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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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Great marriages are based on unconditional commitment.


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My wife is needy and demanding. What happened to the independent woman I was dating?


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Two simple, cost-free suggestions to nurture your kids' creativity.


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How do I get my estranged stepson to honor his father?


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Do standardized tests and structure thwart creativity and talent?


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It’s unbearable to see some parents anxiously straining to hear a heartbeat, while others seek to still that beat forever.


Dear Emuna: Bashert Seeking

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I really like him but I'm looking for someone to spend the rest of my life with and he's happy with casual.


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Marriage thrives when each other works to support their spouse's growth.


Kissinger and Words

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Will your words come back to haunt you?


Learning from the Holocaust

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Survivors put my petty selfishness and complaints to shame.


Accepting Compliments

Accepting Compliments

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It’s important to know how to give. It’s just as important to know how to receive.


Dear Emuna: I Don't Love You Just the Way You Are

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Advice for a critical husband, a grieving community and a financially struggling couple.


My Most Important List

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A surprising and humbling lesson from a gourmet food magazine.


Dear Emuna: I Can't Forgive

Dear Emuna: I Can't Forgive

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I want to stop hating a group of friends who tormented me throughout high school, but I can't.


Saying No

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What to do when the person won't take no as the answer.


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That's how long it can take for our lives to be dramatically changed.


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Did I go too far in telling our daughter we would not attend the wedding?


Parent-Teacher Combat

Parent-Teacher Combat

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It wasn't only my daughter who was being called to the mat.


Chanukah and the Heroic Jewish Woman

Chanukah and the Heroic Jewish Woman

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Are we willing to fight for what’s right?


Amazing Creatures

Amazing Creatures

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All too often we ignore God's most awe-inspiring creation – other human beings.


Whining

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Stop complaining and do something productive instead.


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Why doesn't my daughter appreciate that all I want is for her to be happy?


Crowning Elegance

Crowning Elegance

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My favorite recipes from this superb cookbook.


Vitamin for Marriage

Vitamin for Marriage

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Do this once a day to strengthen your marriage.


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I love my husband but his frequent outbursts and threats are stressing me out.


Football Frenzy

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Why was I fighting back the tears at a recent Patriots game?


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What's the definition of real romance?


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Dreading Parent-Teacher Conferences

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How to make the encounters positive and productive.


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Unfriendly Daughter-in-Law

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Help! I feel like I'm losing my son.


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Infusing our day-to-day life with the intensity of the High Holidays.


Our Shiva Experience

Our Shiva Experience

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Sharing our friend's pain is more important than sharing their joy.


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Help! I no longer find my wife attractive.


Back to School Challenges

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The healthy response to all of life’s challenges, including Rosh Hashana.


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Answering the following questions is a great place to start preparing for the High Holidays.


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Help! My niece can't stop eating!


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A new menu for the new year.


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Adolescence is really about conformity, not rebellion.


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Should I tell my friend that I think her son has a serious problem?


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What is the appeal of risking your life to climb a mountain?


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What can I do today to give my spouse pleasure?


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Struggles with faith and concerns that a neighbor is harming his children.


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