Jun 24, 2019
Emily Harman, host of
interviews Adrienne Somerville,
U.S. Navy civil servant, President and Founder of Carolyn E. Parker
Foundation, Founder of Adrienne Somerville Enterprises, College
Professor at Florida Institute of Technology, and Author. Adrienne
discusses how to prevent your setbacks from becoming your entire
story, ways to proceed after a tough relationship, and strategies
to become a leader in your own life.
introduces Adrienne and her accomplishments.
did Emily and Adrienne meet?
- Adrienne discusses how her marriage became
hindsight, why does Adrienne think she began to feel resentment in
do you do when you feel you’ve loved really hard but it is time to
- Should a couple that is growing apart stay
together for the children?
will Adrienne’s future relationships be impacted?
have to be happy when you enter into a relationship.
advice would Adrienne give to her younger self?
would Adrienne’s future partner need to participate in her
accountable for your decisions.
- Adrienne discusses her experiences at a recent
do the stories we tell ourselves affect our lives?
- Sometimes one has to compartmentalize pain in
order to show up for responsibilities yet it is important to allow
yourself to feel the pain later.
is the importance of having a mentor?
setbacks are your setups for success.
did Adrienne start the Carolyn E. Parker Foundation?
let your setbacks be your story.
3 Key Points:
you can’t communicate with your partner about anything and there is
no respect, the relationship may be over.
can be lonely in a relationship. Happiness has to come from
own anything in your life that is not yours to own.
took charge of things. I like to plan things. I like to plan your
events, your family vacations, your kids schedules and all of that,
and then at some point you wonder, well, ‘Who is planning for
you?’” – Adrienne Somerville
look for someone to be there, and when they are not there, we
become resentful, even though we’ve enabled it.” – Adrienne
- “I am
in charge of my life and the future from this point forward.” –