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Even good reviews hold them back, because public knowledge makes the products seem cheaper and less exclusive.
As the news spread, more and more people joined the family in fervent prayer. The gates of heaven received all of the prayers for David, and he eventually came out of the coma.
She continued opening resume and deleting them quickly.
She says that most people believe that making friends is an art.
If you are stuck in a traffic jam, how does your date respond to the frustration of being late?
“Rebbetzin, I’m suffering from date burnout If everyone has a bashert, why is it taking me so long?”
Questions remain: Why is there a shidduch crisis? Why can’t singles get married? What went wrong?
Despite myriad matchmaking programs the world over the growth in singles population remains daunting
The challenge of finding one’s shidduch has reached crisis-like status in many Jewish communities
Understanding the hot-cold empathy gap can help those in shidduchim comprehend how their actions might influence their dates.
We take a whole person approach, giving our people assistance with whatever they need.
Shidduchim options have grown-the question “Why should I settle for this one?” has become widespread
A draconian solution: Rabbis & community leaders must condemn&decry bachelorhood past a certain age.
Defenders of “The Shidduch System” cite that Yitzchak loved Rivka after they got married, not before
Is it because of corrupt values and lack of meeting opportunities that we have a shidduch crisis?
Singles tend to revert to the “perfect picture” that exists only in their minds.
We must be honest about whether this shidduch "crisis" is self-made, and how much of it is really a crisis at all.
Put a coin in the Meir Baal Haness box every day and ask Reb Meir Baal Haness to find the lost kallah,” Ella told me.
Moms, I want to assure you I am not in any way belittling your efforts to research your child’s shidduch prospects.
People are generally attracted to articles that cover subjects with which they can identify on either a personal or professional level. Of course, there are articles that are interesting in their own right and have little or no connection to a particular reader’s life. More often than not, though, subjects that touch people personally will be that bit more attractive.
Dear Readers: Much of my private practice is devoted to helping couples in conflict resolve their differences. I have discovered over the years that personality compatibility is an essential component of a happy marriage. Many of the couples I see in therapy struggle with reconciling radically different modes of communicating and coping with life’s issues. As a result, it is often the case that arguments ensue, empathy is strained and estrangement sets in. With that as a backdrop, here are several fictitious vignettes of couples that are personality incompatible.
In our March 16 issue we featured The Tyranny of Beauty: A Plea to Mothers Of Girls In Shidduchim, in which the author described a “Meet and Greet” for young women in a certain age and mindset (looking for young men who are sitting and learning) and mothers of the young men they could potentially date. The article received a tremendous amount of comments on our website and via e-mail. Below are some of the responses.
Don't worry, Yitta, I'm not going to crucify you, as you feared. I actually agreed with the gist of your article, which was obviously heartfelt and well-intended. I just want to point out where you crossed a line...
I know I’m going to be crucified, but if the appeal I make below helps even one girl in shidduchim, then it will be worth all the fury and outrage that shall inevitably descend upon my soon-to-be beleaguered head.
For the last two weeks I have shared your responses, suggestions and experiences about marrying into a family wherein there is a parent who has a chronic illness. This was prompted by a letter I received from a woman who wrote that her daughter is having difficulty getting dates because her father has Multiple Sclerosis. Below are more letters from readers who wanted to share their experience and offer help.
These letters are in response to a letter written by a woman whose daughter is having difficulty getting dates because her father has a chronic illness. She also pointed out that there is an assumption that life in their home is depressing because of the illness. These responses deal with both issues, but how they contradict the myth of depression is particularly interesting.
Last week I shared a letter from a concerned well spouse whose daughter is having problems getting dates because of her husband's illness (Multiple Sclerosis). She indicated that there is an assumption that her house is depressed because of the illness. I asked for comments and suggestions from those who have experience with this situation. Below are responses that every shadchan and parent without experience with chronic illness should read.
Dear Ms. Novick, I would like to thank you for your thoughtful column. The information you provide has helped me through the ups and downs of living with a spouse who had MS.
A friend of mine called me recently on her way home from a date. It was 11:30 p.m., and she was walking home from the subway, a 20-minute walk from her home. She said that she had a pleasant time, but was surprised when her date walked her to the subway at the end of the evening and said good night at 11 p.m. "Doesn't he realize that at this late hour he should be escorting me home?" she cried.