14 Pieces of Great Relationship Advice

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By Jackie Pilossoph, Editor-in-chief, Divorced Girl Smiling, Love Essentially columnist and author

People are always trying to give other people relationship advice. Even when you don’t ask, it seems someone is almost always edging to give their little nugget of what they think is gold.


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“You should do this…” “The key is…” or “What I would do is…” they say. Meanwhile, as my dear, sweet father used to say, “Who asked ya??” Relationship advice from others can be great, just make sure you take it from who it comes, and you trust your gut above and beyond what anyone suggest.

This week, I decided to ask for some relationship advice from others: my cross-training buddies. I asked each one to offer one piece of relationship advice–the best piece of advice they have to give. This is a mix of married, single and divorced men and women, and what I found so interesting is that each person offered something unique. All of the responses were completely different!  The advice was so good, that I felt I needed to share it, and it ended up in my Love Essentially column!



Cross-Trainers Offer Relationship Advice  by Jackie Pilossoph for Chicago Tribune Media Group

Some people enjoy a leisurely Saturday morning sleeping in, drinking coffee and reading the paper. That used to be me until about six weeks ago, when I began doing a cross-training class at 8 a.m. on Saturdays.

“Leisurely” is the last word I’d use when it comes to cross-training, an intense, fast-paced, one-hour class that leaves me feeling like I just ran a marathon. Also known as circuit-training, it consists of roughly 25 different exercise stations, with 1 minute taken per rotation.

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Jackie Pilossoph

Editor-in-chief: Jackie Pilossoph

Divorce is a journey. Live it with grace, courage and gratitude. Peace and joy are on the way! Jackie Pilossoph is the creator and Editor-In-Chief of Divorced Girl Smiling. The author of the novels, Divorced Girl Smiling and Free Gift With Purchase, Pilossoph also writes the weekly dating and relationships advice column, “Love Essentially”, published in the Chicago Tribune Pioneer Press and the Chicago Tribune online. Additionally, she is a Huffington Post contributor. Pilossoph holds a Masters degree in journalism from Boston University.

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