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July 7th, 2024

S4.E46. Boundaries Matter – Even When You’re Cooperative!

  1. S4.E46. Boundaries Matter - Even When You’re Cooperative! Diane Dierks & Rick Voyles 33:42

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Listener Robert wants to know what an acceptable amount of co-parent communication is when two co-parents are getting along well. His recent relationship  tanked when his girlfriend couldn’t abide his overly friendly interactions with his ex. Diane & Rick explore the need for boundaries and how kids can blame a new partner when the relationship between their parents is suddenly altered when one of them decides to move on.

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DIANE DIERKS is a licensed marriage and family therapist, as well as the executive director of the Center for Navigating Family Change (, a non-profit that provides court-ordered parenting education and co-parenting services to the state of Georgia. She has been a parenting coordinator and reunification therapist for many years, and provides consultation and expert witness services in high conflict custody matters. She resides in St. Simons Island, Georgia, with her husband and their three-legged Lab mix and one-eyed Yorkie. She has two grown children and two grandchildren.

RICK VOYLES is CEO of the Center for Dispute Solutions, as well as a certified business coach, an anger management specialist and a professional mediator. Rick travels internationally, training and developing federal mediators in their agency ADR programs. He is a published author, business coach and entrepreneur. He has developed an online Mediation Training including over 17 video presentations. He has also produced a TV program, “Conflict, Mediation and You” where he discusses topics in conflict management, as well as mediation techniques. Rick is a subject matter expert in the areas of Divorce, Co-parenting, Negotiation, Cross-cultural Communication and Conflict Resolution. He frequently teaches court-ordered co-parenting seminars and is a trained parenting coordinator. He lives in Atlanta with his wife, Janet.

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