Leanne Townsend is the founding partner of Townsend Family Law. Each month, our team sends a newsletter full of helpful tips, advice and insights to help you navigate family law challenges.
After a divorce, many people find solace and empowerment in hitting the gym, embracing it as a transformative outlet for physical and emotional well-being.
In a recent episode of the Divorcing Well podcast, Leanne Townsend spoke with health coach Maverick Willett about how to get your post-divorce “revenge body” to feel empowered and look your best.
Willett emphasized that simplicity is the key to fostering motivation for healthy eating and fitness habits. By setting small goals and gradually building momentum, you can pave the way for sustainable progress. Rather than resorting to extreme methods for achieving results, he suggested focusing on repetition.
There are three key components to transforming your body, he said: consume enough protein to feel full and burn more calories during digestion, walk more and increase that step count, and take up weight training.
While divorce can be complex, there are several common causes for a marriage to fall apart. According to a recent Townsend Family Law blog by co-op student Malak Mohamed, here are the top five reasons for divorce:
Infidelity: As one of the most frequent causes of divorce, cheating breaches trust and can evoke feelings of betrayal, hurt or rage.
Financial difficulties: This situation adds strain to relationships.
Poor communication: When speaking up stops, conflict can start. Communication is the foundation of any relationship.
Change over time: Relationships can fall apart if the couple grows apart or develops different values, goals or hobbies.
Abuse: Whether verbal, physical or emotional, sometimes divorce is the only option to protect yourself after experiencing abuse and the fear and violation of your safety that comes with it.
After parents separate, it’s typical to see the children going between households to spend time with each parent, but there’s an untraditional alternative called “nesting co-parenting” that may be a better fit for some parents.
In a recent Insider article, Beth Behrendt shares her experience with nesting. In this co-parenting arrangement, the children stay in the family home while each parent lives there on a predetermined schedule. This allows the children to enjoy stability and familiarity in their surroundings, providing a sense of security during the challenging times of divorce.
While this method may not work for everyone, Behrendt says it helped her family avoid the hassles divorced parents often face when dealing with children that move between households. Most importantly, it gives the kids consistency.
If this is something you’re interested in exploring, having the help of lawyers, financial planners and therapists can be beneficial, as it was in Behrendt’s case.
Highlights from Divorce Explained
Every week, Leanne Townsend co-hosts an Instagram Live show with family lawyer Steve Benmor, where they discuss issues on the minds of those who are divorced or divorcing. Here are the topics from a couple of recent shows. Click on the photo to check out the full episode.
Is it possible for a couple to get a divorce if they have not fully resolved their financial and parenting arrangements? The short answer is yes, but it’s more complicated than that. Tune in to this episode to learn why.
Mother’s Day and Father’s Day can be fraught with emotional challenges for divorced parents. In this episode, we share tips on how to foster harmony, celebrate parenting roles and prioritize the well-being of the entire family.
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