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Divorced Girl Smiling is an honest, non-sugar-coated, helpful place for women and men who are thinking of separating, going through a divorce, or living life and dating after divorce, many as single parents.

Feel free to browse the site for articles and blog posts that offer advice, support and inspiration from me, along with top-notch contributors. You might also find yourself giggling, laughing and feeling entertained and uplifted while reading some of the articles.

Additionally, Divorced Girl Smiling is a great place to find resources for business and professionals you might need during and after your divorce. These include attorneys, jewelry buyers, financial advisors, divorce coaches, therapists and more!

Divorced Girl Smiling is safe and anonymous. We hope it provides you with the answers to some of your questions and concerns, and that it helps you solve your problems, feel less alone, cope with your issues and get motivated to live your best and authentic life.

Love, Jackie Pilossoph,
Creator and Editor-in-Chief, Divorced Girl Smiling.

False Allegations In Divorce Must Stop

October 14, 2018 . Jackie Pilossoph

The Kavanaugh allegations have put the seriousness and devastation of sexual misconduct and assault, and the importance of justice in those situations to the forefront of America and I’m glad about that. No one who has been a victim of sexual misco...

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A Star Is Born: The Movie, The Actors, and Alcoholism

October 12, 2018 . Jackie Pilossoph

If you haven't seen 'A Star Is Born,' (the new one with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper) I would highly recommend it! Best movie I've seen in a long time. But there is a very very sad theme to it: alcoholism, so be prepared. I have heard that alcoholism...

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Should I Break Up With My Boyfriend?

October 9, 2018 . Anita Chlipala

This reader is wondering, "Should I break up with my boyfriend?" Here is her email, along with my advice. Dear Anita, I’m in a 5-month relationship with my boyfriend. Things were great in the beginning but it’s been rocky the last c...

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Melissa Forman Gives Tips For Blended Families

October 7, 2018 . Jackie Pilossoph

Melissa Forman is a well-loved local radio and TV personality in Chicago. I've listened to her for decades, and I was even a guest on her TV show a few years ago, but I never knew much about her family until I ran into her at a high school tennis tou...

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6 Tips To Staying Happy In Your Relationship

October 4, 2018 . Debra Alper

Most of us have heard of the concept of looking at our relationship with our partner as a garden that we plant and tend. The concept being that as with a garden, we plant the seeds of our relationship with another, and watch as it blooms into somethi...

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