Episode 030: Loving & Mediating Divorce

By lifelafterdivorce|August 29, 2017|Show notes, Uncategorized|0 comments

Episode 030: Loving & Mediating Divorce with special guest Tara Eisenhard Leanne and The Boyfriend are recording this episode on a Friday night (not very adventurous people, are they?) when most people are out and about or maybe at home watching a movie. Speaking of movies, what movies have you seen about divorce? How many are there? Leanne and The Boyfriend discuss which ones they remember. Wedding Crashers Liar Liar Doubtfire War of the Roses Irreconcilable Differences The Parent Trap Parenthood There are more movies than they can remember. Brian asks Leanne if she remembers much about Wedding Crashers, specifically, does she remember that the main characters are actually divorce mediators? Yes, she does. They briefly discuss the open scene and then quickly digress. What a tough job it would be to mediate someone’s divorce. What kind of services do they offer? Who hires a mediator? Neither of them has ever known a mediator and Leanne never had to use one her divorces. What do people generally know about mediators? Inquiring minds want to know. Leanne happens to follow a mediator on Instagram and she got curious. After looking at this person’s website Leanne learned that this mediator LOVES divorce and her mission is to change

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Episode 29: Thoughts from Mom-nonymous

By lifelafterdivorce|August 22, 2017|Thoughts from Mom-nonymous, Uncategorized|0 comments

Episode 29: Gobsmacked! Welcome to Co-parenting with special guest Dad Solo Dad Solo was married with two little girls ages six and eight. Now he’s going through a very difficult divorce with many many challenges. He has a controlling ex-wife who overspends like there is no tomorrow, says nothing about the day long co-parenting program, doesn’t listen to lawyers and walks out on mediators. The process is never ending.for Solo Dad. The laws in the UK differ from ours in the US. Leaving the comforts they shared, the house, and seeing his girls daily makes it so hard to move on. Then the expenses build with two places, no say on her spending and not enough time with the girls etc. The blame game is ongoing and so hurtful. Standing up for oneself is paramount in the process. They split Christmas 2015 and continue in therapy and co-parenting. This is still dragging on and even she has been told that they will get equal finances in the courts she persists. Dad Solo does see his girls eleven nights a month right now but hoping for more. I wish him the best. Each week Mom-nonymous shares her thoughts on the episode. Mom-nonymous is a wife, mom,

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Episode 029: Gobsmacked! Welcome to Co-Parenting

By lifelafterdivorce|August 22, 2017|Show notes, Uncategorized|0 comments

Episode 029: Gobsmacked! Welcome to Co-Parenting with special guest Dad Solo It’s our 29th episode and The Boyfriend and Leanne talk about how women (and sometimes men) lie about their age. It seems like nobody wants to be older than 30. Leanne’s mom always told her she was 29. Then one day Leanne mentioned to the neighbor that it was her mom’s birthday. The neighbor asked how old her mom was. Leanne said 29. The neighbor laughed and laughed and said “You’re mom is lying to you.” Leanne was upset by this and told her mom. Her mom said, “She’s right. I’ve been lying to you. I was 30 when I had you. Anyway, back to divorce… Do you stay in touch with your ex? The Boyfriend doesn’t keep in touch with his exes anymore. Leanne doesn’t keep in touch with her ex husbands, but does keep in touch with ex-boyfriend. What’s the difference? None of the relationships ever lasted long enough to really to be concerned. Also, it’s easy to stay connected because of social media. The Boyfriend and Leanne discuss why it may be easy or not easy to keep in touch. If you’ve had children, you’re always going to have a bond

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Episode 028: Thoughts from Mom-nonymous

By lifelafterdivorce|August 15, 2017|Thoughts from Mom-nonymous, Uncategorized|0 comments

Episode 028: Crazy Dates, Cops, & A Book with special guest Robert James My very favorite podcast. Fun and entertaining. Robert James goes back into the dating world after 20 some years of married life. He found out it had changed big time. In the process, a friend suggested he change his wardrobe and maybe even his hair style. He did update his wardrobe,but the hair style has stayed. Online dating was his choice — first just emails, then phone conversations and then the dates. His assistant at work would always inquire about how the dates worked out for him. After hearing how different the dates were she suggested he keep a journal. So he did. Who knew this would inspire Robert to write a book?! He self-published his work. His son suggested he open a Twitter account and post excerpts from his book. He now has over 35,000 followers. His book “Next! The Search For My Last First Date” has drawn attention from a Hollywood screenwriter with the possibility of being made into a movie. Robert shared various date stories about the strange things these woman did. They were so funny and unbelievable. I was totally entertained. It was such fun to listen to. I

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Episode 028: Crazy Dates, Cops, and A Book!

By lifelafterdivorce|August 14, 2017|Show notes, Uncategorized|0 comments

Episode 028: Crazy Dates, Cops, and A Book! with special guest Robert James Ever have a weird date? The boyfriend had a weird occurrence after dating someone for several months. His ex showed up at a Laundromat to talk to him. The Boyfriend hadn’t told her where he did laundry. She just staked out the one closest to his place. He wasn’t scared about what she might do, but he certainly didn’t want any negative confrontation. Leanne accepted a date with someone on the phone thinking it was someone else so she was surprised when a completely different person picked her up. One time she was set up on a blind date with a pediatrician. He annoyed her by calling her sweetie, ordering for her without asking, and was rude the servers at dinner. Overall, Leanne and The Boyfriend have experienced some bad dates or dates they had no connection with. Meet Robert James, divorcee and author of the book Next! The search for my last first date. He married his college sweetheart and divorced after 20 years. Once it fell apart he did his best to move on. Robert never planned on writing a book, but he had encouragement from an assistant who worked

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Episode 027: Thoughts from Mom-nonymous

By lifelafterdivorce|August 8, 2017|Thoughts from Mom-nonymous, Uncategorized|0 comments

Episode 027: What’s your divorce plan with Leanne Linsky & The Boyfriend I did listen to today  podcast and found it a worthwhile topic. So many of us have at one time or another thought about this either for ourselves, friends, or even family members. A couple’s state of mind can vary due to their circumstances. It can be very emotional, hateful, or spiteful. It can still be quite the undertaking in even the best cases. Your reminding listeners about state law is so important. Sharing the cost also is also important. Couples should undo their assets fairly and in a timely fashion along with deciding who takes what. Dealing with the children and pets are probably the hardest, as there are many emotions to deal with. Divorce has to be the most difficult and heart wrenching thing a couple can go through. Great advice today. Love your podcast. 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 026: Thoughts from Mom-nonymous

By lifelafterdivorce|August 2, 2017|Thoughts from Mom-nonymous, Uncategorized|0 comments

Episode 026: Triple Threat with special guest Karen Beach Karen Beach certainly has had more than her share of ups’ and downs. Her childhood starts off on a positive note but then bipolar raised its’ ugly head. The parents split focusing on their own needs and Karen took on watching over her brother and herself. Quitting school only remedy she could do to deal with it all. Moves out of state and continues her education. Involvement with a guy from Brazil with a kid. It didn’t last. Follows that up with a marriage he splits no contact .Divorce finally happens 7 years later. Now living back in Arizona with a good job working with positive people.She is working to live but would like more out of life and have fun. Dating is the real challenge today. So many people do drugs today and many have children. Finding a partner with high intelligence, no baggage, and fun loving would be the perfect catch. Maybe that will all be coming her way on that up-coming trip. Wishing her the best. 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

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