Category: Effects of Parental Divorce

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ADP 041 Kent Interviews Journalist Kate Spicer. A Look at Parental Divorce from the Inside

Kent interviews internationally recognized, Kate Spicer, regarding her article “I’m Unmarried and Childless at 54.” The lively and frank discussion […]

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ADP 040 What do Adult Children of Divorce and Adult Children of Alcoholics have in common?

In this podcast, Kent discusses some similar challenges ACD and ACOA face, why, and what can be done. 

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ADP 038 How Divorce Can Affect Daughters

Kent reviews Kate Spicer article and supporting research on how Father Hunger can affect daughters and how to overcome the […]

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Creating a Boundary

Counselor and author Kent Darcie discusses the basics for creating a boundary. Part 3 in this series on Holiday Boundaries […]

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Holiday Boundaries with Divorced Parents – Overview

We don’t have to hate the holidays!

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So It’s Time to Divorce

Marriage is hard, but you never thought it would be this hard. One day the lightbulb goes off. “Now I […]

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It’s Ok NOT to be OK!

Counselor and author Kent Darcie discusses how parental divorce can create situations that mess with our brains. The problem is […]

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The Anger Monster

Counselor and author Kent Darcie discusses the importance of addressing anger in adults with divorced parents

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Overcoming the Fear of Doom

“Part of me is always waiting for disaster to strike. Some terrible loss will change my life, and it only […]

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What’s in a Name?

For people with divorced parents, everything! There’s a lot of talk about 4-letter words, but in the parental-divorce world, two […]

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Getting the Backstory…and healing Part 3: The Pillars of Healing

My father was an adult child of divorce. His father had divorced parents, as did his grandfather. I was well […]

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Getting the Backstory…and Healing Part 2: Talking with Our Parents

In Part 1, I reviewed how empathetic listening can help improve conversations and our healing. This type of listening encourages […]

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Reflections on my Dad’s Funeral

My father’s memorial service has passed. It was a wonderful time of honoring him and God. He was a Christian, […]

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The Loyalty Challenge: Who Do You Love More?

The good news is a growing number of articles and resources are helping parents divorce in ways that minimize the […]

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ACD 001 – ACD Issue Overview

Foster Braun and Kent Darcie begin a ten-podcast series that discusses common issues that impact adults with divorced parents. This […]

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Rodeos, Anger, and Adult Children of Divorce

I’ve attended my first rodeo! For you urbanites and millennials, a rodeo is like an old country fair on steroids. […]

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Primal Loss Through the Eyes of ACD

If you could ask adult children of divorce questions about the impact of their parents’ divorce, what would you ask? […]

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Closet Prodigals Who Ran Away From Home

For kids, parental divorce often creates a desire to escape from it. Our brains think, As soon as I’m old […]

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The Cross and Feelings of Unworthiness

Three days have passed since the world celebrated Easter. The eggs and chocolate may be gone, but the cross continues […]