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

Column: Should this woman go out for a beer with her ex-boyfriend?

By Jackie Pilossoph, Sept. 19, 2018

There’s nothing easy about a breakup. In the weeks and months that follow the end of a long-term, serious relationship, feelings of anger, pain, sadness, loneliness, disappointment, regret, and fear of being alone are all normal. Plus, even if you knew the relationship wasn’t working, you miss the person. Read The Entire Article

Column: From a new car to paying for nursing school — what 34 divorced women did after selling the ring

By Jackie Pilossoph, Aug. 29, 2018

It was almost 20 years ago, but I can still vividly remember the moment my boyfriend asked me to marry him, and then pulled out a diamond engagement ring. Read The Entire Article


Column: All I'm askin' is for a little respect

By Jackie Pilossoph, Aug. 22, 2018

There are certain elements I think most couples deem necessary for sustaining a happy, healthy romantic relationship. These include trust, loyalty, thoughtfulness, likability and laughter, to name a few. Read The Entire Article

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Column: When your husband and your BFF fall in love

By Jackie Pilossoph, Aug. 8, 2018

It sounds like the storyline of a Lifetime movie, but affairs between a husband (or wife) and his or her spouse’s best friend really do happen. A lot. Read The Entire Article