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Mamamia's The Split podcast takes you through separation and divorce

03 April 2019

The Split

No one enters a relationship planning separation or divorce, but with the one in three marriages ending in divorce, it’s something we need to talk about…

So how do you know if your relationship is over? Are you just going through a bad patch or is this it?

In the first episode of our separation and divorce podcast, Mandy Nolan talks you through the signs that your relationship has come to an end. She’s joined by counsellor Melissa Ferrari who will tell you the difference between a healthy relationship and an unhealthy one, and by former Lawyer Nama Winston who has been happily divorced for 10 years.

If you’re going through a separation or know someone who is, The Split is here to help…

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CREDITS:

The Split is hosted by Mandy Nolan.

With thanks to our resident therapist Melissa Ferrari

If you have a question for Nama, email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au

The Split is produced by Elissa Ratliff

Episode Two

It's Over...Now What?

Once you’ve made the decision that your relationship IS over, you need to act.

But where do you start? And what happens if you have no choice when it comes to leaving?

On the second episode of our separation and divorce podcast, Mandy Nolan speaks to family lawyer Anne-Marie Rice about the common mistakes she’s seen couples make and the benefits of using a mediator. Plus, Nicolle Edwards from domestic violence charity Rize Up speaks about what you should do if you need to leave.

If you’re going through a separation or know someone who is, The Split is here to help…

With thanks to Anne Marie Rice

And Nicolle Edwards

Episode Three

Breaking Up The Family 

When you've decided to separate from your partner one of the hardest things can be telling the kids.  How do you protect them while giving them all the information they need?  Is there a perfect day of the week or time of day to do it?  According to Child Psychologist Dr. Michael Carr-Gregg, there is, and he shares his tips with Mandy on how to have this difficult situation.  

Plus what is birds nesting and is it good for the family? The Split listener, Emma, answers all our questions. 

And is it really easier to separate if you don't have kids? 

If you’re going through a separation or know someone who is, The Split is here to help…

CREDITS:

The Split is hosted by Mandy Nolan.

With thanks to our Michael Carr-Gregg: http://michaelcarrgregg.com/ 

and Melissa Browne: http://www.melissabrowne.com.au/ 

If you have a question for Nama, email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au

Episode Four

Who gets what?

When it comes to dividing assets, things can get messy. 

But, as finance expert Melissa Browne tells Mandy, they don't have to. 

The key is to try and remove your emotional attachment to the things you and your partner shared.  A bit like Marie Kondo-ing your marital life.

But how do you do it? And what if you really want that dining room table? Or the house?

Today's episode is here to help you navigate the murky waters of dividing up the stuff you accumulate after a lifetime (or a short time) together.

If you’re going through a separation or know someone who is, The Split is here to help…

CREDITS:

The Split is hosted by Mandy Nolan.

With thanks to Melissa Browne: http://www.melissabrowne.com.au/ 

And Felicity Duffy, who is Head of Women's Markets at Westpac.

Episode Five

Getting Support

The number one piece of advice people tell you when you're going through separation and divorce is to get support: from your friends, your family and professionals.

But where do you start?

And if you are a friend or a family member of someone who’s going through the break-down of a family, what can you do to be as helpful as you can? 

On this episode of The Split, Mandy seeks advice from relationships counsellor, Melissa Ferrari, and the woman who got her through two separations, her mum Carol.

If you’re going through a separation or know someone who is, The Split is here to help…

CREDITS:

The Split is hosted by Mandy Nolan.

With thanks to Carol Nolan and Melissa Ferrari https://melissaferrari.com.au/ 

Episode Six

Dating again can be confronting after a split. Do you try Tinder? A Dating website? Going down the pub? And what if you don't want to date again? Is that okay?

In this episode of The Split, we'll hold your hand and walk you through how to get back on the horse if you want to, and how to navigate dating when you have kids. Plus, Mandy shares her wisdom on how to handle Christmas with different dads.

Episode Seven

When it comes to separation and divorce, people don’t always play nice. So what do you do if there’s a custody dispute? Or if your ex-partner is being really difficult and obstructive around a property settlement? What happens when things get nasty? And violent?

On this episode of The Split, Mandy talks through her own experience with domestic violence and is joined by domestic violence survivor Vivian McGrath, who shares her incredible story about how she fled her marriage to save her child.

Just a warning though, this episode of The Split deals with issues surrounding domestic violence. If you need help, please call 1800 Respect (24/7, every day)

With thanks to Vivian McGrath for sharing her story https://www.vivianmcgrath.com/

Episode Eight

So you've gone through a separation or divorce and you're thinking about what's next. How do you start over, rebuild and leave behind the life you thought you'd have?

On this episode of The Split, Mandy Nolan shares her story and talks to women about how they started their new life post-divorce.

We'll look at how to start dating again and Nama Winston shares why you should be looking at separation as an opportunity to reinvent yourself.

Taking the first step into your new life is a big one, so let's help you get there.

GET IN TOUCH:

The Split is produced by Elissa Ratliff

Call the PodPhone on 02 8999 9386.

Email the show at podcast@mamamia.com.au

Find any book mentioned at apple.co/mamamia

The Split is a podcast by Mamamia. Find more shows here.

The Split is made possible by Westpac. Visit Westpac's Help Life Moments Separation hub here: https://www.westpac.com.au/help/lifemoments/separation-divorce/

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