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Dear Dr. Yael

I surprise my wife with gifts, large and small.

Dear Dr. Yael

They are like children keeping count of who changed how many diapers each day.

Dear Dr. Yael

I find his mother to be a difficult person and my nature is to stay away from people like that.

Dear Dr. Yael

Often both girls and boys compare their date to their parents.

Where Have All The Good Jewish Men Gone?

Perhaps today’s accomplished woman can wrestle all the lions and tigers and bears by herself, but when she does, she may not have a lot of room left in her life for vulnerability.

Dear Dr. Yael

The Moroccan wife's chief pride is showing that she ought to win the prize for the most attentive and solicitous spouse and mother.

Dear Dr. Yael

Both parties need to become more tolerant of one another.

Dear Dr. Yael

How many potential shidduchim are not coming about because we, the mothers, are not allowing them to go through?

Forming Relationships Step By Step

I so desperately want to have a loving relationship with my stepsons.

A Mix Of Letters

Isn't there anyone making a simcha who understands that loud music can cause hearing loss?

Things To Know Before A First Date*

Some other red flags: when a person spontaneously and angrily talks about exes on dates, reschedules a date more than once without an emergency situation, or talks about engagement or marriage right away.

I Don’t Like My Mother

My mother thinks of herself as a superior person, has very little feelings for other people, and probably suffers from a deep lack of self-esteem.

Dealing With An Abusive Wife

Sometimes the most powerful countermove one can make when a person is screaming is to calmly say that her behavior is not helpful and then continue interacting with the rest of the family while ignoring the enraged person.

A Wise Marital Therapist

There are many people today with very little training who put out shingles and proclaim themselves to be marital coaches, shalom bayis helpers, advisers etc.

Separate, But Not Equal

When one marries someone with children, all family members must accept them.

Being Treated Equally

My mother-in-law is totally devoted to her daughters and their children. Her sons’ children on the other hand are treated like second-class citizens.

Chesed Begins At Home

How can I help my wife learn to say "no," and understand that her first priority must be her husband and family?

Is Marital Therapy A Mistake

It is important for a therapist to focus on a person's strengths as a way of overcoming his or her difficulties.

Summer Dilemma

I went to camp for many years. We cleaned our own bunks and did not have air conditioning.

In-Law Complications

"I would really love my mother-in-law ...if she weren't my mother-in-law."

The Meaning Of Time

Not enjoying saying no, I often succumbed to requests viewing them as demands I couldn't refuse.

A Positive Outlook

It’s fair to say that we all know or have someone in our family who is divorced.

Dear Dr. Yael

I recently met a wonderful woman who writes poetry. With her permission, I am sharing a poem she wrote about time.

Dealing With Loss

What can we do to help him stop feeling so sad all the time?

The Perturbed Educator Responds

Perhaps you can reach a compromise during this news frenzy, whereby you will feel more comfortable while he can still follow the latest events.

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