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“I know you’re scared and that you’re hurting. Be strong and be authentic, and you will have a beautiful life ahead of you.” - Jackie Pilossoph, Creator and Editor-in-chief, Divorced Girl Smiling

Surviving Loneliness After Divorce: It's Up to You

November 28, 2022 . Jackie Pilossoph

surviving loneliness after divorce

Loneliness might be the most painful emotion a person can have. It can feel empty and scary and sad and unfair. Being lonely can make a person feel sorry for him or herself. It can make a person feel angry, like "Why me?" It can make someone feel unw...

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Mental Health Challenges Divorced Mothers Face

November 26, 2022 . Jennifer Esposito

Mental health challenges

Getting through a divorce is a stressful and painful period in life. Even when we know it's for the best and the future will be happier and brighter, it's hard not to feel anxious and overwhelmed at the time. And, although it's worth it, reinventing ...

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I Miss My Ex So Much! 9 Things You Can Do

November 25, 2022 . Jackie Pilossoph

I miss my ex so much

You know the divorce makes sense. Things haven't been right for a long time. Maybe he hurt you. Maybe he's not a good person. Everything in your core is telling you being apart is the best thing. Yet, still, there's a little part of you from time to ...

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Thanksgiving after Divorce: It's Going to be a Great Day!

November 22, 2022 . Jackie Pilossoph

Thanksgiving after divorce

I remember my first Thanksgiving after divorce 15 years ago. What a mess I was, visiting my family with my two toddlers, feeling sad, scared, embarrassed, angry and so many more emotions. I had gotten separated in August, so everything was still new,...

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10 Reasons to be Thankful on Thanksgiving, Despite Your Awful Divorce

November 19, 2022 . Jackie Pilossoph

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That first Thanksgiving when you’re going through a divorce can be brutal. It’s hard to feel thankful when you’re trying to cope with your awful divorce, and all you can think about is that your marriage is over, your kids are crying, finances ...

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