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A Divorced Woman’s Really Bad Date

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One of my friends recently began online dating after divorce. She met a guy on Bumble a couple weeks ago and they went out last weekend. Turns out, it was a pretty bad date. I tell her story and offer my advice in this week’s Love Essentially.
When Did Men Stop Being Gentlemen? 
by Jackie Pilossoph for Chicago Tribune Media Group
When it comes to men, I’m old school. I like a gentleman. I (more...)

When To Tell The Kids About Divorce

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When I started researching a question that often comes up when couples are divorcing -- When to tell your children about divorce? -- I realized that we had mostly done everything wrong!   In my own experience and from years of helping women through divorce, I know that unless children are very young, they

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My Ex-Husband Wants Me Back

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My husband wants me back! What should I do? My first thought about getting back together when my own husband wanted to come back after months and months of lying and betrayal was, “How can I possibly take him back after all of the pain he has put our whole family through? Could I

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Believe It Or Not An Amicable Divorce Is Possible

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The news is routinely filled with sensational stories of divorce gone wrong. We read about vindictive spouses who are hell bent on destroying their exes. We read about greedy lawyers who fan the flames of conflict so that divorces last longer and they make more money. But think about it. What we never read about are stories of an amicable divorce.
No one hears about the people who somehow manage to end their marriages without spending their lives’ (more...)

Dating A Married Man? Listen To This Story!

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What’s the definition of dating a married man? In my opinion, there are several.
1. There is the technically married man who is going through a divorce—it just isn’t final. Ask anyone who ever got divorced, it takes a long time.
2. Then there’s the married man who is separated, but still deciding if he is in or out of the marriage.
3. There’s also the married man who (more...)

Why Is America Obsessed With The Bachelor, Colton And His Virginity?

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Yes, once again I have gotten myself into a love hate relationship with the Bachelor. There I sit, every Monday night watching the show with my teenage daughter–that’s part of the love (to spend time with her) rolling my eyes half the time, and tearing up the other! While I think Bachelor producers have gotten really lazy when it comes to being unique–every season’s formula is boringly predictable, and it’(more...)

Ex-husband Moved On Quickly

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If your ex-husband moved on quickly after divorce, that usually causes an additional level of gut-wrenching pain you have to deal with. After the divorce is final, while we still want to stay in bed all day and pull the covers over our head, our ex acts like his life has taken an invigorating

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Christmas Is Often A Catalyst For Change – Successful Separation

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Christmas is a catalyst.
I often find that I get many clients coming to see me after Christmas about how to separate after spending more time together at Christmas. Christmas acts as a catalyst for change and the New Year offers a new beginning for many.
My article Handling Divorce Positively taken from my “Raising Happy Children for Dummies” book was recently published in an in – house Banking Magazine and I received a flurry of questions (more...)

Was 2018 The Worst Year Of Your Life?

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I remember reading someone’s Facebook post last year on December 31st, and it read, “Good-bye 2017, I WON’T miss you at all.” Apparently, 2017 was not a good year for her. While I understand the post—her husband left her in early January, 2017 and she was going through a divorce that entire year, I think she had to have surgery—minor surgery in 2017, and one of her parents died (more...)

How Many People Have You Slept With? Do Numbers Really Matter?

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I have a friend who is in his fifties who travels a lot for work. So, he’s on planes every week. He told me that he was bored on a flight one time, so he decided to get a pen and a piece of paper and write down every woman he’s ever had sex with. He said the number was over 75 and he thinks he left out some women. The first word that came (more...)