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Post-Divorce Wisdom: Lessons All Moms Can Learn // with Heather McGinley and Laura Koo
Episode 3212th April 2022 • Know Them, Be Them, Raise Them • Carmelita Tiu
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Every failure presents opportunities for learning, and a failed marriage is no different.

In Ep. 32, Heather McGinley and Laura Koo chat with host Carmelita Tiu about the ups and downs of life post-divorce, and what they’ve learned.

Some key takeaways:

  1. It’s helpful for kids to have a sense for the work that parents put into giving them the life that they have.  Tough moments can create opportunities for them to step up and be helpful.
  2. Sometimes divorce allows someone to be a better parent.  It may seem counterintuitive, but a toxic relationship can suck up an outsized amount of energy. 
  3. When you as a mom are able to come from a happy and healthy place, that positively impacts all of your relationships.
  4. Let your kids see your emotions.  It can open the door to talk about big feelings.
  5. Normalize that idea that romantic relationships have seasons and phases, just like friendships, and may not last forever.  Help them understand when and how to let go in a healthy way.
  6. Teach your daughters what a healthy relationship looks like.
  7. Remember that we are not merely the roles we play.  The role of “mom” is just one part of our selves.

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