The purpose of “A Year and a Day” is to provide information and tips for getting through a separation and divorce without destroying family relationships or the family finances. In the first episode, host Jaime Davis discusses issues related to co-parenting with Dr. Lori Thomas, a licensed psychologist with Wynns Family Psychology. Future episodes will include conversations with marriage therapists, financial planners, and private investigators, as well as discussions of topics such as mediation, parenting coordinators, alienation of affection and other hot topics in family law.
Divorcing a Narcissist
An inflated sense of self-importance, a need for attention from others, and a lack of empathy are some of the hallmark behaviors of narcissism and sound like what not to look for in a spouse or dating partner. In this episode, Michelle Chiaramonte, LCSW and owner of Lumina Counseling Associates shares her expertise about navigating the divorce process when a narcissist is involved.
Season 5 Episode 1: A Child's Perspective on Divorce
In this epsiode, host Jaime Davis interviews author Kimberly Ewertz about her first book Family Redefined: Childhood Reflections on the Impact of Divorce which is a collection of testimonies by adult children of divorce. In 1990, after twelve years of marriage, Kimberly filed for divorce propelling her and her then ten year old son into a journey of irrevocable change. That journey was the impetus for Family Redefined.
Thriving during separation can be difficult when you have a child who refuses to spend time with either you or your co-parent. In this episode, host Jaime Davis discusses the process of reunification therapy with Dr. Tina Lepage, a forensic and clinical pyschologist and founder of Lepage Associates Psychological and Psychiatric Services. https://lepageassociates.com/.
Why You Should Consider Individual Therapy During Divorce
During separation and divorce, you can become your own worst enemy if you allow the stress of the situation to change who you are and how you present. It can be difficult to make important legal decisions that may impact the rest of your life if you are not managing your stress. In this episode, host Jaime Davis discusses the benefits of seeking individual therapy while going through the divorce process with Michelle Chiaramonte, LCSW and owner of Lumina Counseling Associates. https://www.luminacounseling.com/
Helping Your Children Thrive During Separation
In this episode, host Jaime Davis discusses how to help your children thrive during separation with child psychologist Dr. Lori Thomas. Dr. Thomas provides guidance and insight into issues such as how and when to tell the children about the separation, what not to tell the children, and what to expect once the children know about the separation. http://wynnsfamilypsychology.com/OurDoctors/tabid/366/Default.aspx.
Is it Time for Divorce or is it Just COVID?
Most people think it’s conflict and argument that lead to divorce. In fact, it’s the decreasing affection and the lack of emotional responsiveness that lead to separation and divorce. In this episode host Jaime Davis discusses the impact of COVID on marriages with licensed marriage and family therapist Caroline Landen. https://awakeningscenter.org/therapists/caroline-byrd-landen/.