Mindbiz: Husband Too Controlling About Wife’s Spending

  Dear Esther, I’ve been married for a little over six months, and I’m learning a great deal about what it means to be married. Despite all the classes I’ve taken...

Im Yirtzeh Hashem By You

By Yochanan Gordon Anyone who’s had the good fortune, while single, of attending a friend or family member’s engagement party or wedding has been wished these very words. While these are...

Dating Forum: We’re Perfect for Each Other But He Smokes

Question I am a single 27-year-old woman. On shidduch résumés and shadchan applications, I always put down that I am modern Orthodox machmir. I think I might be a little...

Mindbiz: Single and Stereotyped

Dear Esther, I’m 37 years old and single. That was not my plan. Like all of my friends, I assumed I’d get married sometime during my early twenties, have children,...

Malkie Hirsch: Realizing Over and Over Again

By Malkie Hirsch Sometimes, the realization that my 40-year-old husband died at work will hit me really hard in middle of the day. Sounds funny, because of course I know that...

Dating Forum: No R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Question I am a ba’alas teshuvah and my best friend is a modern orthodox frum-from-birth woman, but we have the same problem. Men think we are easy and have no...

Mindbiz: Our Mother Has Lost Her Zest For Life

  Dear Esther, Our mother is 87 years old. She had been married to our father for 68 years when he passed away less than two years ago. They had a...

Dating Forum: We Think Our Son Is Ready to Get Married

  Question We have a son who is 20 years old. He went to regular mainstream yeshivas, but he wasn’t matzliach. He is not a learner and was always picked on...

Mindbiz: Helping Others, Getting Little in Return

  Dear Esther, As far back as I can remember, I’ve always been the type of person who shows up when someone needs me in any way. I don’t think twice....

Dating Forum: Why Am I Not Meeting the Right Kind of Girls?

Question Dating is not going well for me. I thought it would go well because everything else in my life is, and I’m not a weird guy like some of...
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