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Curing the Next Generation: Why We Need To Fix Divorce Culture
Episode 1110th December 2021 • Divorce, Healthy! • Attorney/Author Ashley-Nicole Russell
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Divorce, Healthy! was started to help people find a way to get through divorce in non-destructive ways. Ashley-Nicole Russell’s passion has inspired her personal mission statement: to change how divorce is handled in America.

Ashley-Nicole launched the Divorce, Healthy! podcast with a monologue. In today’s episode, she shares a new reflection of her journey thus far in achieving her goals and changing divorce culture.

 “That statement grew over time. It started with my mission to change divorce in my small town, to my state, to my entire country. And I really want to make sure that I save families from the destructive effects of what happens during divorce,” Ashley-Nicole says.

On this episode of Divorce, Healthy! Ashley-Nicole shares her personal experience as an adult child of divorce and as a divorcee, why she wrote her book “The Cure for Divorce Culture,” and how she’s a living example of what she writes.

“As we say in the south, the proof is in the pudding, right? … In the book, you get a big view of what happened [in my divorce]. There are some things that are a bit unsaid. And then, of course, there's the finished product of me actually moving on, having my own family, and curing [divorce] in the ways that I can for the next generation,” Ashley-Nicole says.

Ashley-Nicole reflects on child custody, support, the duty of HR and Alternative Dispute Resolution in divorce. Additionally, she touches on parental alienation, father’s rights, mother's rights and self-awareness.

Through her own personal journey, Ashley-Nicole has learned how to heal past traumas and find her own way to a happy and healthy life.

Tune in to this episode of Divorce, Healthy! with Ashley-Nicole Russell, Collaborative Attorney serving Beaufort, Raleigh, and Greenville, NC.


💡 Featured Guest 💡

Name: Ashley-Nicole Russell

What she does: Ashley-Nicole Russell, Esq. is an award-winning family law attorney, author, speaker, and host of the podcast Divorce, Healthy!. She has created a new area of practice for family law in North Carolina and wrote the book, “The Cure for Divorce Culture,” which is helping to change the way couples divorce in the U.S. Her mission is to change how divorce is handled in this country over the next four years.

Words of wisdom: “I have a beautiful passion that's fueling me. And that's to fix divorce in America.”

Connect: Website | LinkedIn | Instagram


🗝️ Key Points 🗝️

Top takeaways from this Divorce, Healthy! episode

★    Stigmas attached to divorce hurt children. Divorce as it has traditionally been viewed can have long-lasting negative effects on children that last into adulthood. This is why Ashley-Nicole knows it’s so important to change the culture of divorce.

★    Eliminate the battleground with divorce. Moving away from a litigation focus with divorce has opened up opportunities for parents to pursue shared parenting and allows families to come together and do what’s best for their children.

★    Model the behavior you want to see in your children. As a new parent herself, Ashley-Nicole has seen how important it is to model the behavior you want to see in your children.


⚡ Episode Insights ⚡

[01:14] The monologue, part two: Ashley-Nicole reflects on the start of the Divorce, Healthy! Podcast. In this episode, she shares a follow-up monologue about her goal to cure divorce culture in America.

[03:17] A personal passion: Ashley-Nicole opens up and shares her personal experiences as a divorcee and an adult child of divorce.

[09:35] Divorce is evolving: Divorce is no longer a one-sided litigation-focused event. There are now many different options including mandatory mediation.

[14:33] Combat issues in your life with love: This doesn’t mean you can’t get divorced, but it means that if you do, you need to maintain respect for the other person and think of what is best for everyone involved.

[17:56] Change divorce: With our lived experiences and the wealth of resources available today, it is our responsibility to do better and change how divorce is handled and viewed in this country.

[21:25] Collaborative divorce is the way to go: You don’t need to do things the way they have always been done. If you’re going through a divorce you should make informed decisions to settle outside of court.

[23:49] Let’s fix divorce in America: With all the resources, tools, and people who want to help, there has never been a better time to re-write what it means to get divorced and the process that gets you there.

Connect with ANR Law

To inquire about speaking engagements, purchase your copy of Ashley-Nicole’s book “The Cure for Divorce Culture,” or to schedule your private orientation meeting, head to

You can also find us on social media @ANRLaw.

⭐ Divorce Lawyer Ashley-Nicole Russell has law offices serving clients in Greenville, Raleigh, and Beaufort, North Carolina.

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