How Do You Stop Being So Angry About Your Divorce with the Founder of Divorced Girl Smiling, Jackie Pilossoph on Divorce & Beyond #250

The Divorce and Beyond Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq.

Aug 8 2022 • 49 mins

This week host Susan Guthrie is joined by returning guest Jackie Pilossoph, Founder of Divorced Girl Smiling. Together Susan and Jackie discuss the importance of understanding the anger about your divorce and how to move past it so that you can thrive in your beautiful beyond!

Some people go ten, twenty, or even thirty years caught up in the anger of their divorce.  For example, we all know that one person who continues to talk about how angry they are that their ex left them for another person, twenty years earlier. It’s normal and healthy to be angry.  However, holding onto anger for too long will impact your entire life; and not in the best of ways.

During their conversation, Jackie shares seven practical tips and suggestions to help you acknowledge, process, and work through your emotions. If you are wondering HOW to let go of your anger - Jackie will help you! You have all the control of letting that anger go - it’s time to smile again.

Jackie Pilossoph is the creator and editor-in-chief of Divorced Girl Smiling, a website, podcast, and app. Jackie, who went through a divorce several years ago, is a former TV and newspaper journalist who spent 8 years writing her syndicated weekly column, Love Essentially for the Pioneer Press/Chicago Tribune.

Jackie and Susan discuss these Golden Nuggets:

  • No judgment zone! Anger is a normal and healthy emotion
  • If you are in the anger phase - it’s okay to acknowledge it to others
  • “We can choose what we want to define ourselves as - anger, bitterness, or living in the past should not be one of those things.”
  • Letting go does not mean forgetting what happened
  • Why you should shift the focus on yourself and your children
  • “The only time you should think about the past is if you are going to learn from it and do better.”
  • “If you love yourself don’t say, ‘What if…’”
  • The bottom line: You have to love yourself enough to let that anger go

This episode is a must-listen for anyone eager to learn how to release their anger for good!

About this week's special guest: Jackie Pilossoph

Jackie Pilossoph is the creator and Editor-In-Chief of Divorced Girl Smiling, the website, podcast and mobile app. The author of the novels, Divorced Girl Smiling and Free Gift With Purchase, Pilossoph also created and wrote the weekly dating and relationships advice column, “Love Essentially”, which was published in the Pioneer Press, The Chicago Tribune and all other Tribune Publishing publications for 7 1/2 years. Pilossoph holds a Masters degree in journalism from Boston University, and spent time as a broadcast journalist at KTTC in Rochester, Minnesota, as well as several years writing feature stories for the Pioneer Press/Chicago Tribune. She lives in Chicago with her family. Oh, and she’s divorced.

Website: divorcedgirlsmiling.com

Instagram: @divorced_g

Also mentioned in this episode:

Rainbows For All Children The Top 8 Reasons Why Your Ex is Being a Jerk and What to Do About It with Divorced Girl Smiling with Jackie Pilossoph How Do You Stop Being Angry about Divorce? Drowning in Drink: Alcohol Use and Abuse in Divorce with Dr. Elizabeth Cohen Your Favorite Guest Experts Share Their Most-Memorable Divorce Cases Part Two Your Favorite Guest Experts Share Their Most-Memorable Divorce Cases Part One

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