7 Suggestions In Finding Yourself After Divorce


January 23rd, 2020 . Jennifer Joy Butler

So many of us invest our entire selves into our roles in life. Whether that is being a mother, a wife, a homeowner, etc., we find that these identities define us and we rely on them to feel a sense of purpose and importance. Our sense of self gets so...

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Separated Woman Asks, When is Divorce The Right Answer?


November 26th, 2019 . Jennifer Joy Butler

A Divorced Girl Smiling reader asks, “When is divorce the right answer?” Here is her email: I’m having a hard time with my decision to leave my husband for good even though it’s been almost 2 years. He came over to my apartment the other day ...

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


October 25th, 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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Need Some Fuel For Getting Over A Divorce? Try Pain


July 28th, 2019 . Jennifer Joy Butler

When I went through my divorce I was completely and utterly devastated. At first, that looked like shock and me going completely numb. I remember talking to my best friend night after night, repeating the facts to her and figuring out everything that...

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