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Marriage & Family

Marriage & Family

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To be honest, I would have never known he was an addict had he not told me so.
We’re financially strained as it is, and I think it’s irresponsible to add another mouth to feed when you can’t afford it. Are there no limits to the commandment to “be fruitful and multiply”?
I have an anger problem. And I never knew it until I became a parent. Because the only people I take my anger out on are my own kids.
The more I get involved in Jewish life, the fewer options I have for girls to date. To be honest, it is making me hesitate before becoming more observant.
I recently read that this actually originated with Queen Victoria in the mid-19th century.
She complained last night that I’m not helpful around the house. She claims that yesterday I came home and plonked myself on the couch to relax, leaving her to look after the kids and dinner and everything else. When I pointed out to her that I actually offered to help, she says it wasn’t sincere. I’m at a loss. What more can I do? Is it my fault if she ignores my offer to help?
My son just got engaged to a wonderful Jewish girl, thank G‑d. We love and adore her—she is so good to him. But there is one issue: She has zero interest in Judaism.
The idea that there is a problem with the bride also giving the groom a ring seems absurd to me. Surely I have as much say in the agreement to be married as my husband-to-be?
I don’t know if I should give up on blind dates, or just give up altogether. Any message of hope for the dated-out? I’m starting to lose faith in ever finding love.
I have friends who got engaged to the first person they ever dated, and are now married with kids. Yet here I am, many years and many, many dates later, and I still haven’t met the right person.
All of the old arguments for marriage have fallen away, and we are left with only one true reason to get married. So we can finally get married for the right reason . . .
I feel that intimacy is an important part of a relationship, and would create a very strong bond between us. So what's wrong with pre-marital intimacy?
My wife and I long ago decided against having children. We are happy with our lives and don't feel that we need the added burden of parenthood...
Lessons From the Belly Button
Why are parents so much more devoted to their children than children are to their parents?
I dream of one day having a wife, a loving relationship and children. But almost all the married men I know complain about their marriages. Is marriage really as bad as all those grumbling husbands say it is?
I would have loved more than anything to pass on a Jewish/Torah legacy to children and grandchildren. I have been told that because I am barren that I am somehow cursed by G‑d. Am I cursed?
My friends say the main thing is that you are in love, and everything else will fall into place. Should I believe them?
If insisting that you will only date Jews makes you racist, does insisting that you will only date men make you sexist?
Divorce is a tragedy, but sometimes it's the right thing to do
If souls are united under the Chuppah, can they then split apart? Is divorce ever advisable?
Is it true that traditionally, Jewish marriages were arranged marriages? I’ve also heard that this is still the practice amongst the more religious Jews . . .