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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
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Falling In Love Too Soon After Divorce Leads To Breakup For This Woman

July 29, 2020 . Amy Lee Kite

Every divorce situation is unique, which is why there are no right or wrong answers when it comes to how soon or how long a person wants to wait to date and/or get into a relationship. But what happens when you fall for someone too fast, and you real...

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7 Men To Avoid When Dating Post-Divorce

July 26, 2020 . Jackie Pilossoph

Picture this scenario: You're feeling great now that the divorce is behind you. The kids are doing better, you're feeling more financially confident, the devastation of your split is becoming a distant memory, and—surprisingly, dating post-divorce ...

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Amicable Turned Ugly Divorce: 9 Reasons It Could Happen

July 23, 2020 . Jackie Pilossoph

When someone tells me they are going through "an amicable" divorce, I think it's great, but I also tend to feel a little bit skeptical. While I'd like to think it's possible to have a friendly divorce versus an ugly divorce, I have a hard time believ...

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When is the Right Time To Date After Divorce?

July 20, 2020 . Jackie Pilossoph

When I first got separated, it bothered me when people tried to give me advice about dating after divorce and when to date after divorce. I felt like saying, "I'm the only person who has the right to determine when the right time to date after divorc...

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Second Marriage After 40: 10 Questions To Ask Yourself

July 17, 2020 . Jackie Pilossoph

I'm pretty sure the divorce rate for second marriage is over 50%. In fact, some studies even claim second marriage failures as high as 70-80%. That doesn't speak well for second marriage – especially second marriage after 40.   If you're...

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