Episode 026: Triple Threat with special guest Karen Beach As we know, divorce affects everyone. However, it affects some more than others. For instance, I’ve been divorced twice, which is two more times than I would have liked, but it happened. If I had children, they would have been affected twice, too. So what about children of divorce who grow up and have a divorce of their own? That’s a double whammie! Now those divorced children of divorce are back out there dating and run into other divorcees. Bam! That’s a 3-pointer right there. It’s hard enough handling it from one angle, but they’re getting it from all sides. How does someone handle that? Meet Karen Beach, child of divorce, divorcee, and divorced child of divorce dating other divorcees. As we call it in theater, “she’s a triple threat!” Karen’s parents divorced when she was thirteen and her dad’s bipolar disorder was creating issues. Karen was very aware of what was happening and began to take on a lot of the household responsibilities as her parent’s focus began to change. Her father’s bipolar disorder wasn’t out in the open, but as Karen sought guidance from teachers and some independent research, she eventually figured it out.
Episode 025: Without A Net with special guest Lex Morales Lex and his wife grew up in the same religion. His parents had divorced at some time. Lex and his girlfriend dated for awhile and had sexual relations.They admitted their sins to the church elders and for this she was shunned from her church for a year. They did get back together dated and became engaged, then marrying at the end of that year. The religion didn’t dictate he marry her but he felt it was the right thing to do. As time passed on they were not so happy or in agreement on having children. So they lived in the same house slept in separate bedrooms not talking with one another. Agreed to counseling which didn’t solve anything either. Jeff left the church, shortly after they divorced and once again his wife was shunned by the church. His best friend committed suicide and when Lex attended his funeral none of her family and friends would talk to him but called him names. Divorce doesn’t come easy and without a support group of family and friends you are lost. Reflecting on his religion and the control or should I say rules one understands you lost
Episode 025: Without A Net (experiencing divorce without any support) with special guest Lex Morales Divorce is tough enough with the love and support of your community. Imagine how different your experience would be without it. NYC comedian, Lex Morales, opens up and shares details from his divorce that he’s never shared with anyone before. In fact, he didn’t talk to many people about it at all, not even in the midst of it. Leaving a marriage and his faith left him without the support of a community he thought he could count on. Lex believed he could find happiness and a better life. And he did. Links https://www.facebook.com/lexreuben https://twitter.com/funwithlex https://www.instagram.com/funwithlex/. www.lifelafterdivorce.com www.twitter.com/lafterdivorce https://www.facebook.com/LifeLafterDivorce/ https://www.instagram.com/lifelafterdivorce/
Episode 24: Never Married / Never Divorced with special guest Dennis Holden I have just listened to Dennis Holden on Life Lafter Divorce. I do wish I knew how old he is to put his thoughts in perspective. He does know what he wants in a partner: Humor being No. 1 Compassion for # 2 a positive mindset also. His analogy of “jumping into the lake means now you are out of the pool”. Well Dennis that’s what a commitment is. I think your fears outline your real desires for a marriage. I do think you are clear on what you would like to have in a marriage; 1 sense of humor 2 compassionate and 3 a positive mindset –are all good traits. But you may be over thinking this and all your fears come back. When you do date the right person you will know it and and get past her short comings as she will yours. Happiness between two people is what it’s all about. Good Luck to you. Each week Mom-nonymous shares her thoughts on the episode. Mom-nonymous is a wife, mom, and listener of Life Lafter Divorce Podcast. She’s been married for over 50 years, has never been divorced, and would
Episode 024: Never Married Never Divorce with special guest Dennis Holden What about those people who’ve never been married OR divorced? What’s that all about? Who are these people? And how is this possible? This week we talk to NYC bachelor, comic, and podcast host, Dennis Holden about his thoughts, concerns, and even fears of divorce. What’s holding him back? Dennis Has A Podcast! Dennis talks with new friends and old, highlighting the talented people of New York City, while also talking about what matters most…sports, comedy, movies, music, TV, theater, fun news stories, professional wrestling and more! Links https://dhapshow.com https://www.facebook.com/DHAPshowPodcast/ https://twitter.com/DHAPshow https://www.instagram.com/dhapshow/ www.lifelafterdivorce.com www.twitter.com/lafterdivorce https://www.facebook.com/LifeLafterDivorce/ https://www.instagram.com/lifelafterdivorce/
Episode 23: Matchmaking and Dating (after divorce) with special guest Katy Clark So much learned today from Guest Speaker Matchmaker and Dating Coach Katy Clark. Lots’ of value in her ideas and thoughts. Love the research that her services offer from the bio she takes from all of her clients. The coaching from what you like, how to dress what to expect from the date she has chosen for you. She stresses compliments and manners go a long way. Also have a positive mindset. Curb appeal is so important. Her services are invaluable as she guides you through setting new standards and finding happiness in yourself and finding a special partner in your life. Katy has a 80% success rate. Each week Mom-nonymous shares her thoughts on the episode. Mom-nonymous is a wife, mom, and listener of Life Lafter Divorce Podcast. She’s been married for over 50 years, has never been divorced, and would like to remain anonymous. Listen on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/life-lafter-divorce/id1234368345?mt=2 Listen on Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/life-lafter-divorce
Episode 24: Rearrange your life with special guest Donna Stellhorn Your guest today Donna Stellhorn shared many life changing ideas. Great for divorcees and even myself. So interesting. Enjoyed The Feng Shui and the cleansing methods of ridding oneself of bad memories from past relationships. Shaking memories and ridding oneself of material reminders. So smart. Donna’s ideas to make oneself and your space more appealing for future dating. Loved her mention of too many pillows on the bed. I can see that as a real deterrent. I’ll have to rid myself of those tomorrow. My honey will be so much happier. Feng has changed my life. Each week Mom-nonymous shares her thoughts on the episode. Mom-nonymous is a wife, mom, and listener of Life Lafter Divorce Podcast. She’s been married for over 50 years, has never been divorced, and would like to remain anonymous. Listen on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/life-lafter-divorce/id1234368345?mt=2 Listen on Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/life-lafter-divorce
Ep 022: Rearrange your life (and let go of the past with feng shui) with special guest Donna Stellhorn Are you surrounded by bad memories? Having trouble moving on? Maybe it’s time to move things around and get rid of the things that are holding you back. Well, get rid because it’s time to unclutter and get clear about your future with our special guest Donna Stellhorn. Donna Stellhorn is an Astrologer and Feng Shui Expert with more than 20 years’ experience. She wrote a monthly column on Feng Shui for the newspaper, The Light, for 8 years. (Just to clarify; a newspaper is a blog they used to print on paper and throw on your porch). Donna’s first Feng Shui book was published in Europe in 1996. Since then she has written 12 books, including Feng Shui Form and the best-selling booklet Sage and Smudge: Clearing Your Personal Space. Her annual Chinese Astrology series, which includes Chinese Astrology 2017 Year of the Fire Rooster, is the third best-selling Chinese Astrology series in the World. Her upcoming book, Plate Size Matters, combines Feng Shui with weight loss where she describes how she used Feng Shui techniques to lose 35 pounds and keep it off. This