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Love Essentially
is Jackie Pilossoph's dating and relationships column, published weekly in Better Magazine
(previously in Chicago Tribune Pioneer Press)

Column: Love and Longing During COVID-19
Better Magazine

By Jackie Pilossoph, April 27, 2020

Coping With the Emotional Toll of Social Distancing: Marla Levie Craven is a devoted daughter who frequently visits her 95-year-old mother, Muriel Levie at the Northbrook, IL, senior community where she lives. To Craven, the visits are anything but obligatory. “My mother is such an amazing person,” said Craven, a Glenview, IL, mom and marketing professional. “She never complains, keeps a positive attitude, and showers me with loving words every time I see her.” Read the entire Love Essentially article

Column: Families Are Spending 24 Hours a Day Together During COVID-19 – Here’s How It’s Impacting Them
Better Magazine

By Jackie Pilossoph, April 20, 2020

I’m not going to sugarcoat it. As much as we love our families, they drive us nuts at times. Fortunately, going to work, sending the kids off to school, getting together with friends, shopping, or heading to the gym are great ways to get the space we need and to appreciate our loved ones when we walk in the door. But these days, the whole clan is always in the door, thanks to COVID-19. For the past few weeks and for who knows how much longer, families are home 24/7 and spending more time together than we ever have before. Read the entire Love Essentially article

Column: Dating While Social Distancing: Why COVID-19 Isn’t Stopping Those Looking For Love
Better Magazine

By Jackie Pilossoph, April 13, 2020

Ask anyone. Online dating, especially after divorce is no picnic. The seemingly endless search for love can include everything from feeling rejected when no one’s swiping you, going on dates that are worse than a root canal, and realizing how tricky it is to weed out psychos, jerks and weirdos from cute, normal guys who could be a great fit. Read the entire Love Essentially article

Column: 10 useful tips for reducing stress in the age of coronavirus
Chicago Tribune Media Group

By Jackie Pilossoph, March 27, 2020

I don’t know about you, but I feel like amid this time of fear, uncertainty, and gloom, I have seen so many beautiful gestures and acts of kindness from those around me. Read the entire Love Essentially article

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