Co-Parent Dilemmas

Diane Dierks & Rick Voyles

There are at least two sides to every conflict, and when it's between divorced or separated parents, sparks can fly. In each episode, co-parenting experts Diane Dierks and Rick Voyles answer listener questions and talk about the benefits and risks of letting go vs. holding on to the conflict in a variety of complex topics facing co-parents today. Do you hold on for the sake of the children or let go for the same reason? Episodes are released every Sunday at noon. Listeners can email 1234Dilemma@gmail.com and pose a question/dilemma that may be answered on an upcoming episode. What do you do when the other parent won't be flexible with the parenting schedule? How do you respond to a co-parent who is constantly blowing up your phone with texts? Is it really important to talk to your children when they are at the other parent's house? And what about the parent who won't share important information with you about the children? Do you give in to the other parent's antics or should you hold your ground? Get answers to these questions and more on Co-Parent Dilemmas, wherever you get your podcasts. read less
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S4.E40. Are You on a Mission for Peace or Revenge?: A Unique Look at Self Care
2d ago
S4.E40. Are You on a Mission for Peace or Revenge?: A Unique Look at Self Care
Have a quick question? Send us a text message! Click HEREDiane & Rick explore self care from the perspective of working on the root cause of co-parent stress, rather than treating the symptoms of the stress. They discuss it from the point of you of the divorce professional, as well as those in the  midst of a toxic co-parent relationship. Also explored is the importance of understanding your process and developing a mission statement for your work or children.To find Dr. Childress’ book, go to this LINKGo to Patreon .com/CPDilemmas to become a Non-Impossible VIP and get all the great perks Diane mentioned on the show today. VISIT OUR STORE to purchase videos, audio files, and other products relevant to co-parents. WANT SPECIAL  DISCOUNTS ON POPULAR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES FOR CO-PARENTS? Check out our OFFERS page at www.CPDilemmas.com/offers to link to vendor discount codes. WE HAVE A NEW FREE RESOURCES PAGE ON THE WEBSITE! Visit www.CPDilemmas.com/resources to view the email protocol, 20 Responses to Difficult Co-Parents, FINAL DECISION-MAKING LANGUAGE, and other documents discussed on the podcast. The digital version of our Communication Protocol Workshop is available for purchase. Click here to buy the video.Support the Show.Want to talk about this episode with Diane and other parents? Be part of the conversation on the NON-Impossibles Facebook groupFind us on X (Twitter) and Instagram @CPDilemmasIf you are a professional working with high-conflict co-parents, join our LinkedIn group.Have a co-parent dilemma? Email Dilemma@CPDilemmas.com Become a Non-Impossible VIP Listener for some really cool perks!To get a special discount on therapy through BetterHelp, visit www.BetterHelp.com/DilemmaDealing with alcohol addiction in your co-parent relationship? Explore peace of mind with SoberLink. For a discount on your device, CLICK HERE.RATE THE SHOW!CLICK HERE to subscribe to our monthly podcast email to get a sneak peak into upcoming topics
S4.E39. Should Dad Hold On or Let Go of This Conflict?
May 19 2024
S4.E39. Should Dad Hold On or Let Go of This Conflict?
Have a quick question? Send us a text message! Click HEREJohn asks the all-important question, “Should I fight?” Diane & Rick break down the risks and benefits of letting go vs. holding on to the conflict. They explore the complexity of balancing children’s needs with parental rights and conclude that so much depends on the type and temperament of the other parent. S4.E34. is the show Diane refers to in this episode about how to decide where to set your boundaries regarding parenting plan flexibility. Go to Patreon .com/CPDilemmas to become a Non-Impossible VIP and get all the great perks Diane mentioned on the show today. WANT SPECIAL  DISCOUNTS ON POPULAR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES FOR CO-PARENTS? Check out our OFFERS page at www.CPDilemmas.com/offers to link to vendor discount codes. WE HAVE A NEW FREE RESOURCES PAGE ON THE WEBSITE! Visit www.CPDilemmas.com/resources to view the email protocol, 20 Responses to Difficult Co-Parents, FINAL DECISION-MAKING LANGUAGE, and other documents discussed on the podcast. The digital version of our Communication Protocol Workshop is available for purchase. Click here to buy the video.Support the Show.Want to talk about this episode with Diane and other parents? Be part of the conversation on the NON-Impossibles Facebook groupFind us on X (Twitter) and Instagram @CPDilemmasIf you are a professional working with high-conflict co-parents, join our LinkedIn group.Have a co-parent dilemma? Email Dilemma@CPDilemmas.com Become a Non-Impossible VIP Listener for some really cool perks!To get a special discount on therapy through BetterHelp, visit www.BetterHelp.com/DilemmaDealing with alcohol addiction in your co-parent relationship? Explore peace of mind with SoberLink. For a discount on your device, CLICK HERE.RATE THE SHOW!CLICK HERE to subscribe to our monthly podcast email to get a sneak peak into upcoming topics
S4.E38. An Alienated Father”s Message (on Mother’s Day)
May 12 2024
S4.E38. An Alienated Father”s Message (on Mother’s Day)
Have a quick question? Send us a text message! Click HEREDiane & Rick take a week off to spend time with their families, so today’s episode is featuring a new podcast created by a Co-Parent Dilemmas listener! Jack, the host, speaks poignantly about what he’s learned as an alienated dad and how he maintains a strong bond with his children, despite the mountain of obstacles his co-parent puts in their way. Even though it’s releasing on Mother’s Day, a parent is a parent, no matter the label. So, this is a tribute to all who nurture their children well, regardless of gender. CLICK HERE to access all episodes of the Silver Bullet Survivor podcast. To contact Jack, email jack@silverbulletsurvivor.comWANT SPECIAL  DISCOUNTS ON POPULAR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES FOR CO-PARENTS? Check out our OFFERS page at www.CPDilemmas.com/offers to link to vendor discount codes. WE HAVE A NEW RESOURCES PAGE ON THE WEBSITE! Visit www.CPDilemmas.com/resources to view the email protocol, 20 Responses to Difficult Co-Parents, FINAL DECISION-MAKING LANGUAGE, and other documents discussed on the podcast. If you have a problematic paragraph in your parenting plan that you would like the hosts to review,  email it to Dilemma@CPDilemmas.com.To get a copy of the communication protocol order, CLICK HERE.The digital version of our Communication Protocol Workshop is available for purchase. Click here to buy the video.You’ll find instructions about the DRAGON method in the I Am Non-Impossible journal, AVAILABLE on Amazon for only $9.95 (Kindle version is $2.99). This iSupport the Show.Want to talk about this episode with Diane and other parents? Be part of the conversation on the NON-Impossibles Facebook groupFind us on X (Twitter) and Instagram @CPDilemmasIf you are a professional working with high-conflict co-parents, join our LinkedIn group.Have a co-parent dilemma? Email Dilemma@CPDilemmas.com Become a Non-Impossible VIP Listener for some really cool perks!To get a special discount on therapy through BetterHelp, visit www.BetterHelp.com/DilemmaDealing with alcohol addiction in your co-parent relationship? Explore peace of mind with SoberLink. For a discount on your device, CLICK HERE.RATE THE SHOW!CLICK HERE to subscribe to our monthly podcast email to get a sneak peak into upcoming topics
S4.E37. Surviving the Psychopath: Evolving Your State of Mind
May 5 2024
S4.E37. Surviving the Psychopath: Evolving Your State of Mind
Have a quick question? Send us a text message! Click HEREHas the co-parent world gone absolutely crazy? In some ways, yes! Diane & Rick discuss the disturbing patterns they often see in their work, and hear about from listeners, that signal the need for an evolutionary change in thinking for those who suffer their co-parent’s psychopathic behaviors. The hosts discuss the importance of accepting the chronic toxicity, but addressing the acute moments of panic by finding out what children need in the here and now. WANT SPECIAL  DISCOUNTS ON POPULAR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES FOR CO-PARENTS? Check out our OFFERS page at www.CPDilemmas.com/offers to link to vendor discount codes. WE HAVE A NEW RESOURCES PAGE ON THE WEBSITE! Visit www.CPDilemmas.com/resources to view the email protocol, 20 Responses to Difficult Co-Parents, FINAL DECISION-MAKING LANGUAGE, and other documents discussed on the podcast.  CLICK HERE to become a Non-Impossible VIP,  and the Hump Day help Zoom link will be sent to you each week. If you want to hang out with people who won’t think you’re crazy, Hump Day Help is for you!If you have a problematic paragraph in your parenting plan that you would like the hosts to review,  email it to Dilemma@CPDilemmas.com.To get a copy of the communication protocol order, CLICK HERE.The digital version of our Communication Protocol Workshop is available for purchase. Click here to buy the video.You’ll find instructions about the DRAGON method in the I Am Non-Impossible journal, AVAILABLE on Amazon for only $9.95 (Kindle version is $2.99). This is also a great gift for those in your life who are seeking co-parenting Support the Show.Want to talk about this episode with Diane and other parents? Be part of the conversation on the NON-Impossibles Facebook groupFind us on X (Twitter) and Instagram @CPDilemmasIf you are a professional working with high-conflict co-parents, join our LinkedIn group.Have a co-parent dilemma? Email Dilemma@CPDilemmas.com Become a Non-Impossible VIP Listener for some really cool perks!To get a special discount on therapy through BetterHelp, visit www.BetterHelp.com/DilemmaDealing with alcohol addiction in your co-parent relationship? Explore peace of mind with SoberLink. For a discount on your device, CLICK HERE.RATE THE SHOW!CLICK HERE to subscribe to our monthly podcast email to get a sneak peak into upcoming topics
S4.E36. How You Say Goodbye Is A Big Deal
Apr 28 2024
S4.E36. How You Say Goodbye Is A Big Deal
Have a quick question? Send us a text message! Click HEREClaire writes in and asks what to do about a co-parent who takes more than 5 minutes to say goodbye to their daughter at each exchange. Diane & Rick discuss the importance of  taking care during exchanges to send the message that parents will be okay, no matter which house the child WANT SPECIAL  DISCOUNTS ON POPULAR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES FOR CO-PARENTS? Check out our OFFERS page at www.CPDilemmas.com/offers to link to vendor discount codes. WE HAVE A NEW RESOURCES PAGE ON THE WEBSITE! Visit www.CPDilemmas.com/resources to view the email protocol, 20 Responses to Difficult Co-Parents, FINAL DECISION-MAKING LANGUAGE, and other documents discussed on the podcast. JOIN US FOR HUMP DAY HELP! We are excited to announce a new benefit for listeners who become Patreon VIPs (for only $10/month)! Diane will be hosting support groups online every Wednesday at noon (EST) for an hour. You can come to one or come to all. CLICK HERE to become a Non-Impossible VIP, and the Zoom link will be sent to you each week. If you want to hang out with people who won’t think you’re crazy, Hump Day Help is for you!If you have a problematic paragraph in your parenting plan that you would like the hosts to review,  email it to Dilemma@CPDilemmas.com.To get a copy of the communication protocol order, CLICK HERE.The digital version of our Communication Protocol Workshop is available for purchase. Click here to buy the video.You’ll find instructions about the DRAGON method in the I Am Non-Impossible journal, AVAILABLE on Amazon for only $9.95 (Kindle version is $2.99). This Support the Show.Want to talk about this episode with Diane and other parents? Be part of the conversation on the NON-Impossibles Facebook groupFind us on X (Twitter) and Instagram @CPDilemmasIf you are a professional working with high-conflict co-parents, join our LinkedIn group.Have a co-parent dilemma? Email Dilemma@CPDilemmas.com Become a Non-Impossible VIP Listener for some really cool perks!To get a special discount on therapy through BetterHelp, visit www.BetterHelp.com/DilemmaDealing with alcohol addiction in your co-parent relationship? Explore peace of mind with SoberLink. For a discount on your device, CLICK HERE.RATE THE SHOW!CLICK HERE to subscribe to our monthly podcast email to get a sneak peak into upcoming topics
S4.E35. The Inconvenienced Parent
Apr 21 2024
S4.E35. The Inconvenienced Parent
Have a quick question? Send us a text message! Click HEREListener Amanda writes to Diane & Rick regarding her co-parent’s complaint about their daughter’s activities being too inconvenient for him and his spouse to endure. The hosts discuss the concept of time with children being the co-parents’ “turn” to be responsible, not their time to dominate the child’s interests. They also explore alternative language to their parenting plan regarding major decision making.  WE HAVE A NEW RESOURCES PAGE ON THE WEBSITE! Visit www.CPDilemmas.com/resources to view the email protocol, 20 Responses to Difficult Co-Parents, FINAL DECISION-MAKING LANGUAGE, and other documents discussed on the podcast. JOIN US FOR HUMP DAY HELP! We are excited to announce a new benefit for listeners who become Patreon VIPs (for only $10/month)! Diane will be hosting support groups online every Wednesday at noon (EST) for an hour. You can come to one or come to all. CLICK HERE to become a Non-Impossible VIP, and the Zoom link will be sent to you each week. If you want to hang out with people who won’t think you’re crazy, Hump Day Help is for you!If you have a problematic paragraph in your parenting plan that you would like the hosts to review,  email it to 1234Dilemma@gmail.com.To get a copy of the communication protocol order, CLICK HERE.The digital version of our Communication Protocol Workshop is available for purchase. Click here to buy the video.You’ll find instructions about the DRAGON method in the I Am Non-Impossible journal, AVAILABLE on Amazon for only $9.95 (Kindle version is $2.99). This is also a great gift for those in your life who are seeking co-parenting peace. ORDER YOURS NOW!Support the Show.Want to talk about this episode with Diane and other parents? Be part of the conversation on the NON-Impossibles Facebook groupFind us on X (Twitter) and Instagram @CPDilemmasIf you are a professional working with high-conflict co-parents, join our LinkedIn group.Have a co-parent dilemma? Email Dilemma@CPDilemmas.com Become a Non-Impossible VIP Listener for some really cool perks!To get a special discount on therapy through BetterHelp, visit www.BetterHelp.com/DilemmaDealing with alcohol addiction in your co-parent relationship? Explore peace of mind with SoberLink. For a discount on your device, CLICK HERE.RATE THE SHOW!CLICK HERE to subscribe to our monthly podcast email to get a sneak peak into upcoming topics
S4.E34. Caught in the Middle…Between My Ex and My Spouse!
Apr 14 2024
S4.E34. Caught in the Middle…Between My Ex and My Spouse!
Have a quick question? Send us a text message! Click HEREListener Ashley is frustrated by both her husband and her co-parent. She frequently finds herself caught between them, and none of it is helpful to her 12-year-old son. Diane & Rick explore the difficulties of navigating this  dilemma, and discuss both sides of the equation.WE HAVE A NEW RESOURCES PAGE ON THE WEBSITE! Visit www.CPDilemmas.com/resources to view the email protocol, 20 Responses to Difficult Co-Parents, and other documents discussed on the podcast. We are excited to announce a new benefit for listeners who become Patreon VIPs (for only $10/month)! Diane will be hosting support groups online every Wednesday at noon (EST) for an hour. You can come to one or come to all. Each week of the month will focus on a different subject:1st Wednesday of each month: Staying Grounded in the Midst of Parental Alienation2nd Wednesday of each month: Dealing with the Trauma of False Accusations3rd Wednesdays: Surviving the Narcissistic Co-Parent4th Wednesdays: Confronting Post-Separation Control and AbuseCLICK HERE to become a Non-Impossible VIP, and the Zoom link will be sent to you each week. If you have a problematic paragraph in your parenting plan that you would like the hosts to review,  email it to 1234Dilemma@gmail.com.To get a copy of the communication protocol order, CLICK HERE.The digital version of our Communication Protocol Workshop is available for purchase. Click here to buy the video.You’ll find instructions about the DRAGON method in the I Am Non-Impossible journal, AVAILABLE on Amazon for only $9.95 (Kindle version is $2.99). This is also a great gift for those in your life who are seekinSupport the Show.Want to talk about this episode with Diane and other parents? Be part of the conversation on the NON-Impossibles Facebook groupFind us on X (Twitter) and Instagram @CPDilemmasIf you are a professional working with high-conflict co-parents, join our LinkedIn group.Have a co-parent dilemma? Email Dilemma@CPDilemmas.com Become a Non-Impossible VIP Listener for some really cool perks!To get a special discount on therapy through BetterHelp, visit www.BetterHelp.com/DilemmaDealing with alcohol addiction in your co-parent relationship? Explore peace of mind with SoberLink. For a discount on your device, CLICK HERE.RATE THE SHOW!CLICK HERE to subscribe to our monthly podcast email to get a sneak peak into upcoming topics
S4.E33. Should I Send the Kids to a Toxic Household?
Apr 7 2024
S4.E33. Should I Send the Kids to a Toxic Household?
Have a quick question? Send us a text message! Click HEREDiane & Rick respond to a listener’s question about withholding parenting time due to a history of domestic violence and continued toxicity in their other home. What are the steps to determine safety issues? How do parents balance protecting children with the risk of being accused of parental alienation? The co-hosts break it down. WE HAVE A NEW RESOURCES PAGE ON THE WEBSITE! Visit www.CPDilemmas.com/resources to view the email protocol, 20 Responses to Difficult Co-Parents, and other documents discussed on the podcast. We are excited to announce a new benefit for listeners who become Patreon VIPs (for only $10/month)! Diane will be hosting support groups online every Wednesday at noon (EST) for an hour. You can come to one or come to all. Each week of the month will focus on a different subject:1st Wednesday of each month: Staying Grounded in the Midst of Parental Alienation2nd Wednesday of each month: Dealing with the Trauma of False Accusations3rd Wednesdays: Surviving the Narcissistic Co-Parent4th Wednesdays: Confronting Post-Separation Control and AbuseCLICK HERE to become a Non-Impossible VIP, and the Zoom link will be sent to you each week. If you have a problematic paragraph in your parenting plan that you would like the hosts to review,  email it to 1234Dilemma@gmail.com.To get a copy of the communication protocol order, CLICK HERE.The digital version of our Communication Protocol Workshop is available for purchase. Click here to buy the video.You’ll find instructions about the DRAGON method in the I Am Non-Impossible journal, AVAILABLE on Amazon for only $9.95 (Kindle version is $2.99). ThisSupport the Show.Want to talk about this episode with Diane and other parents? Be part of the conversation on the NON-Impossibles Facebook groupFind us on X (Twitter) and Instagram @CPDilemmasIf you are a professional working with high-conflict co-parents, join our LinkedIn group.Have a co-parent dilemma? Email Dilemma@CPDilemmas.com Become a Non-Impossible VIP Listener for some really cool perks!To get a special discount on therapy through BetterHelp, visit www.BetterHelp.com/DilemmaDealing with alcohol addiction in your co-parent relationship? Explore peace of mind with SoberLink. For a discount on your device, CLICK HERE.RATE THE SHOW!CLICK HERE to subscribe to our monthly podcast email to get a sneak peak into upcoming topics
S4.E32. Summer Sabotage
Mar 31 2024
S4.E32. Summer Sabotage
Have a quick question? Send us a text message! Click HEREDiane and Rick answer listener Carlos’ question about the confusing paragraph in his parenting plan regarding the summer schedule. His co-parent is attempting to manipulate the schedule to get more time than the plan intends. The hosts discuss alternative ways to structure a plan like this and the importance of minimizing conflict for the children so they can enjoy their summer vacation. WE HAVE A NEW RESOURCES PAGE ON THE WEBSITE! Visit www.CPDilemmas.com/resources to view the email protocol, 20 Responses to Difficult Co-Parents, and other documents discussed on the podcast. We are excited to announce a new benefit for listeners who become Patreon VIPs (for only $10/month)! Diane will be hosting support groups online every Wednesday at noon (EST) for an hour. You can come to one or come to all. Each week of the month will focus on a different subject:1st Wednesday of each month: Staying Grounded in the Midst of Parental Alienation2nd Wednesday of each month: Dealing with the Trauma of False Accusations3rd Wednesdays: Surviving the Narcissistic Co-Parent4th Wednesdays: Confronting Post-Separation Control and AbuseCLICK HERE to become a Non-Impossible VIP, and the Zoom link will be sent to you each week. If you have a problematic paragraph in your parenting plan that you would like the hosts to review,  email it to 1234Dilemma@gmail.com.To get a copy of the communication protocol order, CLICK HERE.The digital version of our Communication Protocol Workshop is available for purchase. Click here to buy the video.You’ll find instructions about the DRAGON method in the I Am Non-Impossible journal, AVAILABLESupport the Show.Want to talk about this episode with Diane and other parents? Be part of the conversation on the NON-Impossibles Facebook groupFind us on X (Twitter) and Instagram @CPDilemmasIf you are a professional working with high-conflict co-parents, join our LinkedIn group.Have a co-parent dilemma? Email Dilemma@CPDilemmas.com Become a Non-Impossible VIP Listener for some really cool perks!To get a special discount on therapy through BetterHelp, visit www.BetterHelp.com/DilemmaDealing with alcohol addiction in your co-parent relationship? Explore peace of mind with SoberLink. For a discount on your device, CLICK HERE.RATE THE SHOW!CLICK HERE to subscribe to our monthly podcast email to get a sneak peak into upcoming topics
S4.E31. I Want to Ghost My Narcissistic Co-Parent!
Mar 24 2024
S4.E31. I Want to Ghost My Narcissistic Co-Parent!
Have a quick question? Send us a text message! Click HEREListener Colleen wants to stop communicating with her co-parent so she can get emotional relief. Diane & Rick revisit the importance of following the structured email protocol and talk about the pitfalls of going silent or ignoring the impossible co-parent. WE HAVE A NEW RESOURCES PAGE ON THE WEBSITE! Visit www.CPDilemmas.com/resources to view the email protocol, 20 Responses to Difficult Co-Parents, and other documents discussed on out podcast. We are excited to announce a new benefit for listeners who become Patreon VIPs (for only $10/month)! Diane will be hosting support groups online every Wednesday at noon (EST) for an hour. You can come to one or come to all. Each week of the month will focus on a different subject:1st Wednesday of each month: Staying Grounded in the Midst of Parental Alienation2nd Wednesday of each month: Dealing with the Trauma of False Accusations3rd Wednesdays: Surviving the Narcissistic Co-Parent4th Wednesdays: Confronting Post-Separation Control and AbuseCLICK HERE to become a Non-Impossible VIP, and the Zoom link will be sent to you each week. If you have a problematic paragraph in your parenting plan that you would like the hosts to review,  email it to 1234Dilemma@gmail.com.To get a copy of the communication protocol order, CLICK HERE.The digital version of our Communication Protocol Workshop is available for purchase. Click here to buy the video.You’ll find instructions about the DRAGON method in the I Am Non-Impossible journal, AVAILABLE on Amazon for only $9.95 (Kindle version is $2.99). This is also a great gift for those in your life who are seeking co-parenting peSupport the Show.Want to talk about this episode with Diane and other parents? Be part of the conversation on the NON-Impossibles Facebook groupFind us on X (Twitter) and Instagram @CPDilemmasIf you are a professional working with high-conflict co-parents, join our LinkedIn group.Have a co-parent dilemma? Email Dilemma@CPDilemmas.com Become a Non-Impossible VIP Listener for some really cool perks!To get a special discount on therapy through BetterHelp, visit www.BetterHelp.com/DilemmaDealing with alcohol addiction in your co-parent relationship? Explore peace of mind with SoberLink. For a discount on your device, CLICK HERE.RATE THE SHOW!CLICK HERE to subscribe to our monthly podcast email to get a sneak peak into upcoming topics
S4.E30. “How Do I Get Her to Stop?” The Purpose of Boundaries
Mar 17 2024
S4.E30. “How Do I Get Her to Stop?” The Purpose of Boundaries
Have a quick question? Send us a text message! Click HEREDiane & Rick address Zachary’s question about how to get his co-parent to stop bringing her toxic boyfriend to the children’s activities. He worries the children will get in the middle of the conflict. They discuss the purpose of setting a boundary is for proactive self-protection, not to manage the other parent’s behavior. We are excited to announce a new benefit for listeners who become Patreon VIPs (for only $10/month)! Diane will be hosting support groups online every Wednesday at noon (EST) for an hour, beginning March 6th. You can come to one or come to all. Each week of the month will focus on a different subject:1st Wednesday of each month: Staying Grounded in the Midst of Parental Alienation2nd Wednesday of each month: Dealing with the Trauma of False Accusations3rd Wednesdays: Surviving the Narcissistic Co-Parent4th Wednesdays: Confronting Post-Separation Control and AbuseWe'll do this through May, but if attendance remains constant, we'll continue through he summer. Just CLICK HERE to become a Non-Impossible VIP, and the Zoom link will be sent to you each week. Hope to see you on Wednesdays this Spring!If you have a problematic paragraph in your parenting plan that you would like the hosts to review,  email it to 1234Dilemma@gmail.com.To get a copy of the communication protocol order, CLICK HERE.The digital version of our Communication Protocol Workshop is available for purchase. Click here to buy the video.You’ll find instructions about the DRAGON method in the I Am Non-Impossible journal, AVAILABLE on Amazon for only $9.95 (Kindle version is $2.99). This is also a great gift for those in your life who are seeking co-parenting peace. ORDER YOURS NOW!Support the Show.Want to talk about this episode with Diane and other parents? Be part of the conversation on the NON-Impossibles Facebook groupFind us on X (Twitter) and Instagram @CPDilemmasIf you are a professional working with high-conflict co-parents, join our LinkedIn group.Have a co-parent dilemma? Email Dilemma@CPDilemmas.com Become a Non-Impossible VIP Listener for some really cool perks!To get a special discount on therapy through BetterHelp, visit www.BetterHelp.com/DilemmaDealing with alcohol addiction in your co-parent relationship? Explore peace of mind with SoberLink. For a discount on your device, CLICK HERE.RATE THE SHOW!CLICK HERE to subscribe to our monthly podcast email to get a sneak peak into upcoming topics
S4.E29. Is It Possible or Probable? Let That Be Your Guide
Mar 10 2024
S4.E29. Is It Possible or Probable? Let That Be Your Guide
Have a quick question? Send us a text message! Click HEREDiane & Rick address listener Danny’s question about the top three issues facing high-conflict parents and how to resolve them. The hosts discuss the fact that the issues are not the problem, but what lies underneath them, such as the fears and threats that drive the conflict. They explore the idea that some conflicts are not worth fighting for if the feared outcome is merely possible, but not probable. We are excited to announce a new benefit for listeners who become Patreon VIPs (for only $10/month)! Diane will be hosting support groups online every Wednesday at noon (EST) for an hour, beginning March 6th. You can come to one or come to all. Each week of the month will focus on a different subject:1st Wednesday of each month: Staying Grounded in the Midst of Parental Alienation2nd Wednesday of each month: Dealing with the Trauma of False Accusations3rd Wednesdays: Surviving the Narcissistic Co-Parent4th Wednesdays: Confronting Post-Separation Control and AbuseWe'll do this through May, but if attendance remains constant, we'll continue through he summer. Just CLICK HERE to become a Non-Impossible VIP, and the Zoom link will be sent to you each week. Hope to see you on Wednesdays this Spring!If you have a problematic paragraph in your parenting plan that you would like the hosts to review,  email it to 1234Dilemma@gmail.com.To get a copy of the communication protocol order, CLICK HERE.The digital version of our Communication Protocol Workshop is available for purchase. Click here to buy the video.You’ll find instructions about the DRAGON method in the I Am Non-Impossible journal, AVAILABLE on Amazon for only $9.95 (Kindle version Support the Show.Want to talk about this episode with Diane and other parents? Be part of the conversation on the NON-Impossibles Facebook groupFind us on X (Twitter) and Instagram @CPDilemmasIf you are a professional working with high-conflict co-parents, join our LinkedIn group.Have a co-parent dilemma? Email Dilemma@CPDilemmas.com Become a Non-Impossible VIP Listener for some really cool perks!To get a special discount on therapy through BetterHelp, visit www.BetterHelp.com/DilemmaDealing with alcohol addiction in your co-parent relationship? Explore peace of mind with SoberLink. For a discount on your device, CLICK HERE.RATE THE SHOW!CLICK HERE to subscribe to our monthly podcast email to get a sneak peak into upcoming topics
S4.E28. Daddy’s Little Girl
Mar 3 2024
S4.E28. Daddy’s Little Girl
Have a quick question? Send us a text message! Click HEREShawn asks a question about how to help her 19-year-old daughter repair her relationship with her father. Diane & Rick discuss the importance of acting parental no matter how old the child is. The discuss the daughter’s dilemma of not only competing for her father’s time, but dealing with the fact he married someone close to her age. We are excited to announce a new benefit for listeners who become Patreon VIPs (for only $10/month)! Diane will be hosting support groups online every Wednesday at noon (EST) for an hour, beginning March 6th. You can come to one or come to all. Each week of the month will focus on a different subject:1st Wednesday of each month: Staying Grounded in the Midst of Parental Alienation2nd Wednesday of each month: Dealing with the Trauma of False Accusations3rd Wednesdays: Surviving the Narcissistic Co-Parent4th Wednesdays: Confronting Post-Separation Control and AbuseWe'll do this through May, but if attendance remains constant, we'll continue through he summer. Just CLICK HERE to become a Non-Impossible VIP, and the Zoom link will be sent to you each week. Hope to see you on Wednesdays this Spring!If you have a problematic paragraph in your parenting plan that you would like the hosts to review,  email it to 1234Dilemma@gmail.com.To get a copy of the communication protocol order, CLICK HERE.The digital version of our Communication Protocol Workshop is available for purchase. Click here to buy the video.You’ll find instructions about the DRAGON method in the I Am Non-Impossible journal, AVAILABLE on Amazon for only $9.95 (Kindle version is $2.99). This is also a great gift for those in your life who are seeking co-parenting peace. ORDER YOURS NOW!Support the Show.Want to talk about this episode with Diane and other parents? Be part of the conversation on the NON-Impossibles Facebook groupFind us on X (Twitter) and Instagram @CPDilemmasIf you are a professional working with high-conflict co-parents, join our LinkedIn group.Have a co-parent dilemma? Email Dilemma@CPDilemmas.com Become a Non-Impossible VIP Listener for some really cool perks!To get a special discount on therapy through BetterHelp, visit www.BetterHelp.com/DilemmaDealing with alcohol addiction in your co-parent relationship? Explore peace of mind with SoberLink. For a discount on your device, CLICK HERE.RATE THE SHOW!CLICK HERE to subscribe to our monthly podcast email to get a sneak peak into upcoming topics
S4.E27. The Problem with Self-Representation
Feb 25 2024
S4.E27. The Problem with Self-Representation
Have a quick question? Send us a text message! Click HERESometimes approaching your court case without an attorney can leave you vulnerable and without all the information you need to make good decisions. Diane & Rick explore a listener’s frustrations about her parenting plan language and how things may have been different if she had not run out of money and had to act pro se. We are excited to announce a new benefit for listeners who become Patreon VIPs (for only $10/month)! Diane will be hosting support groups online every Wednesday at noon (EST) for an hour, beginning March 6th. You can come to one or come to all. Each week of the month will focus on a different subject:1st Wednesday of each month: Staying Grounded in the Midst of Parental Alienation2nd Wednesday of each month: Dealing with the Trauma of False Accusations3rd Wednesdays: Surviving the Narcissistic Co-Parent4th Wednesdays: Confronting Post-Separation Control and AbuseWe'll do this through May, but if attendance remains constant, we'll continue through he summer. Just CLICK HERE to become a Non-Impossible VIP, and the Zoom link will be sent to you each week. Hope to see you on Wednesdays this Spring!If you have a problematic paragraph in your parenting plan that you would like the hosts to review,  email it to 1234Dilemma@gmail.com.To get a copy of the communication protocol order, CLICK HERE.The digital version of our Communication Protocol Workshop is available for purchase. Click here to buy the video.You’ll find instructions about the DRAGON method in the I Am Non-Impossible journal, AVAILABLE on Amazon for only $9.95 (Kindle version is $2.99). This is also a great gift for those in your life who are seeking co-parenting peace. ORDER YOURS NOW!Support the Show.Want to talk about this episode with Diane and other parents? Be part of the conversation on the NON-Impossibles Facebook groupFind us on X (Twitter) and Instagram @CPDilemmasIf you are a professional working with high-conflict co-parents, join our LinkedIn group.Have a co-parent dilemma? Email Dilemma@CPDilemmas.com Become a Non-Impossible VIP Listener for some really cool perks!To get a special discount on therapy through BetterHelp, visit www.BetterHelp.com/DilemmaDealing with alcohol addiction in your co-parent relationship? Explore peace of mind with SoberLink. For a discount on your device, CLICK HERE.RATE THE SHOW!CLICK HERE to subscribe to our monthly podcast email to get a sneak peak into upcoming topics
S4.E26. Who Gets Final Say? Another Parenting Plan Disaster
Feb 18 2024
S4.E26. Who Gets Final Say? Another Parenting Plan Disaster
Have a quick question? Send us a text message! Click HEREDiane & Rick answer listener Ryan’s question about which therapist he and his co-parent should choose for their daughter. The one nearest dad or mom? What really matters? Is it possible to have a “harmonious” discussion, as their parenting plan orders them to do? You might be surprised by their answers. CLICK HERE to access the paragraph about Final Decision Making mentioned in this episode. We are excited to announce a new benefit for listeners who become Patreon VIPs (for only $10/month)! Diane will be hosting support groups online every Wednesday at noon (EST) for an hour, beginning March 6th. You can come to one or come to all. Each week of the month will focus on a different subject:1st Wednesday of each month: Staying Grounded in the Midst of Parental Alienation2nd Wednesday of each month: Dealing with the Trauma of False Accusations3rd Wednesdays: Surviving the Narcissistic Co-Parent4th Wednesdays: Confronting Post-Separation Control and AbuseWe'll do this through May, but if attendance remains constant, we'll continue through he summer. Just CLICK HERE to become a Non-Impossible VIP, and the Zoom link will be sent to you each week. Hope to see you on Wednesdays this Spring!If you have a problematic paragraph in your parenting plan that you would like the hosts to review,  email it to 1234Dilemma@gmail.com.To get a copy of the communication protocol order, CLICK HERE.The digital version of our Communication Protocol Workshop is available for purchase. Click here to buy the video.You’ll find instructions about the DRAGON method in the I Am Non-Impossible journal, AVAILABLE on Amazon for only $9.95 (Kindle Support the Show.Want to talk about this episode with Diane and other parents? Be part of the conversation on the NON-Impossibles Facebook groupFind us on X (Twitter) and Instagram @CPDilemmasIf you are a professional working with high-conflict co-parents, join our LinkedIn group.Have a co-parent dilemma? Email Dilemma@CPDilemmas.com Become a Non-Impossible VIP Listener for some really cool perks!To get a special discount on therapy through BetterHelp, visit www.BetterHelp.com/DilemmaDealing with alcohol addiction in your co-parent relationship? Explore peace of mind with SoberLink. For a discount on your device, CLICK HERE.RATE THE SHOW!CLICK HERE to subscribe to our monthly podcast email to get a sneak peak into upcoming topics
S4.E25. Narcissism in Co-Parenting: What is it? How do you respond? Will your child be a narcissist, too?
Feb 11 2024
S4.E25. Narcissism in Co-Parenting: What is it? How do you respond? Will your child be a narcissist, too?
Have a quick question? Send us a text message! Click HEREDiane & Rick discuss the mental health issues that are connected to someone with an extremely self-focused personality disorder, also known as a Narcissist. They differentiate the clinical information from what is promoted on social media and help listeners to determine how to respond to a narcissistic co-parent with good boundaries and not as a victim.We are excited to announce a new benefit for listeners who become Patreon VIPs (for only $10/month)! Diane will be hosting support groups online every Wednesday at noon (EST) for an hour, beginning March 6th. You can come to one or come to all. Each week of the month will focus on a different subject:1st Wednesday of each month: Staying Grounded in the Midst of Parental Alienation2nd Wednesday of each month: Dealing with the Trauma of False Accusations3rd Wednesdays: Surviving the Narcissistic Co-Parent4th Wednesdays: Confronting Post-Separation Control and AbuseWe'll do this through May, but if attendance remains constant, we'll continue through he summer. Just CLICK HERE to become a Non-Impossible VIP, and the Zoom link will be sent to you each week. Hope to see you on Wednesdays this Spring!If you have a problematic paragraph in your parenting plan that you would like the hosts to review,  email it to 1234Dilemma@gmail.com.To get a copy of the communication protocol order, CLICK HERE.The digital version of our Communication Protocol Workshop is available for purchase. Click here to buy the video.You’ll find instructions about the DRAGON method in the I Am Non-Impossible journal, AVAILABLE on Amazon for only $9.95 (Kindle version is $2.99). This is also a great gift for those in your life who are seeking co-parenting peace. ORSupport the Show.Want to talk about this episode with Diane and other parents? Be part of the conversation on the NON-Impossibles Facebook groupFind us on X (Twitter) and Instagram @CPDilemmasIf you are a professional working with high-conflict co-parents, join our LinkedIn group.Have a co-parent dilemma? Email Dilemma@CPDilemmas.com Become a Non-Impossible VIP Listener for some really cool perks!To get a special discount on therapy through BetterHelp, visit www.BetterHelp.com/DilemmaDealing with alcohol addiction in your co-parent relationship? Explore peace of mind with SoberLink. For a discount on your device, CLICK HERE.RATE THE SHOW!CLICK HERE to subscribe to our monthly podcast email to get a sneak peak into upcoming topics
S4.E24. My Child is Gaslighting Me!
Feb 4 2024
S4.E24. My Child is Gaslighting Me!
Have a quick question? Send us a text message! Click HEREDiane & Rick explore the phenomenon of children engaging in  “gaslighting” as a strategy to either survive their parents’ conflict or to manipulate a parent to get what they want. Is it a learned behavior from an alienating parent, or is it part of something deeper? The hosts break it down. If you have a problematic paragraph in your parenting plan that you would like the hosts to review,  email it to 1234Dilemma@gmail.com. To get a copy of the communication protocol order, CLICK HERE.The digital version of our Communication Protocol Workshop is available for purchase. Click here to buy the video. Those who are Patreon VIPs get resources like these for free upon release, so consider supporting the show so you can get these perks, but more importantly, so we can continue offering the best advice in the business, to the world, for FREE!You’ll find instructions about the DRAGON method in the I Am Non-Impossible journal, AVAILABLE on Amazon for a limited-time price of only $9.95 (Kindle version is $2.99). This is also a great gift for those in your life who are seeking co-parenting peace. ORDER YOURS NOW! CLICK HERE to offer help to the Right to Peace Foundation. We’re on a mission to expose family court injustices!Support the Show.Want to talk about this episode with Diane and other parents? Be part of the conversation on the NON-Impossibles Facebook groupFind us on X (Twitter) and Instagram @CPDilemmasIf you are a professional working with high-conflict co-parents, join our LinkedIn group.Have a co-parent dilemma? Email Dilemma@CPDilemmas.com Become a Non-Impossible VIP Listener for some really cool perks!To get a special discount on therapy through BetterHelp, visit www.BetterHelp.com/DilemmaDealing with alcohol addiction in your co-parent relationship? Explore peace of mind with SoberLink. For a discount on your device, CLICK HERE.RATE THE SHOW!CLICK HERE to subscribe to our monthly podcast email to get a sneak peak into upcoming topics
S4.E23. The Problem with Over-explaining a Concept!
Jan 28 2024
S4.E23. The Problem with Over-explaining a Concept!
Have a quick question? Send us a text message! Click HEREListener Heather shares a paragraph from her parenting plan entitled “Special Considerations”. Diane& Rick explore how you can go too far in trying to explain an abstract phrase and find yourself right back into the conflict that prompted the language to begin with! Ultimately, they settle on the simple concept of doing what is right without expecting reciprocation, which always benefits the child.  This episode is sponsored by SoberLink. For a discount on your device, CLICK HERE. If you have a problematic paragraph in your parenting plan that you would like the hosts to review,  email it to 1234Dilemma@gmail.com. The digital version of our Communication Protocol Workshop is available for purchase. Click here to buy the video. You’ll find instructions about the DRAGON method in the I Am Non-Impossible journal, AVAILABLE on Amazon for a limited-time price of only $9.95 (Kindle version is $2.99). This is also a great gift for those in your life who are seeking co-parenting peace. ORDER YOURS NOW!To get a copy of the communication protocol order, CLICK HERE. Want to talk about this episode with Diane and other parents? Be part of the conversation on the NON-Impossibles Facebook groupCLICK HERE to offer help to the Right to Peace Foundation. We’re on a mission!Those who were Patreon VIPs get resources like these for free upon release, so consider supporting the show so you can get these perks, but more importantly, so we can continue offering the best advice in the business, to the world, for FREE!Support the Show.Want to talk about this episode with Diane and other parents? Be part of the conversation on the NON-Impossibles Facebook groupFind us on X (Twitter) and Instagram @CPDilemmasIf you are a professional working with high-conflict co-parents, join our LinkedIn group.Have a co-parent dilemma? Email Dilemma@CPDilemmas.com Become a Non-Impossible VIP Listener for some really cool perks!To get a special discount on therapy through BetterHelp, visit www.BetterHelp.com/DilemmaDealing with alcohol addiction in your co-parent relationship? Explore peace of mind with SoberLink. For a discount on your device, CLICK HERE.RATE THE SHOW!CLICK HERE to subscribe to our monthly podcast email to get a sneak peak into upcoming topics
S4.E22. Infants, Toddlers, and Teens - Oh, My!
Jan 21 2024
S4.E22. Infants, Toddlers, and Teens - Oh, My!
Have a quick question? Send us a text message! Click HEREDiane & Rick address listener Shary’s dilemma about parenting time with an infant. How much does the co-parent relationship determine the best schedule? The hosts break it down, as well as discuss the similarities between toddlers and teens when it comes to co-parenting issues. This episode is sponsored by SoberLink. For a discount on your device, CLICK HERE. If you have a problematic paragraph in your parenting plan that you would like the hosts to review,  email it to 1234Dilemma@gmail.com. BE FIRST in line for individual co-parent coaching, being launched by CNFC this year. Just fill out the info form to get on the pre-registration list! To learn more about the Center for Navigating Family Change, go to: CNFC.org. FINALLY, the digital version of our Communication Protocol Workshop is available for purchase. Click here to buy the video. You’ll find instructions about this method in the I Am Non-Impossible journal, AVAILABLE on Amazon for a limited-time price of only $9.95 (Kindle version is $2.99). This is also a great gift for those in your life who are seeking co-parenting peace. ORDER YOURS NOW!To get a copy of the communication protocol order, CLICK HERE. Want to talk about this episode with Diane and other parents? Be part of the conversation on the NON-Impossibles Facebook groupCLICK HERE to offer help to the Right to Peace Foundation. We’re on a mission!Those who were Patreon VIPs get resources like these for free upon releasSupport the Show.Want to talk about this episode with Diane and other parents? Be part of the conversation on the NON-Impossibles Facebook groupFind us on X (Twitter) and Instagram @CPDilemmasIf you are a professional working with high-conflict co-parents, join our LinkedIn group.Have a co-parent dilemma? Email Dilemma@CPDilemmas.com Become a Non-Impossible VIP Listener for some really cool perks!To get a special discount on therapy through BetterHelp, visit www.BetterHelp.com/DilemmaDealing with alcohol addiction in your co-parent relationship? Explore peace of mind with SoberLink. For a discount on your device, CLICK HERE.RATE THE SHOW!CLICK HERE to subscribe to our monthly podcast email to get a sneak peak into upcoming topics
S4.E21. Fifth Weekend Dilemma: A Good Case for Letting Go
Jan 14 2024
S4.E21. Fifth Weekend Dilemma: A Good Case for Letting Go
Have a quick question? Send us a text message! Click HEREIn another episode in the parenting plan disaster series, Diane & Rick review Camile’s parenting plan language about 1st, 3rd, and 5th weekends. They discuss the problems with wording that seems fair in its attempt, but destined to create all kinds of unnecessary conflict. They provide a definition of “good faith” that would confuse the most astute legal scholar. Diane also shares her “Five Parenting Plan Commandments”. This episode is sponsored by SoberLink. For a discount on your device, CLICK HERE. If you have a problematic paragraph in your parenting plan that you would like the hosts to review,  email it to 1234Dilemma@gmail.com. BE FIRST in line for individual co-parent coaching, being launched by CNFC this year. Just fill out the info form to get on the pre-registration list! To learn more about the Center for Navigating Family Change, go to: CNFC.org. FINALLY, the digital version of our Communication Protocol Workshop is available for purchase. Click here to buy the video. You’ll find instructions about this method in the I Am Non-Impossible journal, AVAILABLE on Amazon for a limited-time price of only $9.95 (Kindle version is $2.99). This is also a great gift for those in your life who are seeking co-parenting peace. ORDER YOURS NOW!To get a copy of the communication protocol order, CLICK HERE. Want to talk about this episode with Diane and other parents? Be part of the conversation on the NON-Impossibles Facebook groupCLICK HERE to offer help to the RiSupport the Show.Want to talk about this episode with Diane and other parents? Be part of the conversation on the NON-Impossibles Facebook groupFind us on X (Twitter) and Instagram @CPDilemmasIf you are a professional working with high-conflict co-parents, join our LinkedIn group.Have a co-parent dilemma? Email Dilemma@CPDilemmas.com Become a Non-Impossible VIP Listener for some really cool perks!To get a special discount on therapy through BetterHelp, visit www.BetterHelp.com/DilemmaDealing with alcohol addiction in your co-parent relationship? Explore peace of mind with SoberLink. For a discount on your device, CLICK HERE.RATE THE SHOW!CLICK HERE to subscribe to our monthly podcast email to get a sneak peak into upcoming topics