Relationship Advice: Listen Up ! You Deserve Better!


June 26th, 2021 . Jackie Pilossoph

I’m usually not this harsh in my posts but today I just couldn’t stand what I was reading. In three emails from different women—all seemingly devastated by the actions of her boyfriend and asking for relationship advice, I felt frustrated. Why?...

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Kissing After Divorce: Can You Handle It?


June 23rd, 2021 . Jackie Pilossoph

Kissing after divorce can feel terrifying. The first kiss I ever had when I was newly separated was memorable. I was literally shaking because I could not believe I was about to kiss another man who wasn't my husband. I still remember vividly how con...

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My Sister is Marrying the Wrong Person


May 31st, 2021 . Lisa Kaplin

From a DGS reader: My sister announced her engagement yesterday- to the petulant man-child she's been living with for years. She is marrying the wrong person. She does not love this guy; he isn't worthy.   He's a selfish, lazy, irre...

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7 Reasons You Should Never Lose Hope In Dating After Getting Divorced


May 28th, 2021 . Jackie Pilossoph

Dating after getting divorced can feel really scary. The insecurity of being older, divorced, and out of practice (for lack of a better phrase) all plays into the fear, anxiety and stress that dating after divorce can bring. As someone who didn’...

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“They Hate Me!”: Dating A Guy With Kids


May 25th, 2021 . Jackie Pilossoph

A friend of mine who was dating a guy with kids said to me, “Today is my boyfriend’s daughter’s 16th birthday. I got her a dozen roses and a box of her favorite chocolates.” I replied, “That’s nice.” My friend responded, “What d...

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