Mon, 14 November 2022
“I want a divorce.”
But it doesn’t always mean that your marriage is about to end.
When your spouse asks you for a divorce, it breaks one of two ways: it either leads to a “transformational crisis” where couples make positive and often long-overdue changes to their relationship, or it’s the beginning of the end.
I want you and your husband or wife to have the first outcome. That’s why I created this episode of the podcast for you. I wanted to give you some guidance for navigating this incredibly scary situation, based on my work with countless couples over the years who pulled their marriages back from the brink of divorce. I know from experience that it is often possible to stop a divorce and save your marriage, but only if you manage this relationship crisis effectively. My hope is that this episode of the podcast will help you do that.
Later on, I’m joined by Rich Harris, a family law attorney in the Denver area who knows a lot about the other side of this issue. Rich is offering advice about where to begin if you aren’t able to save your marriage (although his team at the Harris Law Firm has seen many couples reconcile, even after their divorce cases were well underway).
I hope this episode helps you find clarity, direction, and peace of mind.
Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby
Mon, 20 July 2020
How do you know when it's time to break up? Knowing when to end a relationship can be confusing, especially when there are good parts — and maybe even hope for the future. Some people are clear that they're done with the relationship, but worry that the realities of single life could be harder than trudging on in the marriage.
If you're in this bind, today's episode is for you. We're tackling questions like:
All that and more, plus insights, thought provoking questions, and action steps to help you move forward one way or another, on this episode of the podcast.
Direct download: When_to_Call_it_Quits_in_a_Relationship_-_72020_1.45_PM.mp3
Category:Relationships, Mental Health, Self Improvement -- posted at: 2:13pm MST
Mon, 11 May 2020
Is your partner threatening divorce? Are you? If so this is certainly a relationship crisis... but not necessarily the end. In fact, when couples are on the brink of divorce, it can be a turning point for a marriage.
On this episode, I'm sharing some from-the-heart advice learned from my years as a marriage counselor about things you can do to stop this runaway train, and have new conversations with your partner to start the process of healing.
I am also aware that there are situations where you cannot stop a divorce if your partner has made up their mind. I also have some advice for how to handle this, and offer some concrete strategies for having the healthiest and most collaborative parting as possible.
I hope that all the advice helps you find your way through this confusing, and scary time, and that the path forward is one of growth for you -- no matter how things unfold.
With love and respect,
Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby
Direct download: Prevent_a_Divorce_and_Save_Your_Marriage_-_11817_3.31_PM.mp3
Category:Relationships, Mental Health, Self Improvement -- posted at: 10:00am MST