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April 21, 2014

Andrew Silow-Carroll: Passoverkill? Suggestions to make next year's seders even more culturally sensitive

Sara Israelsen Hartley: Seeking the Divine: An ancient connection in a new context

Christine M. Flowers: Priest's execution in Syria should be call to action

Courtnie Erickson: How to help kids accept the poor decisions of others

Lizette Borreli: A Glass Of Milk A Day Keeps Knee Arthritis At Bay

Lizette Borreli: 5 Health Conditions Your Breath Knows Before You Do

The Kosher Gourmet by Betty Rosbottom Coconut Walnut Bars' golden brown morsels are a beautifully balanced delectable delight

April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review

How to be a 'good wife' without becoming a doormat

By Georgia Lee


Credit: ShutterStock



Putting your best foot forward and staying sweet while keeping your husband's respect.


JewishWorldReview.com | Nice guys may finish last, but nice girls finish first. That is, if they can remain assertive, empowered and keep their man's respect through dating and on into marriage. You don't have to decide between being tough and being taken. In fact, power struggles will put strain on your marriage. So how can you stay a "good wife" while earning and keeping your husband's admiration?


KNOW YOURSELF

Know what you want and need out of life and in your partnership. When you treat yourself to the activities you enjoy, you will be more fulfilled and satisfied in the long run, and be happier when you come home. Bickering and resentment build from anxiety and frustration. Do everything in your power to calm those toxic feelings so you can give your husband your sweetest self.


MARRIED . . . WITH INTENTION

Set intentions for your marriage, then work toward them. These could be goals and milestones, but are better kept as long-term, daily aspirations. This means, find the purpose behind your marriage; beyond love and family. Why are you married? To this particular person? How does being married make you both better people? How can you make your husband's day and life better? And vice versa? Do those things you intend, and ask for those things from your spouse.


MUTUAL CONTRIBUTION

What do you and your husband contribute to each other's lives, and the life of the marriage? How about the household and children? The community? Society? The world? While the home may never be equal grounds for both men and women, there can be equivalency. Have each person do what they're best at, and what they enjoy. If you like cooking but don't like to deal with dishes, ask your Mr. to take care of the clean up. If you don't mind get down and dirty with yard work, switch with laundry duties every once in a while. Housework done with a smile won't lead to arguments and accusations of being unappreciated or undervalued. But this goes both ways. If you stay home, thank your husband for working; then ask for gratitude for keeping his castle clean.


SPEAK SWEET, BUT MEAN IT

Mean what you say and say what you mean. But, whatever you say, say it with love and affection. Don't patronize. Barking at your hubby may give him cues to act like a dog. Lead him with love and respect. He will follow.


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POSITIVE REPHRASING

When you do need to voice your opinion, do so without directly opposing or challenging your man's "fragile ego." Let him know you don't like something by saying, "I really like this," or, "I prefer that." Instead of a direct, "No," try, "I was thinking more about this," or, "I really wanted to do that." You create an open energy of possibility here, instead of shutting the door and shutting him down. If he's adamant, and it won't take too much out of you to go along, negotiate a fair trade and go ahead with, "Okay, and then we can . . . " Why shouldn't you get what you want out of it, too?


Being nice by no means keeps you from yielding your personal power and getting everything you want and need in your world, and in your marriage. Staying on your husband's good side will keep you by his side and keep you an ally in his eyes.


Georgia D. Lee is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Business and founder of a multimedia self-help, self-actualization, spiritual education and personal empowerment system.

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