Newly Separated? Therapist Answers Your Questions & Concerns


October 8th, 2014 . Jackie Pilossoph

I can't think of a more difficult time than when a person is newly separated. Sadness, resentment, depression, insecurity and anger are all common feelings, but I truly believe that the biggest source of stress is fear. Fear of not knowing what is ah...

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Newly Separated? Here’s A Story You Should Read


October 5th, 2014 . Jackie Pilossoph

The following is a speech I delivered to the congregation at my synagogue last night during a Yom Kippur service. I decided to post it here because I think it will truly help anyone who is newly separated. I remember very clearly how I felt the fi...

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Is My Spouse an Alcoholic? Signs He or She Might Be


October 1st, 2014 . Jackie Pilossoph

Jackie, my husband of 11 years (and father of my two kids) has been drinking much more than he used to. In fact, he now drinks at least a 6 pack of beer every night, or sometimes a bottle of wine. I keep finding empty booze bottles around, and our tr...

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Divorce Advice: He’s Just Not That Into You


September 17th, 2014 . Jackie Pilossoph

Divorced Girl Smiling received the following comment from a divorced woman seeking divorce advice: I would love to hear why you think that when my now ex wanted a divorce after 30 years of marriage, working together and being best friends, – who...

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Divorce Advice for Woman Whose Husband Left Her for Her Sister!


September 7th, 2014 . Jackie Pilossoph

Jackie, I am a single mom of a 16 year old and a 2 year old looking for divorce advice. My 16 year old is from my first husband and we have a great relationship. My 2 year-old’s father and I broke up a week before our son turned a year old. About 6...

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