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Everything Always


Jan 10, 2019

It’s another great day for the Everything Always podcast with Mike and Summer! Today we’re going to talk about a heavy topic that has been brought up often: Badmouthing your ex-spouse in front of the children.

We know this may not be the funnest topic to talk about, but we promise you, you’ll want to hear this – especially if you or your ex are guilty of doing this. Badmouthing happens a lot in blended families and, in the end, it hurts the kids most.

When you’re upset, it’s easy to forget who you should be putting first. It’s easy to forget that what you’re saying will impact your child – and their relationship with their parents (yes, you too!) – for a lifetime. Listen in to hear how to stop badmouthing, how to handle a badmouthing spouse – and finally realign with the fact that the kids are, and always should be, number one.

1:00 – 5:00 - Introducing today’s topic: Badmouthing

5:00 – 9:00 - How badmouthing starts and how it impacts the kids

9:00 – 17:00 - Understanding that your ex-spouse does things differently – and that’s ok

17:00 – 22:30 - Allowing your kids to develop their own relationships without your input

22:30 – 28:00 - Responding to your spouse’s badmouthing in a controlled way

28:00 – 31:00 - How to address badmouthing with your ex

31:00 – 37:00 - Questions to ask yourself and an example