Divorce and the Pandemic: 6 Issues that Could Lead a Couple to Splitting Up

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February 9th, 2021 . Kathryn McMahon Vivanco

It is hard to believe that we have been living through the COVID-19 pandemic for nearly a year, still facing these strange times of shutdowns, masks, quarantining, and now, vaccines. I think we’d all agree that living in a pandemic is painful and c...

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My Q & A With Divorce Attorney Tiffany Hughes

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January 25th, 2021 . Jackie Pilossoph

  There is a passion and energy I feel when talking to divorce attorney, Tiffany Hughes. Hughes, who is the founder of her Chicago based all-women family law firm, became one of my Divorced Girl Smiling partners about a year ago, and everyone...

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How Do You Know When To Leave a Marriage?

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January 19th, 2021 . Jackie Pilossoph

It’s hard to believe it’s been 14 years since I was sitting in my therapist’s office with tears streaming down my face, realizing my marriage had to be over. How do you know when to leave a marriage?   It’s different for everyone, ...

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Considering a Divorce in the New Year?

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January 13th, 2021 . Anna Krolikowska

For many couples, the arrival of a new year is accompanied by feelings of hope, fresh starts, new goals and more.  For some couples, the new year doesn’t bring fresh, good feelings. During the previous year (2020) as the Covid-19 pandemic became a...

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The Root of All Causes of Divorce: Resentment

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December 4th, 2020 . Jackie Pilossoph

There are so many different causes of divorce. Some of the biggies I hear are cheating, substance abuse, growing apart and not getting along. But, I believe that all causes of divorce are symptoms of a much larger “root." What is that root? Resent...

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