Just like there is no road map for how to get divorce, there also isn't one for how to blend families. This week on Unfiltered, Michelle Dempsey-Multack and Jess Evans share their personal experiences with blending families and also how to handle their ex blending in a new relationship. It is so important to take things slow and follow your child's lead. In this informational episode, Michelle and Jess will cover:
Reminding yourself that although your ex has a new partner, you will always be...
If you have gone through or are going through divorce we are sure you have heard the term guardian at litem or parent coordinator, but what are they and do you need one? This week Michelle Dempsey-Multack is joined by the incredible Dr. Stacey Jones to educate listeners on both and if you will need to hire on during your divorce. In this episode, Michelle and Stacey will share their knowledge on:
Why parenting coordinators and GAL are not assigned to every case
When and why a judge may...
We may be divorce and co-parenting specialists, but we still make mistakes and have to take accountability and learn from them. This week on Unfiltered, Michelle and Jess open up about some of their biggest co-parenting mistakes and how they worked through them. As hard as it may be to suck up your pride and admit you were wrong about something, it is in those moments you learn and grow. Michelle and Jess will open up about:
How they brought their unhealed pasts into their first...
So, you are feeling ready to jump back into the dating pool after getting divorced, or maybe you've been dating someone for awhile and not sure how to approach the next steps. Don't worry, Michelle Dempsey-Multack and her co-host, lead coach Jess Evans, have you covered. In this special episode of Moms Moving On: Divorce Unfiltered, Michelle and Jess share their personal experience with dating after divorce as well as give advice for listeners who are looking for input on how and when is the...
When your marriage is ending, you know your relationship with your soon-to-be-ex will change, but what about your friendships? This week on Unfiltered, Michelle Dempsey-Multack and Jess Evans will take a deep dive into their experience with friendships during and after divorce. In this information packed episode, they will discuss:
The flockers and fleers, how to identify them and what to do about it
Finding your "tribe" in the divorce process
Understanding that people may pull away...
Welcome to week two of Moms Moving On (Unfiltered) where Michelle Dempsey-Multack and co-host Jess Evans continue the conversation about dating after divorce. Last week they covered dating after divorce, and this week they take a deep dive into one of the most important steps: when to introduce the children to your new partner. Having both experienced this personally, Michelle and Jess will open up about:
Following your children's cues
Not forcing a family dynamic on your children right off...
We often hear that "children are so resilient" which can be true, but they become resilient with support and guidance from those around them. The number one way parents can do this, is by showing them resiliency. This week Michelle Dempsey-Multack is joined by Dr. Jonathan DePierro author of "Resilience: The Science of Mastering Life's Greatest Challenges." Together, Michelle and Jonathan will educate listeners on:
Putting in the work personally to mirror resiliency
Helping your children be...
As single parents, we want to give our children the same opportunities they would have had in a "traditional home." This includes, encouraging them to participate in extracurricular activities, but how should you handle that with your co-parent? This week on Unfiltered, Michelle Dempsey-Multack and Co-Host Jess Evans will breakdown the best way to approach sporting events, school activities and more. Michelle and Jess will discuss:
The importance of trying to attend events with your...
We often talk about navigating the holidays with your ex, but what about your ex in-laws? Maybe things were rocky between the two of you during your marriage or perhaps you were extremely close and now you worry what the relationship will be like. Michelle Dempsey-Multack and Jess Evans have you covered on this week's episode of Unfiltered. Together Michelle and Jess will help you:
Learn to be flexible when planning your holiday schedule
Remembering that you ex in-laws care and love your...
We all know the holidays, while being magical can also be extremely stressful, especially if you are co-parenting. In this special episode of Unfiltered, Michelle Dempsey-Multack and co-host Jess Evans open up about their personal experiences with co-parenting during the holidays and offer their advice for listeners. Whether this is your first year or your 10th year, we know that things will come up along the way. Together, they will discuss:
Remembering that the holiday is just a day on the...
Choosing a divorce lawyer is one of the most important steps in the divorce process and can make or break your divorce case. But how do you know who is a good fit for your specific needs? This week Michelle Dempsey-Multack is joined by family lawyer, Hailey Zabrin partner at Berger Schatz. As an incredibly experienced family lawyer, Hailey will educate listeners on:
Important questions to ask when consulting with lawyers
Hiring someone who understands your goals and needs long term...
Should I stay or should I go? The age-old question that only you can answer, but this week Michelle Dempsey-Multack is joined by author Kate Anthony to discuss why she wrote a book to help you make that difficult decision. In this information packed episode, Michelle and Kate will cover:
Who needs to read this book and when
Identifying what or who the problem is in your marriage
Losing yourself in the decision-making process
AND SO MUCH MORE
Kate Anthony is the author of The D Word:...
After discovering early on in her marriage that her spouse was gay, Jessica Frew, Moving On Method Certified Coach, had a choice to make, would she move forward with bitterness or choose to be better? Jessica chose to make the most out of this unique situation and sits down with Michelle to open up about her experience.
In this episode of Moms Moving On, Jessica not only shares her powerful story, she shares how she helps others:
How to lean into the moments when you feel out of control...
With divorce comes endless lessons and learning about yourself and what you need. This week Michelle Dempsey-Multack is joined by Maci Chance to discuss how she focused on the present after her new partner received a challenging diagnosis. Michelle and Maci have a very personal conversation about:
How you can become the best version of yourself after divorce
Focusing on the moment you are in vs worrying about the future
Learning when you are ready to start dating again
Finding a partner...
Have you heard about conscious uncoupling, but not sure what it is or if it would work for you? Well you're in luck! This week Susan Dumbarton, Conscious Uncoupling Certified Coach and Moving On Method Certified Coach, joins Michelle to explain conscious uncoupling in detail. Together, Michelle and Susan will educate listeners on:
Understanding what conscious uncoupling in divorce is
Using this practice to put your best foot forward
Accepting your role in the divorce
Putting in the work...
After Gina's ex-husband was arrested for a domestic violence incident, Gina and her ex learned to put their differences aside in order to put their children first, and it's something Gina says she's "really proud of."
To know Gina Kirschenheiter from Bravo's Real Housewives of Orange County is to love her, but to also know how hard she's worked to put the pain of her divorce behind her in order to co-parent well, is to respect her something fierce.
In this episode, Gina candidly shares what...
Our number one goal when going through divorce is to make sure our children are okay. This week Michelle Dempsey-Multack is joined by Terry Smith, author of the children's book "See You Later" to discuss how we can help our children as they go through childhood in two homes. Michelle and Terry will take a deep dive into:
How Terry's book is centered toward seeing things from a child's point of view
Keeping the focus on the children during and after divorce
Reflecting on your words and...
Wondering how to leave an emotionally and/or physically abusive marriage? There are some critical steps to take before you do, as explained by top Michigan divorce attorney, Sabrina Sheehan Cronin, owner and founder of The Cronin Law Firm.
After spending years as a prosecutor, Sabrina found her passion in helping, empowering, and protecting victims of crime. Sabrina truly desires to make a lasting and positive impact on every person who walks through the doors of her firm, which is why she...
Many women prolong the divorce process because they don't want to be stigmatized as "that" single mom. Often times, when we think of single motherhood, we think of the mom that is doing it all on her own, with no help of the other parent but in many cases, this isn't typically what we see. This week Michelle Dempsey-Multack is joined by Ashley Simpo to discuss their personal experience with single motherhood. Michelle and Ashley will educate listeners on:
Empathizing with women who may not...
Co-parenting with a high-conflict ex is not easy, but it can be done. We know that one reasonable co-parent can make a positive difference in the lives of the children who are being co-parented by one high-conflict parent, but that doesn't make dealing with it any easier.
High-conflict co-parenting can make life incredibly stressful and full of unnecessary tension, which in-turn, rubs off on the kids.
"The key is realizing we have to take a different approach. The secret to managing a...
In the first few episodes of Moms Moving On: Unfiltered, Michelle Dempsey-Multack and Jess Evans covered dating after divorce and introducing your new partner to your children, but what happens when it is your ex that has someone new in their life? Even if you were the one who chose divorce, your ex dating someone new can trigger emotions you weren't expecting. Michelle and Jess will take a deep dive into:
Managing your emotions when your ex has moved on
Not going down a rabbit hole of...
Infidelity and a health crisis, two of the most traumatic things a person can go through. What happens when these two things happen simultaneously? This week, Michelle Dempsey-Multack is joined by Jenny Swinerton, who shares her incredible story of her partner's infidelity while she was going through cancer treatment. Michelle and Jenny have a heartfelt conversation about:
Processing the emotions of infidelity
How to cope with your children spending time with your ex's new partner who they...
What happens when everything looks right on paper, and every box is checked but you still find yourself unhappy in your marriage? It is okay to choose yourself and take control of your life again. This week Shibani Joshi joins Michelle Dempsey-Multack to share her own personal divorce and how she used it to find herself and in turn become the best mom to her three amazing children. You will be able to relate to Michelle and Shibani as they discuss:
Divorcing when it goes against your culture...
When you become a single parent, finding your "tribe" is more important than ever, but it's not like you can just go on Amazon and order your support system. This week Michelle Dempsey-Multack is joined by Zoë Desmond CEO and founder of Frolo, the award-winning app for single parents. As a fellow single mom, Zoë developed Frolo to help single parents connect with others going through the same thing and help to ease the loneliness of single parenthood. Michelle and Zoë will discuss: