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.