Relationship Advice: When The Past Doesn’t Stay In The Past


September 6th, 2016 . Jackie Pilossoph

An email I got from a woman seeking relationship advice and even thinking of separating because her husband cannot handle what happened in her past:     I have been with my husband since the age of 18 and we have been married for a...

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The Olympics of Love: Tips On Making Sure Your Relationship Wins a Gold Medal


August 12th, 2016 . Jackie Pilossoph

Watching the Olympics has certainly been motivating for me, so much so that all those golds that Phelps has been winning inspired me to write this week's Love Essentially!   When it Comes To Your Relationship, Think Like An Olympic Champio...

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4 Tips To Making Sure Your Second Marriage Lasts


August 9th, 2016 . Jackie Pilossoph

If I ever get into a second marriage, there are so many things I would do differently--starting with the engagement. Check out this article I wrote for ESME, offering tips to those getting engaged for a second marriage, on how to increase the odds th...

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Relationship Advice: The One Thing You Can’t Give Your Spouse


July 6th, 2016 . Jackie Pilossoph

Relationship advice:You can shower your spouse with love. You can give him or her gifts, you can cook him gourmet meals every night. You can buy sexy lingerie and seduce him every night. You can take her on extravagant trips. You can tell her jokes t...

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Marital Advice: When Your Spouse’s Parent Dies


April 7th, 2016 . Jackie Pilossoph

In this week's Love Essentially, published yesterday in Chicago Tribune Pioneer Press, I offer marital advice for that devastating time when people suffer the loss of a parent.    How to Help Your Spouse Grieve The Loss of a Parent  by J...

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