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Dec 9, 2020

It’s easy to get caught up in feeling like we’re the only ones experiencing the pain of a divorce, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. We’re not the first people going through it, and we won’t be the last, so we have to start giving ourselves some grace.


Many women get so entangled with their roles as wives and mothers that the thought of being anything but those things feels wrong, and we punish ourselves as a result. However, when we realize we’re not alone, everything changes. 


How can we stop being so hard on ourselves and start treating ourselves with more kindness? Will we ever be able to accept that everyone goes through difficult phases at some point?


In this episode, CEO and founder of Boss Mom, Dana Malstaff shares how we can stop judging ourselves.


3 Things You’ll Love About This Episode 


Why amicable divorces aren’t always as easy as they seem:

For women going through amicable splits, the reality of our pain can be surprising. However, we have to acknowledge that when it comes to divorce, everyone goes through the same grieving process and none of us are immune to emotion. 


How speaking about our divorces helps the healing process:

Many women avoid talking about their divorces because they’re afraid of judgment, but the truth is we’re not alone. In fact, speaking publicly about what we’re going through is the fastest way to surround ourselves with others who can relate. 


The importance of self-compassion:

There are so many things we say to ourselves that we would never say to a friend, and that’s because we’re harder on ourselves than we should be. Remember that everyone goes through tough times, which makes it not only okay, but normal.


Guest Bio: 

Dana Malstaff is the CEO and Founder of Boss Mom, and host of the Boss Mom Podcast. After launching the brand and her first book, Boss Mom: The Ultimate Guide to Raising a Business & Nurturing Your Family Like a Pro in 2015, she started an international movement. Since then, the Boss Moms Facebook community has organically grown to over 50,000 members and there are now Boss Mom local meetups in over 80 cities. Dana is passionate about giving women permission to follow their dreams, and strongly believes that we need to show our children that doing what we love can be financially viable.

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