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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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, and every divorce story is unique. Here are a few common causes of divorce: Cheating, excessive arguing, substance abuse, lack of sex, growing apart, physical abuse, verbal abuse, growing apart. Whil...

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My Husband is Miserable in Our Marriage: What You Can and Can’t Do

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October 9th, 2020 . Jackie Pilossoph

From a reader: My husband is miserable in our marriage. We have been together for over 20 years. Things started getting really bad when he became very unhappy with this job (and life in general it seemed) about 5 years ago. We seem to have very diffe...

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