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May
13

Finding Happiness During Divorce

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Our guest, Susan Pease Gadoua is the founder and Executive Director of the Transition Institute of Marin, specializing in meeting the needs of separating and divorcing men and women. We explore the importance of understanding your own needs, how to find your happiness, and the meaning of loving yourself.  It’s an enlightening and engaging conversation, tune in to learn how to find the power of happiness.

Topics in this program include:

  • The meaning of happiness
  • What it means to love yourself, to be open to loving and healthy relationships
  • Preparing yourself emotionally for a great relationship
  • Why people get stuck in relationship traps – and being with the same personality type
  • Avoiding the relationship trap mistakes and downfalls
  • The risk of a rebound relationship
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May
02

Finding the Best Attorney for Your Divorce

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In this program we revisit the first step when considering a dovorce, selecting the propper attorney for your divorce.

Our guests include renowned Michigan Family Law Attorney and Divorce Source Radio Legal Correspondent, Henry Gornbein and from Toronto, Deborah Moskovitch, a professional Divorce Consultant and author or The Smart Divorce and host of The Smart Divorce Radio show.

Topics discussed will include:

  • How to go about selecting the proper attorney?
  • Should you hire the first attorney you visit or shop around for an attorney?
  • What to expect in your initial consultation with a prospective attorney
  • Questions to ask a potential attorney
  • Watch for attorneys who bring you in with unreasonable expectations or perpetuate conflict
  • We’ll discuss Mediation and Arbitration.  Are they the less confrontational form or divorce?
  • And much more
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Apr
27

Finding your Authentic Self, Happiness and Moving On

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Our guest, Hanna McDonough, is Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and Psychotherapist (www.hannatherapy.com).  Ms. McDonough shares her wisdom on finding the best in yourself, and delves into relationships and what’s important – is it sex, money?  And, what are the differences between men and women and they way each values a relationship. We explore the gamut in topics and – learn about living your life as an exclamation, not an explanation.

Topics in this program include:

  • The value of a therapist: how to find a good therapist, when to stay and when to go
  • Understanding a verbally abusive relationship
  • Exploring transformative therapy
  • How to keep your marriage HOT
  • Putting children first
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Apr
19

Coping with the Personality Disordered Ex Spouse

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Our guest, Emily Brown, is Director of Key Bridge Therapy & Mediation Center in Arlington, VA. (http://www.affairs-help.com/) works with couples, individuals, and families regarding the underlying issues in marriage, divorce, and betrayal. Battles over custody and related issues that are fueled by a personality disordered spouse can be the most frustrating of all wars.  The judges regularly get conned by the personality disordered spouse who makes nice in front of the judge; the other spouse who is angry and upset appears to be the problem.  Emily has worked with a number of these cases, trying to extricate the victimized spouse – and overcoming the frustration which many experience.  Tough cases, but she likes the challenge.

Topics in this program include:

  • Insight into personality disorder
  • How to deal with a persistent blamer, and managing within the legal system
  • How to help children when their parent is personality disordered
  • Finding the help you need to cope
  • The purpose of child custody evaluations with a personality disordered ex spouse.
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Apr
11

Smart Grandparenting During Divorce and giving Chocolate Kisses

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Our guest, Elaine Cole, is Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with a Master’s in Psychology, is passionate about helping Grandparents offer their hope, care, wisdom and unconditional positive regard to their grandchildren, especially during a family’s divorce.  (www.GreenMarriages.com). Become The Happiest Grandparents On The Block.  Ms. Cole advises “The worse thing I can say to Grandparents is the truth about their warring progeny. It is what it is.  You have next to no control over your child or the X.  So, this is my unheard plea:  Help our grandchildren navigate the turbulent waters of a family’s divorce” She believes this is a grandparent’s duty and their legacy to future generations.

Topics in this program include:

  • How to be a Smart Grandparent
  • How grandparents can stay involved during their adult child’s divorce
  • Managing difficult conversations with grandchildren
  • Managing difficult conversations with adult children
  • Getting your chocolate hugs and kisses

 

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Apr
06

Reducing Conflict During Divorce when a Spouse has a Personality Disorder

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Our guest, William A. (“Bill”) Eddy is an attorney, therapist and mediator, and the President of the High Conflict Institute based in Scottsdale, Arizona.  (http://www.highconflictinstitute.com/).  Bill helps us understand what personality disorder is and how to get along with someone who is narcissistic, has a border line personality disorder, or is a persistent blamer.  They aren’t just difficult people, they’re the most difficult people. They file lawsuits, file complaints against professional licenses, gather negative advocates to support their position, cost employers lots of time & money, disrupt & distract, find a target of blame, and convince everyone that its never their fault!

Topics in this program include:

  • What is a personality disorder
  • Understanding the High Conflict Personality Pattern
  • Dealing with the personality disordered spouse
  • Understanding the damage of parent alienation
  • Managing through the legal process with a personality disordered spouse
  • How personality disorder drives family court litigation
  • And, so much more………
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Mar
29

The Anatomy of an Affair

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Our guest, Emily Brown, is Director of Key Bridge Therapy & Mediation Center in Arlington, VA. (http://www.affairs-help.com/); works with couples, individuals, and families regarding the underlying issues in marriage, divorce, and betrayal. An extramarital affair is one of the most painful experiences that couples face, and one of the greatest challenges for helping professionals. Whether you are seeking assistance in your personal life or you are professional seeking information to better help clients, this is the show that provides the wisdom and guidance so many need.  Emily is the author of Patterns of Infidelity and Their Treatment, and Affairs: A Guide to Working Through the Repercussions of Infidelity, and numerous articles on affairs.

Topics in this program include:

  • An in-depth look at the 6 different Affairs
  • How to rescue a marriage if there has been an Affair
  • Affair recovery: the process and insight
  • Debunking the myths and misconceptions about Affairs
  • Rebuilding trust
  • How to talk to your children about the Affair
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Mar
24

Dating after Divorce

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Divorced mother of three Delaine Moore is an author, NLP Practitioner, speaker, and Licensed Mars Venus Life Coach, who specializes in divorce, dating, relationships and gender differences.  Since her own divorce in 2007, she has inspired thousands of divorced women to grab the next chapter of their lives by the horn and pursue passion on their own terms on her website, I Am Divorced Not Dead. Her memoir, A Woman’s Body Never Lies – which chronicles her wild, yet profound, ‘body-driven’ awakenings in the first after her divorce, was recently purchased by the feminist publisher, Seal Press, and is slated for release in Spring 2012.

Topics in the program include:

  • When is the right time to begin dating after divorce?
  • How not to make the same mistakes when seeking a new mate
  • Internet dating services, are they a good idea?
  • When to introduce your date to your children?
  • key ingredients of a “keeper”
  • Sex after divorce
  • And much more
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Mar
16

How Women Can Avoid Making Serious Financial Mistakes Before, During and After Divorce

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Our guest, Jeffery Landers advocates for women. Jeff is a Divorce Financial Strategist and the founder of Bedrock Divorce Advisors, LLC, a divorce financial strategy firm that exclusively works with women, who are going through, or might be going through, a financially complicated divorce.  Jeff reviews the Top 6 Serious Financial Mistakes Women Make.  But, men can learn some valuable lessons here as well.  Jeff advises “put your emotions on the side and think financially.”

Topics in this program include:

  • The top 6 serious financial mistakes made during divorce
  • The important steps to organize your finances and maintain control
  • Preparing for your financial future
  • Financial considerations to ensure long term financial stability
  • How to avoid divorce settlement mistakes
  • Divorce proofing your business
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Mar
09

Divorce: It’s All About Control

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Stacy D. Phillips, is a celebrity divorce lawyer extraordinaire.  She is the author of the best-selling book Divorce: It’s All About Control How to Win the Emotional, Psychological and Legal Wars (http://www.controlyourdivorce.com); a certified family law specialist, and founder and the managing partner of Phillips Lerner & Lauzon LLP (http://www.plljlaw.com/Bio/StacyPhillips.asp).  In this exclusive interview Stacy offers advice on how to cope with losing control and avoid common divorce battles.

Topics in this program include:

  • An overview of the anatomy of control
  • Managing and coping with control
  • Dealing with the emotional, psychological and legal wars
  • What’s a good client; and working more effectively with your lawyer
  • The major divorce considerations and what to think about
  • Fighting just to win, is it worth it?
  • How to deal with an inflexible ex
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