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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
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
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The Divorce Social Samantha Baines

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 15 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.

    Jacqui Smith

    Jacqui Smith

    ‘Sometimes there are things in your life you just have to accept and live with, that you can’t solve, that you can’t put right - a lot of my life is about let’s solve that problem... but this is something, the most important thing in my life and I actually couldn’t control…’ -Jacqui Smith
    Former Home Secretary and political commentator Jacqui Smith joins Samantha Baines to talk about divorce and the expenses scandal even gets a mention. Jacqui talks about the importance of counselling and accepting the end of her 32 year marriage. They both discuss different sorts of grief and how to handle their emotions. Jacqui speaks about online dating and the awkwardness of being recognised by her date! They both talk about adapting to life without men in their homes and the sudden need and satisfaction of buying their own toolkits!
    Follow us on twitter and instagram: @divorcepod & @samanthabaines

    Email: thedivorcesocial@gmail.com

    Transcripts can be found at www.thedivorcesocial.com
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    • 50 min
    Natasha Aujla

    Natasha Aujla

    TW: Baby death/Miscarriage
    "I called and said I'm going to come back and he said, no you're not, this isn't your house anymore- I'm divorcing you"- Natasha Aujla
    Writer Natasha Aujla joins Samantha Baines to talk about dealing with the death of her newborn son and then being asked for a divorce eight days later. Natasha discusses her journey with forgiveness and how logical thinking aided her recovery. They both discuss going to weddings after a divorce and the emotional rollercoaster they went through. Natasha talks about the importance of her Sikh religion and how she felt growing up in a South Asian community and the cultural expectations that come with it.
    Natashas blog and Instagram: blusabar.com / @Blusabar
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    Email: thedivorcesocial@gmail.com

    Transcripts can be found at www.thedivorcesocial.com
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    • 41 min
    Georgia Hirst

    Georgia Hirst

    "I knew he was in a really really bad place and I think that's how I forgave a lot of his behaviour" - Georgia Hirst
    Vikings actor and activist Georgia Hirst joins Samantha Baines to talk about delaying the healing process. The two discuss about the difference between doing the dumping vs being the one dumped. Georgia talks about her experience of being with an older man and the lack of communication between them. Both discuss wanting to protect your partner from scrutiny by loved ones and that urge to look through their partners phone. And Georgia speaks about the importance of spending time with yourself along with tips on how to do just that!
    Follow us on twitter and instagram: @divorcepod & @samanthabaines

    Email: thedivorcesocial@gmail.com

    Transcripts can be found at www.thedivorcesocial.com
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    • 38 min
    Nikki and Ben

    Nikki and Ben

    "I came home and there was a ripped up photo of us and his ring next to my sink"- Nikki DeBartolo
    In a Divorce Social first, we have a divorced couple on the show together! Nikki DeBartolo and Ben Heldfond both join Samantha to talk about their divorce from one another and their book all about it. Now the best of friends, they talk to Samantha about their journey whilst bringing up their son. The three discuss feelings of insecurity, meeting in public places and the power of therapy. Ben and Nikki also discuss the drastic differences in their childhood and how that affected the different outlooks they had on relationships. 
    To purchase their book, Our Happy Divorce: https://ourhappydivorce.com/
    Instagram: @Ourhappydivorce
    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
    Rosie Wilby

    Rosie Wilby

    "The break up that triggered all that was when I got dumped by email"- Rosie Wilby

    Comedian and Author of The Breakup Monologues, Rosie Wilby joins Samantha Baines to talk about the major breakdown of her relationship. Rosie talks about the impact her break up had on her pet cat and how she felt being in a relationship with someone not openly gay. The two discuss the lack of women who like women, representation on Tinder and taking into consideration being a pet parent when you separate from a partner.
    Rosie's new book, The Breakup Monologues is based on her acclaimed podcast of the same name: https://linktr.ee/breakupmonologues
    Twitter @rosiewilby and @breakupmonologues on Instagram. 
    Follow us on twitter and instagram: @divorcepod & @samanthabaines
    Email: thedivorcesocial@gmail.com
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    • 47 min
    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

    Transcripts can be found at www.thedivorcesocial.com
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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 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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