Beware: There Is Heroin In The Suburbs

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November 11th, 2017 . Jackie Pilossoph

Parents, beware. There is heroin in the suburbs. After conducting this interview I am scared as hell. The good news is, if we talk to our kids, we have a chance to prevent them from even trying it once. A Heartbroken Mom Says 'Heroin is in your su...

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What Happens When Dad Doesn’t Show Up For Visitation?

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October 24th, 2017 . Jackie Pilossoph

What Happens When Dad Doesn't Show Up?  by Jackie Pilossoph for ESME It starts the day a child is born: a mom’s desire to make things all better. Remember how hard it was when your baby was wailing and you couldn’t figure out how to get him ...

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Missing The Kids When They’re With The Ex?

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September 14th, 2017 . Jackie Pilossoph

If you are missing the kids when they're with the ex, you are not alone. It is an empty, sad, lonely and scary feeling for most newly separated men and women. Fortunately, I do think being apart from the kids gets much easier over time, and single pa...

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A Great Strategy For Blending Families

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August 27th, 2017 . Jackie Pilossoph

I received this email from a divorced dad seeking advice about blending families:   I'm a divorced dad of two teenage boys and have been divorced for over 12 years. I've dated many women over the last decade and haven't connected with "the...

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Kids’ Competitive Sports And Marital Conflict

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July 17th, 2017 . Jackie Pilossoph

There are countless reasons for marital conflict, but the kids is probably pretty high up there on the list of the most common. In this week's Love Essentially, published in the Chicago Tribune Pioneer Press, I address marital strife that can be caus...

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