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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: After traumatic childhood, local woman finds healing through forgiveness
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By Jackie Pilossoph, March 20, 2020

For Karen Kaplan, a Highland Park-based author and speaker, true inner healing can only come through forgiveness. Kaplan, a mom of three, is no stranger to pain nor forgiveness. Read the entire Love Essentially article

Column: Tempted to second-guess your breakup? Don’t do it.
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By Jackie Pilossoph, Feb. 14, 2020

Breakups are the worst. Brutally painful, ending a long-term relationship almost always involves intense sadness, anger, resentment, fear of the future and the dread of being single again. Read the entire Love Essentially article

Column: Jealous of your partner’s ex? It’s best to talk it out.
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By Jackie Pilossoph, Jan. 24, 2020

A friend of mine in her mid-20s has been dating a guy for the past two months. Based on everything she has told me about him, I think he’s wonderful (and believe me, I have had no problem in the past pointing out red flags of other men she has dated). Read the entire Love Essentially article

Column: As 2020 rolls around, try making these 20 relationship resolutions
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By Jackie Pilossoph, Dec. 18, 2019

It’s hard to believe that 2020 is just about here, and that we’re starting a whole new decade.Time sure does fly. It doesn’t seem like that long ago that we celebrated 2010, the year the iPad was launched, the military ended its “don’t ask don’t tell” policy, and Rahm Emanuel decided to run for mayor. Read the entire Love Essentially article