My Kid Labeled My Divorce “A Good Divorce”


When children are part of the equation of how a divorce is handled, being intentional about doing what is best for them is so important. This week’s guest, Sarah Armstrong, shares her powerful story of navigating her divorce with her daughter’s well-being at the forefront. It’s incredibly easy for animosity between divorced parents to create a toxic environment for their children, and how children experience divorce remains with them for the rest of their lives. Through thoughtful intentionality, Sarah and her ex charted a course that made space for each of them to process and express their grief while doing their best to minimize trauma for their daughter. That hard work was rewarded a year later when Sarah’s daughter described her parents’ divorce as a “good one.”

When Sarah isn’t traveling the world as a global business executive, she works to break down the stigma that surrounds divorce through her book, The Mom’s Guide to a Good Divorce. I hope you enjoy hearing her story this week on the Divorce Doctor Podcast.



Sarah Armstrong, a good divorce proponent and author of The Mom’s Guide to a Good Divorce, is Vice President of Global Marketing Operations at Google and proud mom of Grace, who is currently a freshman in college. Sarah is a mentor to other women in business, and a longtime volunteer at many nonprofit organizations. Sarah’s work has been recognized around the world, resulting in her being named one of Ad Age’s “Women to Watch” and included in Ad Age’s Book of Tens. Sarah was raised in Birmingham, Michigan with two younger brothers and happily married parents (for over fifty years and still going strong). To learn more about Sarah, check out her website at

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