Pre-divorce Strategies: 10 Things You Can Do BEFORE You Make a Decision to Divorce or Not


For most people, making the decision to divorce (or even just thinking about it) can be terrifying. So frightening that the fear factor alone can actually paralyze us and keep us in a holding pattern of unhappiness for years. Liza and Kim offer very specific steps you can take long before you decide whether or not divorce is for you. In fact for things to get better, you need only know that something has to change.

Audience: Women of all ages who have ever considered divorce or who may be in the early stages of planning divorce.

You will learn:

  • Practical and emotional strategies to help you understand your options

  • Concrete steps that will shift your thinking

  • Ways to build a support system that will foster thoughtful decision-making for you and your family

About Liza and Kim:


Liza Caldwell and Kimberly Mishkin are educators, divorce coaches and cofounders of SAS for Women®. SAS provides divorce support and coaching for women who are considering, in the process of, or recovering from divorce. Since our inception, we have helped women come to terms with questions such as how to deal with life after divorce, what are the effects of divorce on children, and how to prepare for divorce in practical ways. Our mission is to provide women comprehensive support as they navigate and grow from the process of major life-changes Liza and Kim are featured experts on and have been featured in the Financial Times, The New York Times, Porter Magazine, the New York Post, and Luxury Listings, as well as syndicated by publications such as Huffington Post, Psych Central, and Thought Catalog.

Liza Caldwell, cofounder and director of SAS for Women® is a graduate of Fordham University and holds an MA in education from Columbia University’s Teachers College where she studied gender and leadership development. Trained in transformational coaching with the faculty of Leadership That Works, she is a certified professional coach (CPC) recognized by the International Coach Federation (ICF). Divorced after 17 years of marriage, Liza is a single parent to two, extraordinary young women. Kimberly Mishkin, cofounder and director of SAS for Women®, is an educator of 21 years and former administrator for The Spence School. Kim holds a BA in Education from Miami University, a MS in Science Education from Wright State University, and is licensed in Educational Leadership through The Ohio State University. She is a CDC Certified Divorce Coach® and a Grief Recovery Specialist ® with The Grief Recovery Institute®. Kim was divorced after 13 years of marriage and is now happily remarried and mom to an active toddler boy.

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