Episode 034: Parenting Your Parents with special guest Samantha Gurewitz Samantha Gurewitz had a Mom who has been married a few times. She and husband #3 bought Samantha into this world. Her mom then divorced and married #4. This guy wasn’t very nice, they fought all the time and that is what Samantha lived with -constant bickering. Samantha didn’t have any rules or direction when dating. She pretty much did what she pleased –sex, drinking, and drugs. No rules or parental input. She was going to marry a guy who cheated/groped another woman. She was going to marry him for insurance. After she spoke up about the lack of a ring, he offered her an ugly ring. She backed out of the wedding at the last minute and they remained a couple. They tried to work it out. They stayed together, but Sam quit doing the things she loved. She even quit improve for awhile. They eventually parted ways. Samantha has dated guys with talent some without trying to figure out where she can find a partner who is right for her. Having seen so much fighting in her Moms’ marriages, she admits that she has come out very broken and and confused. She really
Episode 033: Happily Married After Divorce with special guests Tory & Andrea Chiappelli This episode was worth the listen! Tory and Andrea came out of divorce knowing (from those past experiences) what they did not want in a partner. They were free and ready to move on. They met online and on their very first date, they both felt that that they had been matched perfectly. Tory and Andrea set aside any family opinions on how they met and how fast they would marry. What mattered most was their connection. As with all marriages they did encounter together times — running a business and foster parenting. What impressed me the most is their ability to talk everything out, especially when it came to big decisions. They did not jump into repeating past ventures. It was so nice to hear the positive feelings and happiness they share as a couple. They area great role models for all divorcees. 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.
Episode 033: Happily Married After Divorce with special guests Tory & Andrea Chiappelli Welcome to the wonderful world of divorce! Leanne and The Boyfriend discuss how divorce can be seen in a positive light. They agree that if lessons are learned, there is something positive to be had. Not everyone wants to become bitter and turned off to any and all future relationships and learning to make better relationship choices always helps us move forward. The Boyfriend and Leanne discuss how they’ve both dated people in the past and had to recognize when things weren’t working. A relationship can be intimate and passionate, but there has to be something stronger than chemistry in order to withstand the test of time. They agree that a solid friendship is important to have. They agree there is a bigger investment in a relationship when there is a deeper connection outside of physical intimacy. Meet Tory & Andrea Chiappelli (key ah Pell eee)! Tory is a divorcee and a culinary student at Long Beach Community College. She studied the science of making gelato in Bologna Italy and owned two gelato shops in the Chicago area for three years before moving to Long Beach. Andrea, a two-time divorcee, is a mechanical
Episode 032: Ripping Off the Rose Colored Glasses with special guest Olivia Neely Olivia Neely is a leader — enjoying a new sense of freedom after ending a heartbreaking engagement. Congrats to you! I listened to your story and learned a bit about you. You have come full circle and out of your shell with help from family. It’s so nice that they love and care about you and your future. It’s also great that you listened. You want the best for yourself in the future and being a bit gutsy is okay. Give yourself time to heal and enjoy the ride to a happy future. The bike ride you did is a fresh beginning. Keep on pedaling. You are a new role model for all women. 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.
Life Lafter Divorce Podcast Episode 032 Ripping Off the Rose Colored Glasses with special guest Olivia Neely Leanne and The Boyfriend discuss the responses they received from last week’s Question of the Week: How did you spend your first holiday after your separation or divorce? Very fun! Thank you to our awesome Integram followers! And yes, Leanne even read the spam. Leanne asks The Boyfriend if his friends or family ever told him, “Hey, we think you’re with the wrong person”. Yes, some people have, but The Boyfriend already knew that and wasn’t at those women as long-term anyway. Then The Boyfriend said he’s actually told some of his friends that about their significant others. Leanne said that her family didn’t really say anything about her husbands (or most boyfriends) until after the fact. Would she have listened? Probably not. Probably should have. A few friends have said that to her about some of the people she dated, but again, Leanne didn’t listen. (Ha. She showed them… :-/ ) Our friend Mom-nonymous happened to read a story in the Washington Post on Sunday about the Philly Naked Bike Ride. The article talked about the event and had interviewed several participants as to why they had
Episode 31: Time Out! with Leanne Linsky & The Boyfriend I enjoyed the short podcast about taking time out for oneself. It’s so important when lives are at a crossroad, especially after a break up or divorce. Nice discussion by our hosts Leanne and The Boyfriend. 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.
Episode 031: Time Out! with Leanne Linsky and The Boyfriend Hey! This is a quickie! Leanne and The Boyfriend are taking some time out… Leanne Linsky and The Boyfriend return after a long holiday weekend. Labor Day weekend is our last summer holiday. It’s often spent at special family outings and get-togethers, parties and bbqs with friends. This year Leanne did something different and took some extra time off from work (for a five day weekend!) to spend time on her passion project, Life Lafter Divorce. She wanted to take time to do nothing but things she wanted to do. As a result, she feels great. Leanne thinks back to when she went back to her divorce, she would spend time alone or go visit her parents and work on projects. It was a nice get away from her normal routine. Holidays are typically spent with friends and families, which can be difficult to be around during a divorce. Sometimes Leanne didn’t want to be social, answer questions, or be around the holiday chaos. She started seeking and appreciating time alone. Spending time alone is a great opportunity to recharge our batteries. But sometimes it’s easier said than done. How to do we do that? Leanne
Episode 30: Loving & Mediating Divorce with special guest Tara Eisenhard Yesterdays’ episode was so refreshing, a positive method to approach and get though a divorce. No shame just pure common sense. Tara, I love your ideas and expertise on this process. Mediators can be found on Google and should be taken into consideration before hiring an attorney. A great first step for every couple. Sometimes it only takes a two-hour sessions with both parties present (with the mediator) for issues and conflicts to be sorted out. Agreeing with one another puts you on the right path to move forward. It will make it much easier when the two of you do hire an attorney. As a result, the divorce process will go faster and you can save some dollars with those issues already worked out. Divorce doesn’t have to be ugly. When it’s over, it’s time move on so you can feel free and happy. Consider a joint celebration. 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.