What NOT to Say To Someone Going Through a Divorce

2001

August 28th, 2014 . Jackie Pilossoph

When I was newly separated, I was brokenhearted. I also had feelings of fear, anger, resentment and confusion. I felt like I was living in a fog, like maybe I'd wake up the next day and this would all have been a dream. Unfortunately, the nightmare w...

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Divorced Woman Asks for Group Hug

1998

August 25th, 2014 . Jackie Pilossoph

I don’t know one divorced woman or man (or anyone on earth-divorced or not) who doesn't have days or even longer times when things seem to be imploding in their worlds. In my own situation, I describe those periods of time as feeling like I’m ...

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Ugly Divorce? Feeling Pretty Is Important

1990

August 20th, 2014 . Jackie Pilossoph

  I’m not sure I’ve ever met a person going through a divorce who didn’t describe it as “ugly.” Isn’t an ugly divorce sort of expected? I mean, we can all say we know this one couple getting divorced who are really amicable, who a...

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Your Ex-Husband’s New Girlfriend: Love Her, Hate Her or Indifferent?

1984

August 17th, 2014 . Jackie Pilossoph

I’ll never forget the first time I ever met my ex-husband's new girlfriend. She was beautiful, blonde, much younger than me, and the worst one: NICE! I felt sick. I felt old. I felt ugly. I felt depressed. I really wanted to hate her guts. The p...

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Recently Separated Woman Just Wants the Truth

1970

August 13th, 2014 . Jackie Pilossoph

  Divorced Girl Smiling received this e-mail from a recently separated woman, and honestly, it hurt my heart. My husband of twelve years and I have been separated for a little more than two months and divorce is only around the corner. I'...

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