January 14, 2019 11:13 am at 11:13 am #1661940
Look through the numerous frum publications, paid and free, and you’ll find advice columns dedicated to dating and parenting/ chinuch. But there is a noticeable dearth of such columns for marriage advice. Why? Surely there is much advice to be given.January 15, 2019 12:05 am at 12:05 am #1662684
Yes but due to different types of ppl and different matches you cannot just give a straight answer that would be fitting every couple and every situation. Ppl are very different and something that works for you might not work for someone else.January 15, 2019 6:36 am at 6:36 am #1662694
NC: Your point about marriage is at least as equally applicable about chinuch and parenting.January 15, 2019 7:19 am at 7:19 am #1662731
You do have a point but in marriage we’re dealing with two individuals with different ideas hence advice cannot be given hearing only one side where in chinuch ussualy we are the ones that need to be educated not the childJanuary 15, 2019 10:44 am at 10:44 am #1662855
The “Dear Abby” type of advice columns don’t seem especially appropriate for frum couples seeking advice on marriage issues. While it may sound trite, starting with your own rav/rebbitzen may provide a useful foundation for resolution of some issues but more importantly, they may refer you to a marriage counselor or therapist that himself/herself is frum or at least experienced In dealing with frum clients.January 17, 2019 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm #1663987
Certainly it’s important to have a rav or someone trusting to be able to go to resolve or prevent conflicts. However, not everything rises to the level of needing to go to or call that person. That can be time consuming or emotionally draining. Sometimes a person would like to ask a question easily and anonymously.
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