Love Essentially
is Jackie Pilossoph's dating and relationships column, published weekly in Chicago Tribune Pioneer Press

Column: When did men stop being gentlemen?

By Jackie Pilossoph, Jan. 23, 2019

When it comes to men, I’m old school. I like a gentleman. I like a man who walks around and opens the car door for his date, a man who gives up his seat for a woman on the train, a man who asks a woman out on a date and pays for dinner, and a man who takes off his jacket and puts it on the woman he’s with if it’s cold outside. Read The Entire Article

Column: Six reasons you need hugs on a regular basis

By Jackie Pilossoph, Dec. 12, 2018

Ever have one of those days when life seems really hard? Maybe your boyfriend just broke up with you — again. Perhaps you recently found out a friend is ill. Or maybe you opened your credit card statement and your jaw just hit the ground. Perhaps you’re feeling lonely in your marriage, or your child is having problems at school and you feel helpless. Or maybe you have a chronic physical condition that feels exhausting. Read The Entire Article


Column: "Give thanks, and then say thank you to these 14 people"

By Jackie Pilossoph, Nov. 14, 2018

Thanksgiving began as a celebration of the harvest. Today, most people see it as a day to give thanks, a day to feel gratitude, and a day to thank God. Read The Entire Article

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Column: 'A Star Is Born' brings attention to a hideous, heartbreaking disease

By Jackie Pilossoph, Oct. 10, 2018

When it comes to Lady Gaga, I’d say I’ve been lukewarm in the past. Although she’s extremely talented, there was something about her unconventional demeanor that just didn’t connect with me. Until last weekend. I went to see “A Star Is Born.” Now, I adore her. Read The Entire Article