Audience Takeover is how I will describe this episode. It was my second time recording with a live in-studio audience and once I opened the microphone for questions and comments the conversation went left. It was CRAZY, in a cool kind of way! LOL! It proved one thing to be absolutely true, everyone is affected by a couple’s decision to divorce. Don’t miss this monumental episode of That Anita Live.

Debbie Dechambeau is not only a divorcee herself, but she is also the product of divorce. From all of her parents and stepparents she has nine (yes, 9!) siblings. Her story will amaze you. During our conversation she shared how, everyone (not just the bride and groom) should brace for divorce.

Why? Because divorce takes a serious toll on the entire circle, not just the couple. Everyone from the grandparents to the aunts and uncles to little league coaches and dance instructors – everyone. If ever you’re impacted by divorce, consider how you will continue to interact with in-laws, church members or neighbors, all the people that knew you as a couple before the divorce and remember self-care is key to staying emotionally fit on your journey to emotional healing. Enjoy the interview!

Host: Anita Washington, That Anita Live
Topic: How To Brace For Divorce
Guest: Debbie DeChambeau

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Anita Washington

CEO & Founder at That Anita Live
Anita Washington, M.Ed. & M.B.A., CEO & Founder of That Anita Live, LLC, host of the TV show That Anita Live and The Emotional Happiness Podcast with That Anita Live provides a platform for women to learn, laugh and more importantly heal emotionally by learning from the challenges and successes of others. 

A former school and community agency counselor and creator of the 7-Step Method, Anita’s helped guide people from the ages of eleven to fifty through their own life issues, personal transformations and professional endeavors. With an old soul and a comedic, honest voice. She uses many southern colloquialisms and colorful expressions to unwrap personal stories of surviving a homicidal alcoholic father, a mother in denial and four physically and emotionally abusive brothers and relates them to guiding principles and healing techniques.

Through her powerful and uplifting interviews at ThatAnitaLive.TV and The Emotional Happiness Podcast women get to see and hear real women with resourceful stories living relentless lives after life's most devastating events. Through her charismatic and compelling speaking, Anita helps women use the tools and resources they already have to reveal and release success blockers such as childhood trauma and family dysfunction so they can build self-confidence, boost their self-esteem and feel free to live true to their own personality, spirit and character.

In her newly released ebook, 7 Simple Steps to Beat Emotional Baggage, Anita shares actionable techniques that will walk women through letting go of the past and rising above the glass ceiling to reach higher levels of success and satisfaction in life.

From nine-to-five, Anita is a Senior Acquisition Support Specialist, possessing over nineteen years of performing and administering program management and cradle-to-grave commercial and federal contracting activities for acquisitions ranging from $500,000 to over $2 Billion. She has progressively worked her way up the federal acquisition lifecycle and commercial supply chain through various positions from pre-award and requirements definition to commodities buying to contract close-out. In her career, she has mastered the art of transitioning to level-up.

Anita is a graduate of Limestone College, Virginia State University, and Strayer University with a B.S. in Mathematics, an M.Ed. in Guidance & Counseling, and an M.B.A. in Contracts & Acquisitions. You can find Anita online at, Twitter, Periscope, Instagram and Facebook. Her handle is That Anita Live on all four social media platforms.
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