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

By Help Person|August 14, 2018|Show notes, Uncategorized|0 comments

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 079: Marriage, Divorce, Narcissism, & Bipolar Disorder Part 1 of 2

By Help Person|August 7, 2018|Show notes, Uncategorized|0 comments

Episode 79: Marriage, Divorce, Narcissism, & Bipolar Disorder Part 1 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. 04:45 Kirsten met her first husband when she was 15 years old. They were married a couple months before her 17th birthday. Her father gave his consent. Kirsten calls her first husband the Mama’s Boy. He was very spoiled by his family and he was also a narcissist. This all became an issue later. He cut her off from all her friends and she couldn’t even talk to another man. Kirsten didn’t want to have a baby, but he insisted. Once the baby was born, he became verbally abusive and it became violent the day she left. 07:15 Kirsten was born and raised in Long Beach. Her mother wasn’t around and she was raised by her father. By the

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Episode 076: Thoughts from Mom-nonymous

By Help Person|July 18, 2018|Thoughts from Mom-nonymous, Uncategorized|0 comments

Episode 076: Divorce Diaries with special guest Michele Traina Michele Traina, a comedian writer and creator of a show called “Divorce Diaries” shared her thoughts on relationships, and her divorce. Michele met a guy, things developed and she was in her first relationship. They moved in together. After a year they got engaged and things began to evolve. Then little things started changing, like venting over work etc. But they remained married and had a baby girl. Their intimacy changed and he noticed Michele was texting with her co-worker. Michele and her husband went to therapy. Later, their little girl developed health issues and they need to sell the house. There was lots to take care of. Michele and the baby moved in with her folks. She and her husband divorced. Today Michele feels free and is back to dating with a renewed confidence. She wants a partner who is supports her as a woman, parent, and a performer. She wants someone who attends her shows and applauds her talents. Feeling worthy as a partner so important and a real must in a serious commitment today. Each week Mom-nonymous shares her thoughts on the episode. Mom-nonymous is a wife, mom, and listener of Life Lafter Divorce

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Episode 070: The Bride & The Best Man

By Help Person|June 6, 2018|Show notes, Uncategorized|0 comments

Episode 070: The Bride & The Best Man with special guests Misty, Chris, and Glenn Full Transcript:  Leanne: 00:00:08 Welcome to episode 70. I am your host, Leanne Linsky and I’m the boyfriend. Welcome back to another wonderful week of divorce, but before we jump in, let’s make sure we rate, review and subscribe. So while you’re out there today and get her done, tell us how much you love us. Why not? Why wouldn’t you? And while you’re out there checking out the website at life. Laughter, divorce.com. So boyfriend, I’m really excited about this because this is part two of. The Boyfriend: 00:00:36 Well just a continuation, part two. Part two have to move. It hurt that their, their, their experiences, their life, how they got to where they are to where they are now is is. I’m wondering, even put it as part, it’s just they’ve got this section where you hear about Chris, do you have this section about the marriage of misty and then and then her realization where we’re at right now is her marriage and how she figures out what she really wants. Leanne: 00:01:10 So we have sections a, B and c and we’re now in the

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Episode 065: Divorce-Proofing Your Marriage

By Help Person|May 2, 2018|Uncategorized|0 comments

Episode 065 Divorce-Proofing Your Marriage We’re back again! The Boyfriend is still not feeling well so they’re keeping a safe distance from everyone so you don’t get sick, too. This week the discussion is all about divorce-proofing your marriage. Leanne and The Boyfriend happened to purchase a copy of TIME The Science of Marriage, All About Attraction * What Keeps Love Strong * Making the Union Last. Their discussion is all about the article, 10 Ways to Make Your Marriage Divorce-Proof, by Samantha Bee and Jason Jones.     Our summary of Samantha and Jason’s ten tips: Agreeing on the household chores Imagine your partner as a small child No fighting in public Have a backbone! Procrastinate Sex. Do it. – Note – this discussion was edited out due to load traffic noises… Alone time Fight while walking, but not around your friends Share your routine Thoughtful gifts rather than appliances Leanne and The Boyfriend take a closer look at each of these tips and share what works for them in a relationship.  The Boyfriend mentioned that he goes to the grocery store and Leanne manages the laundry. This is because Leanne really hates going to the grocery store. She shares how grocery shopping stresses

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Episode 058: Narcissist Abuse Support

By Help Person|March 13, 2018|Show notes, Uncategorized|0 comments

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

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Episode 051: Thoughts from Mom-nonymous

By Help Person|January 29, 2018|Thoughts from Mom-nonymous, Uncategorized|0 comments

Episode 051: It’s time to level up! with special guest Katie Maggio Life coach Katie Maggio shares her story! Divorced once and married twice with two children, Katie reflects on her journey and how she got her. Right after her divorce, Katie dated a lot to pacify her thoughts. She also threw herself into her work as she went through the grieving process, She needed to figure out what  she really needed to do to move forward and be happy.  Eventually she realized that it was herself that needed to change. In doing so Katie transformed herself into be a better person. A much happier person, Katie is remarried and shares custody of her children with her ex-husband. She’s realized she can’t change her partner, she has to change herself to move on. Today Katie is a life coach who helps others through their troubled times. 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 050: Thoughts from Mom-nonymous

By Help Person|January 16, 2018|Thoughts from Mom-nonymous|0 comments

Episode 050: Embracing Her Feminine Power with special guest Orion Talmay A very interesting podcast this week! Your guest Orion Talmay hosts her own podcast, A Stellar Life. With two marriages behind her, she was certainly a broken woman. Her second marriage had kept her isolated and controlled by a very abusive man which landed her in the hospital all alone and in need of help. A representative at this hospital was helpful in getting her on the right path. It was the beginning of a very extensive soul searching endeavor. Not only did Orion read many books, but she worked with life coaches and focused on physical training, healing, and changing her mindset. She did much research on her own and had traveled to 37 different countries to hear different leaders and luminaries in this process. Spirituality also played a huge part in her healing. The knowledge she has gained and what she has to offer other woman is exemplary. The happiness she now has with her new is husband is a wonderful. It’s a happy story all of it’s own  –from the very beginning to the happy ever after. Each week Mom-nonymous shares her thoughts on the episode. Mom-nonymous is a wife, mom, and listener of Life Lafter Divorce

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Episode 041: In the Middle of Nowhere and Everything

By lifelafterdivorce|November 14, 2017|Show notes, Uncategorized|0 comments

Episode 041: In the Middle of Nowhere and Everything with special guest Tiffany King Leanne and The Boyfriend discuss how the end of the year is a slow time for divorce filings. People prefer to stick it out through the end of the year to avoid making the holidays difficult or want to make it through the end of the year for tax season. It’s really tough to be in the midst of a divorce during the holidays so people wait. Meet Tiffany King, comedian and momic, who is in the middle of a challenging divorce.  She joins us from Wayne, Pennsylvania via Skype/Telephone. Tiffany was blindsided by the divorce. Her husband got a job with Property Brothers with HGTV asked her to follow him to Pennsylvania. Tiffany did move with her daughter so they could keep the family together. She had been a comic in LA for years and figured she could continue on her career path on the East Coast.  However, when they arrived, she found they were much farther away from everything than she thought they’d be. They were living in a house that was old and dirty, and her husband and her were at odds most of the time. Tiffany had

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Episode 039: Thoughts from Mom-nonymous

By lifelafterdivorce|October 31, 2017|Show notes, Uncategorized|0 comments

Episode 039: Successfully Married Mom of a Divorcee with special guest Anne In listening in to yesterdays podcast, I came to the conclusion that there is a big difference in marriage between our generations. Your guest is also a mom of a divorcee. After listening, I realize that she and I have many similarities – from our beliefs of marriage to the reasons why ours have been long-lasting. We grew up in a different era and in a different society with a different way of thinking. We raised our children similarly and instilled our ideas in them. But long gone are the days of children addressing adults as Mr. and Mrs. That’s old fashioned, and so is our way of evaluating a good marriage. The world around us has changed. Religion in ones’ wedding ceremony commitment does not make it everlasting the way our parents had always thought and believed. Woman work today, and some with better paying jobs than their husbands. They too, are smart. Divorce can sometimes be the only way to bring happiness back into one’s life. When our children tell us they are going to take this step, it is up to us as parents to listen and understand their reasoning. Being

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