Questions and answers on maintaining a harmonious marriage.

My Wife's 78 Outfits
“But I have nothing to wear,” she says . . . and she has 78 outfits hanging in the wardrobe right in front of her!
Unwanted Anniversary Gift
My husband bought me a necklace for our 1st anniversary, and while I appreciate the gift very much, I don’t really like the necklace...
Mother-in-law Problems
My mother in law is constantly criticizing me and my ability to parent. No matter what I do she makes a comment, and often in front of other people...
There's More to Love than Giving
As long as you are always giving without asking for anything in return, you have not allowed any space for her in your life
Fallen Out of Love
I am married to a good and kind man, though I simply no longer feel the kind of love I should feel toward him. Is there anything you can do when you have fallen out of love?
Straying Thoughts
I am happily married to a wonderful man, but for some reason I find myself sometimes thinking about other men, and people I dated before meeting my husband. I know I will never act out any of these thoughts, but I still feel terribly guilty...
Husband Won't Say
While I know that my husband loves me, I still feel the need to hear it and it hurts me that he can’t say it, even when it is so important to me. Am I making a big deal out of nothing?
Can't You Take a Joke?
My wife has no sense of humor. She says I make fun of her in public, and gets all upset and insulted. Shouldn't she be able to take a joke?
No Respect Left
I feel very little love left for my husband, if at all, and not too much respect. He is so terrified to fail that he cannot bring himself to try most things that people attempt to do in life. I only stay because of my children...
Husband's Ex-Girlfriend
An old girlfriend of my husband calls him on the phone and keep on calling him "sweetheart" and I find it offensive. Am I wrong? Am I over reacting and should I just be quiet?
My husband had asked me a few weeks before my birthday what I wanted. Not really needing anything in particular, I smiled and said "nothing" telling him that being married to him was all I wanted. I was trying to be sweet...
I'm Falling in Love with a Married Man
I am having a problem with a friend of mine. There seems to be an attraction between us that I don't want there. I love my fiancé and don't want to be distracted or hurt our relationship.
Quality Time
My husband also loves the kids, but he feels that since we had them, we no longer do anything as a couple, only as a family. I agree but have no problem with this. He wants to go away for a few nights without the kids but I feel like I just couldn't leave them.
My Marriage Is in Shambles—I Give Up!
I entered my marriage with little wisdom. Today I am so confused about everything. At this point, I don’t even think there is anything you could say.
No Kissing in Public?
I have an issue with religious Jews. They have this thing about not showing affection in public. I think this teaches children that affection is bad and romance is taboo. How will they have successful marriages if they don't see affectionate parents?
Side with My Mother or My Wife?
Things have flared up between my mother and my wife. My mother insists that the family be together every Friday night dinner at her house, but my wife wants to be able to host dinners at our place too. Where should my loyalty be?
We're Newlyweds and We're Arguing
How to restore marital peace?
I recently got married, and in general we are a very happy and a loving couple. Two days ago we got into a big fight about something so stupid, yet it has gone too far. We still have not spoken or made any attempt to speak to each other.
First Year of Marriage in Jewish Tradition (Shanah Rishonah)
“When a man takes a new wife, he shall not go out in the army…”
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