I have a few friends who I believe are literally pushing their bashert away for ridiculous reasons.
While we believe that there are numerous valid paths within Orthodox Judaism, not all observant Jews are born into a community that fits them.
There are dire repercussions for ignoring the Talmudic prohibition of talking in shul.
Divine providence had led me to a place I needed to be, the place I belonged.
There is a great void in my life that can't be filled by other relationships.
Going to therapy makes people extremely vulnerable and it is upsetting to know that there are those who take advantage of that.
Marriage is all about compromise and making sacrifices.
Chaya is frightened of being like her mother whom she considers a push-over. She prefers to be like her father who is the dominant one in the family.