Episode 080: Marriage, Divorce, Narcissism, & Bipolar Disorder Part 2 of 2

By Help Person|August 14, 2018|Show notes, Uncategorized|

Episode 80: Marriage, Divorce, Narcissism, & Bipolar Disorder Part 2 of 2 with special guest Kirsten Watson Meet Kirsten Watson! Kirsten’s a mom, two-time divorcee, and a Long Beach Native. She shares her journey from meeting her first husband at the young age of 15 to her third husband, love, and happiness. It hasn’t been easy, but Kirsten’s grit and perseverance keep her moving forward. We learned so much from talking with her this week and hope that through her story, you know you’re not alone. 0:06 We start this episode where Kirsten started seeing Nick the Narcissist. The relationship started off fast. They had known each other for years before this – since high school. Nick got a job and moved in with Kirsten. Within six to eight months they got into a terrible fight. Nick stopped drinking for a month, but that didn’t last. Kirsten was supporting both of them the last few months they were together. She told him to get his shit together. 00:08 Kirsten realized she was very isolated. Nick was very jealous and Kirsten wasn’t able to talk to another man without him questioning her. Nick didn’t trust her so she kept to herself. When they’d hang out with

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Episode 076: Divorce Diaries

By Help Person|July 17, 2018|Show notes, Uncategorized|

Episode 76: Divorce Diaries with special guest Michele Traina Meet Michele Traina a stand up comic, actor, writer and creator of Divorce Diaries Show which she has performed at Caroline’s on Broadway in NYC. Michele was performing right out of college and met her husband in between gigs. She went to grad school and got a masters in education. After she was married she wasn’t feeling fulfilled. They were married for five years and she felt she tried her best. She had her daughter in 2012 and was divorce in 2015. She wasn’t happy and wanted to be fair as possible and end it before it went down the path of cheating and lying. She wanted to be on the up and up of it all. She finally feels back to her old self. She has a theater company, does stand up, and created the Divorce Diaries show. 16:51 Michele and her husband were living together after a year and were engaged after two years. She laughs because it was her idea for him to propose to her. Her ex-husband was her first real relationship which she realizes added to the problem. Michele really wanted to get married and mentioned it to him. He proposed

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Episode 075: Marry. Divorce. Repeat with Leanne Linsky & The Boyfriend

By Help Person|July 10, 2018|Show notes, Uncategorized|

Episode 075: Marry. Divorce. Repeat. with Leanne Linsky & The Boyfriend Have you OR are you willing to remarry your spouse? 02:00 Have you ever relapsed with a relationship? Gone back to the ex? Did you remarry? Leanne asks The Boyfriend and he has. He’s gone back to continue the relationship and back to someone just to hook up. It turns out it never worked out. Obviously, since he’s here with Leanne. 06:35 The Boyfriend explains that when he did get back together with one of his exes, who we’ll call Marsha. Marsha turned out to be unstable and stalker-ish. This is The Boyfriend’s way of saying she’s a crazy bitch. Marsha did end up getting professional help afterward. The Boyfriend said that Marsha actually started hitting herself, literally beating herself up in front of him. He had to restrain her and her friends had to come pick herup and help out. The Boyfriend has not spoken to Marsha since. 08:32 The Boyfriend hastried making things work with some of his other exes, but people don’t change. He thinks that when we’re younger there’s more opportunity to make it work and we have a bigger chance of trying to change or make it work. But

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Episode 060: Stop Pretending & Start Living!

By Help Person|March 27, 2018|Show notes, Uncategorized|

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

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Episode 058: Thoughts from Mom-nonymous

By Help Person|March 13, 2018|Thoughts from Mom-nonymous, Uncategorized|

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

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Episode 050: Embracing Her Feminine Power

By Help Person|January 16, 2018|Show notes, Uncategorized|

Episode 050: Embracing Her Feminine Power with special guest Orion Talmay The one year anniversary of Life Lafter Divorce is right around the corner! We’re so close! Leanne and The Boyfriend discuss the importance of taking your power back after traumatic experiences. LLD pod doesn’t usually talk about current events, but as Leanne points out, it’s hard not to think of the current #metoo movement when discussing the empowerment of women.   03:55 Meet Orion Talmay! She is a life coach, founder of Orion’s Method and host of Stellar Life Podcast. Orion helps alpha-type high achievers awaken their inner goddess. Her clients embrace their feminine power, embody sexy confidence, and attract their soulmate! Orion is a world traveler who studied under leading luminaries in personal development, health/wellness, spirituality, relationships, and sexuality. She is an award-winning speaker and contributor to intent.com and The Huffington Post. 05:00 Orion began her business of life coaching after her second divorce. She started as a physical trainer, transitioned into life coaching, and eventually fell in love with love coaching. Looking back, she realizes her broken relationships were her greatest gifts. The experiences helped clarify her wants and needs. As she moved through her grieving process, she found her anger fueling her.

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