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How to Split a Toaster • Season 8 • Episode 18

Rebuilding After the Wreckage: Finding Purpose After Divorce with Therapist Furkhan Dandia

Rediscovering Purpose After Divorce
In this thoughtful episode, Seth and Pete explore the journey of finding meaning after divorce. They’re joined by therapist and author Furkhan Dandia, who shares his own divorce story and path to advocacy.

Together, they take an enlightening look at processing divorce trauma in a healthy way. They touch on moving past limiting beliefs, redefining relationships, and gaining resilience. While centered on men’s experiences, their insights apply to anyone seeking growth after divorce.

Questions we answer in this episode:

  • How can introspection help overcome shame and regain control?
  • What role can vulnerability and community play in healing?
  • How can practices like cold plunges and meditation cultivate strength?

Key Takeaways:

  • Divorce can impact finances, family, and mental health. Focusing inward helps move forward.
  • Reframing your mindset fosters optimism and perseverance.
  • Daily mindfulness habits build the resilience to weather challenges.

Plus, we tackle another listener question! A divorced dad asks for advice on visiting his autistic son who can get violent. Seth offers practical tips like meeting in public, having a plan if things escalate, and even hiring an off-duty officer for supervision.

This inspiring episode provides insights on mental health, resilience, and discovering purpose after divorce. Tune in for an uplifting perspective on healing, recovery, and growth.

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.