Blending Families: The Brady Bunch Made it Look Easy


May 14th, 2015 . Jackie Pilossoph

Because of the Brady Bunch, did we all grow up thinking blending families was a piece of cake? If you think about it, the Brady kids got along great with each other, and with their new step parent. Ex's or deceased spouses were never mentioned. In th...

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Men and Their Mommies: His Relationship With His Mom Affects Yours


April 30th, 2015 . Jackie Pilossoph

I am a mom who has a son. I also have a brother, and an ex-mother-in-law, and I have to say, the mother-son relationship is very interesting to me. I truly believe that a man's relationship with his mom has a huge impact on his romantic relations...

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Relationship Advice: 5 Things That Mean More Than I Love You


April 23rd, 2015 . Jackie Pilossoph

How often do you say "I love you?" In my Love Essentially column, published yesterday in Chicago Tribune Pioneer Press, I offer relationship advice that has to do with things that might mean a lot more to your spouse than "I love you." 5 Great...

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Marital Advice: 25 Years. What’s The Secret?


April 19th, 2015 . Jackie Pilossoph

As a divorce blogger, marital advice that comes from me can be taken two ways: 1. Learn from her. She knows what to do to NOT end up divorced. or 2. Why the hell is a divorced woman giving marital advice? Isn't that an oxymoron? So, when I saw this b...

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Remarrying Your Ex: Can It Work?


March 29th, 2015 . Jackie Pilossoph

Someone on Dust sent me a question: I have been divorced for several years. Is it normal for divorced couples to try it for a second time? In other words, can remarrying your ex actually work? The best way for me to answer this question is to tell...

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