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Kids, Coparenting and Single Parents

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Dating, Relationships and Sex

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Marriage and Second Marriage Advice

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What Women Are Attracted to: A Guy Who Makes Us Laugh

February 23, 2020 . Jackie Pilossoph

When I heard about the recent Stanford University study that revealed the fact that women are more attracted to men who make them laugh, I had to laugh. They had to do a study to figure that out? Isn’t it common knowledge? Yes, if men want to know ...

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College, Financial Aid, and Divorced Parents

February 20, 2020 . Erin Gallivan

For most parents, the unknowns of college applications, choosing a school and financial aid are stressful. But college, financial aid and divorced parents make things even more complicated. When my son was in his junior year of high school, we sta...

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9 Facts About The Suburban Single Mom

February 17, 2020 . Jackie Pilossoph

Living life as a suburban single mom is kind of complicated. Why? Because although divorce is pretty common nowadays, being a single parent in a family oriented suburban community is still far from the norm. Not that the single mom and her kids don't...

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Valentine's Day While Going Through A Divorce Can Be A Rough One

February 13, 2020 . Lisa Kaplin

Valentine's Day while going through a divorce isn't easy for most people. But what if Valentine's Day was also your wedding anniversary? That's the case for this reader: Valentine’s Day is my wedding anniversary. This is my first one being separ...

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A Solo Date Might Be Just What You Need During And After Divorce

February 10, 2020 . Debbie LeSean

A DGS reader wrote this: Just went on my first solo date--went to see the movie Bombshell, which was pretty good. Man, why did I used to be so intimidated by enjoying things alone? It’s so peaceful.   First off, congratulations on your s...

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