5 Things You Need to Know to Survive Divorce With Ilyssa Panitz
Everyone has a different experience with divorce and different ways of working through the process. But we can learn from each other’s experiences and lean on seasoned divorce professionals to survive the process and even thrive in the aftermath of divorce.
An accomplished journalist with a 25-year career covering news and entertainment, Ilyssa Panitz combined her personal and professional experience to become the only divorce columnist solely committed to helping others navigate this major life transition. She writes a daily column on all things divorce for Authority Magazine on Medium and serves as Host and Executive Producer of The Divorce Hour with Ilyssa Panitz.
On this episode of Divorce Dialogues, Ilyssa joins Katherine to share her list of 5 things you need to know to survive and thrive—during and after divorce. She explains why your anger works against you in divorce negotiations and what to do about it, challenging us NOT to get hung up on the minutiae of who gets what. Listen in for Ilyssa’s insight on building a team of divorce professionals and find out why you should fantasize about what you want your life to look like post-divorce.
How Ilyssa combined her personal and professional experience to become a divorce journalist
Ilyssa’s 5 things you need to know to survive and thrive during and after divorce
Why Ilyssa recommends taking an acting class to navigate divorce negotiations
How your anger works against you in divorce negotiations and what to do about it
What Ilyssa has learned from writing her column and how it’s helped her heal from her own divorce
Why it’s better to build a team than to rely on your lawyer for all things divorce (and what those relationships should look like)
The danger of getting hung up in the minutiae of stuff and money during divorce negotiations
Why it’s helpful to fantasize about what you want your life to look like post-divorce
Ilyssa’s advice on learning as much as you can about your financials to prepare for divorce
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