The Key To Being Happy In Your Relationship

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May 3rd, 2018 . Anita Chlipala

Do you have a friend who is always late, but you put up with it because she’s always there for you no matter what? Or what about that friend who constantly complains about her life and takes no action to improve it, but you accept that about her...

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Blending Families: The Brady Bunch Made it Look Easy

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May 14th, 2015 . Jackie Pilossoph

Because of the Brady Bunch, did we all grow up thinking blending families was a piece of cake? If you think about it, the Brady kids got along great with each other, and with their new step parent. Ex's or deceased spouses were never mentioned. In th...

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Advice for “We Never Have Sex Anymore”

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December 18th, 2014 . Jackie Pilossoph

Do you or your spouse ever think or say to a friend, "We never have sex anymore?" If so, you definitely need to read my Love Essentially column, published today in Chicago Tribune Media Group publications! Let's Talk About Sex...Or Lack Of It by ...

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Relationship Advice: Stepchildren Behaving Badly!

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November 30th, 2014 . Jackie Pilossoph

Wait till you read this comment I received from this woman whose boyfriend’s kids (young adults) sound like nightmares! I have some much needed relationship advice for her. My boyfriend’s kids are 18, 20, 22, and 24. The 3 younger ADULTS live ...

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Second Marriage Advice: The Difference Between Failure and Success

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January 4th, 2014 . Jackie Pilossoph

The latest statistic I can find on second marriage failure rates is 72%. 72%!!!  Knowing these statistics, why would ANYONE enter into a second marriage? It’s crazy, but they do. People love the institution of marriage and they have this incredibl...

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