Advice for Divorced Woman who Writes: I’m Alone On My Birthday


June 29th, 2020 . Debbie LeSean

From a divorced woman seeking advice: My birthday is coming up and this is the first time I am alone on my birthday, in a new city with no close friends. Any idea on how I can celebrate on my own? First off, Happy Birthday! The older I get, the mo...

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Coronavirus Anxiety? Check out The “What If” Survival Guide


May 2nd, 2020 . Lisa Kaplin

COVID-19 has been one scary thing. I don't know anyone who doesn't have concerns. The concerns lead to anxiety, which is understandable, but what happens when Coronavirus anxiety is off-the-charts and you can't enjoy your life or focus on anything el...

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Sudden Weight Gain At 40 Combined With Divorce? Here’s The Plan


March 5th, 2020 . Melanie Christner

Many women notice sudden weight gain at 40 or in the years following. That's the case for this woman, who is also divorced. I feel like I need a makeover since my divorce. I’ve got plenty of cute clothes but they don't fit. I guess I’m in a fu...

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45 Life Lessons For Divorced People


August 29th, 2019 . Gretchen Hydo

Editor's note: I'd like to welcome the newest Divorced Girl Smiling Contributor, Gretchen Hydo. Gretchen is a wonderful writer!! She isn't divorced, but she is a coach who works with a lot of divorced people. I've been following her for a long time a...

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What’s The Difference Between A Divorce Coach And A Therapist?


June 24th, 2019 . Lisa Kaplin

Since I am both a psychologist and a professional coach, I am constantly asked about the difference between a divorce coach and a therapist.  It’s a great question, and one that any consumer should be asking. It’s also important for therapists a...

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