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Getting Your Husband’s Attention

8 Adar 5772 – March 1, 2012
Dr. Yael replies to a woman who feels like she's playing second fiddle to her husband's myriad phone calls, business deals, medical emergencies, and everyone else who needs him so desperately. Despite the fact that he buys her beautiful jewelry and gifts, that they live in a stunning house and have cleaners and babysitters, all this does not substitute for the intimacy and warmth that she craves from him.

Balancing Respect And Reality

2 Adar 5772 – February 24, 2012
Dear Dr. Yael: As a reader of all of your columns on hakaras hatov, here are my feelings as a child with loving parents.

Looking Asperger’s Syndrome in the Eye

Asperger’s Syndrome was first described in the 1940s by Austrian pediatrician Hans Asperger, who noticed that he had many patients who were deficient in social and communicative skills even though they had normal language development and cognitive abilities. Professionals still debate as to whether Asperger’s Syndrome is “high-functioning autism” or whether it is its own disorder completely. Regardless, in 1994, Asperger’s Syndrome was added to The American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) as a separate disorder from autism.

Chronicles Of Crises In Our Communities

A Female Member of the Satmar Community in Williamsburg takes Deborah Feldman to task for her allegations in a recent newspaper interview…

Multi-Generation Blended Family

25 Shevat 5772 – February 17, 2012
Multi-generational families are making a comeback these days. For some the choice is made out of necessity because of the unstable economy, for others it is due to the physical needs of either the younger generation or aging parents. And then sometimes the decision to live this way is out of a mutual desire to be full and present participants in extended family life. For us it was a combination of factors that brought us to this point.

Chronicles Of Crises In Our Communities

Readers weigh in with their own viewpoints on the subject of the heavy curriculum that is par for the course in a Bais Yaakov high school.

The Jealous Older Sister

A worried mother asks Dr. Yael how to deal with her two-and-a-half year old daughter's jealousy of her newborn brother.

Chronicles Of Crises In Our Communities

18 Shevat 5772 – February 10, 2012
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Is It The Frum Woman’s Fault?

Dear Dr. Respler: I disagree with the January 27 letter writer, Desperate Single Woman, who wrote that the frum, older singles scene is easier on the men. Well, I am a man who desperately wants to get married and start a family.

Cooling The Flame Of Teenage Anger

14 Shevat 5772 – February 7, 2012
“Oh. I was just thinking about you. How was your day?” Ruti’s mother asked her the minute she walked through the door. “Fine, Mommy.”

Youth Overcoming Challenges

A few weeks ago in these pages you were introduced to Menifa - Leverage for Life, a nonprofit organization based in Israel that works with youth at risk who have dropped out of high school.

Chronicles Of Crises In Our Communities

11 Shevat 5772 – February 3, 2012
Readers weigh in on “A Well-Meaning Outsider” (Chronicles 01-06-2012)

The Hazards Of Onas Devarim

10 Shevat 5772 – February 2, 2012
Dear Dr. Respler: I will never forget the following situation that happened to me in high school: Some of the boys picked on a boy who behaved inappropriately, causing the boy to feel terrible about himself. The rosh yeshiva, hearing about the situation, spoke to a few boys separately. I was one of those boys.

Literacy Illuminated (Conclusion

7 Shevat 5772 – January 30, 2012
In the previous two columns, we focused on phonics, sight-reading, comprehension and fluency. While phonics and sight-reading are different approaches to reading instruction, comprehension and fluency measure the level at which a student reads.

Father of the Year – Man in Samaria Saves Children from Fire

5 Shevat 5772 – January 29, 2012
Father of three suffered burns on face and shoulders while extricating his family from danger.

It’s Never Too Late

3 Shevat 5772 – January 26, 2012
Dear Dr. Yael: I love your column, but I’ve read enough about the husband who wants to daven vasikin and the in-laws who feel that their married children do not express hakaras hatov to them. What about addressing the singles who love to read your column and want to read something about relationships? But instead of complaining to you, I would like you to answer my question.

Surviving Bullying, Silencing And Torment For Being Gay In The Frum Community

2 Shevat 5772 – January 25, 2012
It’s been more than six months since The Jewish Press published an op-ed titled “Orthodox Homosexuals and the Pursuit of Self Indulgence.” In the article, the writer, while not mentioning my name, calls me shameless and self-indulgent and suggests that I learn to suffer in silence.

Chronicles Of Crises In Our Communites

1 Shevat 5772 – January 24, 2012
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An Inner Harmony Like No Other

28 Tevet 5772 – January 23, 2012
Dear Dr. Respler: Although I am only 40 years old, I feel as if I have discovered the ultimate emotional healing remedy.

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