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Ask Dr. Julie Hanks Podcast: How To Deal With Divorced Parents?

In this episode, Dr. Julie Hanks coaches Tori and addresses the question, “How to deal with divorced parents?” Divorce changes the family dynamic and can put strain on family relationships, particularly when the divorced parents do not want to engage with each other. Evan as adult children, having to hold separate birthday parties, holidays, and other family events can be tiring and cause individuals to feel like they have to pick and choose.

During this episode, Dr. Hanks discusses the importance of grieving the family you once had, and communicating boundaries with parents and other family members about what you will discuss, who you will visit, and what you will be a part of moving forward.

Course:
Managing Difficult Family Relationships During the Holidays 

Improving Family Communication 

If you have found this information helpful, you can find additional resources on this topic in my podcast, my online courses, and through new events each month. Connect with me on social media @drjuliehanks and at drjuliehanks.com. For therapy in Utah visit wasatchfamilytherapy.com

Ask Dr. Julie Hanks Podcast: How To Tell Family about Faith Transition

In this episode, Dr. Julie Hanks coaches Mikayla and addresses the question, “How to tell family about faith transition?” During a faith transition it is normal to have fears about disappointing your parents and feeling alienated from your family. Taking charge of your faith is a normal part of growth and development and there is nothing wrong with you.

If you are wanting to talk to your parents and/or family about a faith transition:

1. Ask parents to select a time they are available to have a hard conversation

2. Write down the main points of what you want to convey to them and what you want from them

3. Make that request

Course: Finding the Middle Ground in the LDS Church 

25 Things NOT to Say to Believing Loved Ones

25 Things NOT to Say to a Loved One Leaving the Church

Read Dr. Hanks’ popular Mormon Cultural Commentary Blog Articles

If you have found this information helpful, you can find additional resources on this topic in my podcast, my online courses, and through new events each month. Connect with me on social media @drjuliehanks and at drjuliehanks.com. For therapy in Utah visit wasatchfamilytherapy.com

Interview with Dr. Julie Hanks on Finding You: An Evoke Therapy Podcast

In December I had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Reedy on Finding You: An Evoke Therapy Podcast. During our conversation we touched on a broad range of topics including parental relationships, empowering women, and navigating faith transitions.

During the episode, I also share ways to navigate conflicting messages between clergy, conservative culture, and mental health professionals. Asking questions and continuing to grow is a part of human development. Faith transition, which may or may not lead to a change in faith tradition, is growth and can be a positive process.

Listen to our discussion above!

How To Be Assertive (Not Aggressive): Spa Trouvé Podcast

I was pleased to sit down with Courtney Anderson of Spa Trouvé to talk about some ideas and insights from my book “The Assertiveness Guide for Women.” We talk about differences between assertiveness and aggression as well as some tools to be more assertive.

Improving Family Communication: Family Rules (BYUtv)

Do you sometimes find that your family members don’t get along? Do feelings get hurt and arguments break out? I recently sat down with my old friend Brooke Walker to discuss some strategies to improve family communication on BYUtv’s show “Family Rules.”

Communicating With Believing Family Members: Marriage On A Tightrope Podcast

I recently sat down with Kattie and Allan of the “Marriage On a Tightrope” podcast to discuss ways to tell your family or loved ones when you or your spouse have experienced a shift or transition in your faith. This can be a very sensitive and painful subject for families, so it’s important to broach it in a way that shows respect.

Struggling To Work or Stay At Home: KSL’s Mom Show

I recently was interviewed by Lindsey Aerts (host of KSL’s “The Mom Show”) and was asked to share my thoughts concerning her internal struggle of whether or not she should work or be a stay-at-home mom.