"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.
Being a teacher requires more than just knowing the material.
She compares me to her romance "heroes," and I seem to always fall short of her expectations.
Many couples benefit from premarital counseling to increase the chances of avoiding issues during the marriage.
You obviously made the right decision to leave your mentally ill and emotionally abusive husband.
I strongly urge parents to research the value, or non-value, of the school credits their children are taking. Successful research will enable their children to receive a better education.
In fact Hashem sets up couples that have opposite traits as an opportunity for each to help, learn, and heal the other.
Humor is also a great tool to use. If your daughter says no when you ask her to do something, smile and say, “Oh, is it opposite day? I guess this means that you will do it with pleasure. Thank you, my beautiful mitzvah girl.”