EPISODE 47: Nesting: A new concept for children of divorce

Adam and Debby Petzold got married in 2004, both at 24 years old, before having their son, Gavin, in 2010. But in 2015, they filed for separation. Ever since, Adam and Debby worked out a “nesting” living arrangement, where they rotate time in their family home instead of shuffling Gavin between two places.

In this conversation, college friends Adam, Debbie and Freddie (Freddie even sang at their wedding!) discuss what is nesting, how it works for their family, dealing with individual change as a couple, and thinking outside the norm when ending a relationship. During the holidays, stress can be high, and this conversation may provide some solace and a blueprint to do things differently.


1:24 – What is nesting?

2:39 – Why did Adam and Debbie choose nesting as part of their separation?

6:35 – Adapting to this new arrangement

8:58 – Communicating and engaging a young child in a divorce

13:59 – Considering the financial implications of divorce and nesting

19:05 – What has nesting meant moving for Adam and Debbie?

21:32 – Dealing with personal change within a partnership

23:52 – The power of physical transformation to address internal change

26:22 – Thinking outside the box when ending a relationship

32:05 – What does it mean to be beautifully broken?


How This Separated Couple Makes ‘Nesting’ Work For Them (TODAY Show) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLnenH8Afh8

Read on Huffington Post – https://www.huffpost.com/entry/nesting-after-divorce_b_9410920

Connect on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/AdamPetzold/


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I’m Freddie Kimmel, a Functional Health Coach, Reiki Healer, Certified Personal Trainer, Gut Health Specialist, and proud cancer survivor. I help men and women eliminate brain fog, bloat and belly fat through gut health.

I’ve been featured in The Wall Street Journal, the Full Plate Podcast, An Excellent Example of Being Human, State of the Arts on LA talk radio and Dance Magazine. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts from SUNY Brockport, attended SUNY Fredonia, and graduated from the Institute of Functional Health Coaching.

I can be found in NYC living each day to its fullest and focused on creating more value then what I capture. Please stand back from the awesomeness that’s about to unfold.


Interview: Adam and Debbie Petzold

Podcast edited and mixed by 51 features. Connect with Andrew at andrew {at} 51features {dot} com.