4 Important Insights I Learned About Marriage — The Hard Way

The Ketubah: The Talmud’s Master Class in Everlasting Love

Why is the ketubah, this mundane financial document guaranteeing the rights of the woman, so paradigmatic of the Jewish marriage? And why bother decorating it?

4 Marriage Tips for the Jewish New Year

The Jewish New Year has surprisingly effective suggestions for how to be a fantastic spouse.

Why Marriage Classes Aren’t Enough

How your inner negative thoughts can undermine your marriage, despite knowing the best practices.

Surviving My Postpartum Depression

Curled up in a ball on the floor, unable to collect my thoughts, my husband said to me, “You need to get help.”

Being a Newlywed is Kinda Terrible

Why Get Married?

The marriage rate today is the lowest it’s ever been. Does it matter?


Why the Mezuzah is Placed on a Slant

The secret to creating a happy, peaceful home.

Mikveh and Miscarriage

I was overcome with a pronounced feeling of unfairness. I wasn’t supposed to be here tonight.


The Three Most Important Words in a Relationship

And they’re not what you think!

Ten Terrifying Truths about Marriage

Get rid of the illusions and let your marriage soar.

This Is How Your Marriage Ends

A marriage self-help book for men reveals relationship pitfalls.

Research on How Covid is Impacting Marriage

Overall, 29% of relationships improved during Covid, 29% of relationships got worse, 30% of relationships remained status quo and 8% were mixed.

Good Communication Comes Down to These Two Things

Timing and delivery are the two fundamentals of communication.


Jewish Couple Married 91 Years and Still in Love

As Jewish orphans in Yemen, Zechariah and Shama married young and survived extreme poverty and persecution. They were some of the first Yemeni Jews to move to Israel when the state was founded.

Infatuation Is Important, But Don’t Mistake It for Love

Infatuation kickstarts the process. But then comes the difficult work of creating a true bond of love.

Lower Divorce Rate: Marry Young Without Living Together

Surprising new research shows that couples who marry in their twenties have a high rate of success if they have not previously cohabited.

Rabbi Benjamin Blech

Murdered NYPD Officer’s Widow Gives Powerful Eulogy We All Need to Hear

Whether our mates leave the house in the morning to face danger or merely the normal trials of daily living, we need to internalize her profound message.

Marriage’s Downhill Spiral: Don’t Let Your Love Dwindle

Love is the glue of marriage and requires work, commitment, time, and constant renewal.

Should You Listen to the Marriage Advice from The Empowered Wife?

Where Lara Doyle gets it right – and where she has it wrong.

Instead of Complaining, Express Your Underlying Desire

Shalom: 6 Keys to Creating Harmony and Love in Your Home

Because a great marriage is one of the greatest gifts you can give to yourself and your children.

Strike While the Iron is Cold: Don't Argue When You're Angry

Go to bed angry, because the worst time to deal with an issue is when you're mad and upset.

Fall in Love with Your Spouse, Again

How to appreciate your spouse and get the love you want.

Lessons Learned from 30 Years of Marriage

7 lessons I've learned the hard way.

Marital Survival Guide: Last Letters

In this final installment, more practical wisdom for marriage.

Wait... They're Getting Divorced?!

Why couples grow apart and what you can do about it.

Marital Survival Guide: From Q to T

From quarreling to trust, more practical advice on improving your marriage.

The Three Fundamental Paradigms of Marriage

Without a clear goal of what a healthy marriage is, we have little chance attaining one.

Triggered by Your Spouse

Sometimes your partner has little to do with how hurt you are feeling.

Marital Survival Guide: From M to P

A therapist's practical advice on improving your marriage.

Five Habits to Nourish Your Marriage During the Pandemic

Here's what to do if you're feeling under-appreciated and over-worked, or worried that the spark in your marriage is fading.

Sara Yoheved Rigler

Is the Marriage Vaccine Dangerous?: A Response to My Critics

Addressing the outraged reaction to my marriage advice not to criticize your spouse.

Sara Yoheved Rigler

The Marriage Vaccine: Stop Criticizing

Proven 84.6% effective in reducing marital ailments.


The 10 Commandments of Marriage

Because the most basic marriage principles are often the hardest to implement.

5 Things a Man Needs to Do in a Successful Relationship

What kind of man does a woman really want? Hint: It's not Homer Simpson.

PODCAST: How to Argue Without the Drama

Rabbi Eitiel Goldwicht’s guide to conflict resolution.


The Secret to My Parents' Magical Marriage

Every single morning of their marriage my father made my mom breakfast and wrote her a love note.

Adam’s Marriage Lesson

Blaming your spouse and not taking responsibility doesn’t work.

4 Silent Relationship Killers

This new year make your marriage a priority.

Marital Survival Guide: From I to L

From in-laws to laughter, more practical advice on improving your marriage.


Shrinks on the Street: Appreciating Your Spouse

Shifting the focus to gratitude and positivity.

Intimacy, Chemistry and the Power of Imagination

How to balance the conflicting forces of desire and security in marriage.


Shrinks on the Streets: Happy Marriages Require Spending Time with Your Spouse

The amount of time you spend with your spouse is critical for a happy marriage.

Love and Knowledge: The Basis for a Great Marriage

If you don’t really know someone, how can you truly love them?

The One Question Every Couple Should Ask

In honor of Tu B’Av, a day of harmony, a practical tool for filling your home with peace and joy.


Shrinks on the Street: Date Night for Married Couples

Practical guidelines on how to make it work.

Marital Survival Guide: From E to H

From empathy to hope, more practical advice on improving your marriage.

When You Stay Together for the Kids

How to make a difficult situation better.

Ten Signs of Emotionally Healthy Relationships

Is this relationship healthy?

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