Episode 096: The Funny Thing About Relationships

By Help Person|December 4, 2018|Show notes, Uncategorized|0 comments

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

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Episode 083: Single Mom Finds Her Love Has No Limits

By Help Person|September 4, 2018|Show notes, Uncategorized|0 comments

Episode 083: Single Mom Finds Her Love Has No Limits with special guest Maleka Long Chris In a world of divorce and dysfunction, Maleka Long Chris is making sure the kids aren’t being forgotten. Even before her own divorce, Maleka found ways to make her kids and their friends priority. While doing so, she found her life’s purpose. Meet Maleka Long Chris, wife, mom, and founder of Love Beyond Limits. Full Transcript:  Leanne: 00:00:07 Welcome to Life Lafter Divorce podcast, episode 83, I am your host Leanne Linsky The Boyfriend: 00:00:12 And I’m the boyfriend. Leanne: 00:00:13 Welcome back to a wonderful week of divorce. We are excited to be here, The Boyfriend: 00:00:19 so I think every week from now on until the end of time is a wonderful week or divorce. Leanne: 00:00:25 Yes. The Boyfriend: 00:00:25 Yes. Leanne: 00:00:27 You can pick that up. Yes it did. Leanne: 00:00:29 It is. And Hey, why are you tuning in? As long as you’re not driving, make sure you stop rate, review and subscribe. We want to hear from you and while you’re out there not driving, check out the web and life laughter, divorce.com because we have an online store with a really

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Episode 081: He’d Rather Be In The Ring Than Wear It

By Help Person|August 21, 2018|Show notes, Uncategorized|0 comments

Episode 81: He’d Rather Be In The Ring Than Wear It with special guest Frankie Estrella aka Mr Top Notch Leanne and The Boyfriend discuss how jobs/careers really impact our relationships. For instance, in comedy it’s really hard to date someone who’s not a performer. Most people don’t really understand why their partner is hanging out at a bar all night. They don’t perceive that to be real work. It’s the same for many performers. They keep different hours, they’re not sitting behind a desk, it’s a very creative environment. And because it’s not really structured, it’s hard for other people to relate. The same can be said for people with more traditional jobs. If someone works long hours, he/she may be more likely to date someone in the same field because they get it. Meet Frankie “Mr. Top Notch” Estrella. Frankie is an Improviser, Clown Performer, Former World Power Wrestling Heavyweight and Tag Team Champion, and Host of W.T.F.E. Podcast (listen on SoundCloud). Frankie has never been married and he’s not so sure he wants to ever get married. He finds that most people end up divorced or not valuing their vows – so what’s the point? Frankie keeps late hours and works out

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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 078: Thoughts from Mom-nonymous

By Help Person|August 1, 2018|Thoughts from Mom-nonymous, Uncategorized|0 comments

Episode 078: We’re Moving In Together with Leanne Linsky and The Boyfriend I have all the answers to your conversation on moving in together — which is a BIG move. The Boyfriend and Leanne have their challenges ahead of them. He is used to living alone and no-one touches his belongings. He is a creature of habit and convenience for himself. The clean dishes stay in the dish drainer. It saves him time I get that. Also, his entry table is his stuff right where he wants it when he’s going out the door. What fun they have ahead of them! Leanne must be a neat freak like so many females. Ladies like to clean and also LOVE LOVE to decorate. Get ready for some surprises, Boyfriend. Sunday afternoons fill with browsing in stores looking for more pretty stuff. Yay! She will say the walking is just a great way to get exercise, especially on a rainy day. That’s (shopping and decorating) what we ladies all love. If that’s’ not for you.  You can always hide her car keys and purse, make some popcorn, and ask her to watch a must see football game with you. Will she be Ok with your idea? Maybe, maybe not. Making a commitment

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Episode 078: We’re Moving In Together!

By Help Person|July 31, 2018|Show notes, Uncategorized|0 comments

Episode 78: We’re Moving In Together! With Leanne Linsky and The Boyfriend It’s time for a BIG announcement! We’re moving in together. It’s happening this month and we want to share the process with you..   01:30 We’re getting right to the point this week. We’re moving in and it’s a big deal for us. The Boyfriend has NEVER lived with anyone that he has dated. He’s moved approximately 15 moves and had roommates, but none with a romantic interest. Leanne’s moved 28 times since she was 20. She’s lived with her husbands, of course, and we know how that turned out. Leanne also tried living with two other people, but within 3 days and the other 7 weeks, the relationships ended. So this is a big deal. 4:56 Leanne is moving into The Boyfriend’s place. The Boyfriend is wondering why she does the thing she does. He’s finding he has to let go of some of his control, and at the same time, there are some things he doesn’t want changed or moved. Leanne is thinking she’s just moving her belongings in. The Boyfriend thinks her process is random and doesn’t make sense to him. Leanne is explaining that her process had to change

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Episode 077: Thoughts from Mom-nonymous

By Help Person|July 25, 2018|Thoughts from Mom-nonymous, Uncategorized|0 comments

Episode 077: Stressed? It’s time to trust your gut! with special guest Dr. Patricia May Dr Patricia May was very informative on our health issues and how to deal with them. She shared on how to lead a stress free life — physically and even more so mentally. She specifically talked about listening to our gut. The gut is our second brain.  Dr. May spends time doing an intense history on her patients. She looks for patterns to puts issues in perspective. She addresses your eating habits and any allergies to help you manage your body on a chemical level. She may even do urine, blood, allergy or even a Dutch test to help her in making your diagnosis. As an expert in the field of functional medicine, she focuses a lot on diet. Proper diet diet can help diabetics and can often reduce symptoms. Stress is a huge factor in our world today, so along with getting our digestive system in good working order, we need to take time out for fun, exercise, spirituality, sleep, and time for ourselves. It’s so nice that there is a smart alternative method to reducing our stress. It all makes sense. Dr. May summed up her thoughts with, “Step back, educate yourself,

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Episode 077: Stressed? It’s time to trust your gut!

By Help Person|July 25, 2018|Show notes, Uncategorized|0 comments

Episode 77: Stressed? It’s time to trust your gut! With special guest Dr. Patricia May Leanne and The Boyfriend are ready to let go of some stress this week. In addition to taking their bike rides, they’ve also been making a point to do some yoga. They’ve been noticing that their high stress levels can really take a toll which inspired a conversation with Dr. May this week.   07:00 Meet Dr. Patricia May. Dr May is a licensed Chiropractor and Radiologic Technologist in the state of California. She is an experienced practitioner of both Acupressure Relief Technique and Neurofeedback. Dr. May has over 30 years of experience treating and educating patients and postgraduate students in the areas of natural health care. She has a passion for helping others to maintain and regain their health through natural medicine. She believes that information and education are the keys to achieving optimum health. Stress can expose many symptoms, fatigue, hyperactivity, sleeplessness, anxiety, no energy, depression, and more. 10:02 Functional medicine looks at the body as a whole. A specialist looks at one specific part, but Dr. May looks at how everything is interacting. She examines what you’re putting into your body, your external environment, lifestyle, and symptoms

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Episode 074: Independence Day

By Help Person|July 4, 2018|Show notes, Uncategorized|0 comments

Episode 074: Independence Day with Leanne Linsky and The Boyfriend Happy Fourth of July! In honor of the holiday, let’s talk about maintaining your independence in relationships. Leanne and The Boyfriend talk about how they’ve remained, or not remained, independent. Leanne always starts out independent in relationships, but sometimes (depending on the relationship) it goes sideways. It seems like there is one person in the couple who is more independent than the other. Or as The Boyfriend says, the alpha person. Maybe one person is more invested in the relationship. Maybe it ebbs and flows as the relationship evolves over time. Independence is not the same as invested. Just because someone is independent doesn’t mean they’re not as invested in the relationship. 03:45 The Boyfriend admits that when he isn’t as invested, he does become the more dominant person. He sets the tone. 04:48 So what keeps you independent? We talked about making sure you have hobbies and and work and things to do. But having space or physical distance is everything that makes us independent. Let’s break it down. Independence has several parts – spiritual, physical space or time, emotional or mental, and financial. Spiritual independence can actually be a dealbreaker for some couples

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