional who did it for herself.

Celebrity Divorce Series: Bethenny Frankel

Can High Achieving Women Have It All With One Person? Only if that one person, that husband, is also high achieving. The cultural norm is still around: Men earn more than women. When that equation is flipped, the cultural norm is challenged and in 33% of those marriages, a divorce takes place. It’s very difficult for a women to be the higher wage earner and not either look down on their husbands at some point, or grow apart. Ego is involved; personal energy is different; and expectations that women were brought up with – the man is the financial rock in the family – silently gnaw at the marriage. We highlight Bethenny Frankel in our Celebrity Divorce Series because she wanted it all, with one husband, but that didn’t happen. In the words of Snoop Dogg, “Game Knows Game.” Those who succeed connect with those who succeed on the same level. We’ll break down the aspects of Bethenny’s divorce that may be part of your divorce.

What Is Best Interests of the Children? with Elle Barr

Elle Barr, attorney and Judicial Educational Coordinator for Our FamilyWizard will discuss what the phrase Best Interests of the Children really means and looks like. Family law professionals use this phrase constantly, but it’s the most difficult behavior to enact. Most people are so emotional during the divorce process that they can barely function. Keeping the parents’ own lives together is difficult enough with working, domestic duties, children’s schooling and activities, and now the co-parenting plan is added, that parents are completely stressed out. Barr will discuss some tips for focusing on the children as well as yourself and the other co-parent. Everybody does the best they can, but sometimes your best needs help. There are ways to mitigate your parental personal stress in order to focus on whatever needs to be done to keep the children balanced and healthy as the entire family goes through the divorce transition.

Give Yourself the Gift of Self-Forgiveness

We are told to forgive those who have perpetrated ills on us, but we are seldom told to forgive ourselves for those same issues. Self-forgiveness carries with it intended change so that we don’t remain in the same destructive behavior pattern that caused our concerning behavior in the first place. Self-forgiveness is necessary to self-evaluate, self-reflect, and redefine who we want to be and how we want to function as individuals. The power of forgiving another person is huge – it frees the heart to feel good again – while self-forgiveness is a game-changer that will make us better people in relation to ourselves and ultimately others.

Holiday Parenting Plans for Blended Families with Judy Graybill, Certified StepParent Coach

Holidays are stressful enough without the additional effort in organizing co-parenting plans with blended families. These configurations can be anything from everyone gets together in one house, to separating days with the children, to dividing each day between co-parents. Whichever way works best for your family, Judy will support with different approaches to including step-parents, when to include step-parents, how step-parents can create their own dynamic for an amicable extension of the family, and how to eliminate the stress attached to these decisions. Let’s end this year with a Ho-Ho-Ho for All!?

Blended Families and the Holidays with Certified Divorce Coach, Molly Wilder, and Divorced Mom of Seven Children

Molly takes us through her journey to divorce, in light of her religious background and her role as a home schooler, two very important considerations while making the decision to transition out of the marriage. Molly and her former husband made a conscious decision to give their children the best lives possible post divorce, and to always blend their families. Now that Molly and the children’s father are in other relationships, their families have grown to include everyone! They even have a blended family holiday card that they send out to friends and family. Let’s listen to this incredible role model of a single mom, divorced mom, and step-parent share her divorce story, her story of conscious commitment to family, and how she has made her blended family a modern miracle to enjoy and from which to learn.

Adele’s Journey Through the Emotional Divorce

Everyone experiences pain in divorce, from the lead-up to the decision of the divorce, through the process of uncoupling, in order to create a new beginning from this significant life event. We feature Adele because she speaks about her entire process in an interview with Oprah, interfaced with clips from her Hollywood Concert at the Griffith Park Conservatory. The lyrics from her CD “30” confront and explain her pain and how she processed it. Her outlet is music. What’s your divorce song?

The Emotional Stages of Divorce with Karen McMahon, Certified Divorce Coach

Karen McMahon, Certified Divorce Coach is visionary, clear, and eye opening in terms of providing a roadmap for healing. empathy, understanding, and acceptance of this major life event called ‘divorce’. There are 7 stages of grief in divorce, while only 5 when grieving a life lost of a loved one through death. Divorce is often described as a death, but it’s a death of a relationship while the partner we’re losing is still alive. If there are minor children to co-parent, you still have to be in contact with the person you’ve just grieved. The loss of a marriage can be more devastating than the loss of a human life. That’s why this episode with Karen McMahon is so important for everyone going through divorce. and contemplating divorce.