Rank #1: Discovering your value
Lots of laughs with Jhon Goodwin, co-owner of Lost Boys Garage Restaurant and Bar. Laura and Jhon talk about disocovering your own value being single and dating. Having standards for yourself and others you allow in your life. Now that you are on your own, you get to decide what and who you allow access.
Laura Branning and Jhon Goodwin talk about dating, co-parenting, life after divorce and what it really means to find your value. Having good friends to laugh with might just be the right starting point. Oh, and leaving a review would be awesome! Thanks!
Aug 05 2020
Rank #2: Solo - Selfcare
Life after any relationship is an adjustment. Taking care of yourself is so important. Listen to hear how to take the steps to care for yourself, especially when it feels like no one else will.
Divorce, separation, coparenting and dating are all new after the end of relationship. Taking care of yourself so you can take care of others... there are many different ways to do selfcare.
Single parent and entreprenuer, Laura Branning, talks about ways to jump into self care when you're just not sure what to do. Afterall, at the end of the day, its up to you to take care of yourself.
Jul 21 2020
Rank #3: What makes an ex? Don't forget those blind spots!
Not everyone you date is an ex. What makes someone an ex? Dating after divorce can be so tricky. Now you're dealing with scars from past relationships. Trying to build something new and not dismiss red flags can be so hard. Blind spots when starting a new relationship is a whole other level of self discovery.
Laura Branning sits down with Justin McLaughlin, restrautuer and techie, to talk about what really makes a person an ex. Its not a title you just want to give to anyone.
Jul 11 2020
Rank #4: Talking to your EX?
Single parents chat about talking to someone of the opposite sex while starting or in a new relationship. Is it okay to change a name in your phone so your new love interest doesnt get jealous or is that a red flag? That first break up after a divorce can be a lot harder than you expect. An added bonus to being "rereleased" into the Wild is that you may just find yourself more sure of what you want and feel less urgent to get into a new relationship. Join Laura Branning and special guest, Ashton Preston, entrepreneur and adventurer as they get into the weeds about navigating dating after divorce while coparenting and holding on to your own identity.
Jul 04 2020
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Rank #5: Dating... Goodbye vs Breakup
Breaking up is hard to do. Its a great chance to practice boundary setting. Who knows, you may just end up with a life long friendship... and maybe not. Laura and Nate go into detail about how they have experienced relationships end. What type of relationship warrants an actual breakup? When is it okay to just say goodbye? Is there a point you don't have to say anything at all and just do an Irish Goodbye? Good thing both Laura and Nate are Irish.
Jun 24 2020
Rank #6: Divorce is a journey
Accepting that divorce is a journey and not a war. Dealing with the possible division of family and friends once your relationship changes and evloves with your ex. Truly, dealing with the fact that your ex is not your spouse anymore is huge paradigm shift. Coparenting and being single... how that shows up in your life.
It would be so nice if divorce just had an end point, but it just doesn't and you are not alone.
Jun 24 2020
Rank #7: Meeting someone for the very first time-Meet vs Date
Laura and Nate talk about “Just the Tips.” What is a date is versus the first time you meet someone. And yes, it feels like the first time. You are starting your trek out into the Wild. Looking for any sort of distraction from the big breakup you are having. They go deep into some of their first and worst meets. Not to bury the lead, but they also talk about their first date! Listen to hear both sides of how that went and how Laura became Nate’s guide into the Wild.
Still lots of talk about divorce, separation, coparenting, single life, dating and parenting.
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Jun 08 2020
Rank #8: Telling the kids and moving out
You are at the point to tell the kids. Everything feels like it is getting real, this can be harder than telling your parents. Now you are working on logistics of separating. How is this going to effect your kids lives and their future? What is your household going to look like? When will you see your kids next? How to deal with life when you will not be seeing your kids every night. Stress and mental health while going through separation. Be it a single dad or a single mom, this is your new normal. Divorce, separation, coparenting, single life, dating post divorce as a distraction. Your kids will be looking to mommy and daddy for how to act and react in this new world while you are trying to keep their lives as normal as possible.
Laura and Nate recount how they told their kids and began to separate their households. Another step in moving each of their lives to The Wild.
Jun 01 2020
Rank #9: When the truth comes out - telling the parents
Telling your closest family and friends about your separation and looming divorce is one of the hardest and most memorable points in the process. We recount the moments and days surrounding telling parents about divorce. Breaking down the emotions and dealing with expectations of how to deal with the ending of a marriage. Starting to accept the reality of what is going on in your life. This is also the point when people outside the situation offer advice. Its okay to just say thank you and move on, they mean well but its hard to accept anything anyone says at this point. Finding support from close friends and family along with a mental health professional. Separation, coparenting and dealing with the nuances of grief.
May 24 2020
Rank #10: Day 1-The Epiphany
Bam... it hits you... your relationship is over, or is it? There comes a point you begin questioning whether or not you should get a divorce. No one expects to get a divorce, you plan a healthy, loving marriage... well, most of us. No matter what got you to this place, you are here. Your relationship is over... what do you do now? We talk about the shock awe of what your first day in The Wild is about.
May 19 2020