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Is Getting Together With An Ex A Good Idea or A Recipe For Tears?

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In this week’s Love Essentially, I offer the potential advantages and disadvantages of getting together with an ex. Is it a good idea to meet up? Maybe you need closure or just miss him (or her.) Or, will it re-break your heart? Here’s my take on it.
Should This Woman Go Out For A Beer With Her Ex-Boyfriend?
by Jackie Pilossoph for Chicago Tribune Media Group
There’s nothing easy about a breakup. In (more...)

Divorced Girl Smiling Featured on Megyn Kelly TODAY!

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I recently had an opportunity to tell my story on Megyn Kelly TODAY! What a thrill that was! Although a little scary to put myself out there and be vulnerable in front of America, (there’s a big difference between writing it on a computer and verbalizing it on national TV!) but it felt good because I was reaching (and hopefully helping) countless people who have faced a similar situation.
Check out the segment below where I talk (more...)

Five Steps To Help Find Peace And Happiness While Going Through A Divorce

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When Jennifer Giamo’s husband unexpectedly walked out on her three years ago, she said her world was turned upside down.
“I had no idea he was going to leave. It was devastating and shocking,” Giamo said.
Unable to cope with her impending divorce, Giamo said she started engaging in unhealthy behaviors.
“I wasn’t eating, I wasn’t getting out of bed, I wasn’t leaving the house, I couldn’(more...)

Why Couldn’t He Change For Me?

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One of the most difficult aspects of a break up or a divorce is seeing the other person become involved with someone else, and not only appearing to be blissfully happy, but appearing to be the perfect spouse! It’s crazy, it’s infuriating, it’s hard to comprehend. Now he’s doing all these things with this other woman—things YOU desperately wanted him to do, but he wouldn’t. So, you&(more...)

Tinder co-founder Whitney Wolfe: 40 y/o men are ready to commit; Dating advice for recently divorced; Kids are boring

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In this episode, I interview Tinder co-founder and Bumble CEO Whitney Wolfe whose insights on dating have me floored. For example, she confirms my hunch that men age 40 are ripe for the picking — they’re accomplished and ready for a cozy...

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Dating Advice: 7 Questions To Ask On The First 3 Dates

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Here’s some dating advice to help you determine if you’re truly ready to go after your goal of having a long-term, successful relationship:
Picture this: You’re on the 3rd date with someone you really like – and who seems to like you. Can you imagine yourself saying something along these lines?
I think it’s pretty clear we like one another – and I think you’re a terrific guy/girl. (more...)

Having Girlfriend Problems?

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Girlfriend problems are pretty common, according to life coach, Dr. Lisa Kaplin. So common, that I decided to write my Love Essentially column on reasons why friendships can end, and how handle a girlfriend who decides she just doesn’t want to be your girlfriend anymore.
When Your Girlfriend Isn’t Your Girlfriend Anymore
by Jackie Pilossoph for Chicago Tribune Media Group
There’s nothing worse than the end of a romantic relationship. In a breakup, (more...)

Dating Advice: Mixed Signals Means She’s Mixed Up

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Here is an email from a reader (in his late-twenties and recently divorced) seeking dating advice. He is seeing a woman who is 7 years older than he is. The two have known each other for awhile, and she reached out to him when she heard he was divorced.
 
After she had reached out to me, I asked if we could get together over a drink/dinner to simply catch up. We ended up meeting for dinner the (more...)

When You and Your Ex Should Get A Cell Phone for Your Teen

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Years of parenting has led to one inevitable event: the day your teenager asks for a cell phone. While this may not be a surprise, you and your ex must decide together whether getting your teen a phone protects their best interests. If one of you buys a phone without the other’s consent, it may create serious discord between you and your former partner.
There are a number of steps that you should take to decide with (more...)

How to Divorce a Spouse that Earns Considerably More Income Than You

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Going through a divorce is an emotionally draining process, especially if you’re the dependent spouse in the relationship. There’s a lot of fear and confusion surrounding finances in divorce and being able to afford the process: will I be able to make ends meet without my spouse? Can I even afford to get divorced from them? Fortunately, though you might feel at a disadvantage, there’s a lot you can do to get fair (more...)