Episode 097: Reduce Holiday Stress For Your Kids with special guest Alan Plevy Alan Plevy is a Top Family Law Attorney at Smolen Plevy. This was very fitting for your discussion today about holidays and family gatherings, especially between divorced parents. Take time to plan ahead on when and where your children will be going for the holidays. If you can’t agree, get a mediator for help. Be fair, have plans in writing and stick to whatever you have decided. The kids need to know the plan, what to wear, and what to take along for their stay – especially if it’s an overnighter. They may need certain toiletries or a stuffed toy they sleep with. Create some family traditions. Bake cookies, go ice skating, or go sledding. If you’re living in a warmer climate go bike riding or hiking. Anything outdoors can be fun. Other ideas include, board games, reading stories, or maybe caroling. Keep it simple and teach kids to be charitable. Its’ that time of year, and giving does lift one’s spirit. Buying a joint gift (from both Mom and Dad) is great – maybe a puppy or bike that can go with them on their weekends to the other parent’s home.
Episode 097: Reduce Holiday Stress for Your Kids with special guest Alan Plevy Holidays are all about kids and family. Reduce your stress and plan ahead! Alan Plevy shares some extremely helpful tips to make this holiday season easier. Alan is a co-founding principal and family law attorney at SmolenPlevy in suburban Washington, DC. With almost 40 years of experience, Alan is regularly named a ‘Top Lawyer’ by Washingtonian magazine. He is known for being a tenacious litigator and negotiator who is zealously devoted to his clients. Links:Website: https://smolenplevy.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SmolenPlevy/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/smolenplevy Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/SmolenPlevy Full Transcript: Leanne: 00:05 Welcome to Life Lafter Divorce episode 97. I am your host Leanne Linsky. The Boyfriend: 00:10 And I’m The Boyfriend. Leanne: 00:11 Welcome back to another wonderful week of divorce. Hey, while you’re out there tuning in make sure you rate, review and subscribe, why? Because we want to hear it from you and hey, while you’re at it, check out the website at lifelafterdivorce.com. We have a whole online store which is perfect for your holiday shopping. Why not get something for yourself? Treat yourself to some self care products like really nice high quality soaps and candles The Boyfriend: 00:39 Get some peppermint candles around the tub. Put you in the
Episode 096: The Funny Thing About Relationships with Barry Weisenberg This week’s guest, Barry Weisenberg, “King of One Liners” Stand Up Comedian, tells how relationships affect comedy and vise versa. On board with this is Leanne Linsky, another Stand Up Comic. They compare notes and The Boyfriend joins in with lots of questions. What a fun episode this was! Comedy is a science which takes a lot of thought, writing, and reflection of moments in their lives. For Barry, it goes back to his childhood, bullying, and rejection. Barry said that at times he had really low self esteem, depressen, and even thoughts of suicide. Relationships can also affect us that way. However, these two comics share more in their comedic skills. While waiting in the wings to go on stage and observing other comics they learn so much. When a comic bombs, and they have all done that at one time or another, they relate to that feeling. They will encourage that comic to come back and do something new next time. The more you perform the more you learn. Sometimes doing comedy makes for short relationships. The nightly hours don’t always work. Significant others have to enjoy your humor and talent. It takes
Episode 096: The Funny Thing About Relationships with special guest Barry Weisenberg Meet Barry Weisenberg, Comedian, King of the One Liners, and winner of Las Vegas Comedy Festival 2006. We talk about how comedy affects our relationships and how relationships affect our comedy. We even talk about how conversations have changed over the years both on stage and on dates. We spend some time talking nuts & bolts of stand up which are very similar to dating. Both take practice, patience, and the willingness to keep going. Links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/barry.weisenberg IG @ barryweisenberg Full Transcript: Leanne: 00:00:05 Welcome to Life Lafter Divorce, episode 96. I am your host Leanne Linsky. The Boyfriend: 00:00:10 And I’m the boyfriend. Leanne: 00:00:11 Welcome back to another wonderful week of… The Boyfriend: 00:00:13 That’s my cue? Leanne: 00:00:18 That’s your cue. We even had movement here, folks, a little dance. The whole thing. Hey, I’m excited to be back this week. Yes, I am. I am very excited. It’s actually getting closer to the holidays. We’re in December now. Leanne: 00:00:33 That’s right. It is. Yeah. Yeah. So this is all good stuff. That lovely time of year and hey, why are you guys are out there getting comfy, grabbing
Ep 095: Breaking Relationship Patterns with special guest Johanna Lynn, Founder of The Family Imprint Institute This week’s guest is Johanna Lynn, founder of The Family Imprint Institute. I found her to be one of the most informative guests on your show. Her approach is so smart and gets to the heart of dealing with your own family history and the patterns before you in your lifetime. The center of where your feelings and interactions begin. Family influences and past pain and how you dealt with it create patterns for years to come. While working through stress and broken relationships or marriage, take the time to grieve and get rid of your anger. You can’t move on without healing your own wounds. Set new goals and become clear on what you really want. With things resolved in your personal life, you’ll have time to laugh, intimacy, and fun. Prioritize time for your work. Stay embodied in yourself and always trust your gut instincts. 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 095: Breaking Relationship Patterns with special guest Johanna Lynn Tired of repeating the same mistakes? Dating the same type of person over and over again? Don’t worry! You can break the cycle. Johanna Lynn is the founder of The Family Imprint Institute with an international private practice. She is committed to preventing painful patterns from living out in the next generation. Johanna contributes to building world peace, one family at a time. Links: Website: https://www.johannalynn.ca/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/johannalynn.ca/ Twitter: @johannalynn Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johannalynn/ Full Transcript: Leanne: 00:06 Welcome to Life Lafter Divorce Podcast episode ninety-five. I’m your host, Leanne Linsky. Welcome back to another wonderful week of divorce! The Boyfriend: 00:17 almost! Leanne: 00:18 Yeah, so close. Hey, thank you again for joining us on this awesome journey of breakups. The Boyfriend: 00:28 I like to think of it as new relationships. Leanne: 00:30 Okay. Yeah, The Boyfriend: 00:31 Something new, something great, something that’s beautiful that’s come out of something that wasn’t so beautiful. Leanne: 00:41 Right. So while you’re out there tuning in, make sure, The Boyfriend: 00:44 she’s like, shut up. I need to get this other stuff out. The Boyfriend: 00:48 I agree with you. I agree with you. It is a journey of
Episode 094: Divorce Attorney’s Helpful Holiday Guide with special guest Caroline Krauss-Browne Divorce attorney Caroline Krauss Browne had so much information to share with us today. She specializes in family law. She stated that social media has eroded us from reality in so many ways. I loved hearing her thoughts and advice where children are involved especially during the holidays. Divorce is especially hard at this time. Preparing for divorce and getting one’s papers and documents in order takes lots of time and good organization. When you need, help ask for guidance from your attorney that is why you hire one. They will navigate you through the process and you will have a smoother transition. Don’t stay in a mediocre marriage for the sake of the children unless you are sure you both can agree on making it work. 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 094: Divorce Attorney’s Helpful Holiday Guide with special guest Caroline Krauss-Browne This week we get serious and get expert input on how to fully prep ourselves for the holidays while navigating our way through divorce. Caroline Krauss-Browne is the co-chair of the Matrimonial and Family Law Group at Blank Rome LLP. In addition to managing a group of 30 lawyers in four states plus staff, she helps husbands and wives and mothers and fathers navigate the most important issues of their lives involving their children and their money. Caroline has over 27 years of experience and focus on her role as both counselor and advocate. Links: Website: https://www.blankrome.com/people/caroline-krauss-browne Full Transcript: Leanne: 00:06 Welcome to Life Lafter Divorce Podcast, episode 94. I am your host, Leanne Linsky. The Boyfriend: 00:12 And I’m the boyfriend. Leanne: 00:13 Welcome back to another wonderful week of… The Boyfriend: 00:16 This is where I’m supposed to say divorce Leanne: 00:21 Yes! All right, well hey, thanks for joining us again this week and while you’re out there tuning in, make sure to rate, review and subscribe and well. Hey, why not? Check out the website at www.lifelafterdivorce.com. Check out the online store for all of your holiday gift giving needs because
Episode 093: Ugh! It’s the holidays and I’m divorced with Leanne Linsky & The Boyfriend It’s the time of year that seems to be made just for couples and families. Everyone’s together and having their traditional festivities and company parties. So where does that leave you? Leanne and The Boyfriend share their own experiences and how they determined whether or not to bring someone around.They also explore making new traditions and new adventures. Of course, if kids are in the picture, that could be a game changer. What will you be doing? We want to know! email firstname.lastname@example.org Links: www.LifeLafterDivorce.com email: email@example.com Full Transcript: Leanne: 00:23 Welcome to Life Lafter Divorce podcast, episode 93. I am your host, Leanne Linsky. The Boyfriend: 00:29 I’m the boyfriend. Leanne: 00:30 Welcome back to another wonderful week The Boyfriend: 00:32 divorce! Leanne: 00:33 Yeah, well, we got this down. You’re out there tuning in. Make sure you rate, review and subscribe and check out the website at life. Laugh after divorce.com. Yeah. Hey, and you know what? Holidays are right around the corner. So check out the website. We have an online store filled with handcrafted and lighthearted soaps and candles. All in a divorce theme just for
Episode 092: Narcissist Relationships Part 2 of 2 Healing After Abuse with special guest Susan Ball Now I get it! Susan, this was the day you realized it was time to get help. In the heat of an argument, when he tried to strangle you, you ran out the front door and ran five blocks to the police station with your husband behind you. He got arrested and spent the night in jail. However…Surprise! Surprise! His girlfriend bailed him out. Susan did not know about the girlfriend until now. In conversations with her sister, Susan’s sister says, “Well I blame you. If you really want out, you need to move away and never see him again. You do not want your girls to see more of this.” Indeed, it was a time for smart decisions. This left Susan with raw emotions, guilt, shame, and confusion. Healing was needed and she had much to deal with. Susan hired a life coach who encouraged her to start a success journal. She was encouraged to write about each achievement, celebrate, and keep moving on. Have your rages and your weeping times. It helps to release your emotions. Susan has shared some of her healing with her daughters so