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Love at Third Sight: My Dating Experience as a Chassidic Woman
My husband proposed to me on our third date. That’s pretty unusual, even for a Chassidic girl and boy.
Married but Alone
Without true intimacy, we can’t experience our full capacity to love or be loved. When we ride along the surface, we not only fail to achieve our relationship potential, we fall short of realizing our own.
My Husband’s Lasting, Parting Message to Me
Many years we walked to the parade, but today, I cannot walk that far. Today, I am home alone with my memories.
3 Main Things to Look for When Dating
By the time I got to college, I realized that the threshold for a guy to express his feelings was absurdly low. A text saying, “Hey, what’s up?” was the equivalent of a bouquet of roses.
I Got Engaged in 10 Days: Here's How
All my deeply ingrained fears and doubts smirked at the glorious opportunity to rule over my mind in a moment of weakness.
A Little Change (and Faith) Keeps Life Exciting
When you get used to something, after a while you take it for granted. You don’t see the blessing in it or value it as much. It becomes less endearing
A Lingering Love Story
Nearly eight years ago, when Rachel began to lose her balance, she was diagnosed with atypical Parkinson’s disease . . .
5 Traditional Marriage Tips You Need to Turn Upside-Down
Sage advice that you’ve heard time and time again and that you’d be much better off disregarding.
My Husband, My Right Hand
Lasting impressions from my husband’s funeral
Why I Ended Things With My Date
I notice a man begging in the shadowed netherworld, sitting low down on his blanket stoop. My date strides past without hesitation.
How to Deal With a Difficult Person
Who hasn’t been thrown off balance by a difficult person? The perpetrator could be virtually anyone—a spouse, relative, friend, coworker or boss.
How to React When Someone Hurts Your Feelings
Strange things happen when we get hurt . . .
8 Things Men Say and What They Really Mean
Part of building successful marriages depends on learning to hear what our husbands are really trying to say. So here are eight things men say and what they say they really mean.
Do You Believe in Yourself?
It is such a gift to have someone who believes in you, in your integrity and capacity to do good things in the world.
Communication: Why
When spouses unknowingly communicate with each other less than positively, they create distance in their relationship.
You Don't Love Me!
I see how my friends’ husbands treat them. They practically trip over their feet trying to take care of their wives. You can see the love in their eyes.
Why Shouldn’t I Marry Someone Who Isn’t Jewish?
“I’m not Jewish,” Frank said to me. “Does that mean you wouldn’t marry me?”
How to Improve Your Relationships
People treat you the way they subconsciously perceive you expect to be treated.
Choose Six
G-d makes a very precise calculation, titrating our spouse’s flaws to our unique vulnerabilities.
The Ho-Hum Marriage
While we want, and may even feel entitled to, everything good in life, having it all will stunt our growth.
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