Three Words That Describe Collaborative Divorce: Calm, Efficient, Expedient


If you’re not familiar with collaborative divorce, read this wonderful guest post that describes the process and why it might work for you! Just the title alone–doesn’t that sound better than stressful litigation and decisions made without your input? What Is Collaborative Divorce? by Miriam Cooper, JD What if there was a way to go through a divorce that was calm, efficient and expedient? Does that sound too good to be true? It’s not. Illinois recently legally recognized a long-practiced type of divorce called Collaborative ... Read more

8 Tips For Financial Stability After Divorce


One of the scariest parts of getting divorced is wondering whether whether or not you will have financial stability. Sadly, when it comes to divorce and money, there are no guarantees. We all know people who have been left financially devastated by an ex who seemed to be hell-bent on destroying them. The good news is, there are things you can do that will (hopefully) give you financial stability after divorce. 8 Divorce and Money Tips 1. Get advice from a good divorce lawyer. You can’t make a fair deal with your spouse unless you know what y... Read more

Marital Advice From a Guy Who Has Been With His Wife For Half A Century


Peter Davidson’s resume is looking really good when it comes to someone qualified to offer marital advice. After all, Davidson has been married to his wife, Beverly for 48 years! For this week’s Love Essentially, I interviewed Davidson about his new book, “Marital Advice To My Grandson, Joel”, and got some great tips for couples who want to stay together and stay happy.   Grandpa’s 6 tips for a successful marriage  by Jackie Pilossoph for Chicago Tribune Media Group For more than 40 years, Peter Davidson has ... Read more

Do You Think This Couple Will End Up Divorced? I Sure Do.


I’m not a psychic, but corresponding with readers who ask for relationship advice, and hearing their stories has given me some insight into the predictability of what will most likely happen in certain relationships. What I mean is, what I’ve learned from my readers the past five or so years is that couples that fall into negative patterns usually end up divorced if they don’t get help in time, or take steps to change the patterns.   The best way to explain this is to write about something I saw last weekend. I was doing my weekly gr... Read more

Mom With A Drill: Scary Or Sexy?


Mom, (single or married) if you’re like me, you are constantly calling people to do home repairs or home maintenance projects. And, all the people you call are probably men. Well, here’s a way for you to become more independent in this way, and love yourself while you are doing it! Single women can become their very own Mrs. Fix-its by Jackie Pilossoph for Chicago Tribune Media Group In the 10 years I’ve been divorced, I can think of several times when I thought to myself, “Boy, I wish I had a husband right now.”    ... Read more

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