Divorce || Mayim Bialik

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Hey, it's Mayim, and this video is about how I handle being divorced and how I frame it so it works as best as it can for me, for my ex, for my kids. This one's kind of tender and touching and I hope you like it.
You may know me as Amy Farrah Fowler from The Big Bang Theory, or from Blossom, but hopefully, these videos allow you to get to know me better as Mayim, too! Subscribe to my channel for video updates. I upload new videos every Thursday!

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About Mayim Bialik:
You ​might know me as Amy Farrah Fowler from The Big Bang Theory or from Blossom​ but there are so many other parts of me that you might not be aware of​!​​ I’m trained ​as a​ neuroscientist, ​I'm ​a passionate activist, an observant Jew, a​ perfectly imperfect​ mother, and ​I'm a complicated human being​ like many of you​. This is the place where I wear ​all of those hats - and none of them have a flower on them! ;)

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I'm a full time single father - I love hearing a woman say that dad's do matter and that they can be great parents - You dont often hear it. Awesome video.

Author — David Forster


You have a better relationship with your ex than about 70% of marriages.

Author — Bob


That’s a really mature approach. Two happy homes are better than one miserable one. You both do a great job. Lots of love!

Author — Karolina Mrozowska


"Divorce isn't the end of a family ". Absolutely awesome advice. Couldn't agree more. Thank you for this great video.

Author — Abeyshe


Beautiful words. If you loved a man enough once to make life with him, you should certainly be able to respect him (and your children) enough to be able to co-parent. Your kids are very lucky that you have this attitude, great video Mayim! Thanks for sharing!

Author — Dear India Rose


“You should always make the most of what you have, and sometimes you have to make the most of what you have left”

So powerful ❤️

Author — Reming Morton


Mayim you were truly outstanding here. But far more importantly your kindness and respect for your former husband came through loudly and that is a great blessing to your sons!

Author — John Scanlan


I think, if parents decide to divorce, celebrating holidays together is ESSENTIAL!! It's so, so unfair to the kids otherwise.

Author — Hannah Plas


I'm a child of divorced parents, and I've just had my first daughter. She's three months old.

My greatest fear is that my daughter ends up experiencing the great anxiety and profound displacement that I experienced when my world fell apart.

Two loving homes may be better than one dysfunctional one, but the feeling of security a child gets from a single intact loving home cannot be understated.

I would urge new parents that, after the chaos and adjustment of the newborn phase, to refocus on *your* needs (sleep, sex, non-baby related interests, friends) and on your relationship. This isn't just date nights- it needs to be an every day effort to remind yourselves why you fell in love in the first place. Yes, you're a parent, but that's not all you are.

When the parents are well rested, happy and in love, the child will reap a lifetime of benefits. It's not selfish to reclaim your time with your spouse from the baby; it's an essential element to create a home in which the baby can grow and thrive.

Balance within the family unit, above all else, is vital to sustaining an intact family home.

If you focus all your energy on the child, the relationship will wither on the vine, and that's not good for anyone- especially the child.

Author — Adam


I dont believe in bigger govt BUT...

Mayim should be named head of a new department
Secretary of Families😄

What a novelty.
Do whats best for the kids.
Thanks for posting.

Healing the nation through the family.

Author — Tim Fronimos


I totally agree with everything your saying. My parents separated when I was 15 and divorced a year later. I have so much respect for my mum she did not once trash talk my dad.( we lived with mum)

Author — VintagelingStitches


You're absolutely admirable, Mayim. A very special and wonderful human being. I wish there were more people like you around.

Author — Maridoug Cividanes


Your maturity as a real person, is well and truly depicted in the character of Amy Farrah Fowler. 
Missing the show :(
Love you Mayim :)

Author — mahesh udupa


This is a wonderful testimony to the priorities and responsibilities of parenthood. My husband (of 40 yrs) was divorced from his first wife when my step children were little. We married when they were 5 and 7. I always communicated with their mom. Over the years she became important to me, like a dear cousin. We agreed that getting along and building each other up to our shared children was best for them. We have spent many holidays together despite the fact that we lived 12 hours away. She trusted me with her babies. I always felt honored that she did that.



I love you so much, Mayim. You’re a true inspiration - i love stumbling across your videos and when you’re featured on panels. You better work!! THANKS FOR SHARING

Author — Edward Galiber


I love how healthy her relationship seems with her ex. Even though they're not together, they seem to really respect each other.

Author — Maddie Tillem


This is more evidence of something I’ve been saying for a long time: “once you have children divorce is a fiction.” Because in many ways you are de facto still married.

But you have altered my thoughts on that saying. It should be: “if you care about your children and their development and their mental health, once you have children divorce is a fiction. “

Well done, you are an outstanding person.

Author — Whitpusmc


3:47 - helped me in a totally different matter.
Here i was drinking and crying and felling really sad in Brazil and decided to watch a video - any video, just for distraction, and BOOM... that is what i needed to hear. THANK U so much. Isn't somehow marvelous how a video made years ago by some stranger in another country is just what you need to hear? I'm shocked.
I know she will NEVER read this, but still, WOW.

Author — Nothere nor.there


Listening to such an intelligent woman is candy to my ears and brain

Author — Kissa Kuningatar


Great respect for you and your ex-husband, for your emphasis on the care of your children.


Author — Nettonya Ryane