The previous post was from a woman trying to figure out the friend/date distinction, and now we have a similar question from a guy. If nothing else, hopefully it's helpful to know that this isn't a one-sided dilemma!
Now that my children are grown, I find I have to navigate a new world of parenting questions. I have a friend who talks to her daughter every day and often begins the conversation by asking, "Is this information, or are you asking for advice?" Despite my own instincts as a caring parent, I am learning not to give advice unless asked. Any suggestions on navigating this relationship where one is both the parent and also a co-adult?
I guess we're moving away from life cycle events after all. But that just goes to show: Miriam's Advice Well is here for whatever's on your mind, personal, political or otherwise. Maybe I need to add some new categories... Either way, keep the questions coming!
I am extremely proud to be both a member of the Philadelphia young adult Jewish community and a professional working to make the community the best it can be.
I work full time as the director of Hillel of Greater Philadelphia’s Jewish Graduate Student Network. My husband, Marc, likes to say that I knew more people within a week of moving to Philadelphia than he knew after six years here.
I’m originally from the tiny town of Fredonia, NY, and sometimes I still stare at the skyscrapers and marvel at how many Jews I know.
I am a co-founder of Minyan Tikvah (a lay-led prayer group in Center City Philadelphia that meets once a month for traditional egalitarian Shabbat services), a founder of and matchmaker for GradMatch.org, a children’s book reviewer, a former elementary school teacher, a pretty decent cook and a mom to two beautiful children.