“They Hate Me!”: Dating A Guy With Kids

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May 25th, 2021 . Jackie Pilossoph

A friend of mine who was dating a guy with kids said to me, “Today is my boyfriend’s daughter’s 16th birthday. I got her a dozen roses and a box of her favorite chocolates.” I replied, “That’s nice.” My friend responded, “What d...

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Parenting Time and Your Child’s Birthday

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May 8th, 2021 . Jackie Pilossoph

One of the many very difficult aspects of being newly separated or divorced is dealing with parenting time, child custody agreements, and not being able to see your kids every day. I can remember crying hysterically the first night my kids slept out ...

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The Hardest Part About Getting a Divorce: Lack of Control

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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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Introducing The Kids To The Boyfriend? 5 Questions To Ask yourself

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September 8th, 2020 . Ann Cerney

It’s hard to know when the time is right for introducing the kids to the boyfriend. You might be concerned about jumping the gun, acting too soon, or misjudging things. You wonder … Will this relationship continue to grow, or last at all? What if...

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Going Through An Unfair Divorce?

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May 27th, 2020 . Jackie Pilossoph

Ever have one of those days when everything seems totally unfair? Of course you have if you are going through a divorce. Let's talk about an unfair divorce.   I talked to a woman recently who has a full time job and is struggling to pay he...

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