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Friends & Family

Apology Guidelines - If a person has done something to wrong another person, and wants to make amends, I know he is supposed to apologize. But in this case the person he wronged doesn't know he has been wronged – and if he were to... More
Disposable Relationships - I see many couples getting divorced these days, and even many family members not speaking with each other. Why does there seem to be much strife in relationships these days? More
Family Friction - I am a new Baal Teshuvah and have been struggling with my family's acceptance of my new way of life. After the March of the Living, I realized that I wanted to take my interests in Judaism further than ever before and... More
Forgiving a Big Hurt - How do I forgive someone who hurt me deeply? I put all my trust in her. I don't wish her anything bad. But I am finding it difficult to move on without resentment. More
Observant Child in Non-Observant Family - I’m 15 years old and have really gotten into Judaism. The problem is that my parents (who are both Jewish) think that religion is bad. I started wearing a kippah and they freaked out. Keeping Shabbat is nearly... More
Platonic Friendships - I met a guy at work and we became best friends. We go places together and have long talks about everything. We are not involved romantically (we even instituted a no-touching rule). In the meantime I’ve been... More
Sibling Rivalry - I recently attended a family reunion. My parents were there, as well as my brothers with their wives and kids. My brothers are very bitter toward my parents, and have also distanced themselves from me. I think my... More

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