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.”
We peel away one layer after the next, our eyes tear up and it becomes harder and harder to see as we get closer to our innermost insecurities and fears.
Dear Dr. Yael: My heart is breaking; my husband’s friend has gotten divorced. While this type of situation is always sad, here I do believe it could have been avoided.
I agree with the letter writer that a shadchan should respectfully and graciously accept a negative response to a shidduch offer.
Your husband seems to have experienced what we have described as the Ambivalent Attachment.
The budget allotted to shelters by the Welfare Department is configured by a set criteria for every family nucleus. The difference is that while a non-religious family averages 2.3 souls, the families at Bat Melech average 4.6.
By employing this new countermove, the scenario will likely change.
I bring the results of this study to demonstrate that although in a frum world we should rise above the gashmius, unfortunately, we still live in a secular world in which we are affected by that gashmius.
The obstacles the religious woman faces upon deciding to leave the house are much more difficult to overcome than those of her non-religious counterpart.
It is a shame that when one sincerely wishes to help another person, he or she often must avoid telling the truth.
They arrive here in a blind rush, at times in the middle of the night, wearing nothing more than pajamas, an attempt to escape years of sadistic abuse.