14 People You Should Thank This Thanksgiving


November 18th, 2018 . Jackie Pilossoph

Thanksgiving is a holiday favorite for so many people...until you get divorced. Then Thanksgiving can become stressful and depressing at the same time, especially that first year. If this is your first Thanksgiving being separated, please know that y...

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Having A Rough Thanksgiving? Read This.


November 24th, 2016 . Jackie Pilossoph

Tips For a Rough Thanksgiving by Jackie Pilossoph for Chicago Tribune Pioneer Press Synonymous with gratitude, Thanksgiving is a day when people are traditionally supposed to feel and show appreciation to friends and family members (while sitting...

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Alone On Thanksgiving? Tips To Making It A Great Day


November 26th, 2015 . Jackie Pilossoph

Thanksgiving is a holiday that screams family, food, fun, and NOT being or feeling alone. But the reality is, some people won't have that kind of day.  Some people will be alone on Thanksgiving. Maybe your family lives out of town, maybe you just...

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Dating Advice: Bringing Your New Love Home for Thanksgiving


November 21st, 2015 . Jackie Pilossoph

In my Love Essentially column, published yesterday in Chicago Tribune Pioneer Press, I offer dating advice for those bringing home a new love to meet the family at Thanksgiving. My best wishes to all of my readers for a safe, happy holiday!! &...

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10 Reasons to be Thankful on Thanksgiving, Despite Your Awful Divorce


November 26th, 2014 . Jackie Pilossoph

That first Thanksgiving when you’re newly separated can be brutal. It’s hard to feel thankful when you’re trying to cope with your awful divorce, and all you can think about is that your marriage is over, your kids are crying, finances might be...

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