Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce

2014 • BRAVO
309 reviews
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Season 1 episodes (14)

1 Rule #23: Never to Lie to the Kids
Abby McCarthy (Lisa Edelstein), famous author of the best-selling "Girlfriends' Guide..." mommy advice book series, has been living a lie. She's been hiding from her fans, friends and family that she's separated from her husband. Now that her husband is actively dating, she begins to take the advice of her divorced friends (Janeane Garofalo, Beau Garrett) which leads to some unexpected and life-changing experiences.
2 Rule #174: Never Trust Anyone Who Charges By The Hour
Abby (Lisa Edelstein) has to try and recover from her public breakdown and save the "Girlfriends' Guide…" brand. Abby and Jake (Paul Adelstein) attempt to have a "good divorce" for the sake of the kids. Meanwhile, Lyla's (Janeane Garofalo) ex-husband exacts revenge for his DUI and Phoebe (Beau Garrett) asks Abby out to dinner.
3 Rule #47: Always Take Advantage of ‘Me’ Time
Abby (Lisa Edelstein) spends her first night alone without the kids to focus on writing her next book when things take a sudden turn for the worse, sending the ladies on a wild ride through Hollywood. Meanwhile, Jake (Paul Adelstein) wants his first night with the kids at his new place to be perfect.
4 Rule #426: Fantasyland: A Great Place to Visit
Abby (Lisa Edelstein) starts to date Nate (C. Thomas Howell), a married dad with whom she had an emotional affair during her marriage. Max and Ford are honored at the Family Equality Gala and given an award by LGBT activist Adele Northrop (Laverne Cox).
5 Rule #21: Leave Childishness to Children
After the disastrous date with Nate, Abby (Lisa Edelstein) goes on a date with her hot, young pursuer, Will (Warren Christie). Meanwhile, Lyla's mother, Annie (Bernadette Peters), comes to Los Angeles to help her make the best impression possible with the visiting caseworker.
6 Rule #33: When in Doubt, Run Away
A photo shoot for Phoebe's (Beau Garrett) Infant Fabuleax jewelry line takes the ladies on a trip to Vegas. Abby (Lisa Edelstein) is cleansing and is determined to work on her next book. Lyla (Janeane Garofalo) awaits the recommendation of the caseworker in her custody battle.
7 Rule #67: Don’t Kill The Princess
Abby (Lisa Edelstein) throws a birthday party for her daughter Lilly (Conner Dwelly) only to have Jake's (Paul Adelstein) girlfriend, CW actress Becca Riley (Julianna Guill), show up uninvited. Abby wonders if she's pregnant... and entertains what she'd do if she were. Meanwhile, Delia (Necar Zadegan) is handling the divorce of Gordon Beech (Matthew Glave), husband of acclaimed fashion designer Courtney Beech (Virginia Williams).
8 Rule #17: Ask The Answer Lady
Abby (Lisa Edelstein) prepares to pitch her new brand to her agency when Jo (Alanna Ubach), an old friend from college arrives with her blunt, brassy New York attitude. Things get complicated when Jake (Paul Adelstein) gets a job directing an episode of Becca's (Julianna Guill) TV show “Blood Sisters.” Meanwhile, Phoebe (Beau Garrett) holds a press preview for her Infant Fabuleaux jewelry line at her ex-husband's new hotel.
9 Rule #32: F-You, Rob Frumpkis
Abby (Lisa Edelstein) gets offered to write a Huffington Post article about her dating experiences as a divorced woman and must go on ten dates in two days. Jo's (Alanna Ubach) daughter arrives from New York. Meanwhile, Delia (Necar Zadegan), fearful that her affair with Gordon Beech (Matthew Glave) will become public knowledge and get her disbarred, takes action against Courtney Beech (Virginia Williams).
10 Rule #3: Don’t Stand In The Doorway
An earthquake hits Los Angeles just as Abby's (Lisa Edelstein) Huffington Post piece “Why Aren't You Divorced Yet?” hits the internet. The moms at school are furious with Abby as the article threatens to expose one of their husbands as a cheater. Meanwhile, Abby's daughter Lilly (Conner Dwelly) is put on the “slut list”. Phoebe (Beau Garrett) helps Marco (Brandon Jay McLaren) with his urban farming business. Looking into Jo's (Alanna Ubach) finances, Delia (Necar Zadegan) discovers a shocking secret.
11 Rule #46: Keep The Holidays Low Key
Abby (Lisa Edelstein) takes advantage of the kids being with Jake (Paul Adelstein) to throw an “Adult Friendsgiving” dinner with new boyfriend Will (Warren Christie). But as strange things begin to happen around the house, Abby and Jo (Alanna Ubach) question whether or not a spirit has decided to join them for Thanksgiving. Phoebe (Beau Garrett) invites Marco (Brandon Jay McLaren) and Delia (Necar Zadegan) gets a surprise visit from her father.
12 Rule #92: Don’t Do The Crime If You Can’t Do The Time
Abby (Lisa Edelstein) and Jake (Paul Adelstein) are finalizing their divorce, but getting along better than ever. Delia (Necar Zadegan) is up for partnership at the law firm but her relationship with Gordon Beech (Matthew Glave) threatens her chances. Phoebe (Beau Garrett) has a secret history with a new mom at school, famed photographer Kori Wingo (Suki Kaiser).
13 Rule #101: Know When It’s Time To Move On
As Abby (Lisa Edelstein) gets ready to sign the divorce papers, Jo (Alanna Ubach) insists upon throwing Abby a divorce party and Will (Warren Christie) wants to celebrate by taking her to Baja, Mexico. However, Jake wants to commemorate the dissolution of his marriage from Abby in a most unexpected way. The truth about Phoebe (Beau Garrett) and Kori's (Suki Kaiser) past is revealed.
101 Sneak Peek
Get a first look at Bravo's first-ever original scripted series: Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce. The show follows Abby McCarthy (Lisa Edelstein), a self-help author and guru of all things family, who shocks the world when she reveals that her seemingly perfect life has all been a lie.

About this show

Based on the book series by Vicky Iovine, Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce follows a best-selling author (Lisa Edelstein) of a self-help book series who is secretly hiding her separation from her husband as she starts to navigate her life as a single woman in her 40's in Los Angeles. She starts to side with and accept advice more from her divorced friends rather than her married ones, which leads to unexpected and life-altering experiences.
309 reviews
Molly cagle
December 17, 2014
This show speaks to me in so many ways. I tried to hide the trouble in my 1st marriage to try and keep up a great face, but in Abby's case, something blows up and you get it found out, then the whole world knows. Then damage control, the divorce baggage, then try and date again. Seems like you hit a point and you cease to exist as you were. You become so entwined with him, you lose all of what you on e were and what attracted u to him. I think this series hits on this.
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Michelle Jensen
February 27, 2016
I first started my obsession with this beautifully written series after recording an episode purely by accident. My cable guide was wrong so after cussing out the TV for not recording the correct program, I watched and have been hooked ever since. You will love it. I laugh hysterically and sob uncontrollably. A roller coaster of emotions in the very best way.
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tony bell
August 29, 2017
Hadn't watched a television show since Lost went off the air. Really. Then one evening there was GGGTD and that was it. Sort of... Stopped watching after the first season and then saw that it was on Google and now caught up. Of course now realize that the show is ending. This is another reason why I don't watch programs, like all things elsewhere, they too have to end. What sort of petition needs to be signed to bring the show back!!
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