Dating a Woman With Kids? You’ve Got to Read This!


April 18th, 2022 . Jackie Pilossoph

If you are dating a woman with kids, you probably aren’t doing it just for fun. You most likely really, really like the woman (or love her) and you are smart enough to realize that with her, comes her children. Same thing applies to a woman dating ...

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Divorced Guy: “I Will NEVER Get Married Again. Ever”


March 20th, 2022 . Jackie Pilossoph

This is an email I received from a 50 something year-old divorced guy who got got divorced because his wife cheated on him. He was very surprised and hurt by the cheating and said he never suspected it. I believe he has been divorced for a couple of ...

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When Your Spouse Is An Addict


July 15th, 2017 . Jackie Pilossoph

This is a guest post for those whose spouse is an addict. It covers how to help your loved one get into treatment, how to heal as a couple, and when leaving might be the best option.   Advice for Couples Affected by Addiction by Caleb And...

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“Women Are Crazy” Is This True?


December 25th, 2016 . Jackie Pilossoph

      A guy said to me the other day, “You should write an article about the fact that women are crazy.”   With no idea how to respond to his statement, (and keep in mind this is a happily married man who sa...

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Considering A Blended Family? Read This!


December 2nd, 2016 . Jackie Pilossoph

        In this week's Love Essentially, I offer tips for those considering a blended family. Did The Brady's Set The Bar Too High For Blended Families? by Jackie Pilossoph for Chicago Tribune Pioneer Press ...

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Labor Day: How About Working On Your Love Life?


September 4th, 2016 . Jackie Pilossoph

        Celebrate Labor Day By Working On Your Love Life  by Jackie Pilossoph for Chicago Tribune Media Group   Labor Day is a day that honors contributions made by hardworking Americans. That includes ...

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3 Things I Would Tell Someone Getting Married


January 16th, 2016 . Jackie Pilossoph

      A question I received from a male reader: What are three things you would tell someone getting married?   Someone just asked me the other day, “How can you give relationship advice to married couples when you are divorc...

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Relationship Advice: Home For The Holidays Is a Problem


December 26th, 2015 . Jackie Pilossoph

        Read this email I received from a guy seeking relationship advice. He wants to go home for the holidays, but his fiancé fears he will cheat. The issue is causing lots of problems in the relationship. &n...

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Should I Get a Prenup?


December 16th, 2015 . Jackie Pilossoph

        It’s an uncomfortable, awkward topic that no one likes to bring up. Yet, when two people are getting married (especially for a second time) the question, “Should I get a prenup?” is a smart and necess...

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Dear Future Husband (In Second Marriage)


May 13th, 2015 . Jackie Pilossoph

In the lyrics of her hit but controversial song, “Dear Future Husband,” Meghan Trainor demands from him: dates, flowers on their anniversary, being treated like a lady, being told she’s beautiful, apologies after every fight, his time, and a ri...

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