The Divorced Dad Diaries

A Society, Culture and Relationships podcast featuring Stephane Jutras
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In this episode of The Divorced Dad Diaries, we talk about narcissists and what it means… It seems that we talk about it more and more these days.  Let's talk about how it is used and misused at times. I asked myself that question…. Am I a narc
In this episode, I talk about what it is like the Day After you have the talk, and decide to move forward with your separation or divorce.  It is a scary moment, and a lot of unknown, but also a chance for a new beginning. Please feel free to
This year, I had a pretty quiet Father's Day.  But at the same time, it was one of the best one I had.  Being a parent is not easy, but sometimes, you need that little boost to make you feel better. That is what I'll be sharing with you this w
This week, I have the pleasure of having Bruce Mclaughlin, author of the book He said, She S.A.I.D., and then he went to jail.  We talk about his incredible story, his book, and also talk about what divorce and custody battle can do to a family
This week, I talked about Marriage Counselling and Therapy.  Should we go through it, and is it really worth it?  Could it save my marriage (and avoid a divorce)? Or is it just a wishful thinking? I've asked around and got some really interest
In this episode, I talked about the children's custody and the different ways to share time with your kids.  But at the end, what should we do with our kids when they're with us? Or when they are not?  How can everyone be happy? Please feel fr
In this episode, I discuss how, when and what should be (or shouldn't be!) communicated to your ex-spouse.  What is best?  Text, email or a phone call?  Or just none of the above?  Please feel free to reach me at [email protected]
This week, I talk about relapse.  Everything might look better, go better, all seemed aligned, but there's always a risk for a relapse.  How can you deal with it and get back on your feet?   Feel free to share your thoughts on this! Email:  
Let's try to settle this once and for all...  Is that true that Dads just want to have fun? :) In this episode, I decided to talk about the myth or reality that dads just want to have fun.  We're never serious, or never the serious parent in a
It is this time of year!  Holidays are almost here, and as much as it was never easy to plan when married, with family and friends, it can be even more challenging when you're divorced. We talk about planning, which is key to successful holida
This week, I had the pleasure to meet with Tracy Poizner from The Essential Stepmom. In addition to her group for stepmoms, Tracy hosts a Facebook community for divorced dads called "One for the Dads" to create a safe, private space on social
Do you every feel guilty about your separation?  Your divorce?  Your life?  Me neither!   In this episode, I talk about all the guilt that can sometime keep us up at night, and how to try to deal with it.  And even live with it.   Please come b
Happy 1st Annversary to The Divorced Dad Diaries!! It's so incredible, it's already been a year... In this episode, I look back at what we have achieved, how awesome you all are to be there with me, and what will be coming up next!   Also,
Happy Canadian Thanksgiving to all!     In this episode, I talk about the good things about separation and divorce (and yes, there are!) and all I am thankful for in my life. Through all the pain and negativity, what are you thankful for?
In this episode, I talk about the differences and some stereotypes that exists when we talk about divorced men and women. Are men still from Mars and women from Venus? Please feel free to leave me some comments about this episode and any othe
In this episode, I have the immense pleasure to have my son as a guest!  As opposed to his sister, he has been staying with me full time, and he talks about how it is, the challenges, stereotypes and also the good parts to it!  Please feel fre
In this episode, I have the pleasure to talk to Peter Maestrey, host of the new podcast Divorce - The First Six Months.   Peter is a divorced man with no children who believes that within every loss we have the ability to gain.  Peter was kin
In this episode, I finally talk about a very common and often very hot topic - Money.  How to manage it, how to spend it, how to save some...  It's all about what I have learned and wish I had known! Please feel free to reach out with question
This week, on The Divorced Dad Diaries, I have a very special guest who accepted to join me and discuss relationships for men and dads after a divorce. Angela S Walker is a Relationship Designer and Certified Coach with over 10yrs of experienc
People deal and cope differently with stress, anxiety and loneliness. It is never easy, and it can take a lot of time and effort to go through those difficult times and come out on top. In this episode, I talk about what helped me go through s
Going through a divorce is never easy, and we sometime wonder how our kids feel through this. I had the chance to interview a very special guest, very dear to my heart, who helped me understand how they felt through the process, and also agree
In this latest episode, we talk about the kids.  Did they see any of this coming?  How did they react?   Also, we discuss an interesting article from Scientific American about Kids and Divorce, and finally, should we stay for the kids? Feel fr
In this episode, I talk about being stuck in quarantine and not knowing what do do as far as Children custody.  I also discuss about a court case in Ontario about restricting children access during these times of self-isolation.
We get to a point where we need to have a talk.  THE talk.  And there is no turning back.  This is probably one of the toughest part of this journey. In this episode, I'll discuss how I got to this point, and specifically, what I did and how d
We all think we know better about the roles and responsibilities in a marriage or relationship, and always envy our partner.  The grass seems to always be greener on the other side!   In this episode, I'll be discussing the roles and responsib
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