#Fallingout: Breaking up is hard to do: the emotional cost of divorce with Clarissa Rayward.
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"the two of them had a falling-out"
Episode 14 of The F Words: Difficult conversations with Dr Leandra Brady-Walker is #Fallingout: Breaking up is hard to do: the emotional cost of divorce with Clarissa Rayward.
I am a child of divorce, so I guess it's natural that I don't think much about divorce. It's something I see as just a part of life. But While I was scrolling through Facebook one day, I realised how many people I went to high school with, people in their early 30's, married for less that 10 years, are already part of the staggering 48, 517 divorces every year. In the year 2015, almost 50% of all marriages ended up in divorce.
So I thought I would explore the idea of divorce with The Happy Family Lawyer, Clarrisa Rayward.
What we talk about in this episode:
Why people get divorced
How we enter into marriage
The difference between marriage and a wedding
Things to think of before you get married
The nuts and bolts of divorce
Legal vs emotional end to the marriage
How Clarissa got into law
How law differs from the versions in the media
How marriage changes after kids
Why Clarissa is The Happy Family Lawyer
Doing things that you love
What you can do before entering into a marriage
The importance of connection and communication within a marriage
The media and fairytales and their roles in creating our views of marriage
Social stereotypes when it comes to divorce
Support systems during divorce
How we as parents can prepare our children for conflict
On marriage, relationships and divorce.
"For many of us, time changes us."
"I think we don't realise how significant marriage is."
"At the core of it, divorce is heartbreak...There's no more significant grief event that you could be going through "
One Small Step:
Slow Down. You don't have to make decisions quickly and you don't have to change things overnight.
And your super power would be....
To Fly. It would be so helpful. If you could just pick people up and just zip around, up in the air.
Where to find Clarissa