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About the Author

Emuna Braverman

Please check out Emuna’s new book A Diamond for Your Daughter – A Parent’s Guide to Navigating Shidduchim Effectively, available through Judaica Press

Emuna Braverman has a law degree from the University of Toronto and a Masters in in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. She lives with her husband and nine children in Los Angeles where they both work for Aish HaTorah. When she isn''t writing for the Internet or taking care of her family, Emuna teaches classes on Judaism, organizes gourmet kosher cooking groups and hosts many Shabbos guests. She is the cofounder of www.gourmetkoshercooking.com.

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My husband doesn’t know when to keep his mouth shut and has alienated friends and family.


Put a Fix On It

Put a Fix On It

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We all make mistakes. But we don’t have to keep making the same mistake.


A Non-Jew’s Question

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Are we fulfilling our mandate to be a “light unto the nations”?


Sleep Deprived

Sleep Deprived

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What do you focus on when you wake up in the morning: blessing or lack?


Whose Work Comes First?

Whose Work Comes First?

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My husband wants me to join him at a business-related party, I want to stay at home to complete my work.


I Thought I Had More Time

I Thought I Had More Time

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All we have is right now, this moment.


Expressing Your Essence

Expressing Your Essence

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Two pivotal ideas about Sukkot.


Take the Initiative in Your Marriage

Take the Initiative in Your Marriage

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Don’t wait for your spouse to give you what you need.


Horse and Rider: Who’s Leading Whom?

Horse and Rider: Who’s Leading Whom?

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Practical suggestions on how to prepare for Yom Kippur.


Should I Remain a Working Mom?

Should I Remain a Working Mom?

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Am I working to avoid facing issues in my marriage?


Rosh Hashanah: No Distractions

Rosh Hashanah: No Distractions

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When we hear the shofar, all distractions fade away. It’s our moment to choose life.


Jew Vs Jew Vs Iran

Jew Vs Jew Vs Iran

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Jewish infighting is giving our enemies just what they want.


Life Doesn’t Seem Fair

Life Doesn’t Seem Fair

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My dear friend remains single and alone, while a former adulterous friend is remarried and expecting. How’s that fair?


From Germany to Israel

From Germany to Israel

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Visiting Wannsee gave me a far deeper appreciation of Israel.


We Are Not Alone

We Are Not Alone

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You are not the center of the universe.


Patti LuPone’s Great Performance

Patti LuPone’s Great Performance

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She took the texting scourge into her own hands. Let’s follow suit.


The Don’t Text and Drive Campaign

The Don’t Text and Drive Campaign

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One Jewish mom in LA is waging a campaign to stop people from texting while they drive. It’s catching on.


Three Reasons Couples Grow Apart

Three Reasons Couples Grow Apart

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Many couples divorce because “we just grew apart.” It can happen to any of us if we’re not careful.


Nasty Sister-in-Law

Nasty Sister-in-Law

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Aloof and rude, I think my self-respect demands that I distance myself from my husband’s sister.


My Lack of Control

My Lack of Control

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I’m sweating the small stuff and it’s no way to live.


Adult Coloring Books

Adult Coloring Books

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What’s behind the new bestselling phenomenon?


My Friend's Incredible Humility

My Friend's Incredible Humility

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I was blown away by her extraordinary act; she didn’t think it was even praiseworthy.


Tattletale

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My son’s school wants him to tattle on his friends or be expelled. What should we do?


Sparing Kids Pain

Sparing Kids Pain

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Stop coddling your children. They need to experience struggle and rejection.


I Don’t Know

I Don’t Know

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How I wish everyone would learn to say this more often.


Short People

Short People

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I’m really frustrated about being short.


Everyone is Fighting a Great Battle

Everyone is Fighting a Great Battle

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One way to deepen your sense of compassion and empathy.


Givers and Takers

Givers and Takers

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When you're giving but getting nothing back in return.


In Constant Motion

In Constant Motion

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I need to learn how to slow down.


In-Law Woes

In-Law Woes

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Help! My mother-in-law is taking over my life and my husband doesn’t care.


True Courage

True Courage

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Despite multiple battle wounds, he gave honor and glory to others.


The Importance of Chores

The Importance of Chores

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Studies show that giving kids chores is key to their personal growth.


Broken Family

Broken Family

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My daughter has run off and my son-in-law won’t let me see my grandsons. Should I continue to help them out?


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How to do it right.


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All the Lonely People

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We can all make a difference in other people’s lives.


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Mother’s Cosmetic Surgery

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My mother scheduled plastic surgery to improve her appearance. My father and I think she’s making a big mistake.


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I am freaking out.


Make Your Mark

Make Your Mark

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We have the creative power to perform astounding acts of kindness.


My Wife Is No Longer Religious

My Wife Is No Longer Religious

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I love my wife very much and don't want to lose her. I don’t know what to do.


Believing Gossip

Believing Gossip

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A frightening true story that happened to me.


Men and Listening

Men and Listening

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With their single-minded focus, men are actually excellent listeners.


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Being completely dependent on others forced me to redefine myself.


Assume Good Intent

Assume Good Intent

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How to change the whole dynamic of your relationships.


Do-Gooder

Do-Gooder

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My husband is annoyed that I spend so much time involved in many worthwhile causes.


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Passover’s inspiring message of hope.


Boiling Point

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I hate confrontation and let things slide until things boil over and I explode.


Chris Borland’s Early Retirement

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The football player is really using his head.


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Our Daily Bread

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Thank God I am not a Hollywood screenwriter.