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Episode #38: Dr. Leyla Hussein

Dr. Leyla Hussein went through her own Islamic divorce over 15 years ago, and has since spoken out about her marriage, her difficult divorce, finding happiness after divorce and ‘divorce parties’. In this episode, Kate and Leyla discuss the challenges surrounding her divorce, given her Somali and her husband’s Kenyan heritage as well as why she thinks society should change the narrative around divorce through education and the promotion of healthy relationships. Leyla also discussed why she has chosen to host divorce parties as a form of celebration for her friends.

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Separation stories
November 24, 2021
30
 MIN

Dr. Leyla Hussein went through her own Islamic divorce over 15 years ago, and has since spoken out about her marriage, her difficult divorce, finding happiness after divorce and ‘divorce parties’. In this episode, Kate and Leyla discuss the challenges surrounding her divorce, given her Somali and her husband’s Kenyan heritage as well as why she thinks society should change the narrative around divorce through education and the promotion of healthy relationships. Leyla also discussed why she has chosen to host divorce parties as a form of celebration for her friends.

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Co-parenting
November 10, 2021
31
 MIN

In this episode, Kate and Harriet Hadfield discuss the challenges that come with co-parenting from different countries, as well as some helpful tips to help co-parents cope with this, and separation in general. Harriet Hadfield is a broadcaster and journalist who’s covered notable news stories for the BBC and Sky News over the past 15 years.

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Co-parenting
November 3, 2021
31
 MIN

In this episode, Kate is joined by Cecilia Corbetta and Judah Racham from Place2Be. Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity with over 25 years of experience working with pupils, families and staff in UK schools. Its mission is to improve children and young people’s mental health. Place2Be's vision is for all children and young people to have the support they need to build lifelong coping skills and thrive.

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The emotional journey
October 27, 2021
35
 MIN

In this episode, Kate and her guests discuss the impact of divorce and separation on individuals' mental health. They explore how the feelings of anxiety and overwhelm manifest themselves and what can be done to help manage these feelings. They also discuss useful tools to help individuals mental health when going through a divorce or separation, and when an intervention such as therapy or counselling may be needed.

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The legal bit
October 19, 2021
33
 MIN

In this episode, Kate and her guests discuss their retrospective journeys within family law and their transition from divorce lawyer/ mediator to divorce coach. They also explore the various options open to couples when they divorce, and how to decide which may option may be best for you and your family.

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Separation stories
September 29, 2021
36
 MIN

Helen Lederer is a comedian, writer and actress. In this episode, Helen and Kate discuss her divorce, being a single mother, the power of rejection and how to 'get back on the horse' after a breakup.

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Co-parenting
September 21, 2021
43
 MIN

In the UK, almost half of all households have pets, with the pet population at around 54 million. That’s a lot of furry friends. And with so many of us owning animals, around 50% of separating couples are faced with the difficult question: who gets to keep the pet?

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Co-parenting
September 10, 2021
33
 MIN

Dr. Amy Baker is a researcher, author and a nationally recognized expert in parent child relationships, especially children of divorce. She is the author or co-author of 8 books and over 115 articles on parental alienation, co-parenting with a toxic ex, and helping teenagers navigate their parent’s divorce.

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Separation stories
September 3, 2021
46
 MIN

Carl Donnelly is an award-winning stand-up comedian, writer, and podcaster. In this episode, Carl talks candidly about divorcing in his early 30s and how it affected his mental health.

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