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Speak Your Mind | Andrea Vacca

October 12, 2020 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT

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An Honest Conversation About Divorce
Date: 10/12/20
Time: 4PM EDT
Length: 60 Minutes
Event Type: Virtual


Will there be more babies or divorces post Covid-19? Many of us have laughed at this question in our own social circles, we know that the stress and strain of Covid is real. Given that our worlds have been turned upside down, living and working under one roof … with all family members negotiating space, household duties, and alone time … it’s no wonder that we may be seeing our spouses in a much different light. Is this truly what we signed up for when we said, “till death do us part?”

Escalating divorce rates are a real concern, but are divorces actually on the increase? How do we evaluate the tensions, misunderstandings, and arguments during this time? Are they simply the reflection of a small blimp in our relationship history, or do they mark dramatic differences and conflicts that can’t be resolved. In this episode we speak with Andrea Vacca, Owner of Vacca Family Law Group, to understand how Covid affects our marriages and when to pay attention to the red flags. Andrea discusses with us how to move forward in the most compassionate way possible when the decision is made to end a marriage without destroying their families, friendships, and shared networks.

Series Host

Dr. Risa Ryger
Founder, 93% Consulting

About Dr. Ryger

Dr. Risa Ryger is a Clinical Psychologist and Founder of 93% Consulting. As an Expert in Change™, she specializes in helping people ignite and manage change at all stages of their professional and personal lives. With her background in psychology, neuroscience, business, and mindfulness, Dr. Ryger helps empower people to address, cope, and conquer change. Dr. Ryger believes that change can be our super power when we know how to harness it for positive growth. People who work with her learn that understanding and clarity are crucial steps that must be combined with implementation and action to help them move forward in their lives.

Dr. Ryger earned her Doctorate from Columbia University and has held academic appointments at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Cornell University Medical School. She has consulted and given presentations to professional, legal, financial, fashion, education, and event planner industries among others. Dr. Ryger serves on the Advisory Council of Mindfulness Without Borders. She is the proud mother of two amazing daughters.

Dr. Ryger knows that, “Positive change can happen at any point in your life. Be Heard. Be Seen. Be Valued”™

Featured Guest Speaker

Andrea Vacca

About Andrea

Meredith Renquin graduated from Arizona State University summa com laude with a BA in Communication after working her way through college as a hair stylist. She relocated to New York City to attend law school. During her time at New York Law School, she was a member of the law review where her report on the 2002 AIDS Conference was published in the Journal of Rights. She went on to serve as a member of the Executive Board as a case comments editor. During her final Sumer of law school, Meredith was selected from a pool of approximately 5000 candidates into the Summer Law Intern Program at the U.S. Attorneys Office for the Eastern District of New York in the Civil Division.

After law school, Meredith became a staff attorney at a major international law firm defending Fortune 500 companies in antitrust and securities matters. In 2008, she joined the law firm of Rutherford & Christie where she currently practices in general litigation.



October 12, 2020
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
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