A Grade School Teacher’s Brilliant Relationship Advice

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June 30th, 2018 . Lisa Kaplin

Recently, I was talking to my favorite 5th grade teacher (named Mrs. Teacher for privacy purposes), who just happens to be the mother of my future daughter-in-law, and she offered some brilliant relationship advice. We were talking about difficult ch...

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

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May 21st, 2018 . Jackie Pilossoph

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 ...

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

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May 18th, 2018 . Jackie Pilossoph

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 lea...

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Barbara Bush Was A Lady Who Put Love And Family First

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April 18th, 2018 . Jackie Pilossoph

Barbara Bush, who found joy as a wife and a mother, can inspire us all  by Jackie Pilossoph for Chicago Tribune Media Group Some married women are opinionated and independent, while others are more traditional — old school, if you will. As ...

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“You Pretty Much Want To Nail Them Too!” An Honest Look at opposite-sex friendships

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April 6th, 2018 . Jackie Pilossoph

Opposite-sex friendships got big attention in the 1989 Nora Ephron romantic comedy “When Harry Met Sally,” one of my all-time favorite movies about a man and woman (played by Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan) who develop a meaningful platonic friendshi...

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