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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.

We're Bringing The Beach To You For A Mini Meditation

November 1, 2018 . Sarah Allen

Do you like being by the sea? I do and find it very relaxing to watch the waves coming in to the shore and out again. Many years ago, a colleague of mine who had studied self-hypnosis taught me this simple beach mini meditation and I found it so usef...

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Four Emotional Benefits of She Sheds

October 29, 2018 . Jackie Pilossoph

She sheds offer emotional benefits, keep relationships healthy by Jackie Pilossoph for Chicago Tribune Media Group When Cindy Holmes-Fine and her husband moved in together five years ago, their blended family consisted of five kids, all still l...

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The Difference Between Being Needy In A Relationship and Having Needs Is Huge

October 24, 2018 . Sue De Santo

Ever know someone who was needy in a relationship? Perhaps an ex? Or maybe you? Let's talk about it. I was talking with a client who has been in the dating scene since he got divorced several years ago, and has been really working on understanding...

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Advice For: "We're Getting Divorced Because My Husband No Longer Wants Children"

October 23, 2018 . Jackie Pilossoph

When two people decide they want to get married, I think most discuss whether or not they are on the same page for many, many major life decisions. This includes whether or not to have kids and maybe even how many. But what happens when you get marri...

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Why "He Just Doesn't Make Me Happy" Is An Unhealthy Thought

October 20, 2018 . Lisa Kaplin

Have you ever heard this saying, “Happy wife, happy life?” Or, “It’s my job to make my husband happy?” Or, “He just doesn’t make me happy?” I so often hear people talking about being responsible for someone else’s happiness or holdi...

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