Episode 060: Stop Pretending & Start Living! with special guest Sunny Joy McMillan Sunny Joy McMillan shared her divorce journey. At the young age of 23, Sunny married older man who was an attorney. Sunny later became an attorney herself. Thinking back, Sunny now thinks the marriage was more about success and appearances. During their 12 year marriage they did not see eye to eye on things. Sunny went to therapy. She did not tell anybody else she was unhappy. She and her husband did a lot of arguing over things. Sunny asked her husband if he would like to attend The Burning Man Festival with her and he agreed. For her, the experience sent her on a different mindset. Afterward, she and her husband agreed on a six-month separation. There was no cheating. They continued wearing wedding rings and would talk a couple times a month. He told her that if she was really unhappy he would give her a divorce, and he did. It would be three years before they would again have a conversation with one another. They eventually made amends and Sunny took ownership over her role as an equal player in misery during the 12 years they were married. It opened the doors between
Episode 060: Stop Pretending & Start Living! with special guest Sunny Joy McMillan Leanne and The Boyfriend talk about making lists about who you want to be in a relationship and lists with all the qualities I need to have to be in a relationship. What about a list of all the things we want to be doing in a relationship. What does the relationship look like? What life do we really want to be living? 11:25 Meet Sunny Joy McMillan! Sunny is a recovering attorney and practicing Master Life Coach who is passionate about helping adults get unstuck from unfulfilling or unhappy marriages. She is the host of the weekly radio show, Sunny in Seattle on Alternative Talk 1150AM KKNW, and author of “Unhitched: Unlock Your Courage and Clarity and Unstick Your Bad Marriage.” 12:57 Sunny shares how she and her husband met and how they’re first date ended in an argument. It was intense from the very beginning and they stayed together for 12 years. Sunny was 23 years old and her husband was 34. They were living in Texas. She had lived in various places before – Houston, Memphis, Santa Barbara, and Waco before landing in Austin. She’s now in Seattle. 12:45
Episode 059: Narcisisst Abuse Support Part 2 of 2 with special guest Tracy Malone In this episode,Tracy elaborated more on the day-to-day confusion on life with a narcissist. I now understand it better. So much more clarification in this episode. It had to be a living hell. You took all the right steps going to group therapy. Now you knew you were not the only one who lived this tormented life. The courage to talk openly and share your own story was just the beginning. This has to be a real eye-opener for all who listened. The work you do today is making a big difference for all. Your story would make a great movie. 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 059: Narcissist Abuse Support Part 2 of 2 with special guest Tracy Malone Welcome back! We’re here for part 2 of 2 with Tracy Malone! This week we talk about what red flags we should watch for to avoid becoming a victim of a narcissist. 03:20 Tracy Malone was a victim of narcissistic abuse and has decided to educate the world on the red flags and signs of abuse. She started a YouTube channel that has reached over 350,000 all over the world, her website NarcissistAbuseSupport.com has quickly earned ratings of being in the top 50 narcissist abuse websites. She now coaches victims of abuse, hosts live support groups and her Facebook group has almost 4500 members from all over the world. Upon learning about narcissists Tracy figured out why she was a target and why her divorce was called by the judge in her case as ‘the most tortured divorce in her town’s history’. She will share with us some of her tips she has learned and help you prepare for battle. Tracy is currently writing a book on divorcing a narcissist with money and his family. This was not a battle she was prepared for, yet she would like to help you
Episode 058: Narcissist Abuse Support with special guest Tracy Malone Tracy Malone was your latest guest this past Tuesday. She shared her experiences with all of us. Married for close to ten years, they had a son but the marriage to this man was not really what she wanted. They divorced. After her first divorce she meets Mr. Wonderful. He’s complimentary, wines and dines her, buys her gifts, etc. He has a good job, he’s from a wealthy family, spoils her son, and loves playing the Daddy role. Even his parents preened her boy for college in the future saying they would help pay for it. When the marriage came to a halt so did the parents financial offer and so did their grandparenting days. They Divorced. For whatever reasonsTracy enters into a another relationship and it ends up being very much the same as her second marriage. Tracy is swept off her feet and months later they marry. Her co-workers were envious saying, “wow you are so lucky.” But this too fails. It ends with her in jail and then on probation. This guy had another girlfriend. After the breakup the two women meet, share their similar stories about him and become good friends. So the moral to this segment
Episode 058: Narcissist Abuse Support with special Guest Tracy Malone Leanne and The Boyfriend review the question of the week and give shout outs to our followers. They announce that they are now on Pinterest. This week’s topic is….Divorce! Specifically, about learning lessons. Leanne and The Boyfriend discuss taking a step back after a break up and assessing what worked and what didn’t. What about those situations that are not so obvious? Sometimes we can get outside support and other times it takes more than that. 06:35 Tracy Malone was a victim of narcissistic abuse and has decided to educate the world on the red flags and signs of abuse. She started a YouTube channel that has reached over 350,000 all over the world, her website NarcissistAbuseSupport.com has quickly earned ratings of being in the top 50 narcissist abuse websites. She now coaches victims of abuse, hosts live support groups and her Facebook group has almost 4500 members from all over the world. Upon learning about narcissists Tracy figured out why she was a target and why her divorce was called by the judge in her case as ‘the most tortured divorce in her town’s history’. She will share with us some of her tips
Episode 57 Fun Facts About Divorce with Leanne & The Boyfriend Leanne and The Boyfriend did some research and share their findings! Thank you Google for some fascinating facts on Fact Retriever, Factslides, and The Talko (links to websites at the bottom of the list). Woman sued her divorce attorney because she didn’t realize a divorce would end her marriage. Most expensive divorce ever – $3.8 billion settlement, the husband stipulated that his ex-wife couldn’t spend any of the money on plastic surgery (alec Wildenstein) Couples who spend $1,000 or less on their wedding have a higher chance of staying together and those who spend over $20,000 increase their chances of divorce A woman won $3.5 million in the lottery, hid the money from her husband, and divorce her husband. Her husband later found out and sued her and she had to pay her husband 100% of her winnings. Mail order marriages are less likely to end in divorce in the US. If your commute to work is more than 45 min, you are more likely to get divorced. Russell Brand was entitled to take 20 million dollars from Katy Perry when they divorced, but he didn’t. There are 100 divorcesevery hour in the United
Episode 057: Fun Facts About Divorce with Leanne and The Boyfriend What a fun and lighthearted episode of divorce facts. The two of you brought out the humor with your various findings. Some were very surprising and some were expected. My favorite is the couple who were both cheating with someone over the internet only to find out it was with each other. I call them “Dumb & Dumber”. It’s not hard to believe that one third of divorce findings today include the word “Facebook”. This episode was informative and entertaining with all your fact research. Loved your lighthearted presentation. 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.