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Previously known as The Divorce Club, The Divorce Social is a light-hearted yet penetrative interview show about divorce hosted and created by author, actor and broadcaster Samantha Baines, who recently got divorced (don't worry she's fine)! 
Changing the conversation around divorce.
Samantha is on a mission to discover how other people managed the weird and wonderful world of paperwork, tears, freedom, sex with strangers, and listing your ex's belongings on eBay in this upbeat interview show. Whether you are part of the club or not this is a fun, informative and touching look at how 42% of marriages end! 
Host: Samantha Baines
Produced by Aurra Studios
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Join our divorce chatroom on patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/samanthabaines
Twitter & instagram: @divorcepod & @samanthabaines
Email the show: thedivorcesocial@gmail.com
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The Divorce Social Samantha Baines

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

Previously known as The Divorce Club, The Divorce Social is a light-hearted yet penetrative interview show about divorce hosted and created by author, actor and broadcaster Samantha Baines, who recently got divorced (don't worry she's fine)! 
Changing the conversation around divorce.
Samantha is on a mission to discover how other people managed the weird and wonderful world of paperwork, tears, freedom, sex with strangers, and listing your ex's belongings on eBay in this upbeat interview show. Whether you are part of the club or not this is a fun, informative and touching look at how 42% of marriages end! 
Host: Samantha Baines
Produced by Aurra Studios
Check the description of each episode for trigger warnings.
Join our divorce chatroom on patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/samanthabaines
Twitter & instagram: @divorcepod & @samanthabaines
Email the show: thedivorcesocial@gmail.com
Episode transcripts available
Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/thedivorceclub.

See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Gilly Da Silva

    Gilly Da Silva

    "I don't think I could have stopped what happened anyway..." -Gilly Da Silva

    Gilly Da Silva joins Samantha Baines to talk about being gaslighted and why she set up Mending Hearts Retreat: a unique experience for individuals experiencing the hurt and pain of a relationship breakdown or loss of a deceased loved one. The two chat revamping themselves from the outside in after divorce and the freedom of their shopaholic phases. Gilly talks about the men she encountered during her ruthless divorce f*** frenzy and how she used it to escape and feel liberated. They also discuss the financial freedom needed to be independent after divorce and the role that plays.

    Mending Hearts Retreat: @mendingheartsretreat https://www.mendingheartsretreat.com/

    Follow us on twitter and instagram: @divorcepod & @samanthabaines
    Email: thedivorcesocial@gmail.com

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    • 33 min
    Steven Petrow

    Steven Petrow

    "What was challenging for me was separating the different threads of grief..."- Steven Petrow
    Author and Columnist at The Washington Post, Steven Petrow joins Samantha Baines to discuss dealing with losing his parents while splitting from his ex husband. The two open up about dealing with emotions when your ex moves on first, how they manage their anxiety and the true meaning of the phrase 'generous Daddy'. Steven discusses being honest with people about depressive episodes, noting gratitude at the start and end of his day and the two speak about being in a better place.
    To purchase Stevens new book, Stupid Things I Wont Do When I Get Old: shorturl.at/jsKL2
    Follow us on twitter and instagram: @divorcepod & @samanthabaines
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    • 35 min
    Sue Atkins

    Sue Atkins

    "It was the most horrific experience, I think of my life..."- Sue Atkins
    Parenting Consultant, author and Broadcaster Sue Atkins joins Samantha Baines to discuss her coping strategies to life's biggest changes, her "F*** you ring" and advises on what to do when breaking the news of divorce to children. Sue discusses what not to do when having to go places where your ex is going to be and the two discuss their horrible experiences of online dating.
    Find Sue and her work: https://sueatkinsparentingcoach.com/
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    Transcripts can be found at www.thedivorcesocial.com

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    • 36 min
    Laura Friedman Williams

    Laura Friedman Williams

    "I went out and had tons of sex. I had so much sex with so many different kinds of people..."- Laura Friedman Williams
    Author of Available and self declared PTA mum, Laura Friedman Williams joins Samantha Baines to discuss details of her divorce skate party, asking men lots of questions and talking all things hair (and not the stuff on our heads)! Laura discusses the sordid details of her book, the feelings of sickness when she found out about her exes "soulmate" and how she modelled forgiveness to her kids. The two discuss fellatio (yep that's right), their sexual awakening and men's strange requests. Laura also speaks on how getting divorced was one of the best things that happened to her!
    Purchase Laura's book, 'Available: A Memoir Of Sex And Dating After A Marriage Ends'- https://smarturl.it/AvailableHB_Multi
    Follow us on twitter and instagram: @divorcepod & @samanthabaines
    Email: thedivorcesocial@gmail.com
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    • 44 min
    Micaela Sharp

    Micaela Sharp

    "It wasn't so much for me the act of cheating on me, it was how he had treated me in that time frame"- Micaela Sharp
    Star of Interior Design Masters and upholsterer, Micaela Sharp joins Samantha Baines to discuss leaving her home of 6 years and reclaiming her space. Micaela talks about dealing with anger, placating her dog and having another woman fill her in on the details of her exes infidelity. The two discuss losing their parent/s and how that resonated for them while going through a divorce. Micaela also gives suggestions on curating the best space for yourself after your partner moves out.
    Follow us on twitter and instagram: @divorcepod & @samanthabaines
    Email: thedivorcesocial@gmail.com
    Transcripts can be found at www.thedivorcesocial.com
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    • 44 min
    Series 5 round up

    Series 5 round up

    Host Samantha Baines rounds up the series with her favourite bits of each episode, her love for cooling sheets and shares some of your wonderful messages. Samantha also gives a sneak peek into what series 6 has in store- exciting!
    To support Samantha and join The Divorce Social community: www.patreon.com/samanthabaines
    Twitter and Instagram: @divorcepod & @samanthabaines
    For features and sponsorships, email thedivorcesocial@gmail.com
    Transcripts available on thedivorcesocial.com
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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Bunnynunn ,

So relatable

I love this show because i don’t know many other divorced people and it’s nice to hear women in my same position. Thank you!!

Kandlluv ,

💗

Absolutely love love love this podcast! It has gotten me through some of the toughest moments! I binged through them all and can't hardly wait for the new episodes each week it's like torture to have to wait on them! Thank you 💗

MeghanSiobhan ,

I’m not alone!!

I got divorced a year ago (at 29) and even through therapy and everything I kept wondering if I was doing it right. Was I being too sexually liberal? Was I dwelling? How do I move on? I heard Samantha on the Guilty Feminist podcast and knew I had to listen. One episode in and I wish I had found it sooner haha. I will now binge the whole thing and start feeling better about myself and this whole situation. Thank you, Samantha!!!

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