Love Essentially

Jackie Pilossoph is the creator and writer of her weekly column, “Love Essentially.” With a mission to uplift, inspire and entertain readers, the seven-year old column covers topics like sex, dating, marriage, family, friendships and giving back. What makes Love Essentially unique is Pilossoph’s dedication to humor, warmth, honesty, and most notably, vulnerability.

A former television journalist and newspaper features reporter, Pilossoph is also the author of four novels and the creator of the divorce support website, Divorced Girl Smiling. She holds a Masters degree in journalism and lives on Chicago’s North Shore with her two teenagers.

Latest Articles:

15 Relationship Lies and Lines That Might Sound Familiar

Living Pandemic

Living and Loving in a Pandemic: Here’s What I’ve Learned So Far

In the Time of COVID, Drive-Thru Graduation Is Short, But Definitely Sweet

Photo by Jeannine Krasucki

Musician Shares Love Through Concerts at Senior Living Communities

Paul Bedal, Ethan Kogan, Geoff Bradfield, Matt Ulery, Chad McCullough. Photo by Loryn Kogan.

How to Find Love During a Time with So Much Hate

Finding Love During So Much Hate

New Phase of Openings Brings New Phase of Fear: How To Cope

Fear of leaving the house coronavirus
Raw Pixel

Michael Fine Lost His Arm 10 Years Ago: Here’s His Advice For Facing Change With Courage

Michael Fine Better Chicago

Coronavirus Brings An Increase In Domestic Violence: Tips For Those Who Need Help

Ideas For a Stay-at-Home Mother’s Day 2020

Mother's Day in Quarantine

Feeling Lost or Powerless in the Face of COVID-19? Try Giving Back

Love and Longing During COVID-19: Coping With the Emotional Toll of Social Distancing

Families Are Spending 24 Hours a Day Together During COVID-19—Here’s How It’s Impacting Them

Keeping it All in the Family During COVID-19

Dating While Social Distancing: Why COVID-19 Isn’t Stopping Those Looking For Love

Online Dating During Coronavirus


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