Looking to the Stars for Love

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Dear Rivkie,

 I am a 25-year-old man and I am terrified of being single. I am worried I am acting abnormal for my age. I had to work extremely hard for a long period in order to become financially independent, which was not easy because of my humble beginnings and a very long spell of unemployment. The work itself took up so much time that I was unable to participate in singles events in the area.

I have done astrology on the side for more than a year and I would like to use horoscopes to make a marriage connection. Where do I go?

Get High on the Holidays

Written by Rachel Burnham on . Posted in Advice Columns

Reader Question:

 Holidays are a time when some singles feel at odds with the family-oriented atmosphere pervasive in the Jewish community. What advice do you have for singles who want to reinvent the holiday experience for their lifestyle?

The Goodbye Blues

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Dear Rivkie,

A good friend of my teenage son (let’s call him Mordechai) moved away this summer. Mordechai is upset about his friend’s departure, especially since they have known each other for most of their lives. He is a well-adjusted kid, and has many friends, but this is really throwing him for a loop. How do I help him through this rough patch?

Married to a Wimp

Written by Rabbi Steven Baars on . Posted in Advice Columns

Take a guess. Out of 100 wives, how many would say they are married to a wimp? In my totally unscientific study based on 30 years in marriage counseling, I estimate 99 out of 100 would answer in the affirmative.

Shadchan Search

Written by Rachel Burnham, Dating Coach on . Posted in Advice Columns

Life is a series of matchmaking experiences. We seek the right friends, job, community, shul, and, of course, the right spouse.

Look Who’s Coming for Rosh Hashanah Dinner

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Reader Question:

 The High Holidays are a time when many families come together to celebrate. What advice do you have for readers bringing home a significant other to meet the parents (and/or Bubbe, Aunt Sara, and assorted cousins) for the first time?

Our Best Tool

Written by Laura Goldman on . Posted in Advice Columns

I don’t know about you, but around this time of year I start to gear up for school. Yes, school supplies are a part of it, but mostly the preparation is mental. I start thinking about summer homework and whether it has been completed, school schedules and extracurriculars, carpools, doctors’ appointments, and which teachers my kids will have this year.

Getting Ahead in the Undergraduate Admissions Game

Written by Nikkee Porcaro on . Posted in Advice Columns

The clock strikes midnight. You careen down the stairs, your slipper sliding off your foot, your (night) gown fluttering behind you, as you race to the velvet-upholstered seat. You have to make it in time! Click-clack, click-clack, and you’re off — and the race is on.

Staying True to Yourself as a Single

Written by Shaina Gold on . Posted in Advice Columns

I always wanted to write an article about dating. My friends would hear stories from my countless dating escapades and encourage me to write a book. This week I am turning 34 years old. As I reflect on this past year, I decided to celebrate my birthday by writing my very first article. Just a little something to cross off my bucket list.

Online Resources for Federal Jobs

Written by David Marwick for KempMillJobAssist on . Posted in Advice Columns

Understanding the federal hiring process is the first step in the process of applying for a federal job. These two for-profit companies provide webinars, trainings, online guides, and other services to those seeking federal jobs. Some of these services are free, but others require payment. Both companies offer email sign up lists for updates on new resources.