Ever Been In An On-Again Off-Again Relationship?


March 19th, 2015 . Jackie Pilossoph

Ever been in an on-again off-again relationship? I find them to be very perplexing, and wanted to know more, so I recruited the advice of a relationship therapist and found out, and then wrote about it in this week's Love Essentially, published t...

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Divorced Girl Smiling Dirty Dancing: The Time of My Life


March 9th, 2015 . Jackie Pilossoph

I think it was about a year ago, while watching my son’s basketball game that one his friend’s moms came up to me, told me she was the co-chair for the 2015 Glenview Education Foundation fundraiser called “Dancing With the Local Stars” and as...

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Alternatives to Flowers and Chocolates for Valentine’s Day


February 7th, 2015 . Jackie Pilossoph

This might come as a surprise, but I've never been a huge fan of Valentine's Day. Don't get me wrong. I love romantic gestures and the idea of giving someone you love a gift. But, I think the holiday puts a lot of pressure on couples to buy flowers a...

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Dating, Marriage and Divorce Advice for a Better Love Life in 2015


January 2nd, 2015 . Jackie Pilossoph

      In my Love Essentially column, published two days ago in Chicago Tribune Media Group papers, I give dating, marriage and divorce advice that could lead to a better love life in 2015, if you're willing to make these New Year's resolutions. ...

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How Do You Know If You Love Someone?


December 26th, 2014 . Jackie Pilossoph

"How do you know if you love someone is the question I answer in this article in response to a reader: Jackie, I have been dating a woman for four years now. She has a lot of problems with her adult son, who is autistic. He is college educated, but...

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