270 episodes

On the Divorce Survival Guide Podcast we have open and honest conversations about co-parenting, separation, divorce, and the hardest question of all, should you stay or should you go? Hosted by Kate Anthony, your Divorce Survival Guide.

The Divorce Survival Guide Podcast Kate Anthony, CPCC

    • Education
    • 4.5 • 45 Ratings

On the Divorce Survival Guide Podcast we have open and honest conversations about co-parenting, separation, divorce, and the hardest question of all, should you stay or should you go? Hosted by Kate Anthony, your Divorce Survival Guide.

    Episode 272: Why More Women Are Calling It Quits with Sharon Pope

    Episode 272: Why More Women Are Calling It Quits with Sharon Pope

    Sharon Pope, a Master Life Coach, and Relationship Expert, joins me to dive into why more women are opting out of their marriages, the historical context of marriage dynamics, and the challenges modern couples are up against. Sharon’s mission is to equip women and men with the tools to improve, heal, or let go of their struggling marriages.
    We’ll also tackle relationships' social, legal, and emotional sides, emphasizing the importance of open communication and intentionality.
    Featured topics:

    Why more women are the ones pulling the plug on their marriages (3:21)

    Women often check out of their marriage mentally long before they physically leave (12:13)

    Communication tips and advice to use before you hit the “I'm done” point (14:24)

    Why Sharon believes “divorce should always be an option.” (26:20)


    Learn more about Sharon Pope:
    Sharon Pope is a certified Master Life Coach and Relationship Expert helping women and men get the tools they need to improve, heal, or release their struggling marriages. She is a seven-time international best-selling author on love and relationships, including "Stay or Go: How to Find the Confidence & Clarity You Need to Either Fix the Struggles in Your Marriage or Move Forward without Regret," which has sold more than 300,000 copies, and host of the podcast, “The Loving Truth.” Her work has appeared in numerous media outlets and online publications, including the “Modern Love” column of The New York Times.
    Resources & Links:
    Private Coaching with Kate
    Phoenix Rising: A Divorce Empowerment Collective
    Sharon's website
    Episode Link:
    https://kateanthony.com/podcast/episode-272-why-more-women-are-calling-it-quits-with-sharon-pope
    DISCLAIMER: THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS AVAILABLE ON THIS PODCAST ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL AND ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL OR PSYCHOLOGICAL ADVICE. YOU SHOULD CONTACT AN ATTORNEY, COACH, OR THERAPIST IN YOUR STATE TO OBTAIN ADVICE WITH RESPECT TO ANY PARTICULAR ISSUE OR PROBLEM.

    • 41 min
    Episode 271: Pathological Love Relationships with Dr. Sarah Schewitz

    Episode 271: Pathological Love Relationships with Dr. Sarah Schewitz

    Dr. Sarah Schewitz returns to the podcast to talk about pathological love relationships. Dr. Schewitz helps us understand what this type of relationship is, how to know if you’re in one, why these types of relationships can be so devastating, and what is necessary to recover and heal. 
    Dr. Sarah Schewitz is a licensed psychologist specializing in love and relationships. She is the founder of the successful online psychology practice, Couples Learn, which was named by Forbes Health as one of the top 3 online marriage counseling services in 2023. She specializes in healing attachment trauma, understanding the impact of childhood wounds on your relationships, helping couples transform their communication, and rebuilding trust after betrayal.
    Featured topics:

    Dr. Schewitz answers, “What is a pathological love relationship [PLR]?” and describes the four identifiers of a PLR (11:18)

    Signs and red flags that you might be in a pathological love relationship (13:19)

    The five personality traits of victims who most often are susceptible to this type of relationship (18:42)

    Why it is necessary to seek out a trauma-informed and educated therapist to aid you in recovery (33:32)

    Healing from traumatic PLR oftentimes requires a somatic therapy approach (36:06)


    Learn more about Dr. Sarah Schewitz:
    Dr. Sarah Schewitz is a licensed psychologist specializing in love & relationships. She is the founder of the successful online psychology practice, Couples Learn, which was named by Forbes Health as one of the top 3 online marriage counseling services in 2023. She specializes in healing attachment trauma, understanding the impact of childhood wounds on your relationships, helping couples transform their communication, and rebuilding trust after betrayal. Dr. Sarah and Couples Learn have been featured on CNN, The Washington Post, Women’s Health, Bravo TV, and more. 
    Resources & Links:
    Private Coaching with Kate
    Phoenix Rising: A Divorce Empowerment Collective
    Couples Learn
    Episode Link:
    https://kateanthony.com/podcast/episode-270-pathological-love-relationships-with-dr-sarah-schewitz/
    DISCLAIMER: THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS AVAILABLE ON THIS PODCAST ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL AND ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL OR PSYCHOLOGICAL ADVICE. YOU SHOULD CONTACT AN ATTORNEY, COACH, OR THERAPIST IN YOUR STATE TO OBTAIN ADVICE WITH RESPECT TO ANY PARTICULAR ISSUE OR PROBLEM.

    • 51 min
    (Bonus) Episode 270: On Closing My Facebook Group

    (Bonus) Episode 270: On Closing My Facebook Group

    For over six years, I’ve managed a Facebook group for women contemplating whether to stay in or leave their marriages. Recently, I made the very tough decision to close the group. In this bonus solo episode, I address the issues that led to the group’s closing. I further share about the rules and guidelines that were in place, the challenges of managing a large community, and my response to group members' frustrations. I also reflect on boundaries, the importance of doing the work for personal growth, and ultimately, the considerations for potentially reopening the group and providing some closure to the situation.
    Resources & Links:
    Facebook Group Survey
    Phoenix Rising: A Divorce Empowerment Collective
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    DISCLAIMER: THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS AVAILABLE ON THIS PODCAST ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL AND ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL OR PSYCHOLOGICAL ADVICE. YOU SHOULD CONTACT AN ATTORNEY, COACH, OR THERAPIST IN YOUR STATE TO OBTAIN ADVICE WITH RESPECT TO ANY PARTICULAR ISSUE OR PROBLEM.

    • 29 min
    Episode 269: Where Tenderness Lives with Heather Plett

    Episode 269: Where Tenderness Lives with Heather Plett

    We’re talking about tenderness and holding space with Heather Plett, author of the award-winning book The Art of Holding Space: A Practice of Love, Liberation, and Leadership and the recently released book Where Tenderness Lives: On Healing, Liberation, and Holding Space for Oneself. Heather opens up about her experience of dealing with divorce, co-founding the Center for Holding Space, and authoring books that dive into these concepts. Our conversation reveals how embracing tenderness towards oneself can disrupt patriarchal and capitalist structures and highlights the importance of self-care, setting boundaries, and the deep dive required for personal growth.
    Featured topics:

    The concept of holding space: what it is and how to do it (3:10)

    Tenderness as a disruptive force (27:13)

    Putting into practice daily acts of tenderness (33:15)

    Learn more about Heather Plett:
    Heather Plett is the author of the award-winning book The Art of Holding Space: A Practice of Love, Liberation, and Leadership and the recently released book Where Tenderness Lives: On Healing, Liberation, and Holding Space for Oneself. She is also an international speaker and workshop facilitator, and co-founder of the Centre for Holding Space.
    Resources & Links:
    Private Coaching with Kate
    Phoenix Rising: A Divorce Empowerment Collective
    Kate on A Tender Space Podcast: Healing and Divorce I A conversation with Kate Anthony
    Heather's website
    Center for Holding Space
    Heather on Facebook
    Heather on Instagram
    Episode Link:
    https://kateanthony.com/podcast/episode-269-where-tenderness-lives-with-heather-plett
    DISCLAIMER: THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS AVAILABLE ON THIS PODCAST ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL AND ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL OR PSYCHOLOGICAL ADVICE. YOU SHOULD CONTACT AN ATTORNEY, COACH, OR THERAPIST IN YOUR STATE TO OBTAIN ADVICE WITH RESPECT TO ANY PARTICULAR ISSUE OR PROBLEM.

    • 50 min
    Episode 268: Reinventing Yourself After Divorce: Nikki Spo on Self-Discovery and Empowerment

    Episode 268: Reinventing Yourself After Divorce: Nikki Spo on Self-Discovery and Empowerment

    Oftentimes, we wrap our identities in this one thing - like marriage. What happens when it's over? This week, Nikki Spoelstra (Nikki Spo) joins me to discuss the transformative power of self-discovery through life's most challenging moments.
    Nikki and I cover a range of important topics, including how self-esteem is built through self-knowledge, strategies for managing thoughts about divorce, emphasizing the importance of setting limits on dwelling on the past, and so much more. Nikki is a breath of fresh air for women going through hard times. 
    Join us as we discuss the intricate process of reinventing oneself after significant life changes, the importance of self-acceptance, and the journey to finding joy and worth within.
    Featured topics:

    Nikki answers, "How did you reinvent yourself?" TLDR: “You do so, even when you’re scared as shit.” (7:18)

    Self-esteem is built through self-knowledge. (22:02)

    Apologizing is not the same thing as making amends. (26:11)

    Romanticizing friendships with your ex/co-parent: Don’t compare your divorce or co-parenting relationship to others. It may evolve differently or stay the same forever. (29:59)

    Parallel parenting vs. co-parenting. (31:33)

    A reminder that you get to be the owner of your story, and people don’t have to know all the details about your relationships or divorce (38:19)


    Learn more about Nikki Spo:
    Nikki Spoelstra is the host of The Know with Nikki Spo - a globally top-ranked podcast that highlights the stories of individuals who are finding and celebrating their deepest sense of inner knowing in a space where it’s not about knowing everything, but about coming to know ourselves.
    Covering topics that range from motherhood and business to wellness and self-care, The Know with Nikki Spo has been nominated for the People’s Choice Podcast Award and is up for two coveted Gracie Awards, which honor exceptional women in podcasting and journalism.
    Nikki is a single mom of three, has overcome tough life experiences with ferocity and grace, and is a compelling speaker of truths.
    Resources & Links:
    Private Coaching with Kate
    Phoenix Rising: A Divorce Empowerment Collective
    Kate on Nikki’s Podcast The Know with Nikki Spo
    Nikki's website
    Nikki on Instagram @nikkisappspo
    Episode link:
    https://kateanthony.com/podcast/episode-268-reinventing-yourself-after-divorce-nikki-spo-on-self-discovery-and-empowerment/
    DISCLAIMER: THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS AVAILABLE ON THIS PODCAST ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL AND ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL OR PSYCHOLOGICAL ADVICE. YOU SHOULD CONTACT AN ATTORNEY, COACH, OR THERAPIST IN YOUR STATE TO OBTAIN ADVICE WITH RESPECT TO ANY PARTICULAR ISSUE OR PROBLEM.

    • 50 min
    Episode 267: Is Therapy Dead? with Dawn Wiggins

    Episode 267: Is Therapy Dead? with Dawn Wiggins

    “Therapy is dead,” says this week’s podcast guest, Dawn Wiggins. In this episode, we get to the heart of why Dawn says therapy isn’t always the answer and, instead, how somatic and homeopathic techniques help individuals heal from various forms of trauma.  
    Dawn is a trauma-informed licensed marriage and family therapist and integrative healer who helps women turn the traumatic journey of divorce into a force for healing, self-love, and joy through a tailored blend of holistic and scientifically supported solutions.  
    Featured topics:

    Supported solutions for healing like EFT (6:45)

    Why Dawn says therapy is dead + explains the job of a therapist (16:25)

    Homeopathy: what it is and how Dawn weaves it into her practice (18:31)

    How we can use all of these techniques to heal the trauma of divorce and more (29:19)

    Learn more about Dawn Wiggins:
    Dawn Wiggins is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, EMDR specialist, and constitutional homeopath. She draws on decades of experience to help women navigate the emotional rollercoaster that comes after ending a marriage. Using a little bit of science, a few alternative remedies and emotional release techniques, a whole lot of love, and zero BS, we step out of the victim mindset and into building a new life after divorce.
    Resources & Links:
    Kate’s book “The D Word
    Phoenix Rising: A Divorce Empowerment Collective
    Dawn's website
    Dawn on Facebook
    Dawn on Instagram
    Post Divorce Roadmap - 21 Days of Guided Journaling
    Episode Link:
    https://kateanthony.com/podcast/episode-267-is-therapy-dead-with-dawn-wiggins/
    DISCLAIMER: THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS AVAILABLE ON THIS PODCAST ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL AND ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL OR PSYCHOLOGICAL ADVICE. YOU SHOULD CONTACT AN ATTORNEY, COACH, OR THERAPIST IN YOUR STATE TO OBTAIN ADVICE WITH RESPECT TO ANY PARTICULAR ISSUE OR PROBLEM.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

joellezed ,

Invaluable advice

I wish I had discovered this podcast when I was divorcing. Kate brings experts who help you make sense of what you are going through and give you concrete advice on how to protect yourself and move forward. Thank you so much!

TheGirlWhoLikesTea ,

Like free therapy

I can’t afford the amount of therapy I actually need 😂 … but this actually feels a lots like a therapy session for me. I love it, need it and appreciate it so much. It’s also so nice to not feel alone in this journey and get advice from someone who went though it.

rachelhawkes ,

Very offputting

I’m a domestic abuse victim and found it quite jarring to hear the cost laughing through the episode, especially about children and custody issues. Also using homophobic slurs can be very triggering, even if you’re using the term to illustrate its negative connotations. I would suggest a more conscious intention with the energy you’re putting out about such a sensitive manner to very vulnerable listeners.

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