A Conversation with Naja Hall

This week, Ben, Susan and Kate had a conversation with Naja Hall to talk all things blended families and parenting through divorce. Naja is the founder of, the number one destination for millennials in step families, and the host of ... read more

Divorcing Right to Parent Right

The way you divorce can have a major impact on the way you are able to co-parent in the future. Julia Dennison, the digital content director of and host of the We Are Family podcast, joined Ben, Kate and ... read more

Shame and Divorce

Shame is an extremely common emotion in divorce, but it’s one that not many people speak openly about. Ms. Renee Bauer joins Ben Heldfond and Susan Gutherie to discuss the shame of divorce and how to work through it in ... read more

Blending the Family: The Right Way

Blending families is complicated. It’s also an ongoing process that evolves over time. Ben, Susan and Kate welcomed Mike Mulder and Summer Felix-Mulder, spouses, coparents and hosts of the : The global COVID-19 pandemic has created unique challenges for blended ... read more

Co-Parenting as a Step-Parent During a Pandemic

Navigating a COVID-19 as a blended family can present unique challenges for co-parents and step-parents. In successful blended families, step-parents are very much a part of the daily decisions and conversations about the children. Communication in blended families should ... read more

The Effects of Divorce on Mental Health

The If you find yourself in a rut of negativity, you may need to take a step back and examine yourself. You may need to ask yourself “Am I feeling disappointed, aggravated or taken advantage of?” If the answer is ... read more

1 Year of Our Happy Divorce: A Look Back

As we celebrate the one-year anniversary of launching our book, Our Happy Divorce, we’re taking a look back at all of the surprising and special moments through the last year. When our divorce first began, it’s unlikely either of us ... read more

Addiction and Divorce Statistics to Know During National Recovery Month

Addiction to drugs and alcohol affects millions of people each year. During National Recovery Month, we’re taking a moment to understand the impact that addiction can have on a relationship by looking at some surprising addiction and divorce statistics.The ... read more

The Effects of Substance Abuse on Marriage

Addiction is a disease nobody is truly immune to, and those who struggle with addiction have been stigmatized heavily. In reality, addicts are people struggling with mental health issues and feel they have nowhere else to turn. Ben, Kate, and ... read more

Is Your Ex Really a Narcissist?

Ben, Nikki, Susan and Kate were joined by Michelle Dempsey-Multack, Certified Divorce Specialist and host of the Moms Moving On podcast, to tackle a topic that’s been floating around the divorce industry recently. There has been a lot of talk about ... read more