PODCAST

Love Me or Leave Me

Meredith Shirey & Isaiah Vallejo-Juste

A podcast about filling in the gaps of our relationships, the deeply personal choices we make for our families and ourselves, and the impact our actions have on the rest of our lives. Hosted by Meredith Shirey & Isaiah Vallejo-Juste. Produced by The Bored Brand.

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Episode 15 | Mediation and Adoption with Joy Rosenthal
Episode 15 | Mediation and Adoption with Joy Rosenthal Hosted by Meredith Shirey & Isaiah Vallejo-Juste Produced by The Bored BrandIn this episode we chat with mediator Joy Rosenthal about her role as an objective third party helping couples through contentious situations. She surmises that her role is to keep the parties together as much as possible especially in a court judicial system that is not set up for people to voice their fears, and work through conflict. She discusses how the adversarial system built for business isn't what's best for the whole family.  In this episode we cover:Litigation versus MediationSocial Justice vs. Zealous AdvocacyThe Process of MediationWorking With High Conflict CouplesSecond Parent AdoptionsThe Presumption of ParentagePodcast Website  www.lovemeorleavemepodcast.com Podcast Email lovemeorleavemepodcast@gmail.comAbout Joy RosenthalJoy  is the founder of Rosenthal Law & Mediation. Her practice centers on family and estates law, as well as family-based mediation. In addition to her private practice, she mediates custody and visitation disputes for the New York City Family Courts and serves as a Guardian Ad Litem, protecting the rights of youth and the disabled in New York City Surrogates Courts. She also serves as President of the Board of Directors of the Family and Divorce Mediation Council.Email: joy@joyrosenthal.com Office Phone Number: 212.532.4704 Website: http://www.joyrosenthal.com/ About Meredith Shirey Meredith Shirey, MS, LMFT is a licensed psychotherapist specializing and the Founder and Practice Director of her New York based psychotherapy practice. Trained in Mental Health Counseling and licensed in Marriage and Family Therapy, Meredith’s approach to treating clients emphasizes the importance of focusing the quality of interpersonal relationships and their impact on almost every facet of our lives. She believes that everyone is deserving of connection and strives to show empathy and compassion to everyone in her life.Office Email: info@relationshipcounselingnyc.com Office Phone Number: +1 (646) 951-3692 Website: www.relationshipcounselingnyc.com  About Isaiah Vallejo-Juste Isaiah Vallejo-Juste is an attorney with over fifteen years of experience in matrimonial and commercial litigation and has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for the year 2019. Isaiah has represented some of New York’s City’s most successful and affluent individuals in the area of family law, including, divorces, prenuptial agreements, support hearings, custody proceedings, family offense proceedings, appeals, and all other family law proceedings throughout the New York City metropolitan area. Isaiah often also taps into his substantial commercial litigation experience in litigating complex financial issues involved in a divorce.Office Email: Isaiah@rvjlaw.com Office Phone Number: +1 (212) 953-1600 Ext. 3 Website: http:/www.rvjlaw.com  DISCLAIMER This podcast is for informational purposes only. It does not constitute medical or legal advice and is not a substitute for professional consultation, diagnosis, or treatment. Always follow up with a licensed attorney or healthcare professional who can address your specific needs.
Jul 8 2021
30 mins
Episode 14 | The Fear of Finances with Stacy Francis
Episode 14 | The Fear of Finances with Stacy FrancisHosted by Meredith Shirey & Isaiah Vallejo-JusteProduced by The Bored BrandTransparently discussing money and finances in a relationship has long been a point of contention between many couples. In this episode our good friend and renowned Financial Planner, Stacy Francis, breaks down in plain terms what it means to be financially responsible and accountable, and what it takes to secure your financial future, married or divorced. In this episode we cover:Investing in yourselfGoing on Money DatesFinancial Disparity in RelationshipsFinancial EducationSavvy LadiesPodcast Website www.lovemeorleavemepodcast.com Podcast Email lovemeorleavemepodcast@gmail.comAbout Stacy FrancisStacy is the President and CEO of Francis Financial, a fee-only boutique wealth management, financial planning and divorce financial planning firm dedicated to providing ongoing comprehensive advice for successful individuals, couples, and women in transition such as divorce or widowhood. She is a Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®), Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA®), and Certified Estate and Trust Specialist (CES™) with over 20 years of experience in the financial industry. Stacy is also the founder of Savvy Ladies™, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and empowering women to take control of their finances.Email: stacy@francisfinancial.comOffice Phone Number: +1 (212) 374-9008Website: www.FrancisFinancial.com About Meredith Shirey Meredith Shirey, MS, LMFT is a licensed psychotherapist specializing and the Founder and Practice Director of her New York based psychotherapy practice. Trained in Mental Health Counseling and licensed in Marriage and Family Therapy, Meredith’s approach to treating clients emphasizes the importance of focusing the quality of interpersonal relationships and their impact on almost every facet of our lives. She believes that everyone is deserving of connection and strives to show empathy and compassion to everyone in her life.Office Email: info@relationshipcounselingnyc.com Office Phone Number: +1 (646) 951-3692 Website: www.relationshipcounselingnyc.com  About Isaiah Vallejo-Juste Isaiah Vallejo-Juste is an attorney with over fifteen years of experience in matrimonial and commercial litigation and has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for the year 2019. Isaiah has represented some of New York’s City’s most successful and affluent individuals in the area of family law, including, divorces, prenuptial agreements, support hearings, custody proceedings, family offense proceedings, appeals, and all other family law proceedings throughout the New York City metropolitan area. Isaiah often also taps into his substantial commercial litigation experience in litigating complex financial issues involved in a divorce.Office Email: Isaiah@rvjlaw.com Office Phone Number: +1 (212) 953-1600 Ext. 3 Website: http:/www.rvjlaw.com  DISCLAIMER This podcast is for informational purposes only. It does not constitute medical or legal advice and is not a substitute for professional consultation, diagnosis, or treatment. Always follow up with a licensed attorney or healthcare professional who can address your specific needs.
Jun 10 2021
28 mins
Episode 13 | Making of Love Me Or Leave Me with Rich Hackman
Episode 13 | Making of Love Me or Leave Me with Rich Hackman Hosted by Meredith Shirey & Isaiah Vallejo-Juste Produced by The Bored BrandAs we wrap up the first half of our season, we pause to reflect on the nature of all the impactful conversations we’ve had, and the exponential personal and professional growth we’ve experience. To help us unpack the ever-nuanced process we undertook is our friend and producer Rich Hackman. In this episode we cover:Helping businesses tell their storiesOrigins of Love Me or Leave MeThe Need for Important ConversationsThe Benefits Of Having A PodcastWhat’s Next? New Episode TopicsPodcast Website www.lovemeorleavemepodcast.com Podcast Email lovemeorleavemepodcast@gmail.comAbout Rich HackmanRich Hackman is a Storyteller and Content Producer, as well as the Founder of the creative community collaborative The Bored Brand. Rich is passionate about consulting with small businesses and entrepreneurs with a focus on marketing, branding, and advertising.Office Email: rich@theboredbrand.com Office Phone Number: +1 (332) 203-2044 Website: www.richardhackman.comWebsite: www.theboredbrand.com About Meredith Shirey Meredith Shirey, MS, LMFT is a licensed psychotherapist specializing and the Founder and Practice Director of her New York based psychotherapy practice. Trained in Mental Health Counseling and licensed in Marriage and Family Therapy, Meredith’s approach to treating clients emphasizes the importance of focusing the quality of interpersonal relationships and their impact on almost every facet of our lives. She believes that everyone is deserving of connection and strives to show empathy and compassion to everyone in her life.Office Email: info@relationshipcounselingnyc.com Office Phone Number: +1 (646) 951-3692 Website: www.relationshipcounselingnyc.com  About Isaiah Vallejo-Juste Isaiah Vallejo-Juste is an attorney with over fifteen years of experience in matrimonial and commercial litigation and has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for the year 2019. Isaiah has represented some of New York’s City’s most successful and affluent individuals in the area of family law, including, divorces, prenuptial agreements, support hearings, custody proceedings, family offense proceedings, appeals, and all other family law proceedings throughout the New York City metropolitan area. Isaiah often also taps into his substantial commercial litigation experience in litigating complex financial issues involved in a divorce.Office Email: Isaiah@rvjlaw.com Office Phone Number: +1 (212) 953-1600 Ext. 3 Website: http:/www.rvjlaw.com DISCLAIMER This podcast is for informational purposes only. It does not constitute medical or legal advice and is not a substitute for professional consultation, diagnosis, or treatment. Always follow up with a licensed attorney or healthcare professional who can address your specific needs.
Mar 25 2021
24 mins
Episode 12 | Divorce Chose Me feat. Nicole Trivlis
Episode 12 | Divorce Chose Me feat. Nicole Trivlis Hosted by Meredith Shirey & Isaiah Vallejo-Juste Produced by The Bored BrandOne of the most contentious times in any relationship is its ending. Equally as contentious is filing for divorce and ending your marriage, but does it have to be? While the process can be emotionally charged and sometimes highly volatile, are there ways to reach more successful conclusions and amicable agreements? Join us and Family/Matrimonial Law Attorney Nicole Trivlis as we delve deep into the details of divorce. In this episode we cover:The Emotions Of A DivorceConsiderations For Children In A DivorceLegal Options For Obtaining A DivorceDos and Don’ts of SeparatingPodcast Website www.lovemeorleavemepodcast.com Podcast Email lovemeorleavemepodcast@gmail.comAbout Nicole TrivlisNicole is a partner at Rosenfeld & Vallejo-Juste, LLP and has worked for several years at prestigious firms in New York City representing clients in all aspects of Family and Matrimonial law including pre- and post-marital agreements, child custody, equitable distribution of assets, and child and spousal support. Nicole is admitted to practice law in New York, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.Office Email: nicole@rvjlaw.com Office Phone Number: +1 (212) 953-1600 Ext. 4 Website: http:/www.rvjlaw.comAbout Meredith Shirey Meredith Shirey, MS, LMFT is a licensed psychotherapist specializing and the Founder and Practice Director of her New York based psychotherapy practice. Trained in Mental Health Counseling and licensed in Marriage and Family Therapy, Meredith’s approach to treating clients emphasizes the importance of focusing the quality of interpersonal relationships and their impact on almost every facet of our lives. She believes that everyone is deserving of connection and strives to show empathy and compassion to everyone in her life.Office Email: info@relationshipcounselingnyc.com Office Phone Number: +1 (646) 951-3692 Website: www.relationshipcounselingnyc.com  About Isaiah Vallejo-Juste Isaiah Vallejo-Juste is an attorney with over fifteen years of experience in matrimonial and commercial litigation and has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for the year 2019. Isaiah has represented some of New York’s City’s most successful and affluent individuals in the area of family law, including, divorces, prenuptial agreements, support hearings, custody proceedings, family offense proceedings, appeals, and all other family law proceedings throughout the New York City metropolitan area. Isaiah often also taps into his substantial commercial litigation experience in litigating complex financial issues involved in a divorce.Office Email: Isaiah@rvjlaw.com Office Phone Number: +1 (212) 953-1600 Ext. 3 Website: http:/www.rvjlaw.com DISCLAIMER This podcast is for informational purposes only. It does not constitute medical or legal advice and is not a substitute for professional consultation, diagnosis, or treatment. Always follow up with a licensed attorney or healthcare professional who can address your specific needs.
Mar 18 2021
23 mins
Episode 11 | Infidelity
Episode 11 | Infidelity Hosted by Meredith Shirey & Isaiah Vallejo-Juste Produced by The Bored BrandWhile it may seem like the definition of infidelity is clear-cut and unwavering, the concept of infidelity has significantly shifted over the decades and centuries. Where proof of sexual impropriety once served as the sole and clear intent of unfaithfulness in conventional marriages, the onset of love matching in modern day marital relations has blurred the lines for what constitutes indiscretion. We unpack why that is, and what to do about it. In this episode we cover:What is Infidelity?Emotional AffairsMyths about CheatersRepairing a relationship after an affairShould I Stay Or Should I Go After An Affair?Podcast Website www.lovemeorleavemepodcast.com Podcast Email lovemeorleavemepodcast@gmail.com About Meredith Shirey Meredith Shirey, MS, LMFT is a licensed psychotherapist specializing and the Founder and Practice Director of her New York based psychotherapy practice. Trained in Mental Health Counseling and licensed in Marriage and Family Therapy, Meredith’s approach to treating clients emphasizes the importance of focusing the quality of interpersonal relationships and their impact on almost every facet of our lives. She believes that everyone is deserving of connection and strives to show empathy and compassion to everyone in her life.Office Email: info@relationshipcounselingnyc.com Office Phone Number: +1 (646) 951-3692 Website: www.relationshipcounselingnyc.com  About Isaiah Vallejo-Juste Isaiah Vallejo-Juste is an attorney with over fifteen years of experience in matrimonial and commercial litigation and has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for the year 2019. Isaiah has represented some of New York’s City’s most successful and affluent individuals in the area of family law, including, divorces, prenuptial agreements, support hearings, custody proceedings, family offense proceedings, appeals, and all other family law proceedings throughout the New York City metropolitan area. Isaiah often also taps into his substantial commercial litigation experience in litigating complex financial issues involved in a divorce.Office Email: Isaiah@rvjlaw.com Office Phone Number: +1 (212) 953-1600 Ext. 3 Website: http:/www.rvjlaw.comAbout The Bored BrandThe Bored Brand is a community of creative content producers, and an online educational resource for DIYers, solo-preneurs, and small business owners. We are passionate about storytelling and collaboration as a means to learn, grow, and discover new and innovative ways of solving some of our communities’ greatest challenges.Office Email: rich@theboredbrand.com Office Phone Number: +1 (332) 203-2044 Website: www.theboredbrand.com DISCLAIMER This podcast is for informational purposes only. It does not constitute medical or legal advice and is not a substitute for professional consultation, diagnosis, or treatment. Always follow up with a licensed attorney or healthcare professional who can address your specific needs.
Mar 11 2021
22 mins
Episode 10 | Monogamy?
Episode 10 | Monogamy? Hosted by Meredith Shirey & Isaiah Vallejo-Juste Produced by The Bored BrandFor many generations the construct of monogamy has prevailed as the most acceptable form of union between consenting individuals. In recent decades that construct has be challenged and put to the test within the halls of the law, and in numerous therapeutic practices. In this conversation we keep an open mind and examine Monogamy from both our personal experience and professional knowledge. In this episode we cover:What is Monogamy?What is Non-monogamy?Polygamy and PolyamoryInfidelityPodcast Website www.lovemeorleavemepodcast.com Podcast Email lovemeorleavemepodcast@gmail.com About Meredith Shirey Meredith Shirey, MS, LMFT is a licensed psychotherapist specializing and the Founder and Practice Director of her New York based psychotherapy practice. Trained in Mental Health Counseling and licensed in Marriage and Family Therapy, Meredith’s approach to treating clients emphasizes the importance of focusing the quality of interpersonal relationships and their impact on almost every facet of our lives. She believes that everyone is deserving of connection and strives to show empathy and compassion to everyone in her life.Office Email: info@relationshipcounselingnyc.com Office Phone Number: +1 (646) 951-3692 Website: www.relationshipcounselingnyc.com  About Isaiah Vallejo-Juste Isaiah Vallejo-Juste is an attorney with over fifteen years of experience in matrimonial and commercial litigation and has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for the year 2019. Isaiah has represented some of New York’s City’s most successful and affluent individuals in the area of family law, including, divorces, prenuptial agreements, support hearings, custody proceedings, family offense proceedings, appeals, and all other family law proceedings throughout the New York City metropolitan area. Isaiah often also taps into his substantial commercial litigation experience in litigating complex financial issues involved in a divorce.Office Email: Isaiah@rvjlaw.com Office Phone Number: +1 (212) 953-1600 Ext. 3 Website: http:/www.rvjlaw.comAbout The Bored BrandThe Bored Brand is a community of creative content producers, and an online educational resource for DIYers, solo-preneurs, and small business owners. We are passionate about storytelling and collaboration as a means to learn, grow, and discover new and innovative ways of solving some of our communities’ greatest challenges.Office Email: rich@theboredbrand.com Office Phone Number: +1 (332) 203-2044 Website: www.theboredbrand.com DISCLAIMER This podcast is for informational purposes only. It does not constitute medical or legal advice and is not a substitute for professional consultation, diagnosis, or treatment. Always follow up with a licensed attorney or healthcare professional who can address your specific needs.
Mar 4 2021
21 mins
Episode 9 | Let’s Talk About Sex with Melissa Pennica
Episode 9 | Let’s Talk About Sex with Melissa PennicaHosted by Meredith Shirey & Isaiah Vallejo-JusteProduced by The Bored BrandFor as long as we can remember talking openly about sex has seemed like the least sexy thing you could do. Whether because of the stigma surrounding it, lack of honest and empowering education about it, or fear and shame experienced as a result of it, generation after generation we miss our opportunity to address it….until now. In this episode we cover:The Umbrella of SexBeing Aware of Your BodyArousal Non-concordance Types of Sex EducationKeeping The Spark AlivePodcast Website www.lovemeorleavemepodcast.com Podcast Email lovemeorleavemepodcast@gmail.comAbout Melissa PennicaMelissa is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Clinical Supervisor at Holding Hope Marriage and Family Therapy in New York City. She primarily works with couples and individuals, with a specialization in sexual intimacy and attachment. She truly enjoys the work that she does, and finds it to be such a privilege that clients both share their stories with her and allow her to be a part of their therapeutic work.Instagram: @spousesoncouches Website: holdinghopemft.com/melissa-pennica Email: melissa@holdinghopemft.comAbout Meredith ShireyMeredith Shirey, MS, LMFT is a licensed psychotherapist specializing and the Founder and Practice Director of her New York based psychotherapy practice. Trained in Mental Health Counseling and licensed in Marriage and Family Therapy, Meredith’s approach to treating clients emphasizes the importance of focusing the quality of interpersonal relationships and their impact on almost every facet of our lives. She believes that everyone is deserving of connection and strives to show empathy and compassion to everyone in her life.Office Email: info@relationshipcounselingnyc.com Office Phone Number: +1 (646) 951-3692 Website: www.relationshipcounselingnyc.com  About Isaiah Vallejo-Juste Isaiah Vallejo-Juste is an attorney with over fifteen years of experience in matrimonial and commercial litigation and has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for the year 2019. Isaiah has represented some of New York’s City’s most successful and affluent individuals in the area of family law, including, divorces, prenuptial agreements, support hearings, custody proceedings, family offense proceedings, appeals, and all other family law proceedings throughout the New York City metropolitan area. Isaiah often also taps into his substantial commercial litigation experience in litigating complex financial issues involved in a divorce.Office Email: Isaiah@rvjlaw.com Office Phone Number: +1 (212) 953-1600 Ext. 3 Website: http:/www.rvjlaw.com DISCLAIMER This podcast is for informational purposes only. It does not constitute medical or legal advice and is not a substitute for professional consultation, diagnosis, or treatment. Always follow up with a licensed attorney or healthcare professional who can address your specific needs.
Feb 18 2021
25 mins
Episode 8 | All About That Prenup
Episode 8 | All About That PrenupHosted by Meredith Shirey & Isaiah Vallejo-JusteProduced by The Bored BrandWith thousands of prenuptial agreements being negotiated everyday you would imagine that there would be less of a stigma for modern day couples when discussing whether or not to have one. With no guarantees that having a prenup will result in a divorce, or create a lasting marriage, what drives us to continue having this polarizing conversation? In this episode we cover:What are Prenuptial Agreements?Who are Prenups for?The stigma surrounding prenupsEnforcing the rules of the PrenupPodcast Websitewww.lovemeorleavemepodcast.comPodcast Emaillovemeorleavemepodcast@gmail.comAbout Meredith ShireyMeredith Shirey, MS, LMFT is a licensed psychotherapist specializing and the Founder and Practice Director of her New York based psychotherapy practice. Trained in Mental Health Counseling and licensed in Marriage and Family Therapy, Meredith’s approach to treating clients emphasizes the importance of focusing the quality of interpersonal relationships and their impact on almost every facet of our lives. She believes that everyone is deserving of connection and strives to show empathy and compassion to everyone in her life.Office Email: info@relationshipcounselingnyc.comOffice Phone Number: +1 (646) 951-3692Website: www.relationshipcounselingnyc.com About Isaiah Vallejo-JusteIsaiah Vallejo-Juste is an attorney with over fifteen years of experience in matrimonial and commercial litigation and has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for the year 2019. Isaiah has represented some of New York’s City’s most successful and affluent individuals in the area of family law, including, divorces, prenuptial agreements, support hearings, custody proceedings, family offense proceedings, appeals, and all other family law proceedings throughout the New York City metropolitan area. Isaiah often also taps into his substantial commercial litigation experience in litigating complex financial issues involved in a divorce.Office Email: Isaiah@rvjlaw.comOffice Phone Number: +1 (212) 953-1600 Ext. 3Website: http:/www.rvjlaw.comAbout The Bored BrandThe Bored Brand is a community of creative content producers, and an online educational resource for DIYers, solo-preneurs, and small business owners. We are passionate about storytelling and collaboration as a means to learn, grow, and discover new and innovative ways of solving some of our communities’ greatest challenges.Office Email: rich@theboredbrand.com Office Phone Number: +1 (332) 203-2044 Website: www.theboredbrand.comDISCLAIMERThis podcast is for informational purposes only. It does not constitute medical or legal advice and is not a substitute for professional consultation, diagnosis, or treatment. Always follow up with a licensed attorney or healthcare professional who can address your specific needs.
Feb 11 2021
17 mins
Episode 7 | Healthy, Sexy, Fun in 2021 with Susan Greeley
Episode 7 | Healthy, Sexy, Fun in 2021 with Susan GreeleyHosted by Meredith Shirey & Isaiah Vallejo-JusteProduced by The Bored BrandGetting on the same page as your partner when it comes to healthy habits has never been more crucial, especially after quarantine. From our past conversations about open and honest communication, values and goals, to establishing and respecting  each other’s boundaries around health and wellness, Susan Greeley navigates us through these delicate discussions to find compromise. In this episode we cover:Making Diet A PriorityComfort FoodMental Health and Self Care Food Habits & Health With Your PartnerCommunity Supported Agriculture (CSA)Food Before BedtimePodcast Websitewww.lovemeorleavemepodcast.comPodcast Emaillovemeorleavemepodcast@gmail.comAbout Susan GreeleySusan is the National Director of Wellness Services at Castle Connolly Private Health Partners (CCPHP), a concierge medicine organization. She is a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) of 25 years, as well as a food and nutrition expert and consultant who specializes in weight management, chronic disease prevention and management, wellness & lifestyle coaching, integrative nutrition, culinary nutrition and healthy cooking. Susan is also the author of a diet/cookbook, Cooking with Trader Joe’s: Lighten Up! and the host of the podcast A SENSe of Wellness. You can find Susan on instagram @foodmedrdn.About Meredith ShireyMeredith Shirey, MS, LMFT is a licensed psychotherapist specializing and the Founder and Practice Director of her New York based psychotherapy practice. Trained in Mental Health Counseling and licensed in Marriage and Family Therapy, Meredith’s approach to treating clients emphasizes the importance of focusing the quality of interpersonal relationships and their impact on almost every facet of our lives. She believes that everyone is deserving of connection and strives to show empathy and compassion to everyone in her life.Office Email: info@relationshipcounselingnyc.comOffice Phone Number: +1 (646) 951-3692Website: www.relationshipcounselingnyc.com About Isaiah Vallejo-JusteIsaiah Vallejo-Juste is an attorney with over fifteen years of experience in matrimonial and commercial litigation and has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for the year 2019. Isaiah has represented some of New York’s City’s most successful and affluent individuals in the area of family law, including, divorces, prenuptial agreements, support hearings, custody proceedings, family offense proceedings, appeals, and all other family law proceedings throughout the New York City metropolitan area. Isaiah often also taps into his substantial commercial litigation experience in litigating complex financial issues involved in a divorce.Office Email: Isaiah@rvjlaw.comOffice Phone Number: +1 (212) 953-1600 Ext. 3Website: http:/www.rvjlaw.comDISCLAIMERThis podcast is for informational purposes only. It does not constitute medical or legal advice and is not a substitute for professional consultation, diagnosis, or treatment. Always follow up with a licensed attorney or healthcare professional who can address your specific needs.
Feb 4 2021
26 mins
Episode 6 | Before You Say I Do - Part 2
Episode 6 | Before You Say I Do - Part 2Hosted by Meredith Shirey & Isaiah Vallejo-JusteProduced by The Bored BrandIn part one of this two-part episode titled “Before You Say I Do,” we grappled with how to have nuanced conversations around lifestyle choices and goals, family and in-laws, and religion preferences, all before you get married. In part two, we dig a little deeper, starting with children and money. In this episode we cover:Intentions for having childrenParenting styles & Child rearing goalsBlended familiesPrenuptial AgreementsFinances & money goals as a couplePodcast Websitewww.lovemeorleavemepodcast.comPodcast Emaillovemeorleavemepodcast@gmail.comAbout Meredith ShireyMeredith Shirey, MS, LMFT is a licensed psychotherapist specializing and the Founder and Practice Director of her New York based psychotherapy practice. Trained in Mental Health Counseling and licensed in Marriage and Family Therapy, Meredith’s approach to treating clients emphasizes the importance of focusing the quality of interpersonal relationships and their impact on almost every facet of our lives. She believes that everyone is deserving of connection and strives to show empathy and compassion to everyone in her life.Office Email: info@relationshipcounselingnyc.comOffice Phone Number: +1 (646) 951-3692Website: www.relationshipcounselingnyc.com About Isaiah Vallejo-JusteIsaiah Vallejo-Juste is an attorney with over fifteen years of experience in matrimonial and commercial litigation and has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for the year 2019. Isaiah has represented some of New York’s City’s most successful and affluent individuals in the area of family law, including, divorces, prenuptial agreements, support hearings, custody proceedings, family offense proceedings, appeals, and all other family law proceedings throughout the New York City metropolitan area. Isaiah often also taps into his substantial commercial litigation experience in litigating complex financial issues involved in a divorce.Office Email: Isaiah@rvjlaw.comOffice Phone Number: +1 (212) 953-1600 Ext. 3Website: http:/www.rvjlaw.comAbout The Bored BrandThe Bored Brand is a community of creative content producers, and an online educational resource for DIYers, solo-preneurs, and small business owners. We are passionate about storytelling and collaboration as a means to learn, grow, and discover new and innovative ways of solving some of our communities’ greatest challenges.Office Email: rich@theboredbrand.comOffice Phone Number: +1 (332) 203-2044Website: www.theboredbrand.comDISCLAIMERThis podcast is for informational purposes only. It does not constitute medical or legal advice and is not a substitute for professional consultation, diagnosis, or treatment. Always follow up with a licensed attorney or healthcare professional who can address your specific needs.
Jan 28 2021
24 mins
Episode 5 | Before You Say I Do - Part 1
Episode 5 | Before You Say I Do - Part 1 Hosted by Meredith Shirey & Isaiah Vallejo-Juste Produced by The Bored BrandNo matter what stage of life you're in, or phase of the relationship you find yourself, at one point or another, you might consider making a more serious and formal commitment. In this two-part episode titled “Before You Say I Do,” we grapple with some of the more nuanced conversations you might want to have with your potential partner. In this episode we cover:Finding alignment on core valuesCompromises in individuality and partnershipPolarizing Discussions - Medical History and PoliticsDealing with family and in-lawsTalking about Religion and belief systemsPodcast Websitewww.lovemeorleavemepodcast.com Podcast Emaillovemeorleavemepodcast@gmail.comAbout Meredith ShireyMeredith Shirey, MS, LMFT is a licensed psychotherapist specializing and the Founder and Practice Director of her New York based psychotherapy practice. Trained in Mental Health Counseling and licensed in Marriage and Family Therapy, Meredith’s approach to treating clients emphasizes the importance of focusing the quality of interpersonal relationships and their impact on almost every facet of our lives. She believes that everyone is deserving of connection and strives to show empathy and compassion to everyone in her life.Office Email: info@relationshipcounselingnyc.com Office Phone Number: +1 (646) 951-3692 Website: www.relationshipcounselingnyc.com About Isaiah Vallejo-JusteIsaiah Vallejo-Juste is an attorney with over fifteen years of experience in matrimonial and commercial litigation and has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for the year 2019. Isaiah has represented some of New York’s City’s most successful and affluent individuals in the area of family law, including, divorces, prenuptial agreements, support hearings, custody proceedings, family offense proceedings, appeals, and all other family law proceedings throughout the New York City metropolitan area. Isaiah often also taps into his substantial commercial litigation experience in litigating complex financial issues involved in a divorce.Office Email: Isaiah@rvjlaw.com Office Phone Number: +1 (212) 953-1600 Ext. 3 Website: http:/www.rvjlaw.com About The Bored BrandThe Bored Brand is a community of creative content producers, and an online educational resource for DIYers, solo-preneurs, and small business owners. We are passionate about storytelling and collaboration as a means to learn, grow, and discover new and innovative ways of solving some of our communities’ greatest challenges.Office Email: rich@theboredbrand.com Office Phone Number: +1 (332) 203-2044 Website: www.theboredbrand.com DISCLAIMER This podcast is for informational purposes only. It does not constitute medical or legal advice and is not a substitute for professional consultation, diagnosis, or treatment. Always follow up with a licensed attorney or healthcare professional who can address your specific needs.
Jan 21 2021
24 mins
Episode 4 | Communication - Part 2
Episode 4 | Communication - Part 2 Hosted by Meredith Shirey & Isaiah Vallejo-Juste Produced by The Bored BrandIf you asked what the key to a good relationship was, most people would say communication. If prompted further, most would tell you that they are good communicators, but is that true? In Part 1, Isaiah, being a marital attorney, illustrated how you can make a divorce less painful when communication is beyond repair. In Part 2, Meredith, being a licensed psychotherapist, will explore the alternative of not leaving the relationship, but instead finding new ways to connect with your partner, improve communication, and manage conflict. In this episode we cover:How do we fight? When communication turns into conflictHow to make arguments more productiveBids for connectionThe Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Taking breaks and creating boundariesGetting on the same team with your partnerSelf-awareness & emotional attunement Podcast Emaillovemeorleavemepodcast@gmail.comPodcast Websitewww.lovemeorleavemepodcast.com About Meredith ShireyMeredith Shirey, MS, LMFT is a licensed psychotherapist specializing and the Founder and Practice Director of her New York based psychotherapy practice. Trained in Mental Health Counseling and licensed in Marriage and Family Therapy, Meredith’s approach to treating clients emphasizes the importance of focusing the quality of interpersonal relationships and their impact on almost every facet of our lives. She believes that everyone is deserving of connection and strives to show empathy and compassion to everyone in her life.Office Email: info@relationshipcounselingnyc.com Office Phone Number: +1 (646) 951-3692 Website: www.relationshipcounselingnyc.com About Isaiah Vallejo-JusteIsaiah Vallejo-Juste is an attorney with over fifteen years of experience in matrimonial and commercial litigation and has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for the year 2019. Isaiah has represented some of New York’s City’s most successful and affluent individuals in the area of family law, including, divorces, prenuptial agreements, support hearings, custody proceedings, family offense proceedings, appeals, and all other family law proceedings throughout the New York City metropolitan area. Isaiah often also taps into his substantial commercial litigation experience in litigating complex financial issues involved in a divorce.Office Email: Isaiah@rvjlaw.com Office Phone Number: +1 (212) 953-1600 Ext. 3 Website: http:/www.rvjlaw.com About The Bored BrandThe Bored Brand is a community of creative content producers, and an online educational resource for DIYers, solo-preneurs, and small business owners. We are passionate about storytelling and collaboration as a means to learn, grow, and discover new and innovative ways of solving some of our communities’ greatest challenges.Office Email: rich@theboredbrand.com Office Phone Number: +1 (332) 203-2044 Website: www.theboredbrand.com DISCLAIMER This podcast is for informational purposes only. It does not constitute medical or legal advice and is not a substitute for professional consultation, diagnosis, or treatment. Always follow up with a licensed attorney or healthcare professional who can address your specific needs.
Jan 14 2021
34 mins
Episode 3 | Communication - Part 1
Episode 3 | Communication - Part 1 Hosted by Meredith Shirey & Isaiah Vallejo-Juste Produced by The Bored BrandBeing quarantined with our partners taught us the importance of healthy communication. But what happens when all forms of civil communication breakdown? In this two-part episode on communication our strategies deviate. In Part 1, Isaiah, being a marital attorney, will investigate how you can make a divorce less painful when communication is beyond repair. In Part 2, Meredith, being a licensed psychotherapist, will explore the alternative of not leaving the relationship, instead finding new ways to connect with your partner, improve communication, and manage conflict. In this episode we cover:A divorce attorney’s take on communication and conflictCautionary tales of bad communicationWhat you should know going into a divorceConflict management and communication strategiesCommunicating around children and custody arrangementsTalking finances during a divorcePodcast Emaillovemeorleavemepodcast@gmail.comPodcast Websitewww.lovemeorleavemepodcast.com About Meredith ShireyMeredith Shirey, MS, LMFT is a licensed psychotherapist specializing and the Founder and Practice Director of her New York based psychotherapy practice. Trained in Mental Health Counseling and licensed in Marriage and Family Therapy, Meredith’s approach to treating clients emphasizes the importance of focusing the quality of interpersonal relationships and their impact on almost every facet of our lives. She believes that everyone is deserving of connection and strives to show empathy and compassion to everyone in her life.Office Email: info@relationshipcounselingnyc.com Office Phone Number: +1 (646) 951-3692 Website: www.relationshipcounselingnyc.comAbout Isaiah Vallejo-JusteIsaiah Vallejo-Juste is an attorney with over fifteen years of experience in matrimonial and commercial litigation and has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for the year 2019. Isaiah has represented some of New York’s City’s most successful and affluent individuals in the area of family law, including, divorces, prenuptial agreements, support hearings, custody proceedings, family offense proceedings, appeals, and all other family law proceedings throughout the New York City metropolitan area. Isaiah often also taps into his substantial commercial litigation experience in litigating complex financial issues involved in a divorce.Office Email: Isaiah@rvjlaw.com Office Phone Number: +1 (212) 953-1600 Ext. 3 Website: http:/www.rvjlaw.com About The Bored BrandThe Bored Brand is a community of creative content producers, and an online educational resource for DIYers, solo-preneurs, and small business owners. We are passionate about storytelling and collaboration as a means to learn, grow, and discover new and innovative ways of solving some of our communities’ greatest challenges.Office Email: rich@theboredbrand.com Office Phone Number: +1 (332) 203-2044 Website: www.theboredbrand.com DISCLAIMER This podcast is for informational purposes only. It does not constitute medical or legal advice and is not a substitute for professional consultation, diagnosis, or treatment. Always follow up with a licensed attorney or healthcare professional who can address your specific needs.
Jan 14 2021
31 mins
Episode 2 | What Now? Life After 2020 - Part 2
Episode 2 | What Now? Life After 2020 - Part 2 Hosted by Meredith Shirey & Isaiah Vallejo-Juste Produced by The Bored BrandIf ever there was a silver lining to the pandemic it’s that it has afforded us a rare opportunity to reevaluate our relationships. In many ways it has minimized our distractions. It forces us to acknowledge on a deeper level the interpersonal connections we have with the people under our roofs. Some people will make it  and some people won’t. It all depends on how you use this time. As tension runs high in our households during quarantine you might imagine that there would be an impact on the divorce rates in America, but is that actually true? What do you do when it seems like there’s nothing that can be done. In this episode we cover:Divorce rate trendsLiving and working a virtual lifeMaking hard transitions and decisionFeeling and coping with loss and discomfortHow to be human right nowPodcast Emaillovemeorleavemepodcast@gmail.comPodcast Websitewww.lovemeorleavemepodcast.com About Meredith ShireyMeredith Shirey, MS, LMFT is a licensed psychotherapist specializing and the Founder and Practice Director of her New York based psychotherapy practice. Trained in Mental Health Counseling and licensed in Marriage and Family Therapy, Meredith’s approach to treating clients emphasizes the importance of focusing the quality of interpersonal relationships and their impact on almost every facet of our lives. She believes that everyone is deserving of connection and strives to show empathy and compassion to everyone in her life.Office Email: info@relationshipcounselingnyc.com Office Phone Number: +1 (646) 951-3692 Website: www.relationshipcounselingnyc.com About Isaiah Vallejo-JusteIsaiah Vallejo-Juste is an attorney with over fifteen years of experience in matrimonial and commercial litigation and has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for the year 2019. Isaiah has represented some of New York’s City’s most successful and affluent individuals in the area of family law, including, divorces, prenuptial agreements, support hearings, custody proceedings, family offense proceedings, appeals, and all other family law proceedings throughout the New York City metropolitan area. Isaiah often also taps into his substantial commercial litigation experience in litigating complex financial issues involved in a divorce.Office Email: Isaiah@rvjlaw.com Office Phone Number: +1 (212) 953-1600 Ext. 3 Website: http:/www.rvjlaw.com About The Bored BrandThe Bored Brand is a community of creative content producers, and an online educational resource for DIYers, solo-preneurs, and small business owners. We are passionate about storytelling and collaboration as a means to learn, grow, and discover new and innovative ways of solving some of our communities’ greatest challenges.Office Email: rich@theboredbrand.com Office Phone Number: +1 (332) 203-2044 Website: www.theboredbrand.com DISCLAIMER This podcast is for informational purposes only. It does not constitute medical or legal advice and is not a substitute for professional consultation, diagnosis, or treatment. Always follow up with a licensed attorney or healthcare professional who can address your specific needs.
Jan 14 2021
31 mins
Episode 1 | What Now? Life After 2020 - Part 1
Episode 1 | What Now? Life After 2020 - Part 1Hosted by Meredith Shirey & Isaiah Vallejo-JusteProduced by The Bored BrandThey say hindsight is 2020, and if the year 2020 has taught us anything it has been to take stock of what is important in our lives right now. “What Now? Life After 2020” is a two-part episode all about how we are collectively coping with quarantine, communication challenges and strategies, and how to simply remember how to be human.In this episode we cover:Our origin storyWhat 2020 was like for us and our clientsDivorce rate trendsLiving and working a virtual lifeMaking hard transitions and decisionFeeling and coping with loss and discomfortHow to be human right nowPodcast Emaillovemeorleavemepodcast@gmail.comPodcast Websitewww.lovemeorleavemepodcast.comAbout Meredith ShireyMeredith Shirey, MS, LMFT is a licensed psychotherapist specializing and the Founder and Practice Director of her New York based psychotherapy practice. Trained in Mental Health Counseling and licensed in Marriage and Family Therapy, Meredith’s approach to treating clients emphasizes the importance of focusing the quality of interpersonal relationships and their impact on almost every facet of our lives. She believes that everyone is deserving of connection and strives to show empathy and compassion to everyone in her life.Office Email: info@relationshipcounselingnyc.com Office Phone Number: +1 (646) 951-3692Website: www.relationshipcounselingnyc.comAbout Isaiah Vallejo-JusteIsaiah Vallejo-Juste is an attorney with over fifteen years of experience in matrimonial and commercial litigation and has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for the year 2019. Isaiah has represented some of New York’s City’s most successful and affluent individuals in the area of family law, including, divorces, prenuptial agreements, support hearings, custody proceedings, family offense proceedings, appeals, and all other family law proceedings throughout the New York City metropolitan area. Isaiah often also taps into his substantial commercial litigation experience in litigating complex financial issues involved in a divorce.Office Email: Isaiah@rvjlaw.comOffice Phone Number: +1 (212) 953-1600 Ext. 3Website: http:/www.rvjlaw.comAbout The Bored BrandThe Bored Brand is a community of creative content producers, and an online educational resource for DIYers, solo-preneurs, and small business owners. We are passionate about storytelling and collaboration as a means to learn, grow, and discover new and innovative ways of solving some of our communities’ greatest challenges.Office Email: rich@theboredbrand.comOffice Phone Number: +1 (332) 203-2044Website: www.theboredbrand.comDISCLAIMERThis podcast is for informational purposes only. It does not constitute medical or legal advice and is not a substitute for professional consultation, diagnosis, or treatment. Always follow up with a licensed attorney or healthcare professional who can address your specific needs.
Jan 14 2021
23 mins
Introducing Love Me or Leave Me