Episode 078: Thoughts from Mom-nonymous

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

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 077: Thoughts from Mom-nonymous

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

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 074: Thoughts From Mom-nonymous

By Help Person|July 4, 2018|Thoughts from Mom-nonymous, Uncategorized|

Episode 74: Indpendence Day with Leanne Linsky & The Boyfriend Today Leanne and The Boyfriend discussed independence in relationships and marriage. I found it most interesting. How does one invest in both themselves and a relationship spiritually, physically, emotionally and financially? Dynamics change over the years for various reasons. The wife is working or staying at home with the kids. One paycheck versus two. Friends opinions and influences, nights out apart, can help establish some independence. They also talked about separate vacations hobbies, sports, and drinking, drugs etc. Family illness and deaths are all factors we face as a couple. As individuals we all see it and feel if differently. Your QUESTION OF THE DAY is “How do each of us celebrate our own independence?” I  do celebrate independence in my everyday life. Especially the freedoms I still have. I’m lucky to share each and everyday with my husband. We celebrate that physically we are still able to do various activities and get out with friends. On the home front we especially enjoy reading a book and listening to beautiful music  What could possibly be a better way to celebrate our independence? Each week Mom-nonymous shares her thoughts on the episode. Mom-nonymous is a wife, mom,

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Episode 069: Thoughts by Mom-nonymous

By Help Person|May 29, 2018|Thoughts from Mom-nonymous, Uncategorized|

Episode 069: “I do” Because I didn’t know better Now we get insight on Misty and her story. We listen as she shares her story with a little help from Chris, their friend Glenn, and a few questions from our Podcast Hosts Leanne and The Boyfriend. Misty was in college and was in band with most of her friends and her boyfriend. Her boyfriend was jewish and Misty was a christian. His name has not been revealed but I will refer to him as Creep. I feel the name suits him, and as this story unfolds I think you will too. Her boyfriend is well educated, worldly, outgoing, and comes from a family with money. He is methodical and always has an itinerary on what they do. Misty does give him a good argument at times – like we all do. Creep also has some Daddy issues. Misty and Creep got engaged and planned a nice wedding. Misty was paying for the wedding and Creep was paying for the drinks at the reception and the honeymoon to Hawaii. Creep asked if his best friend (who was a woman) could be in the wedding as a bridesmaid and could they have a special dance at the reception. Misty

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Episode 067: Thoughts from Mom-nonymous

By Help Person|May 8, 2018|Thoughts from Mom-nonymous, Uncategorized|

Episode 067: Episode 067: Dating Mishaps, Misconceptions, and Missed Connections with special guests Marc Adam Smith and Madeline O’Hara. Todays’ discussion was with previous guests, Marc Adam Smith and Madeline O’hara. Both are long time improv friends of Leanne. Today they shared their thoughts on dating and how some of it has changed in the past few years. First, I should mention they live in New York City. Safety is a big issue for various reasons. When it comes to technology and dating sites, you should double check the website your using or Google the person you’re interested in for more info. Sometimes you find important information that they may refrain from sharing with you. Meet in a public place and have a friend nearby to rescue you if you have doubts. Never have them come to your apartment or place of employment. If you are having too much to drink, get yourself a cab and go home. Don’t trust Uber or Lyft if you aren’t sure they are legit. Never share too much info on websites either.  Maddie shared some of the experiences she and her girlfriend have had as a gay couple. When visiting home in a southern state together, they felt they’d be frowned upon as the

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Episode 064: Thoughts from Mom-nonymous

By Help Person|April 24, 2018|Thoughts from Mom-nonymous, Uncategorized|

Episode 064: Managing Life and Avoiding Overwhelm Leanne and The Boyfriend discussed their take and experiences on how to get past divorce and break ups.  Sometimes life gets piled up with other problems during a break up and dealing with all of it takes on more than you feel you can deal with. The divorce or break involves getting through so much emotion in order to make the split happen. You know in your heart it is the only way to achieve everything else. Shift your mindset to keep on moving forward with your life. The divorce does not define, you but how you move forward does. Taking control and coping with it will help you in feeling liberated. If you need extra help with a counselor or life coach, get it. It will be great to feel freeonce again . It’s up to you to take back control of your life. 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 063: Thoughts from Mom-nonymous

By Help Person|April 17, 2018|Thoughts from Mom-nonymous|

Episode 063: Deal Breakers with Leanne & The Boyfriend This episode is all about deal breakers in dating, relationships, and marriage. Being an older woman, I see deal breakers a little different than some of you. They do not relate to my spouse, but I have witnessed some of these with friends and family over the years. Being late and thinking it’s OK Answering or checking their cell phone On the other hand not returning your calls Share your shortcomings with others Obsessed with checking out beautiful women in your presence Bad table manners like getting up and loudly blowing your nose Eating excessive roasted garlic prior to meeting you for dinner or a road trip After eating search for lost food behind your partials or dentures Older men love to be cute and flirt with waitresses Men who don’t trim their bushy eyebrows or long nose hairs No sense of humor Men who don’t know how to dress for different occasions I guess that’s all that comes to mind for now. I just thought I’d clue you younger women in on what you may see as you get older. These are my deal breakers. Each week Mom-nonymous shares her thoughts on the episode. Mom-nonymous is a wife,

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Episode 062: Thoughts from Mom-Nonymous

By Help Person|April 10, 2018|Thoughts from Mom-nonymous, Uncategorized|

Episode 062: There’s No Magic Wand in Marriage with special guest Griff Today We heard from Griff. He shared some of his thoughts as a young man in the Army. So many of his buddies were already married that it opened up his thoughts on the subject. Before long, he too was married. But with military life and extended time apart, Griff once again found himself liking his own space. Griff discussed divorce with his wife and she agreed. But he was not going to walk away without her getting a better car. After being single for a few years he met someone new and married again. They shared similar thoughts on religion, finances, and what family life would be in their future. A good foundation for having children. They did have two daughters and a son. Griff advice to his own children as they enter the world of relationshipos would be not to judge each and to remember that marriage is a long term investment. People are all individuals and should be treated as such. When it comes to holidays, you shouldn’t let extended families put guilt on you if you want to do your own things that are special to your wife and kids Through self-awareness and

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Episode 061: Thoughts from Mom-Nonymous

By Help Person|April 3, 2018|Thoughts from Mom-nonymous, Uncategorized|

Episode 061: Seeing The Bigger (Legal) Picture with special guest Marilyn B. Chinitz Such great advice from Marilyn B. Chinitz, divorce attorney from Blank Rome LLP. With 35 years of experience behind her, she knows the Do’s and Don’ts of seeing clients through the process. #1 on her list is be informed on your state laws on divorce. #2 Know your net worth, finances, houses , cars,whatever you have accrued as a couple. #3 You need to know about your taxes. This is quite a learning experience and the more you know, the more you will be empowered throughout the process. Divorce can take a lot of time. If you have a prenup, it’s a contract and should be protected. Custody of children is such a touchy subject and can sometimes be hurtful and nasty. Do not bad mouth your spouse in front of kids it scars them forever. Don’t put any of this on social media, computers, or phones. NOT SMART. If you are offered a great sum of money in lieu of your house from your spouse, think it over and check out what repercussions you may be in for. Sometimes it’s not so smart and will cost you in taxes down the road. When this is

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Episode 060: Thoughts from Mom-Nonymous

By Help Person|March 27, 2018|Thoughts from Mom-nonymous, Uncategorized|

Episode 060: Stop Pretending & Start Living! with special guest Sunny Joy McMillan Sunny Joy McMillan shared her divorce journey. At the young age of 23, Sunny married older man who was an attorney. Sunny later became an attorney herself. Thinking back, Sunny now thinks the marriage was more about success and appearances. During their 12 year marriage they did not see eye to eye on things. Sunny went to therapy. She did not tell anybody else she was unhappy. She and her husband did a lot of arguing over things. Sunny asked her husband if he would like to attend The Burning Man Festival with her and he agreed. For her, the experience sent her on a different mindset. Afterward, she and her husband agreed on a six-month separation. There was no cheating. They continued wearing wedding rings and would talk a couple times a month. He told her that if she was really unhappy he would give her a divorce, and he did. It would be three years before they would again have a conversation with one another. They eventually made amends and Sunny took ownership over her role as an equal player in misery during the 12 years they were married. It opened the doors between

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