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.
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.
When one marries someone with children, all family members must accept them.
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.
How can I help my wife learn to say "no," and understand that her first priority must be her husband and family?
It is important for a therapist to focus on a person's strengths as a way of overcoming his or her difficulties.
I went to camp for many years. We cleaned our own bunks and did not have air conditioning.
"I would really love my mother-in-law ...if she weren't my mother-in-law."
Not enjoying saying no, I often succumbed to requests viewing them as demands I couldn't refuse.
It’s fair to say that we all know or have someone in our family who is divorced.
I recently met a wonderful woman who writes poetry. With her permission, I am sharing a poem she wrote about time.
What can we do to help him stop feeling so sad all the time?
Perhaps you can reach a compromise during this news frenzy, whereby you will feel more comfortable while he can still follow the latest events.
There could be no Jewish-themed books and, as such, the lack of knowledge these boys displayed in regards to many of the topics we read about was clear.
Upon hearing that he did, the owner sent him the atarah – all shiny and new – to be returned to me. I was reunited with my father’s precious gift.
Sacrifice is the backbone of our souls. It indicates self-regulation for a higher purpose.
A prominent shadchan recently articulated a dilemma she’s facing.
The real solution to bullying is to empower the bullied child.
My teachers like me and they tell my parents that I am a great girl with good middos.
Some yeshivish couples do not believe in going out with other couples, but that does not mean that the women cannot have social lives.
In my experience, modern schools tend to be more open-minded toward other flavors of Judaism.
I was called to the principal's office and shown a picture my daughter had drawn.
"Where was this guy when I was dating?"
We must be honest about whether this shidduch "crisis" is self-made, and how much of it is really a crisis at all.
With regard to prevention, this is best accomplished by putting one's spouse before oneself in every way.