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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: 10 useful tips for reducing stress in the age of coronavirus

Chicago Tribune Media Group

By Jackie Pilossoph, March 27, 2020

I don’t know about you, but I feel like amid this time of fear, uncertainty, and gloom, I have seen so many beautiful gestures and acts of kindness from those around me.
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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.
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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.
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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).
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