Wake Up or Break Up!

Wake Up or Break Up!

Marriage kinda sucks, and it doesn’t help when your husband decides to cheat on you. So what do you do when “happily ever after” blows up in your face? For me, I decided to break the cycle of silence and share my awkward story of infidelity, separation and making marriage work after betrayal. Join me each week as I explore the pain and pleasure of marriage and second chances. It’s time to WAKE UP or BREAK UP!

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June 8, 2021 48 min

In the final installment of this 3 part series, I sit down with Marcel and Alicia to get the low down on how they repaired their marriage and learned more about themselves in the process.  Forgiveness after infidelity may not work for every relationship, but for this couple,  it brought them closer together. 

Out of respect for his marriage, Marcel is no longer on social media, but you can follow Alicia on Instagram: @alicia_mar...

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In part 2 of our unexpected 3 part series, Marcel shares his perspective on how love and loyalty drifted to infidelity and regret.  Marcel candidly describes the contributing factors that led him to cheat, as well as the drastic yet necessary measures he took to keep his marriage together (and thriving). 

In part 3, I sit down with Marcel and Alicia to get the real deal of how they repaired their marriage and if their love is still ...

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I strongly believe, "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger," and the same can be said for my beautiful guest Alicia.  She is a mom of 3 teenagers, overcame infidelity after 18 years of marriage, and is a breast cancer survivor.  

In part 1 of this unexpected 3 part series, Alicia shares her journey of falling in love, motherhood, cancer, and forgiveness after infidelity. In part 2, we'll hear her husband's sid...

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In this episode I talk with Tamisha, a podcaster, singer/songwriter, spiritual coach,  entrepreneur, and Vibe Queen! Tamisha shares her story of separation, self-discovery, spiritual awakening.  I was incredibly honored to have Tamisha share her story for the first time on my podcast.   If you're on a spiritual journey, or if you're feeling lost after after infidelity and separation, this is a great episode for you!

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April 15, 2021 50 min

In this episode I talk with Katharine, a blogger, social media influencer, and married mom of two.  Katharine shares how she discovered her husband's infidelity shortly  after the birth of their first child, and two days after their 1 year wedding anniversary.  Katharine's story of family obligation, transparency,  post-partum depression, and acceptance is truly inspiring. I hope you take a moment to listen to her story.

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Last week I was blessed with the opportunity to share my story of love, betrayal, forgiveness, and growth on Full Circle Radio with Ms. Wanda. She is such an amazing human and friend, and she's passionate about lifting women up through her podcast and radio show. 

Download episodes of Ms. Wanda's Full Circle Radio wherever you listen to podcasts, or check out Full Circle Radio LIVE every Saturday on 97.5fm (Sacramento).  You...

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March 26, 2021 39 min

In this episode I talk with Tracy, a married mom of four.  Tracy shares her story of emotional betrayal after 15 years with her husband. Tracy sheds light on the multiple layers of betrayal and forgiveness. Cheating is not black and white, and what you choose to do after cheating is completely up to you.   Tracy's story of marriage, trust, and healing is truly powerful. I hope you're inspired by her honest perspective!   

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In this episode I talk with Elizabeth, a single mom from Little Rock, Arkansas.  Elizabeth explains how her experiences with infidelity drove her to work on herself, put her needs and wants first, and strengthen her ability to talk candidly about her failed relationships.  Elizabeth's story is one of love, betrayal, confusion, and reinvention. I hope you're inspired by her honest perspective!   

You can follow Elizabeth'...

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March 11, 2021 40 min

In this episode I speak with Chloe, a wife and mother who uncovers her husband's acts of infidelity one month into their marriage. Chloe shares how professional counseling and the support of their family, gave her and her husband the strength they needed to stay together. 

Her love story is far from perfect, but her and her husband are committed to creating their own version of happily ever after. 

Follow Chloe's Journey: 
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It's been a year since Joe cheated.  Here's an update of my life since we last talked.  New job...new perspective...new opportunities! 

Let's Connect and Collaborate...
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wakeupelsie/
Clubhouse: Elsie Bobo @wakeupelsie
Coaching: https://www.wakeupyourpassion.com/

Music Produced By: Deshawn Sinclair

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It's just you and I today! I want to invite you to see things a little differently. To guard your heart, open your mind, and welcome a new way of thinking. 

What if we defined cheating differently? Not normalizing it, not excusing it, just changing our interpretation of it. What if we stopped blaming ourselves and refused to take cheating personally?  What if we changed the language? Instead of saying THEY cheated on ME...switch...

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January 12, 2021 37 min

In this episode I talk with my dear friend Sedalia.  She is a mother of 6, a fitness lover, and a survivor of a brain aneurysm! After Joe and I broke up, Sedalia was the first person to share her story of infidelity and forgiveness with me. She was a listening ear whenever I needed to vent, she offered me advice with no judgement or criticism, and she answered so many of my random questions. Before I heard Sedalia's story, I th...

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In this episode I talk with Lauren, a podcaster, mindset coach, and entrepreneur on the rise! Lauren shares her unique story of finding love, asking for an open relationship, falling in love with someone else, and then marrying the man of her dreams.  Her experience is far from traditional, but that is what makes it powerful.  If you're looking for a modern alternative to the typical relationship, this episode is a must listen!...

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In this episode I talk with Simon Ravona, a trained mediator, lawyer, negotiator, and divorce coach. Simon helps clients (including myself) manage the realities of relationships, break ups, and divorce by creating a life of purpose and meaning. For today's conversation, Simon and I talk about the top reasons for couples to break up, the differences between coaching and therapy, what keeps couples together, and his top tips for ...

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December 22, 2020 42 min

In this episode, I talk with Mary, a former bikini competitor, grandmother of 2,  and one of my dearest friends.  Mary explains how the loss of her unborn son resulted in infidelity and divorce from her husband of 5 years (15 years together). She also shares her uncharacteristic method of coping, and what she wishes she would have done differently. Mary's story is one of heartbreak, loss, and reinvention. I hope you're insp...

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December 14, 2020 34 min

In this episode, I talk with the brilliant Japji, an interdisciplinary qualitative researcher, a playful yogi, a poet, a dancefloor mama, a mom of two, and a Ph.D!  Japji shares her powerful story of allowance, betrayal, and finding the strength to leave an unhealthy relationship with her two young sons. She also opens up about learning to trust again with someone new. 

You can follow Japji's journey...
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I didn't think we'd make it to this day. I didn't think we'd have anything to celebrate. I didn't think we'd still be married. Our story is far from perfect. Joe and I are a tragic example of what happens when two people become disconnected and fall apart. We’re also proof of what’s possible when two people focus on reconnecting, communicating, and becoming more present. This year wasn't our best...but w...

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December 2, 2020 30 min

In this episode, I talk with Ashley, a mother of 6 and mompreneur on the rise.  Ashley explains  how her experience with young love and betrayal helped her redefine her idea of "happily ever after." Ashley also shares how trusting God's timing for her life helped her heal her wounded heart and find love again.  If you're looking for inspiration or clarity in your personal love life, this episode is a must listen! 

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In this episode, I talk with my dear friend Destiny about her on again off again love story with the father of her daughter.  She shares how his initial acts of cheating and dishonesty led to her engaging in her own acts of infidelity. She's not proud of the direction her relationship took, but she OWNS and ACCEPTS what happened between them as a necessary part of their love story and personal growth. 

Destiny is a mother of on...

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Prior to getting cheated on, I thought I only had ONE OPTION if someone ever cheated on me,  and that was divorce.  After reading the stories of strangers and friends who had been cheated on, I quickly realized there were multiple possibilities.  There were stories of making things work,  walking away, seeking revenge,  and starting over.  Although the circumstances were similar, the end results were different. There was no rhyme o...

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