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Previously known as The Divorce Club, The Divorce Social is a light-hearted yet penetrative interview show about break ups & divorce. Hosted and created by author, actor and broadcaster Samantha Baines, who recently got divorced (don't worry she's fine)! 
Changing the conversation around divorce and break ups.
Samantha is on a mission to discover how other people managed the weird and wonderful world of paperwork, tears, freedom, sex with strangers, and listing your ex's belongings on eBay in this upbeat interview show. Whether you are part of the club or not this is a fun, informative and touching look at how 42% of marriages and a whole lot more relationships end! 
Host: Samantha Baines
Produced by Aurra Studios
Check the description of each episode for trigger warnings.
Join our divorce/break up chatroom on patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/samanthabaines
Twitter & instagram: @divorcepod & @samanthabaines
Email the show: thedivorcesocial@gmail.com
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The Divorce Social Samantha Baines

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 190 Ratings

Previously known as The Divorce Club, The Divorce Social is a light-hearted yet penetrative interview show about break ups & divorce. Hosted and created by author, actor and broadcaster Samantha Baines, who recently got divorced (don't worry she's fine)! 
Changing the conversation around divorce and break ups.
Samantha is on a mission to discover how other people managed the weird and wonderful world of paperwork, tears, freedom, sex with strangers, and listing your ex's belongings on eBay in this upbeat interview show. Whether you are part of the club or not this is a fun, informative and touching look at how 42% of marriages and a whole lot more relationships end! 
Host: Samantha Baines
Produced by Aurra Studios
Check the description of each episode for trigger warnings.
Join our divorce/break up chatroom on patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/samanthabaines
Twitter & instagram: @divorcepod & @samanthabaines
Email the show: thedivorcesocial@gmail.com
Episode transcripts available

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    Season 6 Round Up!

    Season 6 Round Up!

    Host Samantha Baines rounds up the series with her favourite bits of each episode, the gifts she misses at Christmas, the affect of anniversaries on her and the weird dates she's been on- its been a strange year of dating!
    Follow us on twitter and instagram: @divorcepod & @samanthabaines
    Email: thedivorcesocial@gmail.com

    Transcripts can be found at www.thedivorcesocial.com


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    • 42 min
    Jacqui Smith

    Jacqui Smith

    ‘Sometimes there are things in your life you just have to accept and live with, that you can’t solve, that you can’t put right - a lot of my life is about let’s solve that problem... but this is something, the most important thing in my life and I actually couldn’t control…’ -Jacqui Smith
    Former Home Secretary and political commentator Jacqui Smith joins Samantha Baines to talk about divorce and the expenses scandal even gets a mention. Jacqui talks about the importance of counselling and accepting the end of her 32 year marriage. They both discuss different sorts of grief and how to handle their emotions. Jacqui speaks about online dating and the awkwardness of being recognised by her date! They both talk about adapting to life without men in their homes and the sudden need and satisfaction of buying their own toolkits!
    Follow us on twitter and instagram: @divorcepod & @samanthabaines

    Email: thedivorcesocial@gmail.com

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    • 50 min
    Natasha Aujla (TW)

    Natasha Aujla (TW)

    TW: Baby death/Miscarriage
    "I called and said I'm going to come back and he said, no you're not, this isn't your house anymore- I'm divorcing you"- Natasha Aujla
    Writer Natasha Aujla joins Samantha Baines to talk about dealing with the death of her newborn son and then being asked for a divorce eight days later. Natasha discusses her journey with forgiveness and how logical thinking aided her recovery. They both discuss going to weddings after a divorce and the emotional rollercoaster they went through. Natasha talks about the importance of her Sikh religion and how she felt growing up in a South Asian community and the cultural expectations that come with it.
    Natashas blog and Instagram: blusabar.com / @Blusabar
    Follow us on twitter and instagram: @divorcepod & @samanthabaines

    Email: thedivorcesocial@gmail.com

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    • 41 min
    Georgia Hirst

    Georgia Hirst

    "I knew he was in a really really bad place and I think that's how I forgave a lot of his behaviour" - Georgia Hirst
    Vikings actor and activist Georgia Hirst joins Samantha Baines to talk about delaying the healing process. The two discuss about the difference between doing the dumping vs being the one dumped. Georgia talks about her experience of being with an older man and the lack of communication between them. Both discuss wanting to protect your partner from scrutiny by loved ones and that urge to look through their partners phone. And Georgia speaks about the importance of spending time with yourself along with tips on how to do just that!
    Follow us on twitter and instagram: @divorcepod & @samanthabaines

    Email: thedivorcesocial@gmail.com

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    • 38 min
    Nikki and Ben

    Nikki and Ben

    "I came home and there was a ripped up photo of us and his ring next to my sink"- Nikki DeBartolo
    In a Divorce Social first, we have a divorced couple on the show together! Nikki DeBartolo and Ben Heldfond both join Samantha to talk about their divorce from one another and their book all about it. Now the best of friends, they talk to Samantha about their journey whilst bringing up their son. The three discuss feelings of insecurity, meeting in public places and the power of therapy. Ben and Nikki also discuss the drastic differences in their childhood and how that affected the different outlooks they had on relationships. 
    To purchase their book, Our Happy Divorce: https://ourhappydivorce.com/
    Instagram: @Ourhappydivorce
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    Email: thedivorcesocial@gmail.com

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    • 44 min
    Rosie Wilby

    Rosie Wilby

    "The break up that triggered all that was when I got dumped by email"- Rosie Wilby

    Comedian and Author of The Breakup Monologues, Rosie Wilby joins Samantha Baines to talk about the major breakdown of her relationship. Rosie talks about the impact her break up had on her pet cat and how she felt being in a relationship with someone not openly gay. The two discuss the lack of women who like women, representation on Tinder and taking into consideration being a pet parent when you separate from a partner.
    Rosie's new book, The Breakup Monologues is based on her acclaimed podcast of the same name: https://linktr.ee/breakupmonologues
    Twitter @rosiewilby and @breakupmonologues on Instagram. 
    Follow us on twitter and instagram: @divorcepod & @samanthabaines
    Email: thedivorcesocial@gmail.com
    Transcripts can be found at www.thedivorcesocial.com


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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
190 Ratings

190 Ratings

Natashii ,

Funny yet warm

Getting divorced can be compared to losing someone with regards to the grief and loss we feel. What I love about the podcast is the humour with which Samantha approaches divorce. Yes it's hard and we have to acknowledge our emotions but laughter really does help. This podcast makes me feel so seen and less alone in my divorce journey.

Scof29 ,

Fantastic and comforting

I find these podcasts very comforting that I am not on my own. Serious subjects but funny at the same time.

Samandthepuppies ,

Lifesaver

I can’t tell you how much comfort this podcast has brought me during the worst time in my life.

Even just the start when the host asks her guests to describe their divorce makes me feel less alone.

Thank you

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