is Jackie Pilossoph's dating and relationships column, published weekly in Better Magazine
(previously in Chicago Tribune Pioneer Press)
By Jackie Pilossoph, April 21, 2016
I'm a little embarrassed to confess that I love the HBO series "Girls," given that the highly provocative comedy about four 20-something girlfriends living, working and dating in New York City offers jaw dropping sex scenes, infuriatingly flawed characters and storylines that are similar to watching a car crash.
That said, the recent season finale caused me to think about something that is truly significant in romantic relationships: forgiveness.Read the entire Love Essentially article
By Jackie Pilossoph, April 14, 2016
Last Friday night, I had the pleasure of sitting on the panel of experts for "The Great Love Debate," a national touring show that had a Chicago stop at the Greenhouse Theater Center in Lincoln Park.
Facilitated by the show's host and producer, Brian Howie, along with four other panelists, a crowd of men and women discussed and debated dating, relationships and love. To say there were a few noteworthy differences in the way men and women viewed things is putting it mildly.Read the entire Love Essentially article
By Jackie Pilossoph, April 6, 2016
Romantic relationships are so much easier when everything in life is going great. But what happens when tragedy strikes your partner and his or her world is turned upside down?
I'm referring to the death of a spouse's parent. The devastation and other intense emotions someone feels when losing their mom, their dad or a sibling can cause a lot of stress in a marriage, especially if the spouse doesn't know how to help.Read the entire Love Essentially article
By Jackie Pilossoph, March 2, 2016
Is it really possible to be in love with two people at the same time? That's the question I think millions of men and women are wondering after watching Monday night's episode of "The Bachelor."
In case you missed it, bachelor Ben Higgins said "I love you" to two of his three finalists – JoJo and Lauren, who both said it first, by the way.Read the entire Love Essentially article