Tonight, my new tv show “Making It Last” will air for Montgomery Municipal Cable. The irony is not lost on me that I am a divorce lawyer trying to help families make it last. The fact is, after 14 years of helping families split up, I would like to see if I can do the reverse and help them stay together– maybe not under one roof, but at least to embrace the notion that you can still be a family under two separate roofs. Since my own divorce, this has been my own reality, and so I know it can be done.
Two people that bring children into this world may not make great roommates, but they can still work together to be good parents. Our kids deserve for us to make our best efforts, and there are so many wonderful resources in this area to ensure that families have ever chance at succeeding if their goal really is to produce a healthy, well-adjusted child.
The journey that got me to the point where I am find myself today was by no means straight-forward or methodically plotted out. Many people opened my eyes along the way, and shared their ideas for a better future. Because I deal with very difficult issues every day, and I’ve seen more pain than many my age can bear to imagine. To try and stop the hemorrhaging of key relationships is not an easy task, and this is why I’m enlisting all my friends and contacts to assist me with show ideas and guests, who can come and share their expertise to provide families with tips on how to effectively address common, yet difficult issues many of us will face in our lifetime.
It is no accident, that my first guest, is a couples counselor, who will focus on the need for people to communicate and work on resolving conflict. Throughout the segments, I’m sure I will reveal parts about my own life, and hopefully others will laugh with me as I talk about certain crazy events that I’ve had to face in my (almost) four decades here on Earth. The fact that the child from a broken home went on to become a divorce lawyer that promotes healthy relationships is pretty funny in itself. I am convinced that God has a sense of humor, so I’m just going to embrace my fate and give it my best shot at helping others with Making It Last!
By Regina A. DeMeo, Esq.