For many the significance of the Holiday Season is a combination of religious significance, gift-giving and reconnecting with friends and family. But after an affair, what once seemed easy is now more complicated. What is the right kind of gift to buy and what message do I want to give are now questions that need to be considered? While we once looked forward to spending time together this year we worry about how to manage the awkwardness that may exist.
And what about the kids, don’t they deserve to have a good Holiday Season? This is the time of year when some anticipate the arrival of Santa Claus, they look forward to spending time with parents, extended family and friends and they wonder whether the gift they so desire will be waiting for them.
How you spend time is not an all or nothing proposition and it is often best to give each other permission to have some alone time apart from one another. Of course this requires trust that the partner who cheated is not going to use that their alone time to visit with their affair partner. If this is still a concern then spending time together may not be a good idea and you should reconsider whether spending any time together during the holiday season is a good idea.
David offers advise and hope in this episode or The Anatomy of An Affair. For more on David, visit: www.MyLifeAfterAnAffair.com. Make the best of your holidays. We wish you the best. For more programs on divorce and life after divorce, visit www.DivorceSourceRadio.com.
Domestic violence, also known as domestic abuse, spousal abuse,battering, family violence, and intimate partner violence (IPV), is a pattern of behavior which involves the abuse by one partner against another in an intimate relationship such as marriage, cohabitation, dating or within the family. There doesn’t need to be physical scars –there is abuse that results in emotional scars too. There is sexual abuse; emotional abuse; controlling or domineering; intimidation; stalking; passive/covert abuse (e.g., neglect); and economic deprivation.
No matter what culture, religion, color, income bracket, profession there is no typical profile of an abuser or an abused.
Our guest, Penny Krowitz, is the executive Director of Act To End Violence Against Women. She talks with Deborah Moskovitch and Steve Peck about domestic violence and what you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones. Over the years, Penny has played a leadership role in identifying the strategic issues facing Jewish women and their families and developing and implementing programs and projects to strengthen their lives. Developing culturally sensitive shelters for women in select cities in Canada. She has been the driving force for the newest Act To End Violence Against Women project to provide libraries in shelters across Canada for children and their moms.
You don’t need to be Jewish or Canadian to benefit from the important messages, lessons learned, tips and strategies that Penny shares. This is an important show, and offers valuable help.
- What constitutes violence against women?
- Women today are generally very educated and aware – how would they become victims of abuse?
- What are some of the myths and stereotypes about VAW?
- Why do women stay in abusive relationships?
- What are some of the causes of VAW?
- What are some of your organization’s programs to end violence against women?
- What is the vision of Violence Against Women?
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Steve LOVES his Botox and Rhonda shares his youthful secrets and tells how you can take years off your life in time for the holidays in this most amazing podcast.
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Rabbi Brener, LCSW is Director of Spiritual Development at The Academy for Jewish Religion, California. She serves Congregation Makom Ohr Shalom as Rabbi and is a Bereavement Chaplain at Skirball Hospice. She is the author of Mourning & Mitzvah: Walking the Mourner’s Path (Jewish Lights, 1993 & 2001) as well as many other publications and assists institutions in creating caring communities. As a Psychotherapist and Spiritual Director, specializing in grief and healing, she works with people throughout North America.
In this episode of The Smart Divorce, Rabbi Brener shares her insights and wisdom on mourning the loss of marriage or significant relationship, finding ways to creatively move on, and the dance that you might learn.
- Grieving divorce and seeking closure
- Walking the mourner’s path
- Dealing with ambiguous losses
- How rituals make the intangible tangible
- Creative ways to obtain closure and moving on from divorce
- How Earth, Wind, Fire and Water can help you find inner peace
To contact Rabbi Brener, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rabbi Brener’s highly acclaimed book Mourning & Mitzvah: Walking the Mourner’s Path can be purchased through amazon.com at http://www.amazon.com/Mourning-Mitzvah-Journal-Walking-Mourners/dp/1580231136
Listen in to find out how to find closure, start anew, and develop fresh rituals for an enriching future.
As many of our listeners know, Toni was featured on the Oprah Winfrey Network’s series titled Unfaithful. It’s interesting to hear both a man’s and woman’s viewpoint of being cheated on.
Questions arise such as, What would make a partner cheat and how do you deal with this type of situation when you have children? Then their are the lessons of forgiveness and trying to move forward without bringing the bagage of bitterness from the past into the new relationship.
Even though Toni and Tren have been to Hell and back, it’s refreshing to hear that they have moved on working to rebuild their lives with hope and trust. If you have ever been cheated on, you’re going to relate to this show and hopefully find a sense of comfort in knowing that others have experienced your pain as well.
This program features world renowned hormone replacement specialist, Edward Lichten, M.D.. Many couples had sexual issues with their partner long before their relationship broke up. The question is, why and how do we prevent this in future relationships?
Dr. Lichten explains how environmental toxins are harming us and hurting our sex life. For our female listeners, can you remember your partner with no desire for sex, a lack of energy and feeling more depressed than he used to? And men, has your partner lost her drive for sex and did her periods cause emotional swings that made you feeling like you were living with a crazy person?
Dr. Lichten explains what’s going on and tells how we can bring back the loving feelings you had the first time you fell in love through hormone replacement therapy. If you find yourself single and looking to begin a new, passionate and energetic life, this is the program for you.
For more information on Dr. Edward Lichten, visit his website at: www.USdoctor.com.
Join Steve Peck and Toni Morales as they explore all things single. This program offers encouragement and hope for those who are newly single and topics that all singles can relate to. As the song says, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do. The questions is… does it really have to be that hard?
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Perhaps you’ve been through a divorce or a relationship breakup and are looking for a way to have better relationships in the future. You’ve found the right show as Elliott shares 5 simple habits designed to bring out the best in your future relationships.
If you’re like most of us, hearing the following four words from your partner is akin to getting punched in the stomach: “We need to talk.” That’s because we’re conditioned to expect conversations to be about problems rather than solutions.
Amazingly, it only takes a few simple behavioral shifts to flip problem-focused talk into its counterpart: solution-focused communication.
Topics in the program include:
- Setting a goal for your new relationship
- Recalling the “honeymoon” phase of your relationship
- How to communicate the positive progress you’ve made with your partner
- The importance of dating your mate
- Functioning as a partnership
- And much more.
For more on Elliott Connie, visit: www.ElliottSpeaks.com
Have you heard about the new organization, Leading Women for Shared Parenting or LW4SP? This is a group of prominent women who recognize that absent issues of abuse, neglect or abandonment, government policy and laws must be structured in such a way as to maximize the opportunity of all parents to contribute to the social, emotional, intellectual, physical, moral and spiritual development of their children.
According to Pew Research on the Huffington Post, there is yet another data point to add to the changing portrait of American parents: the number of single fathers has risen ninefold since demographers began measuring it more than 50 years ago.
Back in 1960 there were fewer than 300,000 households headed by single dads, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data released by the Pew Research Center. By 2011 that had grown to more than 2.6 million. That’s more than twice the rate of growth of single mother-led households, which quadrupled in the same period, to 8.6 million from 1.9 million.
Our guest, one of the exceptional Leading Women, Barbara Kay, a prominent Canadian journalist, shares with us her perspective on shared parenting. “Without a presumption of equal shared parenting, the system will continue to fail children and non-custodial parents. Women are better placed to make this argument than men.”
In this episode of The Smart Divorce we discuss many issues such as:
- What does LW4SP stand for, and what they want you to know
- The difference between shared parenting and joint custody
- What the current research shows about Equally Shared Parenting
- Considerations when developing your parenting plan
- Lots of great information about LW4SP
For more information and to find out more about Leading Women for Shared Parenting, visit http://lw4sp.org
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Yep, you heard us right. The author of From Granny Panties to Thongs, Penny Burke joins the show to share how even your elder parents might still have a desire to get their Mojo on after divorce or the loss of a spouse.
As kids, we’ve always had a hard time thinking about our parents having sex. Imagine how it must feel to discover your elder mom’s red thong in the washing hamper. This couldn’t be my mom’s could it? This is a true story and the inspiration for Penny’s new book.
For more on Penny Burke’s new book, visit: www.FromGrannyPantiesToThongs.com.
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