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May
19

How to Choose The Best Legal Approach During Divorce

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One of the most important decisions you make in the early stages of divorce is the legal approach that will be most effective for your circumstances.  You may find that each attorney you interview states that their approach is the right one for you.  It can be overwhelming and scary to sort out what the different legal avenues are and how to discern what is best for you and your spouse.

Attorney Bill Laufer

Today we talk with Bill Laufer, a 40 year veteran attorney in the matrimonial law arena whose firm specializes in family law and handles all 4 legal approaches: litigation, arbitration, mediation and collaboration.  Listen as Bill walks us through the pro’s and con’s of each and how to make the best choice given the personalities and circumstances you are facing.

For more on Karen and Journey Beyond Divorce visit: www.JourneyBeyondDivorce.com

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Apr
27

Beyond Infidelity Show Preview

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In this podcast David Feder introduces his new show, BEYOND INFIDELITY.  You will remember David as Divorce Source Radio’s expert on infidelity and his previous very successful show, MY LIFE AFTER AN AFFAIR.

In this podcast David tells you that during the next year, BEYOND INFIDELITY is going to focus on what recovery is and what it looks like.  As a listener you benefit because each podcast will provide you with guidance, direction and tips of what you can do at a grass routes level to manage the challenges that you have to manage each and every day.

Nobody will be left out on BEYOND INFIDELITY as David plans to address the more common issues that both groups face, regardless of whether you are the Hurt Partner, or the Participating Partner.  In each podcast David and his expert guests will speak about a new set of issues and emotions and David in particular will cover what he has coined, “recovery hurdles”.  There is no doubt that as a result of listening to David’s monthly podcast, you will feel better equipped to move forward in your recovery from infidelity.

With David’s blend of his road map to recovery, education and coaching you will recover.  It is true that recovering from infidelity is hard work but David has a way that makes it both achievable and attainable, so please tune in.

David tells us that “you will recover from infidelity, the question is how”?  Join him in his new show, BEYOND INFIDELITY, to find out.

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Apr
26

The Divorce Landscape

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Understanding the Divorce Landscape takes a big picture look at what you are facing as you enter the world of divorce.  We share tips that support you to effectively take control of your part of the divorce process, the one part of the process that you have direct control over.  You will hear what to educate yourself about in advance of making significant decisions, the importance of prioritizing your efforts, and how to maintain your sanity by focusing on those things you have the ability to influence.

This show and those that follow it are designed to dovetail with our 12 Step Divorce Recovery Podcast series by helping you understand the general territory of divorce, discern what aspects of it apply to your particular situation, and prepare for the many stages and phases so you will be able to effectively negotiate the bumps and bends ahead with grace and dignity.

For more on Journey Beyond Divorce, visit: JourneyBeyondDivorce.com

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Apr
14

Discovering Infidelity – Navigating Divorce

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In this episode of Navigating Divorce we are discussing the tender topic of discovering infidelity today and with us is C.J. Grace, author of “The Adulterer’s Wife: How to thrive whether you stay or not.” During today’s show we’ll support you to look at three aspects of confronting infidelity so you will understand how to give yourself the space to get clear before taking action about staying, leaving, or kicking your spouse out.  We will also share tools to help you heal from the hurt and design your path forward so that regardless of your eventual choice, you’ll emerge more confident and clear in yourself and capable of creating a future of your design

C.J. shares a few of the gems in her book which is a perfect resource to “tease apart the emotional knots you’re experiencing, step back to view your situation with some distance, and understand the what and why of your options – she provides all with the perfect amount of irreverent humor and wisdom.”

For more information on Karen McMahon and Journey Beyond Divorce visit: www.JourneyBeyondDivorce.com

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Mar
23

The Journey Beyond Divorce Toolkit

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In order to navigate any journey successfully we need to be well equipped.  The Divorce Toolkit prepares you to successfully traverse the emotional storm of divorce with resource that help you determine when you are off course, in danger zones or on the right track.

Our Toolkit addresses every style of learning whether you prefer to listen to a podcast, watch a video or read long articles or a ‘crib notes’ version of material.  We have poured our knowledge, experience into every tool that we provide with the intention of supporting you in maneuver through the emotional maze of divorce no matter what stage or struggle you are in.  Listen in and sign up today to receive, free of charge, The Divorce Toolkit.

For more on Journey Beyond Divorce visit: www.JourneyBeyondDivorce.com.

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Mar
20

Should I Stay or Should I Go? – Navigating Divorce

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This is the first episode in Journey Beyond Divorce’s NEW SERIES Navigating Divorce.

While all decision during divorce are challenging, deciding whether to stay and mend your marriage or to divorce is one of the most stressful and emotionally charged.  It is often drenched in judgement, shame, guilt, fear and uncertainty.

Today we help you to unweave your fears and limiting beliefs from the circumstances you are assessing so that you can become clear in determining your best next steps.  We also share the huge value in staying long enough to work on your shortcoming so that, regardless of your choice, you emerge healthier in all your relationships.

For more on Karen and Journey Beyond Divorce or to book a private session, visit: www.JourneyBeyondDivorce.com.

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Mar
10

Navigating Divorce Series Preview

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Today we take a big picture look at what is entailed when you enter the world of divorce.  This series is designed to dovetail our 12 Step Divorce Recovery Podcast series by helping listeners understand the divorce landscape, prepare for the many stages and phases and effectively negotiate the bumps and bends with grace and dignity.

While our 12 Step Recovery Podcast series guides you through the foundational work that is essential to navigating your divorce with greater ease, this series is designed to support you in being prepared and effective as you engage in each stage of your divorce. We discuss everything from the decision, Should I Stay or Go, to the many legal and financial choices and complexities, to processing reactions of spouse, children, friends and in-laws and we continue through to post divorce issues including where to live, how to re-enter the workforce and when and how to begin dating again.

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Dec
30

Now What? Blueprinting the Future you Desire – Step 12 Divorce Recovery

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(Listener Note: This is Episode #12 of this twelve-part series. To take full advantage of this please visit our show archive and listen to the episodes in their proper order.)

Today’s show is the final and most exciting as we explore the unlimited possibility life offers when we intentionally create each step of our journey with a willingness and desire to engage fully utilizing all our gifts, talents, skills and passion.  With each completed effort we joyfully surrender the outcome, having faith that whatever it is, it is the perfect and only next step for us.  Upon that outcome being either in-line with our desired goal or different, we assess, integrate what we have learned, recalibrate our plans and re-engage.

This is the practice of SESI.  SET your intention, ENGAGE 100%, SURRENDER the outcome, INTEGRATE your experience and lessons and begin again.  We expect the unexpected.  We are comfortable with change.  We embrace all learning opportunities.  We are fully alive, fully engaged and fully responsible. No worries.  No regrets.  Only the present moment and the belief in ourselves and in unlimited possibility.

For more information on Karen and Journey Beyond Divorce’s 12 Step Divorce Recovery Program visit: www.JourneyBeyondDivorce.com.

Stay tuned for more shows from Journey Beyond Divorce!

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Dec
21

Living Free, Empowered, Excited, and Enrolled in Life – Step 11

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(Listener Note: This is Episode #11 of this twelve-part series. To take full advantage of this please visit our show archive and listen to the episodes in their proper order.)

Today’s show is about utilizing all you have learned in the previous ten steps to design and move towards your ideal post -divorce life now, regardless of if you are pre, in the midst of, or post divorce. See how to put it together to create a more encompassing perspective and begin to experience life as an unpredictable adventure that you have the power to influence profoundly.  Hear how,  by assuming full responsibility for your life, you can engage with a creative freedom and use your power to direct yourself towards the life you desire.

Receive a powerful navigation tool,  the MIFR, which is both a broom and a life compass.  It allows you to sweep your mind clean of old ways of reacting using Mindfulness to analyze any reaction before you take action. Using Inquiry to correct your course of action through Focus, and finally navigate to destinations of your choosing by Reframing your perspective.  The MIFR allows you to take action in ways supportive of your goals, sweeping away perspectives and actions that have undermined your success in the past.

For more information on Karen and Journey Beyond Divorce’s 12 Step Divorce Recovery Program visit: www.JourneyBeyondDivorce.com

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Dec
12

A Seal to Heal Your Marriage

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Our guest is retired US Navy SEAL Darek Laviolette, author of A Seal to Heal Your Marriage. Derek spent 24 years of active duty service, with 9 combat deployments. He’s also the recipient of the Bronze Star with Valor.

His new book A S.E.A.L. to Heal Your Marriage is the result of an 8 year marriage which ended after losing his wife and family to divorce.  Derek has rebuilt a life he loves and is reaching out to help others through his book.

Darek’s passion for healing marriages stems from personal experience and his childhood influences. Darek’s exposure to self-help as a child forced him to understand what happened to his family, and after his own marriage collapsed, he spent the better part of a decade learning what happened and how to use his own experience for the greater good – keeping other families intact. For more on Derek, visit: www.ASealToHealYourMarriage.com.

 

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