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

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

Column: 15 material and nonmaterial self-confidence boosters

By Jackie Pilossoph, June 23, 2018

A woman recently came up to me at a restaurant and said, “I love your dress.” I replied, “Oh, thank you. It wasn’t expensive at all.” “Well, it looks really good on you,” she said. “Thanks,” I replied in an unassured tone. I then turned to my boyfriend and asked, “Do you really think so?” Read The Entire Article


Column: Is it fair for courts to make divorced parents pay for kids' college?

By Jackie Pilossoph, May 23, 2018

There is no law requiring married couples to pay for college for their children, but when it comes to divorced or divorcing parents, there apparently is. A 40-year-old Illinois law states that if you are divorced or getting divorced, your spouse can file a petition to allocate part of the responsibility of your children’s college expenses to you. Sound fair? Not to me, a divorced mom of two. Read The Entire Article

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Column: Grandpa's 6 tips for a successful marriage

By Jackie Pilossoph, May 17, 2018

For more than 40 years, Peter Davidson has spent his career writing mystery novels, college textbooks, corporate training manuals, children’s books, magazine articles and songs. In all that time, the one genre Davidson never touched was love and relationships. That is until his grandson, Joel Schendel, got engaged. Read The Entire Article