49 min

S2 Ep 18 Resilience in the Face of Abduction: A Conversation with Lizbeth Meredith True Crime, Authors & Extraordinary People

    • True Crime

When the unimaginable becomes reality, it's the strength of the human spirit that writes the story of survival and resilience. On today's show, I sit across from Lizbeth Meredith, an extraordinary woman who has weathered the storm of childhood kidnapping and the wrenching experience of her daughters' abduction by her former husband. As we traverse her compelling journey, Lizbeth reveals the intricate web of legal battles she faced, the adaptation of her triumphs and tribulations into the Lifetime movie "Stolen by Their Father," and her unwavering commitment to advocacy through her podcast "Persistence."

The conversation takes a poignant turn as we examine the deep-seated effects of divorce and abuse on the family unit. The scars left by manipulative custody disputes and the psychological toll on the children caught in the crossfire are heavy topics, but necessary to explore. Through my own reflections and Lizbeth's insights, we shed light on the impact trauma can have on life's most significant decisions—parenthood, relationships, and trust. Our exchange is a homage to the courage found in the aftermath of heartache and the profound personal growth that can emerge from the darkest chapters of our lives.

Bringing real stories to life through various media comes with its own set of challenges and rewards—a theme we dive into as Lisbeth shares her emotional journey. We navigate the conversation through the transformation of her narrative, the condensation of her life's story to fit a film runtime, and the bittersweet experience of reliving her past through Sarah Drew's portrayal. This episode is an intricate tapestry of pain, hope, and the enduring question of what it means to reclaim one's family and oneself after drastic upheaval. Join us for a journey into the heart of what it means to persist and overcome.

Time Line
(00:00) Surviving Kidnapping and Reclaiming Family
(13:11) The Impact of Divorce and Abuse
(20:55) From Book to Movie
(29:28) Length's Impact on Movies and Storytelling
(35:51) Surviving Trauma, Finding Healing


About Lizbeth Meredith

She write, speak, and coach on taming trauma and increasing resilience. Her indie memoir became the Lifetime TV movie Stolen By Their Father, and today she help's survivors of unspeakable deeds unpack their stories through interviews that are woven into documentaries on a popular true crime channel.

She loves to laugh and find humor and grace in the darkness, and she celebrate's well-told stories of persistence. A kidnapped child whose own children were kidnapped and taken out of the country, intergenerational trauma, the lifelong pursuit of healing, and the fact that time does not heal all wounds are some of the topics she speaks on.

Reinventing ourselves after midlife, solo travel, and navigating mental health are also areas of expertise. She's proud to have retired from a career in probation, and before that, worked as a child abuse investigator and domestic abuse survivor's advocate.

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When the unimaginable becomes reality, it's the strength of the human spirit that writes the story of survival and resilience. On today's show, I sit across from Lizbeth Meredith, an extraordinary woman who has weathered the storm of childhood kidnapping and the wrenching experience of her daughters' abduction by her former husband. As we traverse her compelling journey, Lizbeth reveals the intricate web of legal battles she faced, the adaptation of her triumphs and tribulations into the Lifetime movie "Stolen by Their Father," and her unwavering commitment to advocacy through her podcast "Persistence."

The conversation takes a poignant turn as we examine the deep-seated effects of divorce and abuse on the family unit. The scars left by manipulative custody disputes and the psychological toll on the children caught in the crossfire are heavy topics, but necessary to explore. Through my own reflections and Lizbeth's insights, we shed light on the impact trauma can have on life's most significant decisions—parenthood, relationships, and trust. Our exchange is a homage to the courage found in the aftermath of heartache and the profound personal growth that can emerge from the darkest chapters of our lives.

Bringing real stories to life through various media comes with its own set of challenges and rewards—a theme we dive into as Lisbeth shares her emotional journey. We navigate the conversation through the transformation of her narrative, the condensation of her life's story to fit a film runtime, and the bittersweet experience of reliving her past through Sarah Drew's portrayal. This episode is an intricate tapestry of pain, hope, and the enduring question of what it means to reclaim one's family and oneself after drastic upheaval. Join us for a journey into the heart of what it means to persist and overcome.

Time Line
(00:00) Surviving Kidnapping and Reclaiming Family
(13:11) The Impact of Divorce and Abuse
(20:55) From Book to Movie
(29:28) Length's Impact on Movies and Storytelling
(35:51) Surviving Trauma, Finding Healing


About Lizbeth Meredith

She write, speak, and coach on taming trauma and increasing resilience. Her indie memoir became the Lifetime TV movie Stolen By Their Father, and today she help's survivors of unspeakable deeds unpack their stories through interviews that are woven into documentaries on a popular true crime channel.

She loves to laugh and find humor and grace in the darkness, and she celebrate's well-told stories of persistence. A kidnapped child whose own children were kidnapped and taken out of the country, intergenerational trauma, the lifelong pursuit of healing, and the fact that time does not heal all wounds are some of the topics she speaks on.

Reinventing ourselves after midlife, solo travel, and navigating mental health are also areas of expertise. She's proud to have retired from a career in probation, and before that, worked as a child abuse investigator and domestic abuse survivor's advocate.

Get you copy of Pieces of me HERE

DON'T FORGET TO RATE, COMMENT AND SUBSCRIBE

JOIN ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA BY FOLLOWING THE LINKTREE

SIGN THE DEEP DARK SECRETS PETITION a...

49 min

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