How to Split a Toaster: Brittany and the Blisstones

Surviving Your Last Marriage’s Half-Life with Brittany Bliss & Reid Givens from Brittany and the Blisstones

Brittany Bliss and Reid Givens, the musical couple behind Brittany and the Blisstones, join Pete and Seth to discuss their experience navigating dual divorces, family separations, and how they rebuilt their lives and identities together – after building lives for nearly two decades with other partners came to an end.

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Brittany Bliss and Reid Givens each had been married for 19 years to other people before divorcing them. While figuring their new lives out, they met each other and fell in love. Now, almost five years later, they not only are about to get married but also have started a band together. In today’s episode, Brittany and Reid talk with Seth and Pete about lessons learned along the way and how they’re making it work.

They talk about their previous marriages, why they didn’t work, and the divorces. How did that shift what they knew they’d have to do in future relationships? Brittany and Reid share their meet-cute, which is truly adorable. But how challenging is it to not bring you previous marriage’s issues into your new relationship? There’s a lot to learn, and we hear them talk about the the half-life of their previous marriages and how to navigate those elements in their new life together. As Reid says, “Any part of it can bleed into all the rest of it.” How true, how true.

There’s also talk about the magic of pre-defined phrases to use when working through issues. We’ve all heard of safe words. Yeah, that’s essentially what we’re talking about. But, you know, for talking about gripes, issues, irritants and more.

It’s a great conversation about the ups and downs of marriage, divorce, and reconnecting. We haven’t had a couple on before, and we couldn’t have asked for a better pair to be the first. Join us!

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.