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The Other Side Of Workaholics

2 Iyyar 5765 – May 11, 2005
Last week I told Moshe's and Richard's stories. These two men gave their all to their jobs despite the diseases that made it more and more difficult to do so.

Workaholics

25 Nisan 5765 – May 4, 2005
My generation, for the most part, had a very strong work ethic. It came, perhaps, because many of us grew up as children of immigrants and we inherited it from our parents.

The Power of an Apology

18 Nisan 5765 – April 27, 2005
We want people to behave toward us in a certain way. When they don't, we get angry.

Focus On The Positive

11 Nisan 5765 – April 20, 2005
Last week I shared part of a letter by a mother of a chronically ill child.

Special Occasions

26 Adar II 5765 – April 6, 2005
Birthdays, anniversaries, life cycle events are all times we look forward to.

Truly Selfless Love Stories

19 Adar II 5765 – March 30, 2005
I recently had the privilege of meeting with a support group that consisted of spouses, children and friends of the residents of a nursing home.

How Heavy Is A Glass Of Water?

12 Adar II 5765 – March 23, 2005
This e-mail came across my desk. It was written by that famous writer known as "unknown author."

Forms And Frustrations

5 Adar II 5765 – March 16, 2005
Many years ago, I worked for a school division as a Special Education Resource Teacher.

Touch, the Better Alternative

28 Adar I 5765 – March 9, 2005
Words do not always come out right. They don't always express the depth of our emotions or what we want to say.

Villian – Thy Name Is Well Spouse

21 Adar I 5765 – March 2, 2005
My last several articles talked about the common experience for many "well spouses" of juggling simchas and crises at the same time.

When You Don’t Know What To Do (Part Two)

14 Adar I 5765 – February 23, 2005
I have been writing a series of articles on managing simchas and crises when they occur at the same time.

When You Don’t Know What To Do (Part One)

7 Adar I 5765 – February 16, 2005
In a crisis, few of us know how to act. We desperately want to help, but we are afraid of overstepping or intruding where we shouldn't.

Evelyn’s Story

23 Shevat 5765 – February 2, 2005
Last week I relayed Evelyn's story. She is a well spouse who was making a simcha.

Balancing A Simcha And A Crisis

2 Shevat 5765 – January 12, 2005
Dealing with chronic illness when planning even the most joyous of occasions is very difficult, even when there is no crisis at the moment.

Balancing A Simcha And A Crisis: My Story

24 Tevet 5765 – January 5, 2005
For more than a year now, I have been relating stories from and about well spouses. When these stories reflected a common experience, I wrote about them.

Joined Accounts And Other Signature Stories

17 Tevet 5765 – December 29, 2004
When we first marry, we assume life will be wonderful. We rarely think about or discuss potential problems or the possibility of illness darkening our doorstep.

Are We A Couple Or Not A Couple?

10 Tevet 5765 – December 22, 2004
Well spouses with ill partners face a dilemma. Whether the ill spouse's care is long-term hospitalization or a nursing home, the absence of a partner over a long period changes the nature of the family unit.

When Sharing A History Isn’t Enough

3 Tevet 5765 – December 15, 2004
As we go through this journey called life, we meet many people and make many friends.

Please Place Brain In Gear Before Operating The Mouth

None of us would deliberately hurt our friends. We would not tell jokes about the blind to a blind person or to a relative of a blind person.

The Aguna-In-Waiting

25 Kislev 5765 – December 8, 2004
A Get (Jewish divorce) must be given freely and received freely. A man must be able, in front of two witnesses, to indicate his willingness to divorce his wife.

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