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Finding your Authentic Self, Happiness and Moving On

A new show from The Smart Divorce has just been posted.  Tune in to hear our guest Hanna McDonough.

Our guest, Hanna McDonough, is Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and Psychotherapist (www.hannatherapy.com).  Ms. McDonough shares her wisdom on finding the best in yourself, and delves into relationships and what’s important – is it sex, money?  And, what are the differences between men and women and they way each values a relationship. We explore the gamut in topics and – learn about living your life as an exclamation, not an explanation.

Topics in this program include:

  • The value of a therapist: how to find a good therapist, when to stay and when to go
  • Understanding a verbally abusive relationship
  • Exploring transformative therapy
  • How to keep your marriage HOT
  • Putting children first

To listen to the podcast, click on the link

http://www.divorcesourceradio.com/finding-your-authentic-self-happiness-and-moving-on/


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Coping with the personality disordered spouse

Our guest, Emily Brown, is Director of Key Bridge Therapy & Mediation Center in Arlington, VA. (http://www.affairs-help.com/) works with couples, individuals, and families regarding the underlying issues in marriage, divorce, and betrayal. Battles over custody and related issues that are fueled by a personality disordered spouse can be the most frustrating of all wars.  The judges regularly get conned by the personality disordered spouse who makes nice in front of the judge; the other spouse who is angry and upset appears to be the problem.  Emily has worked with a number of these cases, trying to extricate the victimized spouse – and overcoming the frustration which many experience.  Tough cases, but she likes the challenge.

Topics in this program include:

  • Insight into personality disorder
  • How to deal with a persistent blamer, and managing within the legal system
  • How to help children when their parent is personality disordered
  • Finding the help you need to cope
  • The purpose of child custody evaluations with a personality disordered ex spouse.

Click on the link to hear the full interview

http://www.divorcesourceradio.com/coping-with-the-personality-disordered-ex-spouse/