Are you a Divorced Girl Smiling?


I think it’s kind of ironic when people say, “I’m going through a really bad divorce.” I mean, are there any good divorces? I sure haven’t heard anyone say divorce was a pleasant experience, or that it was easy.

Divorce is so complicated and stressful, emotionally and practically. With everything from legal fees and finances, to the kids’ emotional wellbeing, to a broken heart and/or the fear of being single again, divorce might be the most stressful life change someone can face.

Divorced Girl Smiling is a place you can come to get information and resources, to hear the perspectives of professionals and of others who have gone through a divorce, to vent, to laugh a little bit, and to feel supported, connected and less alone.

With articles on thinking of separating, being newly separated, coping with divorce, coparenting, being a single parent, dating, relationships and sex after divorce, marriage and second marriage, and wellness and life over 40, Divorced Girl Smiling aims to make you feel like you’re having coffee at Starbucks with your girlfriend talking about your divorce and your love life.

Being a journalist and former news reporter, writing has always made me feel better when something is bothering me. That’s how Divorced Girl Smiling was born. Five years ago, to ease the pain and frustration I had in my life, I started writing articles about divorce, dating and relationships. It only took a few weeks to realize how many men and women could relate, and how much I was helping others.

Five years later, the site helps visitors from all over the world, and offers not just my stories, but articles by professionals in a wide variety of fields, including  life coaching, divorce coaching, dating coaching and health and wellness coaching. My guest contributors are the best of the best at what they do!

Divorced Girl Smiling isn’t just another divorce blog, it’s an honest, non-sugar-coated place to go to get real advice, support, inspiration, more than ocassional laughs, and a big hug.

I’ll leave you with a really funny divorce memory I have. When I was first going through my divorce and feeling the worst about myself in every way, my then 4 year-old daughter walked into my bathroom just as I was getting out of the shower. She looked at my naked body and asked, “Mommy, why are your boobs so ugly?” Great. Just what I needed. Like I didn’t have enough self-esteem and bad body image issues. But, the point of this story is, if you don’t laugh, you’ll just cry. So, choose laughter!

I hope you enjoy Divorced Girl Smiling, and if you have stories you’d like to share or questions you’d like to ask, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. (Just hit the “contact” tab or email me at ) Please keep in mind that I do post questions I receive on my site, and then give my advice. However, I don’t use real names, and I change details to make it more anonymous.

So, are you a divorced girl smiling? If you’re not, the best thing you can do is try to figure out how to become one. We hope that visiting Divorced Girl Smiling helps, but the biggest factor in finding happiness lies within you and the power that you have. And you do have that power! Many things in life are out of your control, but there are so many things you can control when it comes to living a happy life.

In my opinion, being a divorced girl smiling takes self-awareness, good life choices, honesty, authenticity, self-love, patience, and the courage to go out and grab the life you really want. And, being happy often lies in the ability to live in the moment, to laugh a lot, and of course, to give and receive love, no matter what happened in the past.

I wish you all the best in health, wellness and happiness in your journey ahead!

With love,

Jackie Pilossoph
Creator and Editor-In-Chief, Divorced Girl Smiling

Jackie Pilossoph, Divorced Girl Smiling

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