Serge Bielanko and Monica Bielanko share tales from their divorce and its aftermath as they struggle to coparent three small children while living four-doors-down from each other.
The End of the Year
Serge and Monica reflect on lessons learned in 2017 and answer your questions.
Photo: Alice Teeple
A Seriously Divorced Christmas
Wherein Serge and Monica discuss the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future.
When You're Smiling
As Serge turns 46, he and Monica reflect on life in your forties and what it all means.
You Can't Divorce The Dog
Max was so much more than a pet. Monica and Serge reflect on the magic their dog brought to their marriage and how he forever transformed them.
Pass The Pumpkin Pie
Splitting holidays when you're a divorced parent is one of the worst things about ex life. Serge and Monica talk about the difficulties of co-parenting during the holidays and how they're spending Thanksgiving.
Feast Or Famine
Serge and Monica discuss the difficulties of being a solo parent with three young children and no one to back you up as well as how equally awful it feels when the kids are with the other parent and you're left alone.
Raw, real, funny
I've loved their blogs and articles for years. The podcast is even better. Articulate, funny, sometimes wryly heartbreaking.
As a family law attorney and private Guardian ad Litem...
I really like/enjoy/riff on and sometimes get a little teary over this podcast. As someone who watches and tries to prevent horrible high conflict custody cases because they wreck lives this podcast is a bit of a balm and a roadmap for many. Thanks for doing the hard work and being willing to hold up the warts, and the remarkable benefits of putting your children first. Always. I do have one story I’d share at some point with you about a mom who did move away from regular parent-time after a brutal custody trial that was prejudicial and a modern day Salem trial leaving her little choice, but to leave.
Anywho, bravo. Thank you for sacrificing the occasional emotional feel good of zinging the other parent for the long-term benefits to your kids. “Constant gauntlet”. That’s about right, friends.
Thatnk you for putting all of this out there.