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How to Split a Toaster • Season 8 • Episode 13

Apology Accepted: Writing the Apologies You Never Got with Bethany Nicole

Learn How to Write Your Own Apologies and Move Forward After Divorce
In this week’s episode, Seth and Pete chat with relationship expert Bethany Nicole about the importance of letting go of past hurts through writing your own apologies. Bethany shares her unique “apology writing” process to help people heal and move forward after painful experiences like divorce.

Seth and Pete break down key steps for writing apologies for yourself when you don’t receive them from others. This allows you to validate your feelings, acknowledge what happened, and commit to showing up differently in the future.

Questions we answer in this episode:

  • Why is it important to let go of waiting for apologies from your ex?
  • How can writing your own apologies help you heal and move forward?
  • What are the 3 steps for writing effective apologies for yourself?
  • How can “writing your own apology” help you cope when a co-parent refuses to apologize or change their harmful behavior?

Key Takeaways:

  • Don’t wait around expecting apologies you’ll never get – take back your power.
  • Validating your emotions helps you process them without needing validation from others.
  • “Assuring” yourself that you’ll respond differently allows you to regain control of your life.

This episode is perfect for anyone going through divorce or struggling to move on from past hurts. Learn simple, practical steps to stop waiting for apologies and start writing your own path forward.

Links & Notes

Seth Nelson is a Tampa based family lawyer known for devising creative solutions to difficult problems. In How to Split a Toaster, Nelson and co-host Pete Wright take on the challenge of divorce with a central objective — saving your most important relationships with your family, your former spouse, and yourself.