Staying In Love: One Thing That Will Help


January 8th, 2016 . Jackie Pilossoph

Staying in Love isn't easy, especially after years and years of being together. Something Bulls rookie, Bobby Portis said in an interview was inspiring, as it made me think of something couples can do to stay in love. Here is my Love Essentially colu...

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Flip-Flopping Not Good When Considering Second Marriage


December 29th, 2015 . Jackie Pilossoph

Below is an email I received from a reader considering second marriage:   I got married 9 years ago. My husband was a controlling, manipulative, narcissist. About 18 months into the marriage my parents pointed out to me that I was being bullie...

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Christmas Gift Ideas For Your Spouse


December 18th, 2015 . Jackie Pilossoph

Need some Christmas gift ideas for your spouse or significant other? My Love Essentially column, published yesterday in Chicago Tribune Pioneer Press might be helpful!   Advice for Picking Out Gifts For Your Spouse   by Jackie Pilossoph ...

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Relationship Advice for Military Couples


November 13th, 2015 . Jackie Pilossoph

In honor of Veterans Day, this weeks Love Essentially is dedicated to offering relationship advice for military couples. Debbie Maraia, a military spouse offers tips on how to cope with deployment. How To Love A Soldier  by Jackie Pilossoph Re...

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Second Marriage: Should You Take That Chance?


October 22nd, 2015 . Jackie Pilossoph

I am a huge fan of second marriage, and I love love love hearing those happy stories. That said, I think I read somewhere that 72% of second marriages end in divorce, which makes me sad. If someone asked me what the key is to ending up in the 2...

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