Being Friends With Your Ex: How Friendly Is Too Friendly?

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June 7th, 2017 . Jackie Pilossoph

At the beginning of a breakup and through a divorce, it’s very hard to imagine becoming friends with your ex. In fact, the relationship usually gets a lot worse (which is unimaginable) when two people go from being in a bad marriage and living toge...

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Are Your Kids Watching 13 Reasons Why? Yep.

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May 29th, 2017 . Jackie Pilossoph

Thinking about your teen or pre-teen watching a show about suicide, with scenes in it about bullying, rape, drinking, and drunk driving can be really really scary. I'm referring to the new Netflix drama, 13 Reasons Why;  a show that almost every kid...

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Advice For Moms Who Have Recent College Grads

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May 20th, 2017 . Jackie Pilossoph

While it's really hard to become an empty nester when your kids go college, it can also be difficult if they graduate and move back in without a job or any kind of direction. Below is my Love Essentially column that offers advice on how to talk to an...

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10 Tips For Single Parents

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March 18th, 2017 . Jackie Pilossoph

10 Tips For Single Parents by Jackie Pilossoph for Chicago Tribune Pioneer Press Modern-day superheroes are the words Marika Lindholm uses to describe single moms, or, as she prefers to call them: "solo moms." "Day in and day out, a solo mom h...

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Parental Alienation: Is It Going On In Your Divorce?

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February 9th, 2017 . Jackie Pilossoph

WHEN THE OTHER PARENT COMMITS PARENTAL ALIENATION IN ILLINOIS by Nichole M. Waltz When parents come to the decision that living together and raising their children as a couple is not possible, the experience of divorce is usually emotionally stre...

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