Single Dad Offers Support For Other Single Dads And Their Kids


October 25th, 2017 . Jackie Pilossoph

I absolutely love the concept of single dad, Leland Dieno’s blog, No Deadbeat Society, and his new children’s book designed to help kids realize that even though Dad isn’t living at home anymore, he is still Dad and his love will never change. ...

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Considering A Blended Family? Read This!


December 2nd, 2016 . Jackie Pilossoph

        In this week's Love Essentially, I offer tips for those considering a blended family. Did The Brady's Set The Bar Too High For Blended Families? by Jackie Pilossoph for Chicago Tribune Pioneer Press ...

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7 Rules To Making Joint Custody Work After Divorce


November 7th, 2016 . Jackie Pilossoph

      7 Rules To Making Joint Custody Work After Divorce by Amy Sara Cores For parents who are divorcing, child custody issues are usually front and center. There are many decisions to make like: Do I want sole custody...

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Divorced Dad Dating: The Challenges One Dad Said He’s Facing


October 28th, 2016 . Jackie Pilossoph

          This email came from a 42 year-old divorced dad dating who shares custody of his 10 year-old daughter. I thought it was interesting how he categorized his dating challenges according to the ages o...

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Custody Advice For Dads: Go Collaborative!


July 2nd, 2016 . Jackie Pilossoph

      Great guest post offering custody advice for dads, specifically the benefits of a collaborative divorce. It makes so much sense!     A Note To Dads In The Process of Divorce By Ted Hans, CFP, CDFA...

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Kids and Divorce: How Do You Tell Them?


March 6th, 2016 . Jackie Pilossoph

      When it comes to kids and divorce, telling them initially can seem like the most difficult thing you will ever have to do. Because they are so precious, to me it almost feels like a knife going through your heart. Th...

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Talking to Your Kids About Infidelity and Divorce


January 23rd, 2015 . Jackie Pilossoph

Talking to your Kids about Infidelity and Divorce     by Peter Baker, LCPC One issue I regularly see kids for is dealing with the emotional aftermath when their parents decide to get a divorce. This already confusing and multifaceted process is ...

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Story A Little Sketchy But Single Dad Seems Sincere in Custody Battle


November 9th, 2014 . Jackie Pilossoph

I received this comment from a single dad in response to my post, “Newly Separated Man Seeks Custody Advice:”   My ex and I divorced when my son was 1.5 years old. At the time due to a crappy lawyer and my ex being who she is, I got 4....

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Divorce and Daughters: Tips For a Good Father Daughter Relationship


September 18th, 2014 . Jackie Pilossoph

Divorce and Daughters: The Best Gifts A Dad Can Give His Daughter After Divorce   By Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW  A father’s effect on his daughter’s psychological well-being and identity is far-reaching. A daughter’s sense of self, for ins...

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"I’m A Victim of Parental Alienation Syndrome," Reader Says


August 21st, 2014 . Jackie Pilossoph

I received the following e-mail in response to my post, “Ever Hear of Parental Alienation Syndrome? Neither Had I.” I am currently going through a contentious divorce, and your post about Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) really hit home. I w...

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