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Dear Emuna: How Do I Fulfill My Wife’s Needs?
Dear Emuna

Dear Emuna: How Do I Fulfill My Wife’s Needs?

I provide her with everything but it doesn’t seem to be enough!

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He’s Outdoorsy, I’m Not
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He’s Outdoorsy, I’m Not

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And our friends are discouraging us from getting married.

I Want to Stop Giving Wedding Presents
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I Want to Stop Giving Wedding Presents

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I’m tired of giving gifts and not receiving any word of thanks.

Dear Emuna: Critical Mother-In-Law
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Dear Emuna: Critical Mother-In-Law

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She constantly criticizes me and my husband. If she doesn’t apologize I don’t think I can have a relationship with her.

Dear Emuna: I Can’t Stand My Neighbor’s Loud Dog
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Dear Emuna: I Can’t Stand My Neighbor’s Loud Dog

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Plus practical advice to a daughter whose aging father has moved nearby and is suddenly very dependent on her.

Dear Emuna: I Hate Summer!
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Dear Emuna: I Hate Summer!

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Help! I miss the routine, I miss knowing when bedtime is, I miss having a little time to myself.

Dear Emuna: Married Lonely Hearts Club
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Dear Emuna: Married Lonely Hearts Club

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Advice to two wives who, for different reasons, feel lonely at home.

Helping My Unhappy Sister
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Helping My Unhappy Sister

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How can I prevent my sister from engaging in self-pity and help her be more grateful?

Changing vs Accepting My Husband
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Changing vs Accepting My Husband

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Empathy? You knew who I was when you married me.

Help! My Mother Won’t Leave Our House
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Help! My Mother Won’t Leave Our House

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My mother lacks boundaries and never leaves when she comes to visit.

Caught in the Middle of My Fighting Parents
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Caught in the Middle of My Fighting Parents

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I am sick of holding my parents’ failing marriage on my shoulders.

Frustrated Husbands
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Frustrated Husbands

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One is fed up with his overweight wife, and the other can’t understand how their marriage began to fall apart.

Daughter-in-Law Badmouthing My Son
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Daughter-in-Law Badmouthing My Son

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My daughter-in-law talks to me negatively about my son. How do I set a boundary?

A White Lie
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A White Lie

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Is it okay to lie in order to not hurt someone’s feelings?

My Emotionally Distant Mom
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My Emotionally Distant Mom

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My mother constantly complains and criticizes instead of giving me love.

Should We Incur Debt for a Family Vacation?
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Should We Incur Debt for a Family Vacation?

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My husband wants to plan a big family trip that we can’t afford. He thinks it’s important; I don’t.

Manhandling My Kids
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Manhandling My Kids

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My husband has been violent with our children. How do I stop his abhorrent behavior?

Non-Working Husbands
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Non-Working Husbands

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And their resentful wives.

The U.S. Election is Straining our Marriage
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The U.S. Election is Straining our Marriage

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Help! We're on different sides and things are starting to get hostile.

My Husband Doesn’t Compliment Me
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My Husband Doesn’t Compliment Me

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Should I give up on hoping for spontaneous compliments? Is this a man thing?

Work and Having Children
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Work and Having Children

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My husband and I want to start a family but we both love our intense jobs and neither one of us is ready to give our job.

My Overly Sensitive Husband
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My Overly Sensitive Husband

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My husband is very sensitive and gives comfort to others in pain. But he takes things too personally and can fly off the handle.

After Physical Abuse, Can My Marriage Heal?
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After Physical Abuse, Can My Marriage Heal?

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He is in counseling and working very hard on changing. Am I being a fool to stay and hope that he can change?

My Husband Doesn’t Care about My Feelings
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My Husband Doesn’t Care about My Feelings

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He is too busy running after his desires to really invest in our marriage.

Unhappily Living Abroad
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Unhappily Living Abroad

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I want to move but my husband refuses to discuss it. The stress is hurting me.

Losing My Daughter to Israel
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Losing My Daughter to Israel

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My only daughter became religious, met a guy and plans on moving to Israel. I am devastated.

My Severe Mid-Life Crisis
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My Severe Mid-Life Crisis

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After 34 years of being happily married, it’s all going to pot. Nothing is making me happy.

Advice for Parents of Teens
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Advice for Parents of Teens

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Insults, disrespect and bad attitude, these parents are feeling out of their league.

From Popular to No Friends
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From Popular to No Friends

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My teenaged daughter is becoming a recluse and I’m spending all my spare time with her.

Divorce or One Last Chance?
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Divorce or One Last Chance?

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After moving out and initiating divorce, my husband is vowing to change. Should I give him another chance?

Divorcing an Ailing Husband
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Divorcing an Ailing Husband

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My brother-in-law has a serious degenerative disease. After 30 years of marriage my sister wants to divorce him to continue to live her life.

My Son’s Foolish, Immature Decision
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My Son’s Foolish, Immature Decision

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At the last moment my son backed out of going on a Birthright trip to Israel. I’m furious.

My Daughter’s Boyfriend
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My Daughter’s Boyfriend

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Help! She’s given up her girlfriends and wants to forgo her rare scholarship and switch schools to be with him.

Resenting Thanksgiving
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Resenting Thanksgiving

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I’m expected to cook and host and no one helps. Gratitude is the last thing I’m feeling on Thanksgiving.

Should We Divorce?
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Should We Divorce?

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My husband has addiction and anger issues. What’s best for my kids: stay with him or divorce?

No Politics or Religion
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No Politics or Religion

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

Whose Work Comes First?
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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.

Should I Remain a Working Mom?
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Should I Remain a Working Mom?

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Am I working to avoid facing issues in my marriage?

Life Doesn’t Seem Fair
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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?

Nasty Sister-in-Law
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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.

Tattletale
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Tattletale

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

Short People
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Short People

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I’m really frustrated about being short.

In-Law Woes
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In-Law Woes

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

Broken Family
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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?

Mother’s Cosmetic Surgery
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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.

My Wife Is No Longer Religious
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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.

Do-Gooder
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Do-Gooder

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

Boiling Point
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Boiling Point

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

Husband’s Dysfunctional Family
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Husband’s Dysfunctional Family

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My husband’s a gem, his family is not. We’re expecting our first baby and they want to be in our lives more often.

Severing Contact with Divorced Sister-in-Law
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Severing Contact with Divorced Sister-in-Law

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Our brother demands that we end our relationship with his first wife. None of his siblings want to.