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Thinking About Divorce

Thinking About Divorce

Getting Divorced

Getting Divorced

Kids, Coparenting and Single Parents

Kids, Coparenting and Single Parents

Dating, Relationships and Sex

Dating, Relationships and Sex

Marriage and Second Marriage Advice

Marriage and Second Marriage Advice

Health and Wellness After Divorce

Health and Wellness After Divorce
15 Survival Tips For Those Going Through a Divorce
Naked and Terrified

Holiday And Christmas Card Etiquette After Divorce

December 6, 2019 . Jackie Pilossoph

The holiday season is such a fun time to go to your mailbox. Why? Because in addition to bills and junk mail, you probably get some beautiful holiday and Christmas cards from family and friends! You get to see everyone's kids, how much they've grown,...

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Woman Seeks Advice About Dating With a Disability

December 3, 2019 . Wendy Sterling

This email came from a DGS reader who is about to go through a divorce, and is looking for advice about dating with a disability: I have been married to my second husband for 15 years.  Several years into the marriage, I was diagnosed with a rare...

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20 Lies We Tell Ourselves When It Comes To Divorce

November 30, 2019 . Jackie Pilossoph

Everyone copes with divorce in a unique way. We make good choices and bad choices or some of both, but sometimes we do something that really isn't good or bad: we lie. Lies we tell ourselves provide a temporary soothing solution to our broken hearts,...

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Separated Woman Asks, When is Divorce The Right Answer?

November 26, 2019 . Jennifer Joy Butler

A Divorced Girl Smiling reader asks, “When is divorce the right answer?” Here is her email: I’m having a hard time with my decision to leave my husband for good even though it’s been almost 2 years. He came over to my apartment the other day ...

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Reasons For Divorce Go Beyond What People Tell You

November 24, 2019 . Jackie Pilossoph

There are many reasons for divorce, and if you ask someone  why he or she is getting divorced, here are some answers you might get: 1. My husband cheated on me. 2. I came home one day and found my wife in bed with some guy. 3. My wife doesn’t l...

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