Such thing as a ‘good divorce’? With Splitopia’s Wendy Paris

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Wendy Paris, journalist and mom, joins me to talk about the revolution afoot: There are in fact good divorces, and she can tell you how to have one.

In her new and wonderful book, Splitopia, Paris explains the elements of a good divorce, how to achieve them, and the beauty of normalizing the end of a marriage.

In this episode she shares:

  • How to go through the inevitable freak-out of divorce without destroying your life.
  • The balance between self-love, and self-reflective, brutal honesty.
  • Dating, sex and love after your marriage shits the bed.
  • Why and how to avoid spending your retirement and kids' college fund on a divorce lawyer.
  • Why playing victim in divorce serves no one.


Have a listen – she's delightful, wise and offers the roadmap for ushering this inevitable life event into the 21st century and beyond. On Amazon:


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About Emma Johnson

Emma Johnson is a veteran money journalist, noted blogger, bestselling author and an host of the award-winning podcast, Like a Mother with Emma Johnson. A former Associated Press Financial Wire reporter and MSN Money columnist, Emma has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Glamour,, U.S. News, Parenting, USA Today and others. Her #1 bestseller, The Kickass Single Mom (Penguin), was named to the New York Post's ‘Must Read” list. Emma regularly comments on issues of modern families, gender equality, divorce, sex and motherhood for outlets like CNN, Headline News, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fox & Friends, CNBC, NPR, TIME, MONEY, O, The Oprah Magazine and The Doctors. She was named Parents magazine’s “Best of the Web,” “Top 15 Personal Finance Podcasts” by U.S. News, and a “Most Eligible New Yorker” by New York Observer. A popular speaker, Emma presented at the United Nations Summit for Gender Equality. Read more about Emma here.

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