Who Gives The Best Divorce Advice And Who You Should Ignore

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September 25th, 2019 . Jackie Pilossoph

Tell someone you are divorced (or getting divorced) and you are sure to get an earful, most times without even asking! “Who would divorce YOU?” “Men are such jerks!” “I bet he's an asshole," “Oh, I’m so sorry, was he cheating?” and my...

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10 Movies Every Divorced Woman Over 50 Should See

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February 13th, 2018 . Jackie Pilossoph

It comes on suddenly. I’ll be watching a movie, and the moment I feel extreme joy, sadness or hopefulness, my eyes well with tears. It might stop there, but more often than not, my highly emotional divorced woman over 50 mentality causes full blown...

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Consider the Gifts of Platonic Friends in Dating At An Older Age

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March 13th, 2015 . Jackie Pilossoph

Dating at an older age isn't easy, and can get complicated. One thing I've noticed since being divorced is the increase in the number of male friends I have; relationships that are strictly platonic. But, is this an illusion? In other words, can men ...

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11 Great Movies for The Newly Separated

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February 28th, 2015 . Jackie Pilossoph

In my Love Essentially column, published yesterday in Chicago Tribune Pioneer Press, I talk about 11 of my favorite on-screen love stories. I wanted to post this on Divorced Girl Smiling, because it occurred to me that all of these movies are great m...

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Hey Guys! Want More Sex in Marriage? Take the Divorced Girl’s Advice!

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July 10th, 2013 . Jackie Pilossoph

I can’t count the number of women who complain that their husband or boyfriend wants sex all the time, and they’re just too tired or too busy to be interested. I bet if I asked any marriage therapist, he or she would tell me that one of the big m...

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