The Importance Of Asking For What You Want In A Relationship


February 10th, 2019 . Jackie Pilossoph

A huge issue in a faltering romantic relationship is when one or both people stop communicating effectively. One aspect of this is when instead of coming out and asking for things they want, hold everything inside and then become angry and resentful ...

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A Valentine’s Day Celebration That Has Nothing To Do With Romance And Everything To Do With Love


February 1st, 2018 . Jackie Pilossoph

Whatcha doing on Valentine's Day? Are you dreading it because you are either single or in a relationship that isn't working? This week's Love Essentially column might help. It offers a different perspective on Valentine's Day, and why not caring abou...

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This Valentine’s Day: Try A Little Thoughtfulness


February 12th, 2017 . Jackie Pilossoph

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, I thought this was a great post for those wondering what to get their significant other. Chicken Nuggets Can Have A Romantic Side by Jackie Pilossoph for Chicago Tribune Pioneer Press In my opinion...

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Relationship Advice: Who Needs Candy and Flowers on Valentine’s Day?


February 7th, 2015 . Jackie Pilossoph

I want to apologize upfront to those reading this who are going through a divorce and not dating anyone, who want to shout, "Jackie, this doesn't apply to me at all!!" But, what I want to say to everyone is, it WILL at some point, and even if you...

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Valentines Day: Great Holiday but Not the Only Gift Giving Opportunity


February 14th, 2014 . Jackie Pilossoph

Today is Valentines Day, an exciting day for young kids, a depressing day for people who aren’t in a relationship who want to be in one, and a good day for those who have a significant other (in most cases.) I say “in most cases” because I h...

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