14 episodes

Just over three years ago Cass Thorburn had to hit restart on her life. Her relationship ended and she found herself a single, stay-at-home mum to her three kids. In Australia one in three marriages end in divorce, but when you find yourself in that situation it can be hard to know where to turn, who to ask for help and how to get your life in order. Which is where Divorce Story comes in. Hosted by Cass Thorburn and Annaliese Dent, Divorce Story is a 12-week series that will help you navigate your separation, provide advice from the experts and help you relaunch your life post divorce.
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Divorce Story Pacific Podcast Network

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 155 Ratings

Just over three years ago Cass Thorburn had to hit restart on her life. Her relationship ended and she found herself a single, stay-at-home mum to her three kids. In Australia one in three marriages end in divorce, but when you find yourself in that situation it can be hard to know where to turn, who to ask for help and how to get your life in order. Which is where Divorce Story comes in. Hosted by Cass Thorburn and Annaliese Dent, Divorce Story is a 12-week series that will help you navigate your separation, provide advice from the experts and help you relaunch your life post divorce.
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    If I knew then what I know now...with Constance Hall

    If I knew then what I know now...with Constance Hall

    For our last show we’re hearing from people reflect on what they wish then knew then. With the benefit of hindsight, what advice they wish they could go back and tell themselves when they were going through their toughest days. Plus we are also going to be chatting to social media sensation and author of the book “Happily Ever Fuck That”– our mate Constance Hall about co parenting with new partners and some of her best bits of advice to thriving after separation.
    Produced by Cass Thorburn (@cassthorburn) & Annaliese Dent (@annaliesedent)
    With thanks to Constance Hall
    The Executive Producer & Head of Audio at Pacific is Elissa Ratliff
    The original music used in Divorce Story is composed by Jackson Stefanovic

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    • 24 min
    Relaunching your career

    Relaunching your career

    In many families, it’s common for one person in a relationship to take a step back in their career to help with the mental load and logistics of running the home and children. But, when a relationship ends, the person who has been the primary carer will often find themselves needing to increase their earning capacity and in some cases, they might have been out of the workforce for years. On the show today, we talk about relaunching your career. What options are available? What do you say on your CV? Where do you even begin?
    Produced by Cass Thorburn (@cassthorburn) & Annaliese Dent (@annaliesedent)
    With thanks to Gillian Fox and Nama Winston
    The Executive Producer & Head of Audio at Pacific is Elissa Ratliff
    The original music used in Divorce Story is composed by Jackson Stefanovic

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    • 31 min
    Guiding children through separation

    Guiding children through separation

    On the show today we’re going to be talking about how you can successfully guide your children through separation. We’ll be speaking to child psychologist Belinda Jones about tips and tricks you can take home to guide you about how to speak to your child. And we’ll be joined by the author of Surviving Your Split, Lucy Mannering to walk us through how to be the sane parent during a separation.
    Produced by Cass Thorburn (@cassthorburn) & Annaliese Dent (@annaliesedent)
    With thanks to Lucy Mannering and Belinda Jones
    The Executive Producer & Head of Audio at Pacific is Elissa Ratliff
    The original music used in Divorce Story is composed by Jackson Stefanovic


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    • 46 min
    How to help a friend going through separation

    How to help a friend going through separation

    How do you help a friend who is going through separation or a divorce? With 1 in 3 marriages ending in divorce in Australia, chances are you’ll need to support a friend going through divorce - so what are some of the most helpful things you can do? How can you make them smile? Cass and Annaliese share their tips for how you can be the best support network for your friend...
    Produced by Cass Thorburn (@cassthorburn) & Annaliese Dent (@annaliesedent)
    With thanks to Lucy Mannering
    The Executive Producer & Head of Audio at Pacific is Elissa Ratliff
    The original music used in Divorce Story is composed by Jackson Stefanovic

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    • 26 min
    How to deal with gossip after a separation

    How to deal with gossip after a separation

    Remember that scene in Bridget Jones’ Diary when she was the only single lady at a dinner party? Surrounded by smug married couples? Well, chances are that could be you right now.  On the show today, once you’re single - how the heck do you navigate couple-ville as a single woman? Plus how do you handle gossip about your relationship?

    Credits
    Produced by Cass Thorburn (@cassthorburn) & Annaliese Dent (@annaliesedent)
    With thanks to Dr Nikki Goldstein
    The Executive Producer & Head of Audio at Pacific is Elissa Ratliff
    The original music used in Divorce Story is composed by Jackson Stefanovic
    With thanks to Rachel Voysey https://rachelvoysey.com/

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    • 29 min
    How to have a civil relationship with your ex

    How to have a civil relationship with your ex

    When a person goes from your partner to your ex it can be incredibly hard to remember that you can’t talk to them the way you used to. You can’t vent to them, and you can’t express your anger at them like you might have done when you were together. Ex-etiquette is tricky - but, it’s do-able. And that’s what we’re here to help you achieve. On the show today Cass and Annaliese are joined by Rachel Voysey from the Relationship Room to walk us through how to have a civil relationship with your ex.
    Credits
    Produced by Cass Thorburn (@cassthorburn) & Annaliese Dent (@annaliesedent)
    The Executive Producer & Head of Audio at Pacific is Elissa Ratliff
    The original music used in Divorce Story is composed by Jackson Stefanovic
    With thanks to Rachel Voysey https://rachelvoysey.com/

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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
155 Ratings

155 Ratings

PossumMagic2680 ,

Could listen to these two all day

Love this podcast, hosts are amazing and engaging.

Jenece1234 ,

Absolutely fantastic

Has helped me so much. Thank you

Tessa 9 ,

Divorce advice for the wealthy

With regards to your discussion with Legal Aid. When my husband left me we had a 500000 mortgage, two small children, I was a stay at home mum with no child care or family support, and I had no money to pay for a lawyer. I had to borrow money from family members to pay the mortgage and living expenses. The plan was to sell the house, however this takes time and requires money up front as well. I reached out to Legal Aid many times and many other support services and none of them would help me because I was in my own home. This led to an emotional breakdown as I was pretty much left to fend for myself and every month borrow more money to not default on the loan and a decade on I have not fully recovered.

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