Going through a divorce or separation? Find comfort and support in these top divorce podcasts.

When Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his wife announced their divorce recently, after twenty-five years of marriage, it was a companionable-sounding take on what can be one of life’s most traumatic experiences.

But divorce isn’t always friendly, it’s not always a ‘conscious uncoupling’ (thanks Gwyneth) – and even if it is, it can still be a deeply painful and unsettling time for all involved.

At this point, divorce podcasts can become more than casual listening. Rather, they can be guides for preparing yourself for a new future, a source of advice from people who have dealt with the same difficulties that you are facing, and an enormous comfort for anyone separating from a long-term partner.

Here are some of our top picks.

Divorce and Separation with Mariella Frostrup

In this episode, from Series 8 of BBC’s Bringing up Britain, Mariella Frostrup and guests explore parenting through a divorce, from breaking the bad news to introducing new partner. With nearly a third of all children likely to experience their parents separating by the age of 16, this is more relevant than ever, and Frostrup brings an even-handed wisdom to the conversation.

The Divorce Podcast

Hosted by Kate Daly, who founded of legal tech start-up Amiable after her own traumatic divorce, The Divorce Podcast aims to address divorce in the UK, countering the often sensationalist way it is portrayed in the media, challenging the status quo and driving for reform. A sensible listen that advocates divorcing in a more amicable, ‘happy even after’ way.

Where Should We Begin

Six couples, one therapist, many new beginnings. This unique podcast lets you listen in on real life couples counselling sessions, dealing with topics ranging from sexlessness, trauma, infertility, changes in appearances and a myriad of other things that can drive a wedge between couples. A fascinating insight into what couples therapy is actually like if you are considering giving your relationship one last chance before divorce. With Esther Perel.

Divorce and Other Things You Can Handle

A divorce podcast that tackles more than just the topic of divorce. Created by Worthy Living, this podcast helps divorcing couples to create a new and separate life and look forward positively to the next chapter. Aimed predominantly at women, the format follows an interview format with experts on dating, custody, parenting, infidelity and many other relevant topics.

Surviving Divorce

An excellent source of support, this weekly podcast covers divorce recovery topics such as grief, healing, loneliness, anger, parenting, finances, career, and more, helping separating couples to overcome difficult emotions and move forward after a divorce.

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February 2019