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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Will My Marriage Last If There Are Big Cultural Differences?


April 1st, 2016 . Jackie Pilossoph

In this week's Love Essentially, I examine the question, "Will my marriage last if the couple has big cultural differences?"     Do Cultural Differences Affect The Odds of a Marriage Lasting? by Jackie Pilossoph I can't wait to...

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Relationship Advice: What Drives You Mad About Your Spouse?


March 26th, 2016 . Jackie Pilossoph

For this week's Love Essentially column, I surveyed a few hundred people on social media and asked, "What drives you mad about your spouse?" After receiving mostly negative responses, I offered some relationship advice.   March Madness Not...

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How To Apologize To Your Partner


March 12th, 2016 . Jackie Pilossoph

Saying I'm sorry isn't something people know how to do. It's difficult for many reasons, which is why people often don't say it--even during times when an apology is much needed. In this week's Love Essentially column, published two days ago in Chica...

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Is Second Marriage A Second Chance Or Huge Mistake?


January 17th, 2016 . Jackie Pilossoph

Talk to any married person about second marriage and he or she will say something that makes me roll my eyes every time:"If I ever got divorced, I would never get married again." Wow, does that bug me. Every married person says that, to which I reply...

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