Samantha Baines: Do We Need a More Honest Conversation About Divorce?
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Everyone has a different divorce experience, but getting divorced is pretty much guaranteed to change your life.
In this episode Samantha Baines, host of the Divorce Social podcast, shares her own experiences of divorce. Andrew and Samantha discuss:
⭐️The shock of divorce (even if you think you’re ready)
⭐️ Making the decision to get a divorce
⭐️ Dealing with what everybody else thinks.
⭐️ The “celebration” stage post-divorce.
⭐️The fun and the not-so-fun stereotypes around divorce (including wearing lots of leopard skin and having an adventurous love life).
Samantha Baines is an author, actor and broadcaster based in London. You may recognise her from appearances on ITV's Loose Women, Sky News and Andrew Neil's This Week or acting roles in Netflix’s The Crown, Call the Midwife, Silent Witness and Magic Mike Live (directed by Channing Tatum). She is a regular on BBC radio stations.
Samantha is a hearing aid wearer and iis the author of critically acclaimed children's books with deaf main characters. Her latest book (for adults) is Living with Hearing Loss and Deafness: A Guide to Owning It and Loving It.
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This week supporters will hear:
⭐️How to be more positive
⭐️Three things Samantha Baines knows to be true.
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Samantha interviews Andrew for the Divorce Social podcast here
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Listen to our other episodes on divorce: Daughters of Divorce with Terry Gaspard, and Should I Stay or Should I Go? with Linda Hershman
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