The support system for divorcees is tenuous because of divided loyalties of the children and friends. Older divorcees often move to smaller premises, have smaller incomes and lower self-esteem. They’re often lonely on Shabbatot and holidays. “Get busy living,” says Levy, and appreciate the good things in life.

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Who suffers most – the divorcee or the widow?
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Issue No. 175
 

Dealing with widowhood after a long and happy marriage is difficult and heartbreaking, but Sharona understands that “Life goes on,” and that maybe one day she will be happy again.

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Maybe some day I will be able to be happy once more
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Issue No. 173
 

Once upon a time, there were only two alternatives – direct negotiations between the spouses or the adversarial process of litigated divorce. Now Dr Susan Zaidel is offering an alternative out-of-court way that is called Collaborative Divorce.

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DIVORCE Out-of-court: The fourth way
Category: Passages
Issue No. 172
 

Ever wonder about customs in a Shiva house; talk about the deceased, ignore the mourner, behave like it’s a party? Customs exist and one should familiarize oneself to be considerate while in the mourner’s home.

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Shiva: The do’s and the don’ts
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Issue No. 171
 

Celia Berger lost her husband and wrote down her thoughts on this traumatic time in her life and her advice on what to do and how to behave. She hopes this helps people in a similar position.

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To be alone
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Issue No. 168
 

Would you leave your native country with a family of eight to come to Israel because home birthing was still allowed? Follow just such a family from Ireland as they end up in Gush Etzion to give birth to their seventh child.

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A birth story: finding freedom near the fields of Boaz
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Issue No. 167
 

Fear of childbirth because of loss of control and autonomy, fear of the unknown, or lack of privacy has increased Caesarian deliveries. Increased knowledge, a birth partner, and psychotherapy may help to lead to a return to natural childbirth.

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Too posh to push or simply too scared?
Category: Features Passages
Issue No. 167
 

ESRA Magazine's list of personal announcements including, new homes, get well wishes and family occasions and condolences

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Milestones 167
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Issue No. 167
 

ESRA Magazine's list of personal announcements including, new homes, get well wishes and family occasions and condolences

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Milestones 166
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Issue No. 166
 

ESRA Magazine's list of personal announcements including, new homes, get well wishes and family occasions and condolences

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Milestones 165
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Issue No. 165
 
 
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