Thoughts on The Bachelor Season Finale And My Issues With Arie


March 9th, 2018 . Jackie Pilossoph

'The Bachelor' Breaks The Mold in All the Wrong Ways by Jackie Pilossoph for Chicago Tribune Media Group Typically, I might use the words "predictable," "scripted" and "formulaic" to describe the final rose ceremony of "The Bachelor."   ...

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My Divorce Advice Site Turns Five!


March 3rd, 2018 . Jackie Pilossoph

When I realized that the 5th year anniversary of Divorced Girl Smiling, (my divorce advice site) was approaching, I decided I wanted to do something really special, meaningful and important. So, I decided to throw a huge party, and make it a fundrais...

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One Way Of Coping With The Loss Of A Loved One


February 16th, 2018 . Jackie Pilossoph

People have different ways of coping with the loss of a loved one. Here is a story about one way I found comfort when my dad died. I wrote it with the hope that it might help others. When you're mourning a lost loved one, how do you keep the conve...

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A Valentine’s Day Celebration That Has Nothing To Do With Romance And Everything To Do With Love


February 1st, 2018 . Jackie Pilossoph

Whatcha doing on Valentine's Day? Are you dreading it because you are either single or in a relationship that isn't working? This week's Love Essentially column might help. It offers a different perspective on Valentine's Day, and why not caring abou...

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The Benefits Of Meditation: For Both You And Your Relationship


January 26th, 2018 . Jackie Pilossoph

There are so many benefits to meditation. They are countless! But meditation can do more than just help people as individuals. Did you know it can help your relationship? In this week's Love Essentially, I interviewed an expert, Jaci McCarty, on what...

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