I sat down with Rhonda Noordyk, CFEI in early 2019 to talk about some topics dear to my heart. Rhonda is Founder & CEO of The Women’s Financial Wellness Center in Pewaukee, WI. She works tirelessly to advocate for the best interests of women who are going through divorce and asked me to talk about my experience with collaborative divorce on episode #46 of her podcast.
Divorce Conversations for Women podcast, which is available via the usual outlets, covers practical topics, such as financial wellness, questions to ask lawyers, increasing cash flow, plus discussions about maintaining creativity at work and redefining your life’s purpose. Divorce produces more stress for women than any other life event except for the death of a spouse. Access to knowledge can help provide the confidence to face decisions.
Dare to have a good divorce as you listen to our episode.
Listen: Diane Mader podcast interview
In this podcast interview we talked about:
- What a “good divorce” means
- Divorce as a future-focused planning process
- You do not divorce your children
- Co-parenting after a divorce
- The best way to get through a divorce
- Having compassion for yourself
- How to focus on the future planning process
- Forgiveness. It is not something that you give to the person who has wronged you, but it is something that you do and give to yourself.
- The practice of affirmations
More about the podcast: download the show notes (.pdf)
The best predictor of a good outcome for children whose parents are divorce is low conflict between their parents.
Additional Resources (books on Amazon):
- Should I Stay Or Should I Go? A Guide to Knowing If Your Relationship Can – and Should – be Saved by J. A. C. Patrissi and Lundy Bancroft
- Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay by Mira Kirshenbaum