It follows that if you are in a new relationship and your partner asks how many sexual encounters you have had, you can have a clear sense of your history and how it came to be, free from guilt.
I was wrong, and I am sorry. I was fearful that when you married someone who wasn't Jewish and to whom conversion was not a significant consideration, that we would lose you, mom wouldn't have Jewish grandchildren, and that everything that is beautiful about Judaism that we both love would cease.
Whose wedding is this anyway? Yours? Yes! Your financé's? Yes. But many others lay claim to the event.Your own parents may see it as their graduation party. Your grandparents may see it as the culmination of their life's work. Your siblings may want to make you queen for a day or share the limelight.
My mother lost her husband of 56 years recently. They were married for 42 years; divorced for 14. When they separated back in the '90s, none of the 10 offspring could have predicted the events that occurred when my father was admitted to the ICU nearly 800 miles away.
Don't sacrifice yourself for the sake of your partner.
When it comes to wages, while not as horrific as the circumstances described above, American women still lag far behind men in their pay for doing the same jobs.
"Before I leave you, I promise if my wishes are granted I will come back with my new Israeli husband to thank you and if I have a son, I will bring him to you and name him Jonathan in your honor."
I love my husband. But there are some bits about cohabitation that are just not my favorite bits.
I miss Joel. I love Antonio. My friends feel the same way. Sometimes it's complicated. Other times, it's simple. Tears keep falling - on a hike, a phone call, even at a party. But I smile and laugh a lot, too. Life is so strange.
When looking for a counselor or psychotherapist you should know the differences between psychiatrists, psychologists, PsyDs, LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and Life Coaches.
Any family relationship is complex, but in-law relationships are particularly difficult because they have the obligations and expectations of family without the benefits of intimacy, comfort, and support.
The most popular time of year for weddings is upon us. And when you stop and think about it, "Will You Marry Me?" is a terribly limiting phrase that doesn't begin to describe what a lifetime commitment to another person truly entails.
Before ending a partnership, ask yourself, "Is there is any connection to the current problem I'm facing and problems I've had in the past?" If so, you're a part of the problem.
Why do so many of these relationships, whether they begin on the television show or in an out of the ordinary setting, end sooner rather than later?
How can you know if your partner is a good match if you have no idea who you are?
Our house is sold, and we've bought another. In the next few weeks I will pack, sort, store and toss 24 years of living. Fortunately I've always been good at purging, so much of the work has been done already. But still.