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Dear Emuna: Parent Invasion

Dear Emuna: Parent Invasion

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Help! My parents are visiting for three weeks and my life is upside down!

Dear Emuna: Former Party Animal

Dear Emuna: Former Party Animal

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I have a pretty wild past and am slowly becoming observant. How do I forgive myself? Will a nice Jewish boy ever accept me?

Dear Emuna: My Husband’s Unwanted Gift

Dear Emuna: My Husband’s Unwanted Gift

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I don’t want to be a spoiled brat, but why can’t he buy me something I actually want?

Dear Emuna: Yom Kippur & Guilt

Dear Emuna: Yom Kippur & Guilt

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How to break the vicious cycle of not keeping resolutions.

Dear Emuna: My Husband, the Smoker

Dear Emuna: My Husband, the Smoker

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My husband started smoking again two years ago. It scares me and I hate it.

Dear Emuna: Not Married

Dear Emuna: Not Married

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Will my kids ever get married?

Dear Emuna: The Mother of the Groom’s Partner

Dear Emuna: The Mother of the Groom’s Partner

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The groom requests that I tell other guests that I am a family friend.

Dear Emuna: Daughter Gone Wild

Dear Emuna: Daughter Gone Wild

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How can I show my daughter love if she doesn’t want us in her new life?

Dear Emuna: Revisiting Zuckerberg’s Intermarriage

Dear Emuna: Revisiting Zuckerberg’s Intermarriage

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How could you simply ignore the fact that Mark Zuckerberg intermarried?

Dear Emuna: The Zuckerberg Contract

Dear Emuna: The Zuckerberg Contract

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Should my fiancé and I write up a relationship contract that spells out expectations of each other?

Dear Emuna: Yearning for Closeness

Dear Emuna: Yearning for Closeness

Help! My husband and I have little emotional connection.

Dear Emuna: Overall Abusive

Dear Emuna: Overall Abusive

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Is this a case of “take the kids and run”?

Dear Emuna: Encountering Racism

Dear Emuna: Encountering Racism

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Help! I’m a black convert who is experiencing bigotry in the Jewish community.

Dear Emuna: Chutzpah!

Dear Emuna: Chutzpah!

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I can’t believe how my friend is raising her teenage son.

Dear Emuna: Passover Angst

Dear Emuna: Passover Angst

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Help! My family always complains about our Seder. What should I do this year?

Dear Emuna: The Bread Winner

Dear Emuna: The Bread Winner

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I resent my wife for spending money that I’ve earned.

Dear Emuna: The Miserable Host

Dear Emuna: The Miserable Host

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Help! Our sponsor is driving us crazy but we can’t afford to move out!

Dear Emuna: Hateful Daughter-in-Law

Dear Emuna: Hateful Daughter-in-Law

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Help! Our daughter-in-law hates us but wants our financial help!

Dear Emuna: Rules Vs. Spontaneity

Dear Emuna: Rules Vs. Spontaneity

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Help! I like structure and my husband craves spontaneity!

Dear Emuna: Breaking the Abusive Pattern

Dear Emuna: Breaking the Abusive Pattern

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Am I destined to become an abusive mother because I was abused?

Dear Emuna: Embarrassed to be Religious

Dear Emuna: Embarrassed to be Religious

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Help! I've become observant, the antithesis of how I used to think.

Dear Emuna: My Short Husband

Dear Emuna: My Short Husband

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I'm ashamed to admit it but my husband's short stature bothers me.

Dear Emuna: The ATM Parent

Dear Emuna: The ATM Parent

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Help! My teenage daughter isn't interested in having a relationship with me.

Dear Emuna: Why Daddy Left

Dear Emuna: Why Daddy Left

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How do I explain to my son why his father isn't coming back?

Dear Emuna: Resenting My Mother

Dear Emuna: Resenting My Mother

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My mother wasn't there for me growing up and I can't let go of the old feelings of abandonment.

Dear Emuna: Smothered in Love

Dear Emuna: Smothered in Love

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I want the connection with my kids so badly but they keep pushing me away.

Dear Emuna: Teenage Driver

Dear Emuna: Teenage Driver

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Help! My 16-year-old daughter wants to get her driver's license! Am I being too overprotective?

Dear Emuna: Harem of Admirers

Dear Emuna: Harem of Admirers

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He promises me exclusivity once we get engaged. Should I believe him?

Dear Emuna: Dating Doubts

Dear Emuna: Dating Doubts

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I'm afraid to admit it, but I get embarrassed by my guy I'm dating.

Dear Emuna: My Husband's Porn Addiction

Dear Emuna: My Husband's Porn Addiction

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I feel like I have been stabbed in the heart. I can't trust him and I don't know what to do.

Dear Emuna: Where's the Romance?

Dear Emuna: Where's the Romance?

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One thing's for sure – it isn't at the dinner table.

Dear Emuna: The Misunderstood Wife

Dear Emuna: The Misunderstood Wife

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Why doesn't my husband understand me?

Dear Emuna: Overachiever Dad, Laidback Son

Dear Emuna: Overachiever Dad, Laidback Son

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My husband is totally down on our son and it's affecting our marriage.

Dear Emuna: Intimate Matters

Dear Emuna: Intimate Matters

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Help! My husband doesn't desire any physical intimacy.

Dear Emuna: Fatal Friend

Dear Emuna: Fatal Friend

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The more I get pulled into my friend's serious problems, the more sick I get.

Dear Emuna: My Father, the Pedophile

Dear Emuna: My Father, the Pedophile

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Am I giving my father a lifetime punishment for something that happened almost 30 years ago?

Dear Emuna: My Needy Wife

Dear Emuna: My Needy Wife

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Help! My accomplished wife wants to stay at home with the kids and is overly dependent on me.

Dear Emuna: You Can Cope

Dear Emuna: You Can Cope

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Dealing with the day-to-day stress of parenting and marriage.

Dear Emuna: My Chubby Daughter

Dear Emuna: My Chubby Daughter

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My daughter isn't doing anything about her weight. Should I confront her?

Dear Emuna: Infertility Struggles

Dear Emuna: Infertility Struggles

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Everywhere I turn there are young couples with babies. I just want it to be our turn.

Dear Emuna: I Hate Cooking

Dear Emuna: I Hate Cooking

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Help! Am I terrible wife if I don't mind eating cereal for dinner?

Dear Emuna: My Son's Six-Pack

Dear Emuna: My Son's Six-Pack

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Help! My fitness-obsessed son is driving me crazy.

Dear Emuna: Tiger Moms & Low Maintenance Wives

Dear Emuna: Tiger Moms & Low Maintenance Wives

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

Dear Emuna: Repairing Broken Homes

Dear Emuna: Repairing Broken Homes

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

Dear Emuna: Bashert Seeking

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.

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

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.

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.

Dear Emuna: The Non-Jewish Boyfriend

Dear Emuna: The Non-Jewish Boyfriend

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

Dear Emuna: Meddling Mother

Dear Emuna: Meddling Mother

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

Dear Emuna: Abusive Husband?

Dear Emuna: Abusive Husband?

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