How to Stop Feeling Financially Trapped in Your Relationship with Stacy Francis

Are you holding back on deciding on a divorce because you're afraid of what financial independence might look like?

Financial expert Stacy Francis has a passion for helping women who feel financially trapped in relationships and has powerful advice to help assess and make financial decisions throughout the divorce process.

In this episode, Stacy and I discuss the common financial mistakes women make when transitioning out of a relationship and the key things everyone needs to know about finances before, during, and after divorce. We'll also share resources to help you feel empowered and ready to take the first step to create your long-term plan for financial stability.

Three Things You’ll Love About This Episode:

  • Take the fear out of your financial future

Stacy shares her best tips for assessing your current financial situation and things to consider when creating a plan for moving forward

  • Learn how money impacts the decisions we make

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5 Secrets to Listen, Not React & Be Heard

Having good communication starts with the ability to listen.

When it comes to speaking with our exes, it’s easy to slip into fear-based thinking that leaves all parties feeling frustrated and unheard.

 In this episode, I’m breaking down the top five ways conscious listening can help you build stronger communication with your ex and improve your confidence and mindset when it comes to making your own needs known. We’ll explore how fear impacts our ability to listen, how to identify when you’ve stopped listening, and when nonverbal communication skills are critical to understanding. 

Three Things You’ll Love About This Episode:

  • Identify when you’re ready to start listening to your ex
    • Many factors contribute to poor communication during the divorce. Learn how past events leave us feeling hurt, angry, or resentful, and how those feelings impact our ability to communicate today.
  • Understand how listening can improve your relationship
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Healing and the Stories We Tell Ourselves with Dr. Elizabeth Cohen

Does processing your divorce feel like you’re constantly navigating life in the dark?

Often after a divorce when we seek out ways to start the healing process, it can feel like no one understands. That feeling leaves people thinking that if there are no options out there to heal from the experience we weren’t meant to heal at all, and Elizabeth Cohen is here to help.

In this episode, author, psychologist, and community creator Elizabeth Cohen shares the lessons she learned after dealing with her own divorce from her ex-husband due to substance abuse. We discuss everything from the fear and judgment that comes with telling your story to others to flipping the script and shining the spotlight back on yourself. If you’re feeling lost and unfocused while on the road to healing from divorce, you should listen to this episode.

Three Things You’ll Love About This Episode:

Learn how to recognize and correct your inner dialogue

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How Community Helps You Heal Post-Divorce with Daniel Herrold

Do you feel isolated and in need of connection after divorce? You’re definitely not alone.

Choosing who we spend time with after divorce is an intentional choice that requires us to first look at what we truly want and how we want to spend our time. 

In this episode, Divorced Over 40 creator Daniel Herrold shares his journey to creating a community for divorced individuals. During this conversation, we dive into the importance of connection and why so many people start dating too soon after divorce when what they’re truly looking for is a tribe.

 

Three Things You’ll Love About This Episode:

Learn the impact of community on your emotional recovery

During this interview Daniel shares the moment he realized the importance of community and how those connections helped him do the emotional work of divorce.

Understand how the divorce process differs between women and men

Daniel discusses how men process emotional needs post-divorce and we explore how...

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Are You Recently Divorced? 10 Reasons You're Not Alone

Have you ever watched a movie montage with a recently divorced woman and wondered why you couldn’t be more like the leading lady and just buy a new outfit and get over it?

Hollywood, the media, and American culture make it seem like divorce is a linear process, but if you’ve been listening to the podcast for a while now, you know things aren’t that simple.

 There are several uncomfortable truths that we as a society need to face about the process of divorce, including the fact that it is a process and there is no “right” amount of time to go through each stage.

In this episode, I’m revealing 10 ways that divorce can impact your life, relationships, and mindset. I’m diving into everything from finding the right support system to letting go of friendships that no longer serve you. If you’ve asked yourself more than once “is this normal?” this podcast episode is for you.

 

 

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Co-Parenting & Creating a Child-Centered Co-Parenting Plan with Karen Bonnell

Do you feel like you and your ex treat parenting like a competitive sport? 

Nurturing and supporting children while going through a divorce can be difficult, but creating mutual understanding and respect between us and the other parent is critical for a peaceful transition from one household to two.

What does the ideal co-parenting situation look like? Who should have the final say in where and how our children live?

Before we’re able to create a plan that works for all members of the family, it’s important to agree upon and define what co-parenting looks like to everyone involved.

In this episode, Karen Bonnell discusses her nearly 30 years of experience helping families transition into co-parenting plans that cultivate child-centered parenting.

Listen to the full episode on Apple Podcasts or Watch it here!

Three Things You’ll Love About This Episode:

  • Understand the true definition of co-parenting
    • While getting along is always ideal, co-parenting focuses...
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