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Episode 083: Thoughts from Mom-nonymous
Episode 083: Single Mom Finds Her Love Has No Limits with special guest Maleka Long Chris
Maleka Long Chris, founder of Love Beyond Limits, told her story of her upbringing, failed marriage, and her happy 2nd marriage today. It had been an ongoing struggle for years. She has seen family members incarcerated, has had children before marriage, had little help or good advice, and to say the least, no role models. She and her first husband even had a child born with sickle cell anemia. There were lots of hospital bills and yet he thought they should have another child. They eventually split up but then went back together for a short time. Maleka filed for divorce in 2008.
In 2009, Maleka’s Grandmother, Dad, and Mom all passed away. Maleka had created a secure home open to friends and neighbors and family. It was a place of acceptance and belonging for her friends and community. It motivated her desire to create a non-profit. Maleka read a book called “Non-Profit for Dummies” to figure it out.
That was just the beginning Maleka’s successes. She has since wrote a book and her program “LOVE BEYOND LIMITS” is ongoing in Long Beach and other cities in Southern California. She has created on-going programs to teach kids how to accept one another, deal with abuse, process their thoughts and emotions, and to care for others. The program include teachers, business owners, and parents. She even teaches how to have one-on-one conversations with positive adults, making new friends, and socializing with one another. It’s all positive and all about helping kids to get along in their communities and caring about family and friends.
Their need to be many more Malekas’ in our country. You give so much and I really admire you.
You are AMAZING.
Each week Mom-nonymous shares her thoughts on the episode. Mom-nonymous is a wife, mom, and listener of Life Lafter Divorce Podcast. She’s been married for over 50 years, has never been divorced, and would like to remain anonymous.