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Letting go and moving on after divorce? That takes guts, strength, and a whole lot of support. Author of the book Moms Moving On and Certified Divorce Specialist Michelle Dempsey-Multack, MS, and her guests are bringing you all three. Your divorce support village is waiting for you! Follow Michelle on Instagram @themichelledempsey

Moms Moving On: Navigating Divorce, Single Motherhood & Co-Parenting‪.‬ Michelle Dempsey-Multack

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Letting go and moving on after divorce? That takes guts, strength, and a whole lot of support. Author of the book Moms Moving On and Certified Divorce Specialist Michelle Dempsey-Multack, MS, and her guests are bringing you all three. Your divorce support village is waiting for you! Follow Michelle on Instagram @themichelledempsey

    You Are Entitled to Your Feelings After Divorce: How to Keep Toxic Positivity Out of Your Divorce, with Whitney Goodman, LMFT

    You Are Entitled to Your Feelings After Divorce: How to Keep Toxic Positivity Out of Your Divorce, with Whitney Goodman, LMFT

    If you've ever felt down about your divorce, confided in your feelings to someone else, and you were met with a response of "Look on the bright side!" or "It could be worse, you'll get over it!" you know how infuriating it feels to have your feelings shut down. That's called toxic positivity, Toxic positivity involves dismissing negative emotions and responding to distress with false reassurances rather than empathy. It comes from feeling uncomfortable with negative emotions
    But there's no place for that in divorce. You are entitled to your feelings after divorce, because as we've all learned, you need to feel them to heal them.
    That's where our guest Whitney Goodman, of the popular Instagram account @sitwithwhit comes in. Whitney is a licensed marriage and family therapist and author of the new book "Toxic Positivity: Keeping It Real In a World Obsessed with Positive Thinking.

    Whitney Goodman is the radically honest psychotherapist behind the hugely popular Instagram account @sitwithwhit, the author of Toxic Positivity, and the owner of The Collaborative Counseling Center, a private therapy practice in Miami, FL. She helps people who want to improve their relationships and emotional awareness.

    Whitney earned her undergraduate degree at Tulane University and a graduate degree in Counseling Psychology from The University of Miami. She has additional training and certifications in working with couples, trauma, and clients who have been diagnosed with chronic illness. Whitney has her own column in Psychology Today and has been featured in dozens of domestic and international publications, including The New York Times, Teen Vogue, NY Magazine, Instyle, and Good Morning America. 
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    • 30 min
    It's National Divorce Month: How to Drop the Guilt and Shame Associated with Getting Divorced, with Liz Becker of the National Association of Divorce Professionals

    It's National Divorce Month: How to Drop the Guilt and Shame Associated with Getting Divorced, with Liz Becker of the National Association of Divorce Professionals

    More people will be considering divorce this month than any other time of the year. Some have held it together through the holidays for the kids, others have made a resolution to choose their happiness over pain this new year. Whatever the reason is, though, there are feelings of guilt and shame that creep up on everybody going through the divorce process.
    In this episode of Moms Moving On, guest Liz Becker and I discuss the difference between guilt and shame, and how not to let guilt and shame keep you stuck on your journey toward moving on.
    Liz Becker is President & Co-Founder of the National Association of Divorce Professionals and Senior Trainer of the CDS™ Program. Liz is also a Licensed NLP Master Practitioner, Communications Skills Coach & Trainer, and has more than a decade of experience in working with both divorcing clients and the professionals who serve them.
    Having worked in the divorce industry for many years, she has a keen sense of detecting specific issues that create obstacles for all parties involved in the process. Whether she was conducting NLP Certification Trainings, co-parenting workshops, or speaking at conferences, Liz has always found great reward in educating people on how to communicate more effectively and achieve positive change both personally and professionally.
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    • 32 min
    Healing From Divorce (and Everything That Came Before It) with Karen Millon

    Healing From Divorce (and Everything That Came Before It) with Karen Millon

    Nothing seems to bring to the surface your problems of the past quite like getting divorced. As you try to make sense of what led you to where you are now, you begin to put the pieces together and understand your life in reverse.
    And according to our guest Karen Millon, that's a critical part of the healing process.
    Karen Millon believes you have to feel to heal, and helps her clients do that everyday through a modality of strategies and healing methods. She is a proponent of EMDR therapy, an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders.
    Karen is the Author of An Amazing Divorce and Transformational Coach inspires you to heal by introducing all the different healing modalities and inspirational healing stories. Follow her on Instagram at @healinwithkaren or visit her website, here.
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    • 33 min
    Everything You Need to Know About Divorce Over 40 - and How to Handle the Loneliness - with Daniel Herrold

    Everything You Need to Know About Divorce Over 40 - and How to Handle the Loneliness - with Daniel Herrold

    There are 20-25 million divorced people between the ages of 35-65, meaning that the majority of them are divorced over 40. Between the loneliness and quietness of being alone once your children are grown and out of the house and the fact that you're now starting over again as a completely different person than you were when you were married long ago - there are SO many heartstrings that divorce over 40 seems to pull at.
    Our guest, Daniel Herrold, not only shares how to face all of the icky stuff that comes up when you are divorced over 40 - he's also bringing together that population of divorced men and women with his wildly successful divorce community.
    In 2020, he Co-Founded Divorced Over Forty, a group that provides community to divorced men & women across the world who are in the 40’s, 50’s & 60’s. This community provides support through content on its social media channels, as well as hosts events with a specific intention of fostering and cultivating friendships. With over 10,000 strong virtual, tribes have been formed all over the world.
    Daniel is a divorced dad of 3 daughters currently living in Tulsa, Oklahoma. You can find his community on Instagram at @divorcedover40 or follow him personally at @danielherrold.

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    • 35 min
    How to Handle Your Changing Friendships After Divorce, with Kate Anthony

    How to Handle Your Changing Friendships After Divorce, with Kate Anthony

    There's no denying it - divorce will change just about every part of your life, including your friendships. But, as any seasoned divorced woman will come to find, in most cases - these changes are for the best.
    Losing friends after divorce hurts, but when you begin to understand the "why" behind these fizzled out friendships, you can embrace all of the space you're clearing out in your life for new ones.
    On this episode of Moms Moving On, our guest Kate Anthony shares her own personal friendship story that she experienced after her own divorce, and how she moved forward into her new life.
    Kate Anthony is the host of the New York Times recommended podcast, The Divorce Survival Guide Podcast, and a certified divorce coach who helps women (with children, especially) decide if they should stay in or leave their marriages – and then either helps them heal their relationships, or exit with grace.
    You can find Kate here, and be sure to check out her amazing new course "The Divorce Survival Program."
    Follow Kate on Instagram at @thedivorcesurvivalguide
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    • 32 min
    Protecting Your Children from High-Conflict, Alienating Behavior While Co-Parenting; with Filmmaker Ginger Gentile

    Protecting Your Children from High-Conflict, Alienating Behavior While Co-Parenting; with Filmmaker Ginger Gentile

    Just a quick note before we get into today's episode. The topic of parental alienation has been a bit of a controversial one in the world of divorce and co-parenting. It's important to remember that the views, ideas, beliefs, and opinions expressed in this episode are those of the guest, and not necessarily shared by the Moms Moving On team. 
    That said, both mothers and fathers alike have found themselves on the receiving end of hurtful comments made by the other parent to the children. Children almost never escape the wrath of a high-conflict co-parent, and in some extreme cases, this type of behavior can result in full alienation of the other parent.
    That's where our guest, Ginger Gentile, comes in.
    Ginger Gentile is an activist documentary filmmaker dedicated to addressing ignored issues and shedding light on solutions. Her film, Erasing Family, talks about the harsh realities of parental alienation which premiered at Lincoln Center in 2019 and showcased the trauma children face in high-conflict custody battles.
    Ginger passionately advocates for those who don't have a voice. You can learn more about Ginger, here.
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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

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183 Ratings

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Very inspiring and helpful

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Everyone going through divorce needs this!

Michelle is by far the most relatable divorce expert out there. Each podcast hits home and after listening I walk away feeling revived, understood, and like I can take action with whatever I’m dealing with! LISTEN!!!

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Asks All The Questions

Michelle does a great job finding the perfect people to interview and asks all the right questions. I have learned so much! There’s a few episodes I’ve listened to multiple times!

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