Ugly Divorce? Feeling Pretty Is Important


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?


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


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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Divorce and Binge Eating: I Get It


July 22nd, 2014 . Jackie Pilossoph

Divorce and binge eating is something I am personally familiar with. Years ago, when I was getting divorced, I can remember being so stressed (a combination of anxiety, anger, fear, sadness, hopelessness) that at times I used food to cope. More than ...

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Dealing With the Pain of Divorce: Sometimes You Just Need to be Crazy


July 5th, 2014 . Jackie Pilossoph

A reader sent me the following e-mail that I can’t resist sharing because it sparks a discussion about dealing with the pain of divorce, and how that pain, which can be gut-wrenching at times, can cause us to act crazy. The reader refers to the ...

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