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There are at least two sides to every conflict, and when it's between divorced or separated parents, sparks can fly. In each episode, co-parenting experts Diane Dierks and Rick Voyles answer listener questions and talk about the benefits and risks of letting go vs. holding on to the conflict in a variety of complex topics facing co-parents today. Do you hold on for the sake of the children or let go for the same reason? Episodes are released every Sunday at noon. Listeners can email 1234Dilemma@gmail.com and pose a question/dilemma that may be answered on an upcoming episode. What do you do when the other parent won't be flexible with the parenting schedule? How do you respond to a co-parent who is constantly blowing up your phone with texts? Is it really important to talk to your children when they are at the other parent's house? And what about the parent who won't share important information with you about the children? Do you give in to the other parent's antics or should you hold your ground? Get answers to these questions and more on Co-Parent Dilemmas, wherever you get your podcasts.

Co-Parent Dilemmas Diane Dierks & Rick Voyles

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    • 4.9 • 46 Ratings

There are at least two sides to every conflict, and when it's between divorced or separated parents, sparks can fly. In each episode, co-parenting experts Diane Dierks and Rick Voyles answer listener questions and talk about the benefits and risks of letting go vs. holding on to the conflict in a variety of complex topics facing co-parents today. Do you hold on for the sake of the children or let go for the same reason? Episodes are released every Sunday at noon. Listeners can email 1234Dilemma@gmail.com and pose a question/dilemma that may be answered on an upcoming episode. What do you do when the other parent won't be flexible with the parenting schedule? How do you respond to a co-parent who is constantly blowing up your phone with texts? Is it really important to talk to your children when they are at the other parent's house? And what about the parent who won't share important information with you about the children? Do you give in to the other parent's antics or should you hold your ground? Get answers to these questions and more on Co-Parent Dilemmas, wherever you get your podcasts.

    S3.E4. She’s Moving in with Her Lover!

    S3.E4. She’s Moving in with Her Lover!

    Gary wonders what custody plan can work for his two young children, given that their mother plans to move in with someone she had an affair with, who is a foster parent to four children. Diane & Rick discuss how to manage living in the same house during an angry divorce process and what to do when you have no faith the other parent will step up and be responsible.

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    Coming soon: Friday, March 17
    12:00-1:30
    The Freedom of Plan B: What you need to resolve when your co-parent makes it impossible to negotiate

    DON’T FORGET!
    The print-version of theI Am Non-Impossible journal is NOW AVAILABLE on Amazon for a limited-time price of only $9.95 (Kindle version is $2.99). This is a great holiday gift for those in your life who are seeking co-parenting peace. ORDER YOURS NOW!
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    Have a co-parent dilemma? Email 1234Dilemma@gmail.com or access us on our  NON-Impossibles Facebook group.

    Our podcast exists because of the support of listeners like you.  Here are ways you can offer your continued support:
    SOBERLINK is an ongoing sponsor of Co-Parent Dilemmas. If you are concerned about substance abuse issues with your co-parent, Soberlink can help. Follow this LINK to get a $50 discount on Soberlink products. To get a special discount on therapy through BetterHelp,  visit www.BetterHelp.com/DilemmaThink you might want to start a podcast? Buzzsprout is the best host for all your podcasting needsSupport the show by being a 2023 Patreon member to get special perks and bonus episodes!


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    S3.E3. My Baby's Too Young for Sleepovers!

    S3.E3. My Baby's Too Young for Sleepovers!

    A listener wonders if an infant should have overnight visits with the father while she is breastfeeding. Diane and Rick explore this common concern and discuss what is important at this tender age of development.

    For a deeper look into what the research says about parenting plans and very young children, follow this LINK.

    Want to talk about this episode with Diane and other parents? Be part of the conversation on the NON-Impossibles Facebook group

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    Coming soon: Friday, March 17
    12:00-1:30
    The Freedom of Plan B: What you need to resolve when your co-parent makes it impossible to negotiate

    DON’T FORGET!
    The print-version of theI Am Non-Impossible journal is NOW AVAILABLE on Amazon for a limited-time price of only $9.95 (Kindle version is $2.99). This is a great holiday gift for those in your life who are seeking co-parenting peace. ORDER YOURS NOW!
    CLICK HERE to subscribe to our monthly podcast email to get a sneak peak into upcoming topics!

    Have a co-parent dilemma? Email 1234Dilemma@gmail.com or access us on our  NON-Impossibles Facebook group.

    Our podcast exists because of the support of listeners like you.  Here are ways you can offer your continued support:
    SOBERLINK is an ongoing sponsor of Co-Parent Dilemmas. If you are concerned about substance abuse issues with your co-parent, Soberlink can help. Follow this LINK to get a $50 discount on Soberlink products. To get a special discount on therapy through BetterHelp,  visit www.BetterHelp.com/DilemmaThink you might want to start a podcast? Buzzsprout is the best host for all your podcasting needsSupport the show by being a 2023 Patreon member to get special perks and bonus episodes!



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    • 32 min
    S3.E2. Manipulation or Child Abuse: How Do You Know for Sure?

    S3.E2. Manipulation or Child Abuse: How Do You Know for Sure?

    Diane & Rick address a difficult listener question about child abuse. Jennifer’s 5-year-old son doesn’t want to see  his dad because dad is abusing him. Mom is worried about her son and wonders if she should withhold custody or make him go.

    Want to talk about this episode with Diane and other parents? Be part of the conversation on the NON-Impossibles Facebook group

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    Coming soon: Friday, March 17
    12:00-1:30
    The Freedom of Plan B: What you need to resolve when your co-parent makes it impossible to negotiate

    DON’T FORGET!
    The print-version of theI Am Non-Impossible journal is NOW AVAILABLE on Amazon for a limited-time price of only $9.95 (Kindle version is $2.99). This is a great holiday gift for those in your life who are seeking co-parenting peace. ORDER YOURS NOW!
    CLICK HERE to subscribe to our monthly podcast email to get a sneak peak into upcoming topics!

    Have a co-parent dilemma? Email 1234Dilemma@gmail.com or access us on our  NON-Impossibles Facebook group.

    Our podcast exists because of the support of listeners like you.  Here are ways you can offer your continued support:
    SOBERLINK is an ongoing sponsor of Co-Parent Dilemmas. If you are concerned about substance abuse issues with your co-parent, Soberlink can help. Follow this LINK to get a $50 discount on Soberlink products. To get a special discount on therapy through BetterHelp,  visit www.BetterHelp.com/DilemmaThink you might want to start a podcast? Buzzsprout is the best host for all your podcasting needsSupport the show by being a 2023 Patreon member to get special perks and bonus episodes!
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    • 36 min
    S3.E1. “Am I an Impossible Co-Parent?”: You might be if…

    S3.E1. “Am I an Impossible Co-Parent?”: You might be if…

    A listener surprisingly asks if his ex might be right about him. Maybe he IS an impossible co-parent after all! Diane and Rick address this unusual question in a Jeff Foxworthy style - You might be an impossible co-parent if…

    Want to talk about this episode with Diane and other parents? Be part of the conversation on the NON-Impossibles Facebook group

    DON’T FORGET!
    The print-version of theI Am Non-Impossible journal is NOW AVAILABLE on Amazon for a limited-time price of only $9.95 (Kindle version is $2.99). This is a great holiday gift for those in your life who are seeking co-parenting peace. ORDER YOURS NOW!
    CLICK HERE to subscribe to our monthly podcast email to get a sneak peak into upcoming topics!

    Have a co-parent dilemma? Email 1234Dilemma@gmail.com or access us on our  NON-Impossibles Facebook group.

    Our podcast exists because of the support of listeners like you.  Here are ways you can offer your continued support:
    SOBERLINK is an ongoing sponsor of Co-Parent Dilemmas. If you are concerned about substance abuse issues with your co-parent, Soberlink can help. Follow this LINK to get a $50 discount on Soberlink products. To get a special discount on therapy through BetterHelp,  visit www.BetterHelp.com/DilemmaThink you might want to start a podcast? Buzzsprout is the best host for all your podcasting needsSupport the show by being a 2023 Patreon member to get special perks and bonus episodes!
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    • 32 min
    BONUS: Why So Bitter After All These Years?

    BONUS: Why So Bitter After All These Years?

    In this replay of a 2022 episode (S1:E52), Diane & Rick talk about the personal value of forgiveness and the destruction of hanging on to bitterness. Listener Carolina wonders how it is possible to co-parent with someone who is such a bad actor. As usual, the hosts talk about what matters to the kids.

    Want to talk about this episode with Diane and other parents? Be part of the conversation on the NON-Impossibles Facebook group

    DON’T FORGET!
    The print-version of theI Am Non-Impossible journal is NOW AVAILABLE on Amazon for a limited-time price of only $9.95 (Kindle version is $2.99). This is a great holiday gift for those in your life who are seeking co-parenting peace. ORDER YOURS NOW!
    CLICK HERE to subscribe to our monthly podcast email to get a sneak peak into upcoming topics!

    Have a co-parent dilemma? Email 1234Dilemma@gmail.com or access us on our  NON-Impossibles Facebook group.

    Our podcast exists because of the support of listeners like you.  Here are ways you can offer your continued support:
    SOBERLINK is an ongoing sponsor of Co-Parent Dilemmas. If you are concerned about substance abuse issues with your co-parent, Soberlink can help. Follow this LINK to get a $50 discount on Soberlink products. To get a special discount on therapy through BetterHelp,  visit www.BetterHelp.com/DilemmaThink you might want to start a podcast? Buzzsprout is the best host for all your podcasting needsSupport the show by being a 2023 Patreon member to get special perks and bonus episodes!
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    • 32 min
    BONUS: A Kid with Two Homes: A Discussion with Bella Duncan

    BONUS: A Kid with Two Homes: A Discussion with Bella Duncan

    In this replay of a 2021 episode (S1:E16), Diane & Rick address a listener dilemma about sticking to the parenting plan or being flexible with weekend time. Australian Blogger Bella Duncan (www.akidwithtwohomes.com), a child of divorce, weighs in with how kids feel about living in a high-conflict parenting situation and gives advice about seeing things from the child’s point of view.

    Want to talk about this episode with Diane and other parents? Be part of the conversation on the NON-Impossibles Facebook group

    DON’T FORGET!
    The print-version of theI Am Non-Impossible journal is NOW AVAILABLE on Amazon for a limited-time price of only $9.95 (Kindle version is $2.99). This is a great holiday gift for those in your life who are seeking co-parenting peace. ORDER YOURS NOW!
    CLICK HERE to subscribe to our monthly podcast email to get a sneak peak into upcoming topics!

    Have a co-parent dilemma? Email 1234Dilemma@gmail.com or access us on our  NON-Impossibles Facebook group.

    Our podcast exists because of the support of listeners like you.  Here are ways you can offer your continued support:
    SOBERLINK is an ongoing sponsor of Co-Parent Dilemmas. If you are concerned about substance abuse issues with your co-parent, Soberlink can help. Follow this LINK to get a $50 discount on Soberlink products. To get a special discount on therapy through BetterHelp,  visit www.BetterHelp.com/DilemmaThink you might want to start a podcast? Buzzsprout is the best host for all your podcasting needs

    Support the show

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

Appfreak12345 ,

Robin Graine, Divorce Mediator

Excellent information. Helpful. Presented in a professional yet friendly format. I always learn something new from this podcast … and I do this kind of work for a living! Thanks for your high level content.

acarpenter88 ,

The Holy Grail of Coparenting Podcasts!

I’ve listened to just about every coparenting podcast out there. This one is hands-down the best!Their instruction and advice is easy to follow, common sense, and really effective. Also I love Diane’s voice! She sounds very professional, reassuring, and experienced. So happy I found this!

JT Allen ,

Tough but NEEDED Messages

Diane and Rick do such a great job being very real about really difficult life situations. It’s not always easy to listen, but that’s mostly because what they’re saying is necessary. I appreciate their compassion and empathy as they talk though these topics and offer applicable advice.

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