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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

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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.

    Healing Through Divorce with Dr. Elizabeth Cohen, PhD

    Healing Through Divorce with Dr. Elizabeth Cohen, PhD

    There is no one better to talk about the healing process of divorce than Dr. Elizabeth Cohen, aka the Divorce Doctor. She is a clinical psychologist, the author of Light at The Other Side of Divorce: Discovering the New You, and a true expert on the topic of how to heal and thrive during divorce.
    The last time Elizabeth joined me on the show, we discussed the importance of processing your emotions. This time we dig even deeper and talk about how healing is a slow, steady, and often imperfect process. We also explore how to become the most loving ally to yourself.
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    Don’t forget, next week I’m doing a three-part workshop in my Facebook group entitled: So You’ve Decided to Get a Divorce: WHAT NOW? The vital steps you need to take to move forward with confidence and clarity. RSVP to the invite here. Don’t miss out! (Available only to members of the SISOSIG Community)
    Show Highlights
    No matter what you’re feeling now, you have the ability to move through difficult times and actually heal. (7:28) Healing is a slow, steady process where you take micro-moments towards change. (12:22) We discuss the first steps to identifying and working through your emotions. (14:48) Loving yourself again means realizing that you and your needs matter. (24:31) If self-love is a hard concept at the moment, think of it as moving from self-loathing to a feeling of neutrality with yourself. (26:56) Toxic environments require you to shut down your feelings. It is not your fault. (30:55) Tools to continue to heal through divorce, including the “Sacred Pause” or writing yourself a love letter. (31:28) Learn more about Dr. Cohen:
    Dr. Cohen, a  clinical psychologist, is the author of, Light at The Other Side of Divorce: Discovering the New You which debuted at #1 on Amazon in popular psychology.
    She is the CEO and founder of the online divorce course and membership Afterglow: The Light at the Other Side of Divorce. Dr. Cohen is the CEO of the Center for CBT in NYC. Dr. Cohen’s online course teaches women how to heal, grow and thrive after divorce no matter how difficult the process has been.
    Dr. Cohen received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Boston University. She was the recipient of the prestigious American Psychological Foundation Research Award for her research on the emotional effects of 9/11.
    She has been featured on the Tamron Hall Show, the Wall Street Journal,  NBC News, Women’s Health, Huff Post, Thrive Global, Daily Beast, and Good Housekeeping.
    Dr. Cohen is a weekly contributor to Psychology Today with her “Divorce Course” column.
    Dr. Cohen’s Divorce Doctor podcast which shares people’s divorce stories hit 10,000 downloads in only 3 months.
    Resources & Links:
    Join Kate’s Free Live Workshop on January 17, 18, and 19th. All you have to do is be in her Facebook 
    Dr. Cohen’s book
    Dr. Cohen’s website
    Dr. Cohen on Facebook
    Dr. Cohen on Instagram
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    SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO?
     
    An online coaching program designed to help you make the right decision about your marriage…once and for all.  In this groundbreaking online coaching program, you’ll unlock the support, education and deep transformational work you need to finally answer to your most burning question: should I stay or should I go?

    • 37 min
    After The Talk: How to Prepare for Your Divorce with Susan Guthrie, Esq.

    After The Talk: How to Prepare for Your Divorce with Susan Guthrie, Esq.

    Earlier this week on The Divorce and Beyond Podcast with Susan Guthrie, she and I spoke about how to have the most difficult conversation of your life with someone: the “I want a divorce,” conversation. Today, Susan joins me to discuss what happens next. Together we explore some of the things you should do right after having the talk, including how to build your divorce team and considerations for divorce proceedings or mediation. 
    Susan Guthrie is nationally recognized as one of the Top Family Law and Mediation Attorneys in the country. She has been helping individuals and families navigate separation and divorce for 30 years. Susan provides online divorce mediation and legal coaching services to select clients around the world. If you missed part one of our conversation, visit Susan’s website to listen!
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    Also: I want to hear your story and answer your questions! My work and my podcast are all about bringing you the most and best information possible on the subjects of divorce, escaping and healing from abuse, creating healthy boundaries and relationships, and helping you make the most informed decision on whether to stay or go. So, what questions do you have about divorce, or deciding to stay or go? Leave me a message, it can be anonymous, that I’ll play on the air, and I’ll answer your question on an upcoming episode.
    Show Highlights

    Why is January “divorce month”? (11:20) What is the first thing you should do after you share with your spouse that you want a divorce? (14:50) The biggest fallacy in the divorce process is that building a good team is going to cost you more money. (16:08) If the end goal is that you want to mediate, what is the correct path? (23:26) The key to collaborative or mediated divorce is working together. (28:33) Some approaches to divorce mediation and building a mediation team. (34:06) When you rush into your divorce and the emotions are high, you make your divorce take longer. (43:21) A reasonable expectation of a timeline for your divorce. (46:36) Learn More About Susan:
    Susan Guthrie, nationally recognized as one of the Top Family Law and Mediation Attorneys in the country, has been helping individuals and families navigate separation and divorce for 30 years. Susan provides online divorce mediation and legal coaching services to select clients around the world. As a leading dispute resolution professional, Susan is honored to serve on the Executive Council of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Section of Dispute Resolution as the Membership Officer and to be a Co-Chair of the Mediation Committee. 
    After a year and half of co-hosting the award-winning podcast, Breaking Free: A Modern Divorce Podcast, which reached over 3 million listeners, Susan recently launched her fresh and inspiring new podcast, The Divorce and Beyond Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq. which debuted on iTunes “Top Podcasts” List for self-help podcasts. Divorce & Beyond is focused on pulling back the curtain on the mysteries of the divorce process and bringing tips and resources to help people to thrive and shine in their new future beyond divorce. 
    Susan has been featured in and on media outlets such as CNBC, Market Watch, News Nation,  Forbes, the ABA’s Just Resolutions Magazine, Thrive Global, Medium, and many more.
    She is licensed to practice law in the States of California and Connecticut as well as before the Supreme Court of the United States.
    Resources & Links:
    Information and links may also be accessed at: https://kateanthony.com/podcast/after-the-talk-how-to-prepare-for-your-divorce-with-susan-guthrie-esq
    Send Kate your questions or share your story, here.
    Join Kate’s Free Live Workshop on January 17, 18, and 19th. All you have to do is be in her Facebook Group to participate.
    Private Coaching with Kate Anthony
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    • 58 min
    Financial Infidelity with Kimberly Nelson

    Financial Infidelity with Kimberly Nelson

    This week, Kimberly Nelson returns to the show! We are talking about financial infidelity including how to recognize it and what to do if you find it’s happening to you. Kimberly shines a light on some of the red flags of someone being financially deceitful, why it’s important to exercise your financial agency, and explains why being aware of your finances matters for your divorce. 
    As an Advisor at Coastal Bridge Advisors, Kimberly Nelson focuses on bringing clarity and control to her clients’ financial lives. She works with them to create a strong foundation for financial health through innovative, objectives-based wealth planning solutions with an emphasis on marriage dissolution and transition.  
    There are numerous types of infidelities; emotional, sexual, and relational. And there is financial infidelity, which is very hard to undo and recover from. Listen to this episode to hear how you can avoid it and what to do if you think it’s happening to you.
    Show Highlights
    What is financial infidelity, anyway? (5:29) Why it is important to have financial agency and know what is going on with your finances. (9:24) Check and keep tabs on your credit report. You can pull your credit report for free, three times a year. Kimberly shares how. (13:13) Signs that you might be a victim of financial infidelity. (17:28) You know you want to get a divorce: is stashing cash for your divorce financial infidelity? (23:04) What to do if you suspect financial infidelity and how to have a conversation with your spouse. (33:12) If your divorce goes to trial, proof of financial infidelity will be crucial.  This documentation is key. (43:07) Is it worth hiring a forensic accountant? (47:00) Learn more about Kimberly:
    Kimberly has been working with high-net-worth divorcees in the LA area for more than 15 years. She understands the challenges women face when navigating an overwhelming bevy of attorneys, accountants, insurers, and other advisors during the dissolution process. She values the strong relationships she builds with her clients and is dedicated to enhancing the quality of their lives, believing that ongoing successful wealth oversight requires collaboration between investor and advisor. 
    She became a CFA Charter holder in 2012 and maintains a steadfast dedication to both her education and that of her community around financial matters. She’s actively involved in the financial literacy efforts of the Los Angeles Center for Law & Justice (LACLJ) and serves as a board member and treasurer of Grades of Green, a non-profit that works to instill environmental awareness in the minds of elementary school students.
    Resources & Links:
    Information and links can also be found at: https://kateanthony.com/podcast/financial-infidelity-with-kimberly-nelson/
    Private Coaching with Kate Anthony
    Kimberly on Linkedin 
    Kimberly’s website
    Divorce, Debt, and the Pandemic with Kimberly Nelson
    TODAY’S EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY:
    SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO?
     
    An online coaching program designed to help you make the right decision about your marriage...once and for all.  In this groundbreaking online coaching program, you’ll unlock the support, education and deep transformational work you need to finally answer to your most burning question: should I stay or should I go?

    • 57 min
    Surviving the Holidays with Michelle Dempsey-Multack

    Surviving the Holidays with Michelle Dempsey-Multack

    This week Michelle Dempsey-Multack returns to the show! She joins me to talk about how to survive the holidays pre- or post-divorce.  If you’ve gone through a divorce within the last 12 months or are about to start the divorce process, you are emotionally and financially spent. So, how can you get through the holiday season and feel content with the here and now?  
    If this is your first Christmas alone or last holiday as a single-family unit, this episode will offer advice about how to create new holiday traditions, how to set boundaries, and how to take care of yourself during this highly emotional and uncertain time in your life. 
    Michelle is a writer, coach, Certified Divorce Specialist (CDS®) and host of the Moms Moving On Podcast. As a divorced, co-parenting, and remarried mother, nothing makes Michelle happier than being able to guide other women as they move on through the divorce process, and helping them turn their divorce lemons into lemonade - just like she did. A native New Yorker, Michelle now resides in Miami with her husband, Spencer, and each of their daughters, Bella and Jolie. 
    There is no right or wrong answer for getting through the holidays during or after divorce. Do what feels right.  Lean into whatever it is you are feeling; whether it is good or bad. And remember, it’s just a season and will be over before you know it.
    Show Highlights
    A simple reminder that Christmas and New Year’s Day are just days on a calendar. (6:41) Identifying your definition of happiness. (8:33) How you can take the parts of a holiday that feel special to you and make new traditions. (11:58) The importance of creating space to make new traditions and to heal. (14:18) Once children have had to separate their parents in their minds, it can sometimes be really confusing to see them together. (16:45) It’s not always best for kids for parents to do holidays together right after divorce. Michelle shares some of the things that are best, like not being made to bear the weight of your sadness. (17:55) Your job at this juncture is to take care of yourself and your children. Period. (20:19) Waking up alone on Christmas morning can be painful and hard. Michelle offers some suggestions for getting through those moments. (24:33) How to set boundaries about conversations about your divorce during holiday get-to-gethers. (33:45) Disparity in incomes: it’s perfectly acceptable to teach children the value of money and what gifts you are able to afford. (37:48) Learn More About Michelle:
    Michelle Dempsey-Multack is a writer, coach, Certified Divorce Specialist (CDS®), and host of the Moms Moving On Podcast. As a divorced, co-parenting, and remarried mother, nothing makes Michelle happier than being able to guide other women as they move on through the divorce process, and helping them turn their divorce lemons into lemonade – just like she did. A native New Yorker, Michelle now resides in Miami with her husband, Spencer, and each of their daughters, Bella and Jolie.
    Resources & Links:
    Information and links can also be found at: https://kateanthony.com/podcast/surviving-the-holidays-with-michelle-dempsey-multack
    Private Coaching with Kate Anthony
    Michelle’s website
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    Michelle on Facebook
    Mom’s Moving On Podcast
    TODAY’S EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY:
    THE DIVORCE SURVIVAL PROGRAM
    As one of the pioneers of the divorce coaching industry, I’ve been helping women (most of whom are moms) navigate the divorce process for the last decade.


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    • 45 min
    Maximize Peak Dating Season with Bela Gandhi

    Maximize Peak Dating Season with Bela Gandhi

    Everyone is talking about the holiday season. Well, this week we are talking about peak dating season - which is coming up in ten days. Bela Gandhi re-joins me on the podcast to talk about what peak dating season means and how to maximize it. Plus, if you’re feeling resistant or somewhat cynical about dating, like me, Bela shares some advice to help you (and me) work through those feelings. 
    Bela Gandhi is a dating/relationship expert, founder of Smart Dating Academy, TEDx speaker, and a media personality who has been featured on most national/local media outlets including Good Morning America, Steve Harvey, the Today Show, Kelly Clarkson, Access, ABC, NBC, Fox, and more. Bela is often referred to as the Fairy Godmother of Dating. And she is! Every time I talk to Bela, I feel confident and am re-energized about dating.  Join us for a fun and insightful conversation!
    Show Highlights
    Cynicism about dating and what “dateable” means to you. (6:47) What we think of and focus on will grow - if you think everyone is going to be awful, you will be drawn towards the partners who fulfill those prophecies. (9:10) How to maximize peak dating season. (10:29) Dating app communication: Bela shares when it’s appropriate to drop the conversation! (15:53) You want to be with someone who likes you just a little bit more than you like them. (18:09) Why video dating can save you a lot of disappointment and a lot of time. (19:01) Some advice about using dating apps and online dating sites. Quick tip: “Pick one app and get started!” (21:28) Dating profile pictures do’s and don’ts. (29:35) There is no substitute for time in the dating process. (43:44) Learn More About Bela:
    Bela Gandhi is a dating/relationship expert, founder of Smart Dating Academy, TEDx speaker, and a media personality who has been featured on most national/local media outlets including Good Morning America, Steve Harvey, the Today Show, Kelly Clarkson, Access, ABC, NBC, Fox, and more. 
    After she graduated (with dual degrees in Finance and German from the University of Illinois in Urbana/Champaign), Gandhi worked in mergers and acquisitions for Arthur Andersen in Chicago for a year before joining her family's chemicals manufacturing company (CCC), where she divided her time between Chicago and Europe helping to expand the business. When the Gandhi family sold its business to Fortune 500 company Akzo Nobel, she was asked to remain its leader, and became Akzo Nobel Non-Stick Coating’s Global Vice President of Housewares. But even as she quickly climbed the corporate ladder, Gandhi had a feeling that her career would one day be taking a sharp turn in a different direction – because she discovered her love of matchmaking and providing dating advice.  She launched her Smart Dating Academy in 2009.
    Smart Dating Academy has quickly become one of the nation's top date coaching firms - and teaches busy, successful professionals to jump start their dating lives successfully.  Smart Dating Academy is described by its clients “like going to Harvard Business School, but for dating and relationships.”  SDA’s coaches become personal trainers for their clients’ love lives – helping them to navigate the ever-changing world of online & in-person dating.  The SDA coaching program is results-oriented and fun - which helps you to clarify who is right for you, stop old dating patterns, and use technology the RIGHT way. Clients become positive and enthusiastic about dating / relationships again and find love!  Bela attends more weddings than she can count, and loves love. 
    Resources & Links:
    Links and information may also be found at: https://kateanthony.com/podcast/maximize-peak-dating-season-with-bela-gandhi/
    Private Coaching with Kate Anthony
    Smart Dating Academy
    Bela on Instagram
    Bela on Facebook
    Bela on Twitter
    TODAY'S EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY:
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    • 49 min
    Blessons of a Breakup with Lindsey Ellison

    Blessons of a Breakup with Lindsey Ellison

    Lindsey Ellison returns to the show this week. You know her as the author of MAGIC Words: How To Get What You Want From a Narcissist. She has a new book out called Blessons of a Breakup. In this episode, both Lindsey and I share some of our unique experiences with healing from trauma, codependency, or co-addictive relationships. We also explore love addiction and being love avoidant, including what it is, and how it manifests.
    For those of you new to Lindsey, she is a relationship coach and founder of Start Over Coaching, Inc. She helps people navigate their divorce or break-up and also helps people break free from narcissistic abuse.  Our conversation was healing and beautiful for me; I hope it is for you as well. 
    Show Highlights
    Lindsey shares a personal story of resurfaced codependency and the emotional triggers that manifested. (5:23) What Lindsey learned at The Meadows and how it informed her choice to break up with someone she truly loved due to their copendendent and co-addictive relationship. (11:00) Being unprepared for the pain of a breakup and in deep pain of grief. (14:32) Love addiction: what it is and how it shows up in relationships. (15:39) A love addict's greatest fear is abandonment and an underlying fear of intimacy. (18:03) Love addiction versus love avoidance. (18:38) Why Lindsey says the spiritual process matters to the healing of a broken heart. (32:11) “Our ego is the CEO of all things from the past. Our spirit is only right now.” (41:38) Why Lindsey wrote her book Blessons of a Breakup. (42:44) Learn more about Lindsey:
    Lindsey Ellison is a relationship coach and founder of Start Over Coaching, Inc. She helps people navigate their divorce or break-up and also helps people break free from narcissistic abuse. Her newest book, MAGIC Words: How to Get What You Want from a Narcissist, offers a step-by-step formula on how to create a communication plan and provides a script of empowering “magic” words that can neutralize the power struggle.   
    Resources & Links:
    Resources can also be found at:
    https://kateanthony.com/podcast/blessons-of-a-breakup-with-lindsey-ellison
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    • 52 min

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