Archive for DSR with Steve Peck
One of the most challenging things about divorcing with children is dealing with your ex. For some in high conflict divorces, this is an impossibility. The goal is to keep the lines of communication open for the sake of your children.
In this episode of Divorce Source Radio with Steve Peck, Debbie and Frank Cona join us and discuss how they managed to redefine their relationship for the sake of their children. Initially, this was a challenge for them, but they learned to work through their issues and now co-parent their children in a healthy way. Frank and Debbie, although divorced, remain very good friends and lead a divorce recovery class at the Rochester Hills location of Bethany of Southeastern Michigan.
If you’re having a tough time co-parenting with your ex, Learning to Get Along With Your Ex for Your Children’s Well-Being is a must hear program. For more information on Debbie and Frank’s group, visit: www.bethanyofsoutheasternmichigan.org. (This program was recorded at The Divorce Expo in Michigan.)
In this episode of Divorce Source Radio with Steve Peck, divorce coach Karen McMahon joins us to discuss Fear During Divorce.
With all the changes that are happening at once, it’s like the ground beneath our feet is shifting and moving. Suddenly what lies ahead is unknown. During fear, our “what if’s” are never positive. What if I lose custody, can’t afford the house, don’t have enough money to live on, cannot find a job…
In fear, we begin to distort reality. Much like a circus mirror, fear leaves us seeing only a distorted view of our reality. Karen helps us understand where our distorted ‘fear reality’ comes from and offers hope and a healthier way of looking at our current situation.
For more on Karen, visit: www.KarenMcMahon.com
In this episode of Divorce Source Radio with Steve Peck, Dr. Joshua Ehrlich joins the program to discuss telling the kids your getting a divorce. Dr. Ehrlich has a sub-specialty in divorce-related consultation and treatment and has worked with high-conflict divorces for over 20 years and provides therapy, mediation, parent coordination, and custody evaluations.
Telling the kids can be one of the more painful processes of divorce, and rightly so. Children of all ages may have a problem coming to terms with the fact that their parents are divorcing and Dr. Ehrlich provides us with advice on how we can tell them in a way to minimize damage. (This program was recorded at TDE 2012.)
Topics in the program include:
- Is there a better age for a child to learn about divorce?
- At what point should you tell the kids about your divorce?
- What to say to the kids and the importance of having both parents present
- What not to say to your children
- How much does your child need to know?
- And much more
For more on Joshua Ehrlich, visit: http://www.joshuaehrlichphd.com
This episode of Divorce Source Radio with Steve Peck was recorded at TDE 2012 and features Rodrick Walters of The Upbeat Dad Organization based out of Miami, Florida. This is a great program for ALL dads to listen to, and moms as well. If you know a father who’s not being all he can be for the sake of his kids, please share this program with them.
Rodrick went through a devastating divorce in the early 2000s. His little girl was just three at the time and there were challenges that greatly reduced parenting time with his daughter, especially when his ex moved out of state. Some dads lose touch with their children due to the circumstances of their divorce and Rodrick encouraged dads to stay involved in the lives of their children.
Marital separation and divorce are challenging but they do not have to be destructive. With the Upbeat Dad approach, fathers can stay connected with their children and have a powerful impact in their life. This program is about manning up to be a good father. Our kids need us in their lives and we need them in ours. Empowering dads and supporting families is the core of The Upbeat Dad.
For more on The Upbeat Dad Organization, visit: www.TheUpbeatDad.com.
In this episode of Divorce Source Radio with Steve Peck, we’re broadcasting from The Divorce Expo 2012 and our guests are John Langlois and Brian Jones of Dads and Moms of Michigan (DMM).
DMM is a non-profit organization providing information, education, and knowledge to effectively use available resources, to all Michigan parents desirous of remaining actively involved in the lives of their minor children both during and after a divorce or similar domestic relations action. People living outside the state can also join the organization for access to their online resources. Dads and Moms believes kids need both parents and they provide resources to help families during and post divorce.
Dads & Moms of Michigan:
- Provides Divorce | Shared / Co Parenting Educational Resources and Services to Michigan Parents.
- Hosts Shared Parenting Support Groups
- Hosts Family Law Symposiums
- Provides a well maintained Online Library
- Provides a Member Crisis Hot Line
- Works with State and County agencies to Promote Shared | Co-Parenting
- And Hosts Educational Divorce | Shared / Co Parenting Workshops
Every state should aim to emulate the wonderful resources offered by Dads & Moms of Michigan. For more information, visit: http://www.dadsandmomsofmichigan.com
In this episode of Divorce Source Radio from TDE 2012, Steve chats with California attorney Mark Baer. The topic is finding the “right fit” attorney for your divorce.
Marks Baer believes we need more problem-solving attorneys, and, unfortunately, they don’t teach this skill in law school. Mark provides tips on finding a “right fit” attorney. He also shares his personal story of growing up in a family with a high conflict divorce, which resulted in the loss of contact with his father. Baer understands divorce from a unique perspective and is one of the leading divorce attorneys in the country.
Topics in the program include:
- Finding the “right fit” Problem Solving Attorney for your case
- How to tell if your attorney has good client management skills
- The fallout for children of divorce and how it affects them later in life
- Why parental alienation may not always be parental alienation
- Why the divorce rate continues to rise in 2nd and 3rd marriages
- Should you keep or sell the house during divorce?
This program was recorded at The Divorce Expo in March, 2012, and features Singer/Songwriter, Terry Radigan. Radigan debuted her first solo record, Radigan, which was released in 2000, and was praised by the likes of Billboard, Rolling Stone, People Magazine, and Mademoiselle, among others. Since then, Radigan has had her songs recorded by powerhouses, Faith Hill, Trisha Yearwood, Pam Tillis, Patty Loveless, Anuna, City High, Vinyl Pinups, and many more.
Fast forward to 2012, and you’ll find Radigan’s latest album, The Breakdown of a Breakup. The album is a candid story of the breakup of a twenty-year relationship; sorrow, anger, wilderness, and the final phase of empowerment and moving on.
Terry shares her personal breakup story and tells how writing her new album was a form of therapy. (The good news is, writers write some of their biggest hits during a breakup, and this album is awesome!) And if you find yourself going through divorce, you’ll totally relate to her songs.
In this podcast, we feature two songs from Terry’s new album, Love Wouldn’t Lie To Me and Not Giving Up On Love. For more on Terry and her music, visit: www.TerryRadigan.com.
This week, Divorce Source Radio will be featuring shows recorded the The Divorce Expo in Novi Michigan. You’ll be hearing from presenters as well as exhibitors, offering unique products and services to those going through or post divorce.
This program features a unique online organizational product designed to help keep divorced couples organized. 2Houses.com helps Communications between separated or divorced parents.
This online system helps you to manage your parenting schedule, keep track of shared expenses, exchange school, after-school activities, medical, and other types of information.
This program features 2Houses founder, Gill Ruidant who traveled from Belgium to attend the show. For more information, visit: www.2Houses.com.
In this episode of Divorce Source Radio with Steve Peck, Certified Divorce Coach & Master Energy Practitioner, Karen McMahon, is our guest and helps us understand Victim Mentality.
Many people fee victimized after going through divorce and victimization is counterproductive in moving forward with our new life. When people feel victimized, their focus is centered on themselves and their personal energy becomes very low and destructive.
Karen teaches us how to shift out of victim mentality by addressing the following topics:
- Realizing that getting angry is a step in the right direction
- How to change your thoughts from why you can’t to why you can
- Understanding the first step is awareness
- How to detach from conflict into detachment
- The role forgiveness plays is detaching from victim mentality
- And much more.
Ultimately, we all want to live in peace and joy. We need to get past conflict, into forgiveness and then to compassion. Once we reach that place, we can live in peace and move towards a more joyful life with less negative energy in our lives. For more on Karen, visit: http://www.karenmcmahon.com
This is a Special Divorce Expo Detroit Preview. Joost Allard of The Divorce Expo (TDE) joins us with a show update and we chat with some of the speakers who will be presenting on the weekend of March 24 – 25.
Tickets are only $35.00 for the weekend event and an optional mixer will take place the night of the 24th. Over 50 of the nations leading experts will be presenting during this power packed weekend. Weather contemplating, going through or post divorce, you’ll find what you are looking for at The Divorce Expo, For more information, visit: www.TheDivorceExpo.com.