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Dr Karen Finn, Divorce Coach

Dr Karen Finn - Divorce Coach, Consultant, Dating Coach, Divorce Recovery Coach, Life Coach - Ovilla, TX
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My mission is to challenge you to unleash your greatness, to put your divorce in the past so you can rediscover the best of yourself and get on to living the BEST of your life.

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How To Deal With Depression After Divorce: 5 Actionable Tips

A few months ago, I went to a luncheon for the family law section of the Tarrant County Bar Association. By attending these luncheons, attorneys receive continuing education credits and a great lunch with not only their peers, but complimentary service providers like me. The topic of discussion for this ...

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Recently Divorced? Here's Your Holiday Survival Kit

The holidays are typically a time for celebration with friends and family. Yet, when you're divorcing, the season can feel anything but merry.  To help you enjoy this holiday time instead of dreading it, here are 21 tips you can use today to survive your divorce and the holidays. 1. Be ...

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Don't Let These Divorce Statistics Dictate Your Fate

There's one thing you can count on when you get engaged and that's hearing about the scary divorce statistics. I'll bet you've heard at least one of these statistics, whether from a family member, friend or the media.  50 percent of all marriages end in divorce More than 60 ...

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Divorce Horror Stories We Tell Ourselves

Since it's the season for scary stuff, I thought I'd tell you a couple of divorce horror stories I told myself when I was getting divorced. The first story is the everyday story. The second is the special event story. I'll start with ...

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Time Management Tips For Real Divorce Recovery

When I got divorced in 2002, I thought that after the decree was signed by the judge everything would be better. I'd somehow magically be over all of the pain, fear, anger and disorganization that seemed to have overtaken my life. But, as ...

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Success Stories

From Chaotic Emotions to Living a Happy Life Again

Dear Karen,

    When I was struggling to make sense of the chaotic mix of emotions I was experiencing while going through divorce, I found one book to be particularly helpful. It was called: “Rebuilding: When Your Relationship Ends.” While it gave me a lot of answers and helped me understand my emotions better, I felt I needed the support of others going through the same struggles. Through an Internet search for divorce recovery groups that were based on that book, I located you. But because of scheduling conflicts, I was not able to join your workshops. Instead, since I felt I needed help right away, I opted to work with you one-on-one over the phone.

    When we first started talking, I was an emotional mess! I felt hopeless, lost, grief-stricken, depressed, full of guilt and shame, and could barely function in day-to-day activities. It has been a very long process to get from a position of needing immediate emotional first aid to now being able to think more clearly and having a positive outlook on the next chapter of my life. Along the way, you have been a shoulder to cry on when I needed it, and pushed me at other times when I needed to be pushed. Sometimes you have stopped me from wallowing in self-pity and even called “BS” on me to get me back on track! I have gone from having sessions where I would break down crying to now being able to laugh and joke while talking with you. It’s such a great feeling!

    It was a major emotional milestone for me when I graduated from “divorce recovery” to “life coaching.” You got me to that point. I am very glad that I found you. Thank you for helping me! I look forward to living the happy life that you have inspired me to live.

    Sincerely,

    Brad

Divorce Workshops Really Do Work

Hi,

    I'm about to finalize my divorce. I had my last WYRE (When Your Relationship Ends) class on Monday. I only went because Nancy wouldn't leave me alone about taking the course. She took it in Austin after a nasty divorce and she sings its praises. So I said okay, but to myself I said, I'll go, but I don't have to participate.

    When I went to the first class, I had a little bit of trouble finding the building. I called Nancy from the parking lot and told her that if I wasn't in the right place, I was going home. Nancy immediately called Karen Finn, the coach, and told her I was about to bolt and to get me out of my car. Karen met me at the door. During the first class, Karen was reassuring and calming.

    There are 5 people in my class. At first, we were all inhibited and unsure of what was going to take place. As the classes went on, we opened up more and more each week and we've grown closer each week. These people know more about me than anyone, except maybe Nancy and my family.

    When I started the course, I was angry at my husband, very angry, I'm talking madder than hell. Like my mother when she was divorced, I didn't want to let go of that anger. I wanted to feed it and hold it close to me. I was very hurt by his actions and, frankly, I was a mess. I had been deceived, disrespected, damaged, angered, all of the bad things that you can think of. Probably much the way you feel or felt when you were going through your divorce or break up.

    Earlier this week, I was talking with Karen and she brought up that angry me who wouldn't get out of the car for that first class. I told Karen that I barely remember that angry girl. It seems like a light year ago. I feel so much better now. I've learned that I need to let that anger go; it doesn't hurt anyone but me. I've learned to value myself and take care of myself and I've learned self-respect and self-worth. I've made lasting friendships with my classmates and I can talk to them and Karen about anything. For the most part, I'm on the downhill side of this deal.

    Oh, and I had to tell Nancy that she was right, I needed the classes and I thanked her for "making" me go and for telling Karen to get me out of the car the night of that first class.

    Sorry I've gone on and on, but I want you to know how much you can benefit from these classes.

    Melody

(Nancy was Melody's friend and employer who had been through a previous WYRE class)

He Cheated!

I recently coached a woman in her mid-30's.  She had 2 young children and was getting divorced because her husband had cheated on her.  She was angry, scared and felt that there must be something wrong with her since her marriage was ending. 

Our work together gave her a confidential sounding board for expressing all of her thoughts and fears about her ex, their divorce process, and how to move on with her life as a single mom returning to the work force.

She realized her emotions were normal and that she was very capable of moving on with her life.

Today she's living a great new life.  Being a single mom isn't quite as limiting or scary as she thougth.  She's happily dating and in school to update her skills and her employability.

CredentialsPhD
Time in Practice6-10 years
I practice inAll areas, please inquire
Additional ExpertiseConsultant
Dating Coach
Divorce Recovery Coach
Life Coach
I offer my servicesAt my office
Telephone
By Email
Willing To Meet in Public Locations like Starbucks (please inquire)
I am fluent inEnglish
Latest Expert Videos
My Store

Rebuilding: When Your Relationship Ends, 3rd Edition (Rebuilding Books; For Divorce and Beyond)

Internationally renowned divorce therapist Bruce Fisher and his ...

USD $14.64

Buy online

CredentialsPhD
Time in Practice6-10 years
I practice inAll areas, please inquire
Additional ExpertiseConsultant
Dating Coach
Divorce Recovery Coach
Life Coach
I offer my servicesAt my office
Telephone
By Email
Willing To Meet in Public Locations like Starbucks (please inquire)
I am fluent inEnglish
Latest Expert Videos
My Store

Rebuilding: When Your Relationship Ends, 3rd Edition (Rebuilding Books; For Divorce and Beyond)

Internationally renowned divorce therapist Bruce Fisher and his ...

USD $14.64

Buy online