Love's Least Likely Advocate: A Divorce Attorney
Lex Fridman Just Released My Favorite Podcast Episode of the Year
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Lex Fridman’s latest episode with divorce attorney, James Sexton, might be my favorite podcast episode of the year.
He introduces his guest as follows: “James Sexton, divorce attorney and author of How to Stay in Love: A Divorce Lawyer’s Guide to Staying Together. As a trial lawyer, James, for over two decades, has negotiated and litigated a huge number of high-conflict divorces. This has given him a deep understanding of how relationships fail and how they can succeed, and, more importantly, the role of love and pain in this whole messy rollercoaster ride we call life.”
Beyond the many nuggets of wisdom and highly useful insights shared during this interview, I am deeply grateful for the way James Sexton skillfully reshaped my perception of divorce attorneys. He transformed them from mere professionals who profit from love’s dissolution into compassionate guides who navigate the labyrinthine maze of one of life’s most challenging events: divorce.
He’s a far cry from the caricature of an “evil divorce lawyer,” reminiscent of Laura Dern’s portrayal in Noah Baumbach's “Marriage Story.” Instead, James Sexton embodies the empathy and wisdom of a lawyer who not only truly champions for the best interest of his clients and their families, but ultimately, he emerges as a true champion of empathy and connection.
Through his distinctive and oftentimes humorous approach, Sexton shows us how love can not only endure but evolve, emerging stronger, both despite and in spite of the crucible of conflict.
In an era where distractions abound, he champions the art of mindfulness, empathy, and daily presence as the cornerstone of lasting and enriching relationships. With Sexton’s guidance, we discover that it’s through this commitment to vulnerability and authentic connection and personal growth, within ourselves and within our intimate partnerships, that we can forge not just stronger, but profoundly happier bonds with our loved ones.
Check it out today and let me know what you think in the comments!
Oh, and if any of you happen to know Joe Jonas and Sophia Turner, or anyone else currently navigating the complexities of divorce, please don't hesitate to share this with them—right away. It’s likely to be more helpful than relying on any other PR stunts, like having Taylor Swift in denim on one’s arm. Just sayin’.
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