Author Archives: Devora Krasnianski

Plan together for a meaningful and relaxed Yom Kippur

It may not be the easiest day of the year; with advance planning and a ‘can do’ attitude, both the mother and father can have a meaningful and spiritual Yom  Kippur.  As a couple, work out how to get in some davening on behalf of the family, fasting and attending to the safety and well-being of your children.    Continue reading

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Your shiduch ‘wishlist’

As you work through a list of qualities that you absolutely must have in a spouse, it is also important to state to yourself WHY that is so crucial to you for a successful marriage. Continue reading

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Getting parents & adult children on the same page

When parents and children are ‘not on the same page about shiduchim’, it causes much frustration, waste of time and efforts, and overall disillusionment with the shidduch system. This article shares some ways an adult child might discuss this with their parents. Respect and appreciation for your parents are crucial for such conversations to be effective. Continue reading

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How well do you know the other person

When meeting someone for shiduchim purposes, it is important to know what you ought to know about each other and the relationship before you commit to marriage and a life time together. Continue reading

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Perspectives about Benny’s day off

Approaching one spouse’s day off from mindset of partnership. Continue reading

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How Much Truth to Share If Someone Calls You about a Shiduch?

You get that shiduch research phone call. What can you say?  Does sharing about these details violate some halachot of lashon hara?  Continue reading

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Letting your Spouse Know you Feel Enriched by Them

Often, we are indeed grateful and appreciative, but we don’t express it. Or, we say a simple Thank You.  Sometimes it is hard to articulate exactly how your life was enriched by the other person’s actions or words.  Take the time to really think how that action makes you feel.  And share that with them. Continue reading

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