How to Split a Toaster • episode 602 • Shannon Jenkins

Navigating a High Conflict Divorce with Shannon Jenkins

Divorce is difficult enough, but how do you cope when your ex is a narcissistic sociopath? In today’s episode, Seth and Pete talk with Shannon Jenkins who recounts some of her challenges and how she’s created a better life for herself after doing just that.

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Meet Shannon Jenkins

Divorce is never easy, but when you’re trying to divorce a narcissistic sociopath, things are so much more complicated. Add in complications involving international moves and it’s quite a process. Shannon Jenkins had to deal with all of that and more when she made the decision to get out of her relationship with her now-ex. It was the most challenging part of her life, but she’s through it now and the better for it.

Pete and Seth have a wide-ranging conversation with Shannon about her decision to break free, what that meant for her and their child, and the process she went through. It was rarely easy, if ever. But she made it through and is now living a life full of confidence and strength. On top of that, she’s podcasting about her journey.

It’s a great conversation that looks at the challenges of dealing with a high conflict divorce and how to navigate those treacherous waters, as well as how to build your strength on the other side. Join us!

About Shannon

Shannon Jenkins is the host of self-development & spirituality podcast “Starting over with Shannon” with weekly shows which motivate and encourage listeners to do ‘the’ work of inner healing and conquer challenges they face in their lives in the name of greater joy, meaning, peace and purpose.

Inspiration for the podcast was born out of a challenging chapter of her own: separating from a high-conflict partner, years of legal proceedings and healing from the abuse within and after that relationship. In 2020 she was granted sole parental responsibility for their son by the Family Court of Western Australia and permission to relocate from Australia to Switzerland.

Prior to podcasting, Shannon was a humanities and social sciences teacher as well as a public speaking and debating instructor. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, International Relations and Business Law from the University of Western Australia, with additional studies completed at King’s College London and Sciences Po, Paris.

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.