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If you are facing a break up, divorce or any other significant life change then the Divorce & Beyond Podcast is what you have been looking for! Nationally recognized family law and divorce mediation attorney, Susan Guthrie, shares her 30 plus years of experience in the field to help you navigate the choppy waters of change and to thrive and grow into your new future. Susan and her guest experts share their experience and expertise to provide you with the advice and insider knowledge that others pay thousands of dollars for and support you with all you need to know to get through this difficult time an on to your new life BEYOND!

The Divorce and Beyond Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq‪.‬ Susan Guthrie, Esq.

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If you are facing a break up, divorce or any other significant life change then the Divorce & Beyond Podcast is what you have been looking for! Nationally recognized family law and divorce mediation attorney, Susan Guthrie, shares her 30 plus years of experience in the field to help you navigate the choppy waters of change and to thrive and grow into your new future. Susan and her guest experts share their experience and expertise to provide you with the advice and insider knowledge that others pay thousands of dollars for and support you with all you need to know to get through this difficult time an on to your new life BEYOND!

    It’s Time to Fix Your Picker and Stop Falling in Love with the Wrong People with Bela Gandhi, America’s Favorite Dating Expert on Divorce & Beyond #218

    It’s Time to Fix Your Picker and Stop Falling in Love with the Wrong People with Bela Gandhi, America’s Favorite Dating Expert on Divorce & Beyond #218

    Fresh off her visits with Good Morning America and The Today Show (among others), America's Favorite Dating Expert, Bela Gandhi, stops in to chat with Susan Guthrie about the very human drama of falling in love with the wrong person and how we can "fix our picker" to find a lasting love.


    We have talked about the fact that Peak Dating Season is ongoing in January each year but for many people all that dating leads to making poor choices in partners, sometimes over and over again.  In fact, although we may think that we would select better spouses after going through a divorce, in reality, with each subsequent marriage, the chances of divorce greatly increase. The numbers break down like this:


    41% of first marriages end in divorce.

    60% of second marriages end in divorce.

    73% of third marriages end in divorce.  


    So why do we continue to make poor choices in mates and much more importantly, HOW DO WE FIX OUR PICKER?


    Bela Gandhi, the Founder of Smart Dating Academy knows and she shares it ALL.  The red flags vs. the green flags and why we ignore them both.  The fact that we are hard-wired for the hormone rush but that oxytocin glow can derail our real desires, and bottom line, how to identify the elevator people in your life so that you can find the right one for your love life!


    It's all here and trust us, when you are done listening to this episode, you WILL be psychotically optimistic about your chances of find real and lasting love too!


    To hear more about the elevator people in our lives check out Bela's recent phenomenal TEDx Chicago Talk and listen to her BRAND NEW PODCAST! Smart Dating Academy: The Podcast with Bela Gandhi.  Susan is Bela's first guest:  Listen to the episode here: https://audioboom.com/posts/8006156


    Find out more about Bela and Smart Dating Academy at www.smartdatingacademy.com


    More About Bela:


    Bela Gandhi is the Founder of the Smart Dating Academy. She has an uncanny sixth sense about people, and what they need. Her intuition has been responsible for several marriages (and children)! The Huffington Post and Steve Harvey call her "The Fairy Godmother of Dating!"


    Bela has been connecting people all of her life. Prior to founding the Smart Dating Academy, Bela worked for 12 years as a top global executive for Akzo Nobel, a large multinational corporation. Bela has two degrees from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Finance & German), and has been happily married for 20 years with 2 children.


    You can find out more about Bela, her date coaching services and her FREE GIFT the 7 Clues You are in a Relationship with a Narcissist Quiz at www.smartdatingacademy.com.


    Follow Bela on Instagram @smartdatingacademy and be sure to join her on Thursday nights at 7pm ET for her famous Instagram Lives!


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    MEET OUR CREATOR AND HOST:


    SUSAN GUTHRIE®, ESQ., the creator and host of The Divorce and Beyond® Podcast, is nationally recognized as one of the top family law and divorce mediation attorneys in the country.  Susan is a member of the Executive Council of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and is the Founder of Divorce in a Better Way® which provides a curated selection of resources and information for those facing divorce and other life changes. 


    Internationally renowned as one of the leading experts in online mediation, Susan created her Learn to Mediate Online® program and has trained more than 20,000 professionals in how to transition their practice online.  Susan recently partnered with legal and mediation legend, Forrest "Woody" Mosten to create the Mosten Guthrie Academy which provides gold standard, fully online training for mediation and collaborative professionals at all stages of their career.  


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    THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR:





    Thriving in divorce and beyond means not having to worry about the safety o

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    Co-Parenting Under One Roof: 6 Tips to Make it Work - Part Two - from Parenting Expert, Christina McGhee on Divorce & Beyond #217

    Co-Parenting Under One Roof: 6 Tips to Make it Work - Part Two - from Parenting Expert, Christina McGhee on Divorce & Beyond #217

    In this episode, Part Two of Two, America's Favorite Parenting Expert, Christina McGhee returns to continue her talk with Susan Guthrie about the sometimes awkward and often difficult experience of living together and co-parenting in the same home while going through a divorce.


    Divorce is stressful for every member of the family and when financial or personal factors result in the family continuing to reside in one home together while the process plays out, the transition to separate parenting can be especially difficult for both the parents, as well as their children.  Christina McGhee, author of Parenting Apart and co-parenting coach, works with parents and families to adjust to the transitions and to learn to co-parent in a way that meets the needs of children.  Christina shares 6 essential tips for parents to consider and implement in order to make the co-parenting work, even when it's hard when together in the same space.  In addition, Christina shares the two major upsides for your family that can come from this experience!


    In Part Two, Christina continues with her final tips and advice for making the transition from parenting to co-parenting while still under one roof in a healthy and thoughtful fashion for your family!


    Be sure to listen to Christina’s other essential episodes for co-parents on Divorce & Beyond:


    Parenting Plans Aren’t for Parents: How to Create a Plan That Words for Your Kids


    Happy Holidays? How Co-Parents Can Avoid Holiday Nightmares


     





    If you are interested in becoming a Mosten Guthrie Co-Parenting Specialist you can find out more about the training program which will be held in February and again in May, 2022 by clicking here:  https://mostenguthrie.com/co-parenting-specialist


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    For More Information on This Week's Special Guest:  Christina McGhee  is a speaker and divorce parenting expert who believes divorce doesn't have to equal devastation for families. While splitting up is undeniably hard, with the right kind of information and support, she thinks parents can be children's absolute best resource as life changes.  

    As a coach with 20+ years of experience, Christina is dedicated to providing parents with the tools and practical support they need to get it right for their kids. She is also the author of the highly acclaimed book, Parenting Apart: How separated and divorced parents can raise happy and secure kids.




    As a child of divorce and as a bonus mom (aka step-mom), Christina gets plenty of opportunities to practice what she preaches.  Together she and her husband have four “adultish” children (2 bonus, 2 bio), an ever-growing community of rescue dogs/cats, and an obscene number of chickens.

    You can find out more about her at divorceandchildren.com


    *** Christina's Special Gift for Listeners:  Talking to Kids About Divorce:  How to Handle Hard Conversations can be accessed here: https://divorceandchildren.com/just-for-you***


    The film Split: A Divorce Survival Guide for Kids (and their Parents) can be viewed here:  https://www.brunofilms.com/split. 


    Split is a deeply personal film made in collaboration with children aged 6-12, exploring the often frightening and always life altering separation of their parents.


    Split gives us the children's perspective on divorce... no adults, no experts… just kids speaking the powerful truth of what is on their minds and in their hearts. Their wisdom, candor, and humor will give courage to other children, and encourage parents to make better choices as they move through divorce.


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    SUSAN GUTHRIE, ESQ., the creator and host of The Divorce and Beyond Podcast, is nationally recognized as one of the top family law and divorce mediation attorneys in the country.  She is one of the Co-Chair's of the American Bar Association's DR Section Mediation Committee

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    Co-Parenting Under One Roof: 6 Tips to Make it Work - Part One - from Parenting Expert, Christina McGhee on Divorce & Beyond #216

    Co-Parenting Under One Roof: 6 Tips to Make it Work - Part One - from Parenting Expert, Christina McGhee on Divorce & Beyond #216

    In this episode, Part One of Two, America's Favorite Parenting Expert, Christina McGhee returns to talk with Susan Guthrie about the sometimes awkward and often difficult experience of living together and co-parenting in the same home while going through a divorce.


    Divorce is stressful for every member of the family and when financial or personal factors result in the family continuing to reside in one home together while the process plays out, the transition to separate parenting can be especially difficult for both the parents, as well as their children.  Christina McGhee, author of Parenting Apart and co-parenting coach, works with parents and families to adjust to the transitions and to learn to co-parent in a way that meets the needs of children.  Christina shares 6 essential tips for parents to consider and implement in order to make the co-parenting work, even when it's hard when together in the same space.  In addition, Christina shares the two major upsides for your family that can come from this experience!


    Tune in on Thursday to hear the second part of this special Two-Part Episode and make co-parenting under one roof during divorce work for your family!


     


    Be sure to listen to Christina’s other essential episodes for co-parents on Divorce & Beyond:


    Parenting Plans Aren’t for Parents: How to Create a Plan That Words for Your Kids


    Happy Holidays? How Co-Parents Can Avoid Holiday Nightmares


     





    If you are interested in becoming a Mosten Guthrie Co-Parenting Specialist you can find out more about the training program which will be held in February and again in May, 2022 by clicking here:  https://mostenguthrie.com/co-parenting-specialist


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    For More Information on This Week's Special Guest:  Christina McGhee  is a speaker and divorce parenting expert who believes divorce doesn't have to equal devastation for families. While splitting up is undeniably hard, with the right kind of information and support, she thinks parents can be children's absolute best resource as life changes.  

    As a coach with 20+ years of experience, Christina is dedicated to providing parents with the tools and practical support they need to get it right for their kids. She is also the author of the highly acclaimed book, Parenting Apart: How separated and divorced parents can raise happy and secure kids.




    As a child of divorce and as a bonus mom (aka step-mom), Christina gets plenty of opportunities to practice what she preaches.  Together she and her husband have four “adultish” children (2 bonus, 2 bio), an ever-growing community of rescue dogs/cats, and an obscene number of chickens.

    You can find out more about her at divorceandchildren.com


    *** Christina's Special Gift for Listeners:  Talking to Kids About Divorce:  How to Handle Hard Conversations can be accessed here: https://divorceandchildren.com/just-for-you***


    The film Split: A Divorce Survival Guide for Kids (and their Parents) can be viewed here:  https://www.brunofilms.com/split. 


    Split is a deeply personal film made in collaboration with children aged 6-12, exploring the often frightening and always life altering separation of their parents.


    Split gives us the children's perspective on divorce... no adults, no experts… just kids speaking the powerful truth of what is on their minds and in their hearts. Their wisdom, candor, and humor will give courage to other children, and encourage parents to make better choices as they move through divorce.


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    SUSAN GUTHRIE, ESQ., the creator and host of The Divorce and Beyond Podcast, is nationally recognized as one of the top family law and divorce mediation attorneys in the country.  She is one of the Co-Chair's of the American Bar Association's DR Section Mediation Committee and is the Founder of Divorce in a Better Way which pro

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    ”We Need to Talk:” How to Have the Most Difficult Conversation of Your Life with Kate Anthony on Divorce & Beyond #215

    ”We Need to Talk:” How to Have the Most Difficult Conversation of Your Life with Kate Anthony on Divorce & Beyond #215

    In this episode, Top Family Law Attorney, Susan Guthrie speaks with friend and host of The Divorce Survival Guide Podcast, Kate Anthony about the right way to tell your spouse that you have decided to divorce.


    It is January 3rd, 2022, the first Monday in the New Year and that means that it is D-Day (Divorce Day) the day that more people reach out to divorce attorneys and other divorce professionals than any other day of the year.  This kicks off what we in the industry call Divorce Month (January) and Divorce Season (January - March) because traditionally, this is when people, those who have been considering divorce for a long time or those who make a quick decision, find themselves pulling the trigger and moving forward.


    The decision to divorce is hard, and can take a long time, but the next step, telling your spouse, is one of the most critical steps in the process and it is imperative to do it right!  Kate Anthony, Susan's guru on all things communication, joins her for this episode to help you plan that conversation so that you start things off the best way possible.  Trust us, this is truly one of the most important conversations that you will ever have and it pays to put time and effort into doing it the best way possible so that you can, as Kate says in the episode, put your head on the pillow that night knowing you did your best.


    They say that you should start as you mean to go and that is never more true than when starting a divorce.  How you tell your spouse, will set the stage for how your divorce will unfold and in many ways, how you will continue into your BEYOND so take the time and do it right!


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    About this week's special guest:


    KATE ANTHONY:


    Kate Anthony is the host of the critically acclaimed podcast The Divorce Survival Guide Podcast and the creator of the groundbreaking online coaching program, Should I Stay or Should I Go? which helps women make the most difficult decision of their lives using coaching tools, relationship education, geeky neuroscience, community support, and deep self-work.

    Kate empowers women to find their strength, passion, and confidence even in the most disempowering of circumstances and helps them move forward with concrete plans set on a solid foundation, putting their children at the center (not in the middle) of all their decisions.

    In addition to her online programs, Kate works privately with clients all over the world.

    Kate lives in Los Angeles with her teenage son (whom she lovingly co-parents with her ex-husband), their two dogs, and a handful of fish.


    Find out more about The Divorce Course, The Divorce Survival Guide Podcast and Kate's Coaching Services at www.kateanthony.com


    Follow Kate on Social: 


    Instagram:  https://www.instagram/thedivorcesurvivalguide


    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/yourdivorcesurvivalguide


    Listen to Kate's other Divorce & Beyond episodes:


    "Is it Time to Say Goodbye or Time to Say 'Let's Try?'"


    "Alimony: Why You Want It and Why It's Not All That Part Two"


    "Divorce? What Do I Do? The Divorce Course of Course!"


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    Reinvention After Divorce: Make the Rest of Your Life the BEST of Your Life with Author & Stylist, Alyssa Dineen on Divorce & Beyond #214

    Reinvention After Divorce: Make the Rest of Your Life the BEST of Your Life with Author & Stylist, Alyssa Dineen on Divorce & Beyond #214

    In this week's episode of Divorce & Beyond, Top Divorce Attorney and Host, Susan Guthrie, visits with our friend, stylist and dating expert, Alyssa Dineen, about her new book, The Art of Online Dating, and the amazing power of reinventing yourself after your divorce or at any time you want to start fresh!


    As we enter a new year, a time when we often reflect on our lives and make plans to effect change, it is a wonderful time to reflect on the concept of reinvention.  Although it may feel like you have lost your sense of self, this is actually a time where we can make those changes so that the person we see in the mirror actually reflects the person that we have become.  My guest this week, Alyssa Dineen, is an expert on the process as she has helped so many to refine their looks as a stylist and as a dating profile expert.  Alyssa recently released her first book, The Art of Online Dating, in which she shares both her journey beyond divorce as well as her insider tips so that you can reinvent yourself - from the outside in!


    Listen to this episode and make the rest of your life, the BEST of your life!


    *** This is Alyssa's Second Appearance on Divorce & Beyond!  Check out her other episode, "Style Your Profile and Hit Refresh After Divorce with Super Stylist, Alyssa Dineen on the Divorce & Beyond Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq. #134" ***


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    More Information on Our Special Guest, Alyssa Dineen:





    Hi! I’m Alyssa Dineen and I’m a personal stylist and dating coach all rolled into one. I started Style My Profile to help other online daters feel better about getting out there— and staying out there— in the world of online dating. Whether it’s to meet your soulmate, to find a fun person to have dinner with or even just match with more people, I can help you from the ground up. From making the decision about whether you’re actually ready to online date, to finding your true-to-you style for your profile photos and IRL dates, to what to include in your profile, to actually asking someone out. 


    With my 20 years of styling expertise, my art director eye, my new book, The Art of Online Dating, and my own personal dating experience, I am able to coach online daters successfully through the foreign world of dating apps.


    Reach out to Alyssa and contact her through her website:  www.stylemyprofilenyc.com


    Follow Alyssa on Instagram:  @stylemyprofilenyc and @alyssadineen


    Get Alyssa's Book:





    In The Art of Online Dating, Alyssa provides you with a capsule course on the basics of styling an effective online profile, including:


    Wearing the best clothes for your body type, in your profile pic and on dates

    Learning the 15 essential pieces everyone should own

    Crafting a bio that conveys your authentic self

    Taking a selfie you’re proud to post

    Choosing the right dating app


    Ultimately, The Art of Online Dating is about so much more than finding true love. It’s also about rediscovering your personal style - and yourself.


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    THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR:





    Thriving in divorce and beyond means not having to worry about the safety of your children when it comes to co-parenting. With alcohol abuse on the rise, many co-parents are turning to the system committed to providing proof, protection, and peace of mind. Soberlink’s alcohol monitoring system is the most convenient, reliable, and reasonable way for a parent to provide evidence that they are not drinking during parenting time. Soberlink’s real-time alerts, facial recognition, and tamper detection ensure the integrity of each test, so you can be confident your kids are with a sober parent. With Soberlink, judges rest assured that your child is safe, attorneys get court-admissible evidence of sobriety, and both parents have empowerment and peace of mind. Pull back

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    Singing ”Single Bells” This Holiday? Surviving the Solitary Season with Special Guest, Jenny Stevens on Divorce & Beyond #213

    Singing ”Single Bells” This Holiday? Surviving the Solitary Season with Special Guest, Jenny Stevens on Divorce & Beyond #213

    In a special ad and interruption free Holiday Episode, Susan Guthrie is joined by therapist, Jenny Stevens of Create Change Consultants, to share tips on making your holiday season bright even is you are solo!


    If you are singing "Single Bells" this holiday season or just need some tips to take better care of yourself during what can be a stressful time (yes, the holidays can be stressful!) then this is the episode for you.  There are so many challenges during the holidays, some external such as family and work, but so many that are internal as well.  Jenny Stevens, founder of Create Change Consultants, is here to help you with all these challenges so that your holidays will be the best they can be.


    We left out all the ads and interruptions so that you can enjoy this episode as our holiday gift to you!


    xoxo,


    Susan


    Here's another gift from our friends at Jackie Pilossoph's Divorced Girl Smiling, the Holiday Music Playlist curated by Kristine Binder!  Find it here: https://open.spotify.com/user/axoeklhv0rn7sdc7054zkrp2v/playlist/3ao0WLU6WiEPTua4FdKf4G?si=EVGnKp-qS_-SoATfuQi28g 


    Listen to Jackie's episode on Divorce & Beyond "The Top 8 Reasons Your Ex is Being a Jerk and What You Can Do About It":  https://divorceandbeyond.podbean.com/e/the-top-8-reasons-why-your-ex-is-being-a-jerk-and-what-to-do-about-it-with-divorced-girl-smiling-jackie-pilossoph-195/


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    More Information on Our Special Guest, Jenny Stevens:


    Jenny Stevens, LCPC (Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor) spent 20 years working with adolescents and families as a school counselor. In 2021, Jenny launched Create Change Consultants to provide counseling for individuals navigating major life events, such as divorce, or those looking to create change within their lives. 


    Jenny knows firsthand the challenges of major life changes. From attending nine schools in the span of twelve years, losing her father at the age of nineteen, learning as an adult how to cope with her mother’s fading mental health, and going through her own divorce, Jenny has tremendous insight into dramatic change and how to cope. 


    As a therapist, Jenny brings a warm, inviting and unique style to interactions with her clients. She cares deeply about helping and supporting her clients to make the changes they have always wanted, but didn't possess the motivation and inspiration needed to do so. In addition to her private practice, Jenny works with Vesta Divorce to provide support through complementary events, education and trainings to those navigating the divorce process, including children.


    Reach out to Jenny and contact her through her website:  www.createchangeconsultants.com


    Follow Jenny on Instagram:  @createchangeconsultants


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    MEET OUR CREATOR AND HOST:


    SUSAN GUTHRIE®, ESQ., the creator and host of The Divorce and Beyond® Podcast, is nationally recognized as one of the top family law and divorce mediation attorneys in the country.  Susan is a member of the Executive Council of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and is the Founder of Divorce in a Better Way® which provides a curated selection of resources and information for those facing divorce and other life changes. 


    Internationally renowned as one of the leading experts in online mediation, Susan created her Learn to Mediate Online® program and has trained more than 18,000 professionals in how to transition their practice online.  Susan recently partnered with legal and mediation legend, Forrest "Woody" Mosten to create the Mosten Guthrie Academy which provides gold standard, fully online training for mediation and collaborative professionals at all stages of their career.  


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