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Dear Esther, When my younger sister Rivky started dating Max, my parents, siblings, and I were not excited about it. Max just wasn’t easy to like, and we all believed...

Malkie Hirsch: The Beauty of Time

There’s much choreography involved in making Shabbos plans for me and my children. Sure, I could do things the easy way — stay home and sit at a table where...

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  Question I enjoy reading your articles and would like to ask you a question. I’ve been in a relationship for four months so far, and I’m being pressured by my...

Mindbiz: Feeling Rejected By Family-to-Be

Dear Esther, I’m about to get engaged to Joel. We are both widowed. I’ve been alone for over six years, and Joel’s wife died close to two years ago. Joel...

Malkie Hirsch: Rosie-Colored Glasses

As the proud owner of four full bathrooms, I often insist to my children that there’s no reason to wait for their brother to come out of the shower,...

Mindbiz: Can’t Handle Other People’s Problems

  Dear Esther, My life is hard. Really hard. I have to care for my husband in many ways because he is not well, and I work in order to pay...

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Question I’m 32 years old and was recently set up with a gentleman who is 38. We went on three dates and each date was special and different. (I have...

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I had wanted to write something about Chanukah, like I write about the other yomim tovim, because the pain of knowing yet another holiday will come and go without...

Mindbiz: Stuck in a Cycle With My Sister-in-Law

Dear Esther, I have tried over the years to have a good relationship with my sister-in-law. She is a nice person in general, and I like her. I have two...

Dating Forum: What Motivates Shadchanim?

Question I recently saw a meme aimed at shadchanim: “So, why do you want to become a shadchan?” The options for the checkboxes were shocking: spite, malice, revenge, boredom, profit....
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