20 Lies We Tell Ourselves When It Comes To Divorce


April 23rd, 2021 . 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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Do You Have Divorce Guilt? Stop This Right Now!


April 20th, 2021 . Jackie Pilossoph

From a DGS reader: Feel ALL the guilt today. My body physically hurts. My temples feel bruised from tension. We made the divorce official and told friends and family. We’re still living together until the end of the school year. This divorce guilt ...

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The Hardest Part About Getting a Divorce: Lack of Control


April 11th, 2021 . Jackie Pilossoph

There are many, many heartbreaking and difficult aspects of getting a divorce. There is shock, sadness, fear of change, loneliness, frustration, the feeling of failure, anger resentment, and so much more. But there is one thing that I believe might b...

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How to Help Children Through Divorce


April 8th, 2021 . Anna Krolikowska

Divorce is a trying experience for adults.  With children, divorce can be devastating if it is not handled well by the parents.  Couples pursuing the dissolution of their marriage always want to know how to help children through divorce. From my pe...

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The First Night Alone After Separation Can Be So Painful


April 2nd, 2021 . Wendy Sterling

The first night alone after separation can be really painful, with feelings that include fear, loneliness, and insecurity. One recently separated woman posted this on the Divorced Girl Smiling Facebook group page:   It's my first night alo...

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