Thoughts on The Bachelor Season Finale And My Issues With Arie


March 9th, 2018 . Jackie Pilossoph

'The Bachelor' Breaks The Mold in All the Wrong Ways by Jackie Pilossoph for Chicago Tribune Media Group Typically, I might use the words "predictable," "scripted" and "formulaic" to describe the final rose ceremony of "The Bachelor."   ...

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Divorce Advice Site Turns Five!


March 3rd, 2018 . Jackie Pilossoph

When I realized that the 5th year anniversary of Divorced Girl Smiling, (my divorce advice site) was approaching, I decided I wanted to do something really special, meaningful and important. So, I decided to throw a huge party, and make it a fundrais...

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One Way Of Coping With The Loss Of A Loved One


February 16th, 2018 . Jackie Pilossoph

People have different ways of coping with the loss of a loved one. Here is a story about one way I found comfort when my dad died. I wrote it with the hope that it might help others. When you're mourning a lost loved one, how do you keep the conve...

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10 Movies Every Divorced Woman Over 50 Should See


February 13th, 2018 . Jackie Pilossoph

It comes on suddenly. I’ll be watching a movie, and the moment I feel extreme joy, sadness or hopefulness, my eyes well with tears. It might stop there, but more often than not, my highly emotional divorced woman over 50 mentality causes full blown...

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A Valentine’s Day Celebration That Has Nothing To Do With Romance And Everything To Do With Love


February 1st, 2018 . Jackie Pilossoph

Whatcha doing on Valentine's Day? Are you dreading it because you are either single or in a relationship that isn't working? This week's Love Essentially column might help. It offers a different perspective on Valentine's Day, and why not caring abou...

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