Last week I wrote about the inability for two well spouses in different circumstances to handle an illness crisis in the same way.
I have often written my column about women and their experiences as caregivers. It was not my intension to exclude men, however most support groups I attended were either entirely or mostly made up of women. So naturally, I tend to see things from a woman's perspective.
Dealing with chronic illness when planning even the most joyous of occasions is very difficult, even when there is no crisis at the moment.
On my many trips to Poland, I always heard of the amazing synagogue structure in Lancut.
Coming home to a full answering machine of questions and calls, many insisting that you call back immediately to fill them in during a crisis, is the last thing anyone wants to face.
With the upcoming anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, I thought it would be appropriate to write about Yizkor Books.
There is evidence of Jewish presence in Lipno as early as the 18th century.
Recently I wrote about the partial desecration of the cemetery in Bilgoraj, by a construction company, despite the promises of local officials that no defilement would take place.
Question: Is there any way to achieve peace between Israelis and Palestinians?
An event, thought to be impossible after the Shoah, took place in Lodz.
Last week I told Francis' story of how she helped convince a car dealership to put in a permanent ramp and keep it accessible.
I recently wrote an article about older adults who are single, whether widowed or divorced, who have grown children with their own young families.
Miriam and Judy were close. Even though their ages and lifestyles were very different, they connected.
The lure of warm weather in winter has many of us who are retired going south for the winter.
People, with the utmost concern and caring, tend to give advice. And to them the advice makes sense, eminent sense.
Dear Ann, I have been following your articles on being overweight and wanted to tell you my beef (double entendre intended).
Many books have been written about the Warsaw Ghetto in the 66 years since its destruction. There have been reports, memoirs, studies, albums and movies of all kinds that have tried to tell the story of what happened. But to date for the English speaker the story was never complete.
Last week, Mr. Sigmund Rolat visited his birthplace in Poland, the city of Czestochowa. As he does on every trip, he took time out to pay his respects to the local Jewish cemetery.
Question: In the wake of the Winograd Report on last summer's Lebanon war, should Prime Minister Olmert resign?
I was privileged to participate in a support group of "well spouses".
For many years, autism was considered to be a rare, mysterious and severely disabling condition. But in recent years, due at least in part to a broadening of its medical definition, the incidence of the diagnosis of autism and related disorders has risen to about 1 in every 150 babies born in this country.
Dear Ann, I've read your last few articles on psycho-neurological testing (Oct.8-22) with interest. As a therapist who has counseled couples dealing with chronic illness, I'd like to give you another perspective.
Moshe, in N.Y., gets a call from his father in Chicago. "Son, I can't take it any more. I'm divorcing your mother. I've had enough. It's over."
Last week I tried to give some insight into the real existence of a well spouse.
The law requires disability access in most public places. For the most part, new stores, restaurants and theaters have complied.
Question: How do you feel about a possible MTA fare hike?
I was recently in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. I could not get over the magnificent scenery.
A well spouse must be independent. There is often no partner to call on for help, physical or mental, and so s/he is left to make all the decisions, carry all the heavy things, make all plans and preparations on her own.
Ilza is a picturesque town in a valley along the Ilzanka River in south-central Poland.
Question: What do you miss about life in Russia?