Episode 047: 2017 Year in Review with special guest Mom-nonymous This is it! The end of 2017! Leanne and The Boyfriend encourage you to rate, review, and subscribe. And while you’re at it, check out our online store. Meet Mom-nonymous, our 77 year-old blogger, mom of 3 (2 of which are divorcees), and wife of 56 years! Each week she re-caps our episode and sometimes throws in her two cents – check out the rest of our blog for her posts. They start out at the beginning of Life Lafter Divorce podcast with episode 001. Our guest was comedian Jim Barnes. This episode happens to be one of Mom-nonymous’s favorites. She admires how well he handled his divorce process by putting his family first. Mom-nonymous really feels Jim went out of his way to do the right thing no matter how hard it was. Jim accepted the divorce although he didn’t always understand it. The Boyfriend has never been married, Mom-nonymous has been married 56 years (forever!), and Leanne was married twice so we’re getting a wide perspective here. We’ve have many comics on the pod this year. Thanks to Glenn Heath who made us pizza rolls on Thanksgiving! Thank you to our
Episode 046: To Marry or Not To Marry with special guest Ross Belsky Please accept our apologies! This episode sounds ‘tinny’ this week (tinny not tiny). Leanne is in Vegas and she and The Boyfriend had to improvise. Leanne and The Boyfriend talk about on-again/off-again relationships and why they got back together and what worked and what didn’t. They have each had an on-again/off-again relationship and new it wouldn’t really work, but did it anyway. Meet this week’s guest, New York comedian, Ross Belsky! Ross has never been married, but is an on-again/off-again relationship and is considering marriage. However, he’s really scared about the possibilities of divorce. Born and raised in Queens. His parents are still married and Ross is scared of divorce. He has a friend who got divorced and it was a financial and social nightmare. Ross is seriously thinking of married his long-term girlfriend, but he’s not sure he’s ready. His friend is five years older and Ross really doesn’t offer him advice since he’s younger and has never been married. Ross just got his girlfriend a promise ring. He didn’t want to make a move they might not be ready for. His brother bought the ring. Ross worries that he’s not financially
Episode 046: To Marry or Not To Marry with special guest Ross Belsky Your’ podcast today was very different. Ross Belsky has had an off and on relationship for a few years. Ross has watched his older brother’s friend marry and have children. Now his friend is divorced and financially screwed (as Ross puts it). This has really affected Ross in a big way. He is so afraid of commitment he has been to therapy, tried smoking weed, and can’t find trust in himself. Ross has reflects his parents long-term marriage and doesn’t recognize this as happiness. Relationships and marriage are composed of love and trust, and he needs to move on with a new woman in his life. He continues with the previous one, and for whatever reason, they make the same boo boos over and over. No wonder he’s afraid. Face the challenge of finding someone new. 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 045: Nipples, Fingers, & Mousetraps with special guest Glenn Heath Leanne and The Boyfriend talk about living arrangements. They weigh the pros and cons of living with someone. The Boyfriend has never lived with another women – the eternal bachelor. Leanne has had various roommates including her two husbands. Leanne and The Boyfriend took a road trip to Vegas and recorded this episode at Glenn Heath’s home on Thanksgiving Day. Glenn Heath is an actor and divorcee. Leanne has known Glenn for approximately 12-14 years. They were in an improv group together and were paid with food. There is a very small improv community in Vegas. Glenn talks about one of the shows he hosted for a few years. Glenn has been divorced since 2011. He is still in touch with his ex and they co-parents their only child. The first year after the divorce wasn’t easy. Glenn was angry and and grieving. He realizes now that maybe his depression played a role. He was diagnosed with chronic depression 25 years ago and was never treated for it. He had a breakdown right after his divorce and sought treatment. Glenn has acknowledged his mistakes and repaired his friendship with his wife. Before their divorce,
Episode 045: Nipples, Fingers, and Mousetraps with special guest Glenn Heath I’ve been listening to Glenn Heath who was married 15 years. He and his wife had a daughter. Glen said that he had had been diagnosed with chronic depression 25 years ago. However, he was never treated for it and became a problem. The depression eventually contributed to the end of his marriage. He and his wife divorced, and he gave her everything. The divorce was very amicable. They didn’t go through lawyers opting for a paralegal draw up paperwork for thier split. Afterward Glenn had a nervous breakdown. Since that time, Glenn has learned that he can survive on his own, can take care himself, and has moved on. Today Glenn finds solace in his acting and his friendships with fellow actors. Playing different characters is an escape from everyday life and it is what he shares with his castmates. I enjoyed this episode and how humor plays a such a huge role in Glenn’s life. He is very very funny.