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In this episode of The Intelligent Divorce, Dr. Mark Banschick continues his series on blended families.

Blended families or step families, face challenges above and beyond that of the traditional family. Dr. Banschick addresses issues facing both parents and children.

While changes to family structure require some adjustment time for everyone involved, with the right guidance and realistic expectations, most blended families are able to work out their growing pains and live together successfully. Open communication, positive attitudes, mutual respect, and plenty of love and patience all have an important place in creating a healthy blended family.

For more on Dr. Banschick, visit: www.TheIntelligentDivorce.com.

Direct download: BlendedFamilies2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

On this episode of Sex after Divorce with Juliana Neiman, the topic is How to Rebuild After Divorce

For many, divorce hits with the force of a tsunami.  You exit the process broken and feeling less than.   After taking time to heal, it's time to get back up, dust yourself off and begin the process of rebuilding your new life.

Juliana Neiman takes us through the building blocks necessary to rebuilding our life and relationships.  When your self esteem becomes bruised, you don't feel sexual.  It takes some longer to get over a relationship than others.

Follow the building blocks mentioned in this program will help you move forward with more confidence in future relationships.  For more on Juliana Neiman, visit: www.JulianaNeiman.com.

Direct download: Pgm20BuildingBlocks1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

Did you know that your brain can help you through divorce in a much smarter, more emotionally balanced way?  There is tremendous scientific knowledge about the brain yet the legal system is slow at integrating it.

Our guest, Nathalie Boutet (http://www.basmansmith.com/i3boutet.asp) (http://www.collaborativelawblog.ca/about-nathalie-boutet) explains what we have known for years – that our cognitive abilities diminish when we are experiencing strong emotion. Separating clients are frequently in a state of high emotions stemming from years of unhappiness in their marriage. They are likely to encounter many instances when they will get emotionally triggered during which time their ability to think and reason will be diminished. Yet we demand that separating parents co-parent effectively and work together amicably to resolve complex financial decisions.

Separating families, and especially the children, the innocent victims, suffer tremendously before, during and after the legal separation process.

How can you get through your divorce with the brain in mind? Ms. Boutet answers this question and more as we discuss:

  • Some of the causes of divorce and how the brain is affected
  •  If people are struggling and don’t want to divorce, what can they do?
  • What makes a divorce easier/more difficult
  • How does brain science intersect with family law?
  • What are some of the pitfalls that people fall into– and what happens

This interview will help you understand how to bring in the humanity while divorcing all while being brain friendly.  Sounds intriguing doesn’t it…..it’s an conversation you don’t want to miss.

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Direct download: Pgm42TheBrain.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:15am EDT

On this episode of Divorce Source Radio with Steve Peck, Karen McMahon is back to help us understand what it means to love ourself.  Self love is vital if we are to be loved in this world.  If you have been living in a loveless marriage, you have not been getting what you need from your spouse… and what have you been giving yourself? 

For many, it's hard to tell the difference between selfless, selfish and self-love.  If your tendency has been to put other’s needs before yours, self love is neither easy nor comfortable.  It often comes with feelings of guilt, fear and selfishness. 

You need to be clear on the difference between selfish and self loving so that you can stand firm in your desire to be healthy and be able to explain / defend your actions to your loved ones. Oscar Wilde put it beautifully, “To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance”

For more on Karen McMahon, visit: www.KMLifeCoaching.com

Direct download: Pgm105SelfLove.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:51pm EDT

The Leon Walker case has received national attention as a landmark case related to email privacy issues.  Leon Walker Faces felony charges and up to 5-years in prison for reading his wife's emails.

Expert pundits on CNN have debated this case and many feel there is no merit to the charges, especially at a felony level. Leon Walker provided an exclusive interview with Divorce Source Radio's Steve Peck. This show provides a window into what Leon Walker has endured since being charged with the crime in 2011.  Leon tells his version of the story and noted author and forensic trial consultant, Dean Tong, helps us sort through the legal maneuvers the prosecutor and defense might be considering.

Mr. Walker has been financially devastated and his life has been turned upside down due the charges filed against him.  Does the county prosecuting the case really want to spend close to $500,000 of taxpayers' money to lock this man up for reading his wife's email?  Mr. Walker claims he did so for the well-being of his kids. He had reason to believe the children were being subjected to a potentially abusive situation as his wife was seeing an ex with an abusive past.

So what do you think?  Send us your thoughts at DivorceSourceRadio@Gmail.com or on our Facebook page at: www.Facebook.com/DivorceSourceRadio.com.

Direct download: Pgm104LeonWalker.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:50am EDT

Joanie, Lesley and Steve are back with tons of stuff to talk about on Single Again! Now What?

Steve begins by introducing us to a cool new app for your smart phone designed to help you lose weight.  Steve Claims to have lost 8 pounds in three weeks. 

Basically, it is the boring old COUNTING CALORIES!  "Oh no!" I hear you say. "Adding up all my calories every day!" Well, no, not exactly. Thanks to the amazing Lose It! app or website, you can now type in what you've ate and it will work out the calories for you!  We're not getting paid to say this stuff, we just think you may want to give it a try.  Let us know how you like it.

We also revisit Mother's day, talk about divorce coaching for men and discuss Internet privacy issues that effect all of us.

Remember, we have our own Facebook page and we invite you to join our community.  www.Facebook.com/SingleAgainNowWhat

Direct download: Pgm18LoseIt.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:50pm EDT

(Listener Note: This is part one of a three-part series.  To find the other episodes, search "Intelligent Divorce" from the Divorce Source Radio "search" bar.)

In this episode of The Intelligent Divorce with Mark Banschick, M.D., we begin a three part series on Blended Families.

Stepfamilies, also known as blended families, are more of a norm now than ever, with 65% of remarriages including children from previous relationships. When families “blend” to create stepfamilies, though, things rarely progress smoothly.  Some children may resist the many changes they face, while parents may become frustrated or disappointed when the new family doesn’t function like their previous family.

While changes to family structure require some adjustment time for everyone involved, with the right guidance and realistic expectations, most blended families are able to work out their growing pains and live together successfully. Open communication, positive attitudes, mutual respect, and plenty of love and patience all have an important place in creating a healthy blended family.

For more on Dr. Banschick, visit: www.TheIntelligentDivorce.com.

Direct download: Pgm23BlendedFamilies1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:55am EDT

Understanding what mediation is as a process, and finding the right mediator, are critical elements to developing a smart and long lasting parenting and financial agreements that are predicated on informed, thoughtful decision making.  A good mediator will discuss what your goals are for the process, what is important to each of you and will help you to craft a plan that addresses those goals and intentions.  This is important to understand, as all mediators are not created equal!

Our guest, Cara Raich, (http://www.srmediators.com/mediators/cara-raich-esq/)  (http://mediatetrix.wordpress.com/) explores the specifics of mediation in this episode of The Smart Divorce, with Deborah Moskovitch and Steve Peck.   Cara is a mediator and attorney who specializes in helping people find non-adversarial resolutions to conflict. She mediates a wide range of cases including divorce, family conflicts, and organizational and civil disputes.

Cara is dedicated to helping her clients avoid the challenges and acrimony that frequently accompany adversarial proceedings. She does this by enabling her clients to come to realistic and informed agreements that work for them and their families. Cara believes that separation and divorce are family matters with a legal element, not a lawsuit that happens to be about a family.

To understand how these goals are accomplished in a fair and reasonable manner – and gain perspectives on alternative ways to view mediation and settlement we discuss:

  • What does neutrality really mean?
  • What are the process choices that people have when contemplating divorce?
  • How do we as a society view divorce?
  • What is a successful divorce?
  • What is the role the law will play in your divorce? Is the law relevant, determinative or something in between?

This interview will surely help you understand the many aspects of mediation. 


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Direct download: Pgm40Mediation.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:57pm EDT

Regular communication between you and your ex will help to make your co-parenting more successful. Communicating clearly is hard work. You and the your former partner may have longstanding conflicts that make it difficult to discuss any issue. You might misunderstand each other. Do your best to set aside those past differences and relationship issues.

In this episode of "Ask Henry" on Divorce Source Radio, Attorney Henry Gornbein addresses the topic of Parenting Time, formerly known as Visitation.

Successful Do's for Co-Parenting - Making The Most of Your Time with Your Kids

  • Focus on common goals.
  • Work together to resolve problems involving your child.
  • Once you and the other parent agree on a plan, write it down so you are sure that you both understand.
  • Inform each other about important issues affecting your child, such as those involving school, health problems, medication, and discipline.
  • Call the other parent if you are going to be late, or your schedule changes.
  • To resolve disagreements, seek help from a mutually trusted person, such as a counselor or a shared friend.

(The Program was recorded at The Divorce Expo in Michigan)

Direct download: ParentingTime.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:27pm EDT

Many times, a person may fear becoming involved in a new relationship after divorce.  In this episode of Sex after Divorce, sex therapist Juliana Neiman helps us understand the healing process after being emotionally wounded in a past relationship.

Juliana speaks to the importance of facing your fears and discussing them with your new person of interest. If you're a woman fearing commitment, know that you're not alone. According to the State of Our Union, National Marriage Project, approximately 30 million women in the United States alone are single.  Not surprisingly, men experience the same fears as women.

You may have been married to a jerk, but that doesn't mean your new boyfriend or girlfriend has to be. Learn to spot the qualities you don't want in a new partner, to reduce the risk of marrying the same type of person you just divorced or broke up with.

For more on Juliana Neiman, visit: www.JulianaNeiman.com

Direct download: Pgm19EmotionalFears.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:51pm EDT