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Christina Pesoli is a native Austinite.  She practices family law with Noelke Maples St. Leger Bryant, LLP, and is the author if Break Free from the Divortex:  Power Through Your Divorce and Launch Your New Life.  She has written extensively on the topic of divorce, providing advice and support designed to help people avoid common mistakes that make the process take longer and cost more.  Christina is a regular blogger for Huffington Post and has a divorce-specific advice column, Get Over It, in Divorce Magazine.  You can find more of her articles on her website, christinapesoli.com.

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Emotional Hardbody Answers

Emotional Hardbody Answers: Should I pick up the slack for my ex-husband?

By Christina Pesoli

Dear Emotional Hardbody, My ex-husband Keith and I got divorced four years ago when our son Will was 5 years old. The first year after our divorce, Keith exercised his ...


Emotional Hardbody Answers

Emotional Hardbody Answers: I want my new boyfriend to reveal his total score

By Christina Pesoli

Dear Emotional Hardbody, My best friend and I are having a difference of opinion and would like you to weigh in on it. I think that when you get into ...


Emotional Hardbody Answers

Why can't she quit me? Constant contact with your ex doesn't make you a 'good guy'

By Christina Pesoli

Dear Emotional Hardbody, My girlfriend and I broke up about a month ago. Krista and I dated since our junior year in college, and we parted on good enough terms ...


Emotional Hardbody Answers

Emotional Hardbody Answers: Going round and round over ring leaves fiancé feeling not so rosy

By Christina Pesoli

Dear Emotional Hardbody, In September, I’m marrying the man of my dreams and couldn’t be happier. But there is one issue that is causing our wedding bells to ...


Emotional Hardbody Answers

Friends don't let friends have divorce parties, or do they?

By Christina Pesoli

Dear Emotional Hardbody, One of my best friends just went through a nasty divorce. Now that it’s behind her, she wants to celebrate by having a “divorce party.” I ...


Emotional Hardbody Answers

Emotional Hardbody: After divorce, should you keep wedding photos for the kid's sake?

By Christina Pesoli

Dear Emotional Hardbody, I am a divorced mom of a 6-year-old daughter, Cassidy. When Cassidy was two, I found out that her dad was a pathological liar. From his educational ...


Emotional Hardbody Answers

Underground mother-in-law: My ex's mom wants us to be secret friends

By Christina Pesoli

Dear Emotional Hardbody, I’m going through a tough divorce that was prompted by my husband Tom’s affair. The whole thing came as a shock, and it has been ...


Emotional Hardbody Answers

Emotional Hardbody Answers: What to do when you can hear your neighbors?

By Christina Pesoli

Dear Emotional Hardbody, We have new next-door neighbors. Unlike our last neighbors, the new neighbors spend a lot of time in their backyard. They especially log in a lot of ...


Emotional Hardbody Answers

My best friend’s boyfriend bought her a gift she’ll hate. Should I tell him?

By Christina Pesoli

Dear Emotional Hardbody, My best friend, Veronica, has a new boyfriend, James. The two of them are head over heels about each other. James seems like a really nice guy ...


Emotional Hardbody Answers

Dealing with curmudgeons who play by their own rules at the movies

By Christina Pesoli

Dear Emotional Hardbody, My boyfriend Perry and I went to a movie the other night.  Before the movie started, we were occasionally whispering comments to each other during the trailers ...


Emotional Hardbody

Emotional Hardbody Answers: Now that we're just friends without benefits, should I tell his new fling?

By Christina Pesoli

Dear Emotional Hardbody, Something has been on my mind but I’m having a hard time figuring out if it’s a problem or not; and if it is, whether ...


About Vase

Emotional Hardbody answers: What do you do with a surly dinner party guest?

By Christina Pesoli

Dear Emotional Hardbody, Last Friday I had a few people over for a small dinner party. My friend Amber arrived just as I was pulling the lasagna and garlic bread ...


Should She Stay or Should She Go?

Emotional Hardbody Answers: Ex-husband's new girlfriend wants advice on marriage clash

By Christina Pesoli

Dear Emotional Hardbody, My ex-husband Bruce and I were married for seven years (no kids) and have been divorced for four years. We’re not best friends or anything, but ...


Emotional Hardbody

Emotional Hardbody answers: Are drinks before a school meeting against the rules?

By Christina Pesoli

Dear Emotional Hardbody, Last Wednesday there was a parents' meeting at 7 p.m. at my son’s elementary school. Another mom of a child in my son’s class ...


tough questions

Emotional Hardbody answers: How to keep sister's squeeze from souring family get-togethers

By Christina Pesoli

Dear Emotional Hardbody, My sister “Samantha” (who is single) is having an affair with “Chad,” a married man.   This has been going on for years now.   In her mind, she ...


Life Advice

Emotional Hardbody answers: If a friend thinks her husband isn't on Facebook, do you tell her he is?

By Christina Pesoli

Dear Emotional Hardbody, I am friends with someone named “Jenny.” Jenny and I work together, and while I don’t think of us as besties or anything, I do consider ...


Life Advice

Emotional Hardbody answers: Does guilt over ex's friend's affair pass the "tell" test?

By Christina Pesoli

Dear Emotional Hardbody, My husband Craig and I recently split up and are getting a divorce (Fun!). A couple of months before we split up, Craig told me that his ...


Life Advice

Emotional Hardbody answers: Coworker's copycat behavior not taken as a compliment

By Christina Pesoli

For the second installment of her new advice column, Emotional Hardbody takes on copycat behavior; it's time to get creative. Dear Emotional Hardbody, There’s this coworker of mine ...


Life Advice

Emotional Hardbody answers: Daughter's secret cell phone highlights parental disconnect

By Christina Pesoli

This week, we're pleased to introduce our new advice columnist, Emotional Hardbody. For the first installment, she takes on complicated family issues, broken promises and stealthy behavior. Dear Emotional ...


school of life

Season's grievings: Post Sandy Hook, I'm observing 28 Days of Anger, not 12 days of Christmas

By Christina Pesoli

I’m having a hard time moving on after the Sandy Hook tragedy. Maybe it’s because we have had so many of these mass killings recently. Or perhaps it ...


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