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Divorced Girl Smiling is an honest, non-sugar-coated, helpful place for women and men who are thinking of separating, going through a divorce, or living life and dating after divorce, many as single parents.

Feel free to browse the site for articles and blog posts that offer advice, support and inspiration from me, along with top-notch contributors. You might also find yourself giggling, laughing and feeling entertained and uplifted while reading some of the articles.

Additionally, Divorced Girl Smiling is a great place to find resources for business and professionals you might need during and after your divorce. These include attorneys, jewelry buyers, financial advisors, divorce coaches, therapists and more!

Divorced Girl Smiling is safe and anonymous. We hope it provides you with the answers to some of your questions and concerns, and that it helps you solve your problems, feel less alone, cope with your issues and get motivated to live your best and authentic life.

Love, Jackie Pilossoph,
Creator and Editor-in-Chief, Divorced Girl Smiling.

Perimenopause: Can We Talk Please?

March 9, 2019 . Jackie Pilossoph

When people think of perimenopause, they usually picture a woman having a hot flash and acting bitchy. While those are definitely symptoms, they are only the tip of the iceberg! For this week's Love Essentially, I sat down with my friend, Cheri to ta...

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Dating The Guy From Hell

March 6, 2019 . Jackie Pilossoph

“What the hell?” a divorced woman asked on a Facebook group page. Here is her story in a nutshell and my advice on why she shouldn’t be asking “What the hell?” but rather why she should be asking herself “Why am I dating the guy from hell...

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When Your Spouse Doesn't Want A Divorce

March 3, 2019 . Karen Covy

My heart went out to this woman, whose spouse doesn't want a divorce: “I want a divorce but my husband doesn’t.  I have been unhappy for years. I’ve tried to talk to him. No response. I tried to get him to go to marriage counseling. He said...

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What I Realized About Divorce And Heartbreak When I Slipped On Ice...And Then Slipped Again

February 28, 2019 . Jackie Pilossoph

Anyone who has ever experienced divorce and heartbreak will tell you it was tiring. Exhausting, actually. Kind of like the winter we’ve had in Chicago. If you live here or somewhere else in the Midwest, this winter has been a total nightmare. I kno...

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How Do You Know If You're Friends With Benefits Or Something More? You Ask!

February 25, 2019 . Jackie Pilossoph

In today's world of dating, I feel like more people then ever are "hooking up" and they don't really define their relationship or what they are. Friends with benefits is pretty big right now, from what I hear. But while that's perfectly fine, what ha...

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