Relationship Advice: The One Thing You Can’t Give Your Spouse


July 6th, 2016 . Jackie Pilossoph

Relationship advice:You can shower your spouse with love. You can give him or her gifts, you can cook him gourmet meals every night. You can buy sexy lingerie and seduce him every night. You can take her on extravagant trips. You can tell her jokes t...

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Fourth of July: Celebrate YOUR Independence


June 30th, 2016 . Jackie Pilossoph

In honor of the fourth of July, here is my Love Essentially column, published in the Chicago Tribune Pioneer Press, about the importance of staying independent, even if you are in a relationship.   Independence in a Marriage: Not An Oxymor...

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Marital Advice: When Your Spouse’s Parent Dies


April 7th, 2016 . Jackie Pilossoph

In this week's Love Essentially, published yesterday in Chicago Tribune Pioneer Press, I offer marital advice for that devastating time when people suffer the loss of a parent.    How to Help Your Spouse Grieve The Loss of a Parent  by J...

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‘I’m Tired of Being a Wimp’ Says Woman Thinking Of Separating


April 4th, 2016 . Jackie Pilossoph

I'm currently 32, and married about 10 years.  Over the past three years my stepdaughter has lived with us full time. She's now 12. She has turned into his daughter/wife and totally disrespects me. When I talk with him about it he condemns me and se...

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Will My Marriage Last If There Are Big Cultural Differences?


April 1st, 2016 . Jackie Pilossoph

In this week's Love Essentially, I examine the question, "Will my marriage last if the couple has big cultural differences?"     Do Cultural Differences Affect The Odds of a Marriage Lasting? by Jackie Pilossoph I can't wait to...

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