Episode 033: Happily Married After Divorce

By lifelafterdivorce|September 19, 2017|Show notes, Uncategorized|

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

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Episode 004: Losing My Religion

By lifelafterdivorce|February 28, 2017|Show notes, Uncategorized|

Episode 004: Losing My Religion (and getting a divorce) with special guest Derick Whaley Are we ever prepared to find out someone cheated on us? We explore this and much more with Comedian Derrick Whaley, who shares his thoughts on religion and its impact on his relationships. What do you do when someone cheats on you? I always think, “oh I’d do this” or “I’d do that.” But when it comes down to it, I don’t do any this or that. I just move on. The Boyfriend admits to burning letters that his ex sent him. He hasn’t burned items that didn’t belong to him. As I think back, I have shredded pictures and even burned a few. We both agree that it’s more of a cleansing action, and not so much about getting back at the other person. However, I’ve thought about getting back at someone. I’ve even researched the effects of itching powder on Amazon. I’ll even admit that I did use an ex-boyfriends shirt to clean my toilet before giving it back to him. However, I’ve never acted out and did really mean things, and I’m glad to hear that The Boyfriend hasn’t either. We both usually just want to get away and

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Episode 001: Communication Breakdown

By lifelafterdivorce|February 14, 2017|Show notes, Uncategorized|

Episode 001: Communication Breakdown (and divorce) with special guest Jim Barnes Jim Barnes, stand up comedian, host of Jim Barnes and Friends and The Sunday Night Mic at Flappers Comedy Club in Claremont, CA joins us to share his relationship experiences. Our first episode and we’re going to talk about…communication. We communicate every day to our friends, family, co-workers, strangers, everyone. It’s how we navigate our way in this crazy world. So why is it so difficult when we’re in a relationship? The Boyfriend and Leanne agree that direct communication is crucial for any relationship to survive. Hoping someone reads your mind or picks up your subtle cues just doesn’t work no matter how many times we try. Say what you mean, mean what you say, but don’t say it mean. It seems easy enough, but it’s amazing how many times we don’t do it. What’s holding us back from being open and honest with the one we care about most? Maybe it’s fear. Maybe it’s just not knowing any better. Either way, like any good habit, it takes practice. Then there is the other side of it. Listening, and really hearing someone -not just what we want to hear. What is the tone? What is

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