Having An Affair? How’s That Working Out For You?


June 19th, 2017 . Jackie Pilossoph

Purely based on the title of this blog post, you are probably thinking two things: 1. Jackie got divorced because her husband was having an affair, and 2. Jackie is extremely judgmental when it comes to those having an affair, and has an inability to...

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Advice For Those With A Controlling Spouse


June 10th, 2017 . Jackie Pilossoph

A recent flight home, where this woman seated in the window seat refused to open the shade, got me thinking about control in relationships, specifically, a controlling spouse. Here is my Love Essentially column, published in the Chicago Tribune Pione...

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Being Friends With Your Ex: How Friendly Is Too Friendly?


June 7th, 2017 . Jackie Pilossoph

At the beginning of a breakup and through a divorce, it’s very hard to imagine becoming friends with your ex. In fact, the relationship usually gets a lot worse (which is unimaginable) when two people go from being in a bad marriage and living toge...

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Tough Call! Should This Divorced Woman Choose Her Ex Or Her New Boyfriend?


May 23rd, 2017 . Jackie Pilossoph

I’m going to give you the story in a nutshell. A divorced woman has been officially divorced for a little over a year after a 20 year marriage. They had some financial and other issues and he refused to go to counseling. She said he is a good dad, ...

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Can The Cougar Relationship Last Through Old Age?


May 17th, 2017 . Jackie Pilossoph

I’d have to say most divorced women I know have experienced a cougar relationship, or if they haven’t, they want to. I myself had a relationship with a man who was 13 years younger than me when I was a newly divorced woman several years ago, and ...

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