My Spouse is Controlling: What that Means During Divorce
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by Jason C. Tuchman
2d ago
“My spouse is controlling,” is something I hear from some clients during our initial consultation. Divorcing a controlling spouse can be an incredibly tough and draining experience. Their behavior can have an impact on the divorce proceedings, making them stressful, drawn out, and emotionally taxing. Understanding how their controlling tendencies influence the process is essential so you can better prepare and navigate through this period.   Signs of a Controlling Spouse   Controlling spouses often use manipulative tactics to complicate the divorce process. For instance, they may fil ..read more
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Diary of a Wellness Retreat in Italy
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by Hannah McKitrick
3d ago
I just returned home from leading a week-long culinary and wellness retreat in Italy. Southern Italy. Retreats by nature are designed to be life changing. There is something so sacred that happens when a group of souls journeys together through the unknown for a week. They get to witness the raw, unfiltered versions of each other through highs and lows.  This connection in it of itself would be special enough. However, in my wellness retreats, I like to sprinkle in the most euphoric food and wine adventure on top of the deep soul-to-soul connection. Is there anything better?!?!  &nbs ..read more
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Would You Rather Be This Guy’s Ex-Wife or New Wife?
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by Jackie Pilossoph
4d ago
I ran into a woman recently who has been divorced for several years and has three children. We asked each other the usual questions you ask when you haven’t seen someone in awhile: “How are things,” “How are the kids?” “How’s the job?” “How’s the love life?” and of course, “How are things with your ex?” Her answer to that question was shocking. She told me that her ex moved to another state, got married, had two children with his new wife, and has not spoken to or seen their children in a couple of years. He has also not paid any child support.   While my gut reaction was to feel very sad ..read more
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How Divorce Changes a Woman: 9 More Things I Learned
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by Jackie Pilossoph
1w ago
A few weeks ago, I wrote an article called “Am I Happier After Divorce? 9 Things I Learned in my Divorce.” The article gained a lot of attention, so I thought I’d write a part 2, which is How Divorce Changes a woman: 9 MORE Things I learned in divorce.   Here is how divorce changes a woman, 9 More Things I Learned in Divorce   1. I learned that you’re never too old to reinvent yourself.   Before I was married, I was working as a pharmaceutical sales rep, making a ridiculously wonderful amount of money. I quit that job after I had my first child and became a stay-at-home mom. Whe ..read more
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Divorce After 30 Years of Marriage or More
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by Katherine E. Miller
1w ago
Are you going through a divorce after 30 years of marriage or more? Did you stay with your spouse far longer than you should have? Now that you’ve finally pulled the plug and the divorce is actually happening, you may be surprised to find yourself feeling emotional, unsettled, and intimidated by the single life that now lies ahead of you. How do you begin to rebuild your life? Here are 5 tips for divorce after 30 years of marriage or more   1. Grieve The emotional trauma of divorce can be akin to experiencing a death. Even if you desperately wanted the divorce, you may stil ..read more
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The Antidote to Divorce Loneliness and Stress
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by Debra Doaks and Tracy Callahan
2w ago
It’s sad, but true. Divorce never fails to leave people feeling afraid, isolated and alone. Late night Google searches and social media scrolling can help distract from divorce loneliness and stress, but the relief is only temporary. And all that information overload can add to the confusion – there are so many conflicting opinions out there, they’re not all accurate, and they’re not all helpful.   Divorce can feel scary and stressful and lonely for a number of reasons but often it boils down to lack of information and uncertainty. It’s natural to go to Google, Instagram, Facebook groups ..read more
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The Hottest Topic in Divorce: Mortgage Loan Assumptions
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by Karla Kyte
2w ago
Mortgage loan assumptions are big business right now and most people going through divorce don’t know that they can, in fact, assume their loan due to the circumstances of divorce.  In case you aren’t familiar with the term, a mortgage loan assumption in divorce is when one spouse takes over the loan, meaning you don’t have to get a new mortgage, and your rate stays the same! I think there are still a few mortgage companies out there that are not allowing the assumption of a loan but most are. Asking the right question in the right way is the first step to getting a mortgage loan assumpti ..read more
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Am I Happier After Divorce? 9 Things I Learned
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by Jackie Pilossoph
2w ago
Am I happier after divorce? I’d say yes. I think most divorced people would say yes. Maybe not right after the divorce, and definitely not during divorce, but as time goes by, I think we all end up happier after divorce—whether we wanted the divorce or not.   So I’m happier after divorce. Fine. But you know what else I am? I’m empowered, I have more wisdom, I have more self-confidence, and I like myself a heck of a lot more.   Here are 9 things I learned as a result of getting divorced:   1. I learned I was a survivor. Getting divorced is like playing dodgeball. Remember that ga ..read more
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How to Find Inner Peace and Eliminate Unwanted Anger
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by Dr. Mort Orman
2w ago
Do you ever feel that unwanted anger is sometimes weighing you down? Do you want to know how to find inner peace but feel like anger is preventing that? Unwanted anger can be a powerful force that can wreak havoc on your relationships, your work, and even your health. But what if I told you there’s a way out? A way to break free from the grip of anger? A solution for how to find inner peace? Introducing the revolutionary “3 Hot Dog Secret” to eliminating unwanted anger – a game changer in the realm of emotional wellness. This is not a gimmick. It’s a profound insight into how our minds work an ..read more
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How Long Does Child Support Last? Unfortunately, Not Long Enough
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by Jackie Pilossoph
3w ago
When I was first getting divorced, one of the first questions I asked my attorney was, “How long does child support last?” In the state of Illinois, it lasts until the child is 18, or when he/she graduates from high school. At the time, my kids were 3 and 5 so that seemed like a lifetime away, and I thought, ‘OK, well that’s good.’   What I could not have known back then was what would happen when my kids were in college—specifically that they would be living with me on breaks and over the summers 100% of the time, and that I would be footing the bill for everything because they were over ..read more
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