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Thinking About Divorce

Thinking About Divorce

Getting Divorced

Getting Divorced

Kids, Coparenting and Single Parents

Kids, Coparenting and Single Parents

Dating, Relationships and Sex

Dating, Relationships and Sex

Marriage and Second Marriage Advice

Marriage and Second Marriage Advice

Health and Wellness After Divorce

Health and Wellness After Divorce
15 Survival Tips For Those Going Through a Divorce
Naked and Terrified

Representing Yourself In Family Court: Should You Do It?

November 6, 2019 . Karen Covy

A woman who was trying to save money in her divorce was shocked when she talked to a divorce lawyer. “This is crazy!” she said. “The divorce lawyer wants a $5,000 retainer fee - and that’s just the start! He won’t even tell me how much I’...

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7 Tips On How To Get Through a Divorce Emotionally

November 3, 2019 . Jackie Pilossoph

Wondering how to get through a divorce emotionally? Here is a comment from one of my Divorced Girl Smiling Group members: Anyone else go from one day feeling liberated, excited and ready to take on the world to the next day overwhelmed, lonely and pi...

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'He Doesn't Know My Body' Can A Sexless Marriage Survive?

October 31, 2019 . Gretchen Hydo

From a reader: My husband is great, we have a great time together and we go on vacations and getaways that he plans. We are best friends but thats just it. I feel like we aren't husband and wife, but friends or roommates. I’m tired of always being ...

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Dating A Single Dad: 5 Ways To Make Things Easier

October 28, 2019 . Jackie Pilossoph

Dating a single dad can be complicated. It can make you feel sad, frustrated, infuriated and can possibly drive you crazy, at times. Why? Because there are so many different relationships going on at the same time, and some or all can be intense and ...

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Dating At 50: No, You Don't Turn Into A Pumpkin When You Turn 50

October 25, 2019 . Jennifer Joy Butler

Question from a reader: I have a question about dating at 50. For some reason, men in their 50s are judged by different criteria, not looks alone, whereas for women, physical appearance still is a primary criteria. I am 52. I hear feedback from many ...

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