Episode 43: AFGO Part 2 of 2 with special guest Dave Conley This is the second part in a two-part interview! Find out what happens next! Meet our guest, Dave Conley! Dave has been a technology executive, entrepreneur, and startup consultant. Now Dave is a health and wellness coach who helps lifelong overweight people lose 1/3rd to 1/2 of their bodyweight — just like him. What was the grieving process like? Everything is changing and Dave’s focus is on self-care. Dave got a therapist and joined a widow/widower support group. There were different types of support groups for widows/widowers and Dave really learned how to talk about death and also how to move on. Dave noted that there seemed to be more women in there than men and he began dating someone “inappropriately” (Dave’s words!) too soon. It turned out to be perfect for Dave and his healing began. Dave’s mentor taught him “AFGO” which means another fucking growth opportunity. Dating someone else who had lost their spouse was great. They understood each other. “It was the best time in the shittest situation.” It took them both from an intolerable situation to a much better place. Sometimes it was the smallest things that would
Episode 42: AFGO Part 1 of 2 with special guest Dave Conley Leanne Linsky and The Boyfriend give you a heads up that they experienced some technical difficulties during the Skype interview with their guest. Also, this is the first part in a two-part interview. Leanne and The Boyfriend talk about how sometimes we get exactly what we need when we need it, especially when it comes to relationships. People come into our lives just when we need them. Meet our guest, Dave Conley! Dave has been a technology executive, entrepreneur, and startup consultant. Now Dave is a health and wellness coach who helps lifelong overweight people lose 1/3rd to 1/2 of their bodyweight — just like him. Dave has been married twice. He met his first wife when he was still in college. They met at work when they were just 21 years old. It was a summer job, and Dave was an usher and she was a park ranger. They had a big Catholic ceremony when they married. Dave laughs that getting married at such a young age was his way of rebelling. He and his wife weren’t good for each other. The divorce was a bit of a surprise, but it turned
Episode 041: In the Middle of Nowhere and Everything with special guest Tiffany King Leanne and The Boyfriend discuss how the end of the year is a slow time for divorce filings. People prefer to stick it out through the end of the year to avoid making the holidays difficult or want to make it through the end of the year for tax season. It’s really tough to be in the midst of a divorce during the holidays so people wait. Meet Tiffany King, comedian and momic, who is in the middle of a challenging divorce. She joins us from Wayne, Pennsylvania via Skype/Telephone. Tiffany was blindsided by the divorce. Her husband got a job with Property Brothers with HGTV asked her to follow him to Pennsylvania. Tiffany did move with her daughter so they could keep the family together. She had been a comic in LA for years and figured she could continue on her career path on the East Coast. However, when they arrived, she found they were much farther away from everything than she thought they’d be. They were living in a house that was old and dirty, and her husband and her were at odds most of the time. Tiffany had
Episode 040: Raising Kids and Growing a Business with special guest Cole Patterson This week’s guest, Cole Patterson, openly shared her lengthy four-year divorce process. She and her husband had two small children at the time, and were fighting over their custody. The fighting only prolonged the process, and ended up being very costly for them both. The children were witness to this and eventually shared their thoughts with Cole. She was very surprised what she heard (out the mouths of babes…). The children were more aware than she thought. Today Cole is running her own business selling a line of skin care products for men which is very time consuming. Keeping up with the kids always has its’ element of surprises, too. Over the past year she has learned to love herself and become whole again. She is starting fresh and moving forward. I enjoyed her journey and especially hearing about her son and daughter. 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 040: Raising Kids and Growing a Business with special guest Cole Patterson Leanne and The Boyfriend remind you to check in on the website. It’s time for some holiday shopping on our website! Question: Should The Boyfriend have a Facebook page? Ever notice that good things happen after a breakup? Well, maybe it takes a while, but it happens. Just like it did for today’s guest! Meet Cole Patterson, Celebrity Men’s Grooming Expert & Skincare Specialist, has been divorced for 4.5 years and good things are happening. Cole’s divorce took four and a half years. She and her ex-husband got caught up in fighting over the kids. She felt fearful of losing the kids which put her in fight mode. Cole admits that it became an obsession for possession of the kids. It became a competition between her and her ex. Neither of them wanted to give in when it came to money and the kids. As a woman, she just didn’t want to give him anything instead of saying let’s do what’s right for the kids. Cole said it took her so long to figure it out. She said she laughed so hard when it was over. She told her attorney, “you’re