How A Dog Might Offer Support In Coping With Divorce

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By Jackie Pilossoph, Creator and Editor-in-chief, Divorced Girl Smiling site, podcast and app, Love Essentially columnist and author

I wrote this piece for the Chicago Tribune Pioneer Press, and got to thinking, getting a dog might offer support in coping with divorce and getting through a rough time. Think very carefully before you commit to a pet, but I will say, this article is pretty convincing. 

6 Reasons You Should Definitely Have A Dog For your Emotional Well-Being  

by Jackie Pilossoph for Chicago Tribune Pioneer Press

I’ve never considered myself a dog person, so I’m not quite sure how I ended up with a 3-pound Havachon puppy two weeks ago. Nevertheless I am now a dog owner and I’m not afraid to admit that I have unexpectedly become one of those dog lovers who thinks nothing of letting my puppy kiss me on the lips.

 

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Despite my aversion to that wet dog smell, poop on the rug and licked furniture all over the house, I have to admit that I have fallen madly in love with this adorable, furry, cuddly, fun little pup, who showers me with kisses several times daily and who happens to by laying on my lap as I write this column.

My new four-legged friend named Jackson got me thinking, is a dog really man’s best friend? What are the emotional benefits of having a furry friend? (And I’m not talking about a boyfriend who has a lot of body hair!) What does a dog’s love give us? What does it do for single people? And how does having a dog impact families?

Click here to read the rest of the article, published in the Chicago Tribune Pioneer Press.

Like this article? Check out my blog post, “Riding The Roller Coaster Of Divorce.”

 

 

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Divorced Girl Smiling is here to empower, connect and inspire you. Jackie Pilossoph is the creator and Editor-In-Chief of Divorced Girl Smiling, the site, the podcast and the app. A former television journalist and newspaper features reporter, Pilossoph is also the author of four novels and the writer of her weekly relationship column, Love Essentially. Pilossoph holds a Masters degree in journalism and lives in Chicago with her two teenagers. The author of the novels, Divorced Girl Smiling and Free Gift With Purchase, Pilossoph also writes the weekly dating and relationships advice column, “Love Essentially”, published in the Chicago Tribune Pioneer Press and the Chicago Tribune online. Additionally, she is a Huffington Post contributor. Pilossoph holds a Masters degree in journalism from Boston University.

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