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
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
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
Episode 073: When Life Happens with special guest David Hicok David Hicok, a Long Beach local and financial investor, shares his divorce journey. After taking steps to further his education and improve his career, his marriage came to a sudden end. How can a relationship last over a decade only to fizzle out when life gets lifey? David picks up the pieces and emerges from the dark cloud to find new love and a new life waiting. Links: www.lifelafterdivorce.com www.twitter.com/lafterdivorce https://www.facebook.com/LifeLafterDivorce/ https://www.instagram.com/lifelafterdivorce/
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
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
Episode 045: Nipples, Fingers, and Mousetraps with special guest Glenn Heath I’ve been listening to Glenn Heath who was married 15 years. He and his wife had a daughter. Glen said that he had had been diagnosed with chronic depression 25 years ago. However, he was never treated for it and became a problem. The depression eventually contributed to the end of his marriage. He and his wife divorced, and he gave her everything. The divorce was very amicable. They didn’t go through lawyers opting for a paralegal draw up paperwork for thier split. Afterward Glenn had a nervous breakdown. Since that time, Glenn has learned that he can survive on his own, can take care himself, and has moved on. Today Glenn finds solace in his acting and his friendships with fellow actors. Playing different characters is an escape from everyday life and it is what he shares with his castmates. I enjoyed this episode and how humor plays a such a huge role in Glenn’s life. He is very very funny.
Episode 034: Parenting Your Parents with special guest Samantha Gurewitz Samantha Gurewitz had a Mom who has been married a few times. She and husband #3 bought Samantha into this world. Her mom then divorced and married #4. This guy wasn’t very nice, they fought all the time and that is what Samantha lived with -constant bickering. Samantha didn’t have any rules or direction when dating. She pretty much did what she pleased –sex, drinking, and drugs. No rules or parental input. She was going to marry a guy who cheated/groped another woman. She was going to marry him for insurance. After she spoke up about the lack of a ring, he offered her an ugly ring. She backed out of the wedding at the last minute and they remained a couple. They tried to work it out. They stayed together, but Sam quit doing the things she loved. She even quit improve for awhile. They eventually parted ways. Samantha has dated guys with talent some without trying to figure out where she can find a partner who is right for her. Having seen so much fighting in her Moms’ marriages, she admits that she has come out very broken and and confused. She really
Episode 033: Happily Married After Divorce with special guests Tory & Andrea Chiappelli This episode was worth the listen! Tory and Andrea came out of divorce knowing (from those past experiences) what they did not want in a partner. They were free and ready to move on. They met online and on their very first date, they both felt that that they had been matched perfectly. Tory and Andrea set aside any family opinions on how they met and how fast they would marry. What mattered most was their connection. As with all marriages they did encounter together times — running a business and foster parenting. What impressed me the most is their ability to talk everything out, especially when it came to big decisions. They did not jump into repeating past ventures. It was so nice to hear the positive feelings and happiness they share as a couple. They area great role models for all divorcees. 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 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