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A PLAY-BY-PLAY GUIDE 
TO LIFE AFTER DIVORCE

Do you need a sounding board to help you through divorce? If you’re inundated with divorce advice and aren’t sure how to sift through the good, the bad, and the ugly, tune into the After the First Marriage podcast.

Psychologist Susan Orenstein, Ph.D., offers practical insights on how to handle common divorce challenges such as communicating with your ex, co-parenting, and deciding to date again.

Talking Shortcuts: Pros and Cons | Ep 26

How can a football metaphor give you usable relationship advice? Are you hindering or aiding your relationship by working with assumptions? How can you utilize shortcuts in your relationship effectively? In this podcast episode, I speak about the pros and cons of talking shortcuts.

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Communicating with your Ex, Part 4 of 4 | Ep 25

Have you heard of the prisoner’s dilemma? Is there a way to go through a separation so that it can end as a win-win for both partners? How can you make sure that you both get your needs met? In part 4 of this 4 part series focusing on communicating with your ex, I talk about cooperation, getting needs met, and reaching agreements.

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Communicating with your Ex, Part 3 of 4 | Ep 24

What advice can Mister Rogers give us about relationships and communication? Can you discuss a topic with your ex while drawing strength from your core values? Why is it important to see the humanity in your ex and know that you’re sharing the same goals? In part 3 of this 4 part series focusing on communicating with your ex, I talk about speaking.

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Communicating with your Ex, Part 2 of 4 | Ep 23

Are you a good listener? Do you often get interrupted, or perhaps do you find yourself interrupting your ex? How can you polish up your listening skills to improve the communication between yourself and your ex?

In part 2 of this 4 part series focusing on communicating with your ex, I speak about how to be a good listener.

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Communicating with your Ex, Part 1 of 4 | Ep 22

Do you need to communicate with your ex? How can you discuss a topic with your ex without becoming riled up or frustrated? What can you do to keep calm and on track with the conversation? In part 1 of this 4 part series focusing on communicating with your ex, I speak about conditions for an amicable divorce.

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Interview with Mother-Daughter Expert, Michelle Deering | Ep 21

How can you parent your daughter through a difficult divorce with your previous partner? What are some things to keep in mind as a single mother? How does encouraging your daughter to be her own person actually bring you closer together? In this podcast episode, I speak with mother-daughter expert, Dr. Michelle Deering.

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Improv Wisdom with Patricia Ryan Madson | Ep 20

How can you utilize the principles of improv to improve your life? What can you do to hack your mind and reexamine a situation in a better light? Are you able to shift your mindset from improv principles? In this podcast episode, I speak with Patricia Ryan Madson about improv and the principles you can start using.

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Better Sex Next Time with Sex Therapist, Dr. Joe Kort | Ep 19

What can you do to have better sex in your relationship, present, and future? Do you feel like you are making the same sexual mistakes from one relationship to the next? How can you create a healthier sex life for you and your partner in your relationship? In this podcast episode, I speak with sex therapist, Dr. Joe Kort about how to have better sex.

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