Ten Breakup Lessons I Learned From My Mother, A Divorce Attorney


April 29th, 2019 . Jackie Pilossoph

Editors note: Going through a breakup or a divorce is emotionally painful, but there are also logistical/practical difficulties that come with the end of a relationship. What I mean by that is, if you are going through a divorce or a breakup, you mig...

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Woman Cheated On: ‘He Looked In My Eyes And Lied And Knew I Would Believe Him’


December 16th, 2018 . Jackie Pilossoph

Here are excerpts from an email I received from a single mom who was cheated on. The woman dated this guy for 8 years. Seven months ago, she found out he cheated on her for the last year of their relationship, basically living two lives. He ended up ...

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Should I Break Up With My Boyfriend?


October 9th, 2018 . Anita Chlipala

This reader is wondering, "Should I break up with my boyfriend?" Here is her email, along with my advice. Dear Anita, I’m in a 5-month relationship with my boyfriend. Things were great in the beginning but it’s been rocky the last c...

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Is Getting Together With An Ex A Good Idea or A Recipe For Tears?


September 25th, 2018 . Jackie Pilossoph

In this week's Love Essentially, I offer the potential advantages and disadvantages of getting together with an ex. Is it a good idea to meet up? Maybe you need closure or just miss him (or her.) Or, will it re-break your heart? Here's my take on it....

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Relationship Advice For Dumped, Broken, Angry And In Pain


January 8th, 2018 . Jackie Pilossoph

I’ve been corresponding with a reader seeking relationship advice. She has been divorced for several years, and was recently in a relationship for well over a year, which she thought was happy, healthy, and loving, until her boyfriend broke up with...

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