11 Things People Say To Justify Staying In An Unhappy Marriage


November 8th, 2015 . Jackie Pilossoph

Based on reader comments and emails, I get a sense that a big demographic of Divorced Girl Smiling are men and women staying in an unhappy marriage, all with different reasons for staying.   Although every marriage and situation are unique...

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Faith and Romance: How Your Relationship Can Benefit From Including God


September 24th, 2015 . Jackie Pilossoph

Do faith and romance go hand in hand? In strong, solid relationships,  I believe they do! In this week's Love Essentially column, published yesterday in Chicago Tribune Pioneer Press, I interviewed a rabbi and a pastor, and asked both to explain...

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Marital Advice For Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux


August 16th, 2015 . Jackie Pilossoph

Who better than to give marital advice to newlyweds, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux than a bunch of divorced people? Read my Love Essentially column below, (published last Wednesday in Chicago Tribune Pioneer Press.)   Marital Advice ...

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In Wake of Ashley Madison Hack, Jackie Joins Cheating Site


July 24th, 2015 . Jackie Pilossoph

Maybe its because I'm a reporter, but hearing about the Ashley Madison hack made me want to learn more about the cheating website. So, I set up a profile to get the experience. In this week's Love Essentially, published in Chicago Tribune Pioneer Pre...

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Marital Advice: 25 Years. What’s The Secret?


April 19th, 2015 . Jackie Pilossoph

As a divorce blogger, marital advice that comes from me can be taken two ways: 1. Learn from her. She knows what to do to NOT end up divorced. or 2. Why the hell is a divorced woman giving marital advice? Isn't that an oxymoron? So, when I saw this b...

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