What Children Learn from Your Marriage

This article was originally published in FYI Magazine, the fastest growing home and lifestyle magazine for Jewish women. It is your job as a parent to teach your children. You teach them how to talk and walk. You teach them how to ride a bicycle. You teach them how to cook. You teach them how […]

Putting Down Your Co-Parent in Front of the Kids Hurts You Most

It’s not easy to constantly see your ex. But if you have shared custody of your children, this is a reality you have to face. You will not only have to see them often, but also have important conversations regarding finances and parenting. This can be difficult if you and your ex have different ideas […]

The Importance of Accepting Your Spouse for Who He or She Is

I talk a lot here about conflict resolution. How to communicate with your spouse when something is bugging you. How to resolve an issue that is causing negativity within your marriage. And so on. Hopefully, the reason is obvious – couples fight. It’s normal! But you must deal with differences in a positive, productive way. […]

Preparing Your Relationship for the Holiday Season

Can you believe it’s time for another holiday season already? You can celebrate love and family. Reminisce about the past year. Share plans and dreams for the year to come. You get to eat your favorite foods. Visit with people you haven’t seen in a while. It truly is a special time. But the stress […]

Take Care of Yourself to Take Care of Your Relationship

If there’s an emergency on an airplane that causes the oxygen masks to come down, parents are supposed to put their masks on first. Before they put masks on their children. The idea is simple. You’ll be in a better position to take care of them after doing what you can to ensure your own […]

Should I Talk About Everything That Bothers Me?

In real estate, it’s all about “location, location, location.” Where a property is located greatly determines that property’s value. In relationships, however, when bringing up an important topic that needs to be discussed, it’s all about “timing, timing, timing.” Let’s be clear: you should be able to discuss anything and everything with your spouse. But it’s […]

How to Get Back Out There: Dating Tips for Divorcees

Navigating the dating world was hard enough the first time around, so getting back out there might seem impossible. Trust me, I know! I’ve been there. Once you feel that it’s time for you to start dating again, you’re probably going to face obstacles and challenges you haven’t have to deal with for years. I […]

Are You Asking Your Spouse to Be Too Open?

One of the best parts of a relationship is getting to know your partner on a deeper level. But we may feel like we’re at a standstill if our partner is not opening up. This can be frustrating and confusing. But it is also a common issue. So what do you do? A study was […]

Why Money Is a Leading Cause of Relationship Conflicts

In long-term relationships, money matters. Many of us recite vows that include some version of “for richer or poorer.” But that means something very different if only one of you is earning the vast majority of the income. Or if one person is a saver, and the other is a spender. And when people start […]

The Tension between Self-Fulfillment and Self-Sacrifice

There is so much pressure placed on us to feel fulfilled: in our job, our religious duties, our relationships, as parents, and more. We are taught to hold extremely high expectations for ourselves and our happiness. There is nothing wrong with making our physical, spiritual or emotional health a priority. After all, if we feel […]