“How Do I Leave My Husband?” Is This An Epidemic?


May 21st, 2016 . Jackie Pilossoph

I feel like I've gotten at least a half dozen emails just in the past few days from women asking for the same piece of advice: How do I leave my husband? It leaves me wondering if women wanting out is an epidemic.   What I mean by that is,...

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Woman Thinking of Separating: ‘He Has Often Referred To Me As A Nympho’


April 24th, 2016 . Jackie Pilossoph

Read what this woman thinking of separating wrote to DGS: I have been married for about 20 years and I'm thinking of separating.  From the beginning my husband and I had different sex drives.  Me always wanting more.  My husband works a lot, wh...

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How Do I Forgive?


April 22nd, 2016 . Jackie Pilossoph

Many people going through a divorce and even those already divorced for years ask, "How do I forgive?" In this week's Love Essentially column, published yesterday in the Chicago Tribune Pioneer Press, I offer suggestions on forgiveness and how it tru...

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‘I’m Tired of Being a Wimp’ Says Woman Thinking Of Separating


April 4th, 2016 . Jackie Pilossoph

I'm currently 32, and married about 10 years.  Over the past three years my stepdaughter has lived with us full time. She's now 12. She has turned into his daughter/wife and totally disrespects me. When I talk with him about it he condemns me and se...

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Starting Over After Divorce At 40 And Rebuilding Your Life


March 23rd, 2016 . Jackie Pilossoph

How do I rebuild my life after divorce? I've sunken into a deep depression and feel scared about starting over after divorce at 40. I've been with my husband for over 13 years and I found out that this is the third time he has cheated on me. Prior...

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