Your Divorce is Not a Death w/Michelle Dempsey

Uncategorized Jan 20, 2021

So often, when thinking of divorce, we think of it in the same way we would a death. However, there is no comparison between the two, and thinking this way will only make the process harder on us than it needs to be.

While it’s normal to grieve the end of a marriage, we have to remind ourselves that post-divorce, we’re still alive, and that means we have a ton of opportunities to create beautiful lives for ourselves.

However, that can be easier said than done. In a world so determined to equate death with divorce, how can we see the silver linings of the situation? How can we shift the way we’ve been taught to think of divorce entirely?

In this episode, Founder of Moms Moving On and Coach & Certified Divorce Specialist (CDS®), Michelle Dempsey shares how to stop viewing divorce as a death. 


3 Things You’ll Love About This Episode 

  • How to view divorce as a learning opportunity
    When we lose a friendship, we don’t write off ever having another friend, and it should be the same with divorce. Take whatever contributed to the breakdown of the relationship as a lesson and use it to move on to something even better.
  • Why we need to reframe divorce
    Divorce signals the end of a chapter, but it also comes with massive opportunities. Post-split, we have the chance to create a life we love, with the right person by our side.
  • How to get closure after a divorce
    When experiencing a death, we have a ceremony, and that helps to give us closure. While death and divorce are not the same, having some kind of a celebration can give us a much-needed sense of finality.


Guest Bio

Michelle Dempsey is a writer, mom, coach, Certified Divorce Specialist, speaker, and genuine girl power enthusiast. Michelle fully believes in the power of having someone by your side to help you through the uncomfortable process of divorce as a way to empower and educate, making clients stronger. Her work has been featured in publications including Forbes, Scary Mommy, Parents, Daily Business Review, HuffPost, Elite Daily, and more. She is also the host of the Moms Moving On podcast. Michelle works with women at all stages of divorce; from just deciding to end their marriage to looking for their stride in co-parenting and everything in between. 


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