Father’s Day: A Day Without Dad


June 16th, 2017 . Jackie Pilossoph

With Father's Day just two days away, you probably think I am going to offer advice on how to deal with Father's Day as a divorced woman. Wrong. My Love Essentially column below, published in the Chicago Tribune Pioneer Press is about celebrating you...

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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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A Mother’s Day Wish: I Want My Mom To Date


May 14th, 2017 . Jackie Pilossoph

In honor of Mother’s Day, I thought I’d address a reader’s comment. It comes from a caring daughter who is worried about her mom being lonely, and wants to know how she can help her.   My mother is almost 60. She’s been single for ...

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7 Crucial Reasons Divorced Women Need A Long-Term Financial Plan


April 25th, 2017 . Jackie Pilossoph

7 Crucial Reasons Divorced Women Need A Long-Term Financial Plan by Renee Walter It takes a major life event to trigger a woman over 40 to look seriously at her financial picture—the past, the present and the future. Examples of these life even...

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When A Parent Dies…Is It Normal To Feel Angry?


April 9th, 2017 . Jackie Pilossoph

When a parent dies, there are many emotions felt, and the devastating experience is different for everyone. One thing I did not expect to feel when my dad died a few weeks ago was anger. I found myself absolutely furious at trivial issues, and if som...

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