Miriam's Advice Well

From dating to parenting, Miriam welcomes all questions. Posted every Monday.

Dear Miriam | Blocking and Tackling (Problematic Speech)

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Dear Miriam, Is it better to ignore/block relatives on social media to avoid their offensive posts, or is it worth trying to engage with them?...

Dear Miriam | Family, Self Come First in Crisis

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Dear Miriam, My children have experienced a lot of mental health issues while in quarantine. I'm dreading the school year because I am struggling myself...

Dear Miriam | To Move or Not to Move

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Dear Miriam, Is a pandemic the absolute wrong time to make a decision to move to a completely different place, or is it the absolute...

Dear Miriam | Coworker Question Causes Confusion

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Dear Miriam, On a recent work Zoom call, a controversial topic came up, tangentially related to our work. A coworker asked me in the chat...

Dear Miriam | Solo Eater Seeks Inspiration

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Dear Miriam, Now that the initial boredom of the pandemic is over, people have mostly stopped posting pictures of sourdough and fancy baked goods, and...

Dear Miriam | Dealing with a Non-Pandemic Illness

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Dear Miriam, How can I best help a family dealing with illness during the pandemic that's not actually related to the pandemic? Signed, Want to Help Dear Help, So...

Dear Miriam | Reading List Doesn’t Represent Judaism Accurately

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Dear Miriam, A teacher I know put together a really wonderful and culturally diverse children's reading list. To represent Jews, she included two Chanukah books,...

Dear Miriam | How Does Dating Dad Tell His Grown Kids?

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Dear Miriam, I am a middle-aged widower who has recently started dating. I have not yet told my adult children. What is the best way...
Coronavirus written newspaper close up shot to the text.

Dear Miriam | Reopenings Open Up Concerns

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Dear Miriam, Now that things are starting to reopen, I find myself increasingly uncomfortable with the way it's being done and the precautions that the...
People standing waiting in line far apart to maintain social distance distancing during covid-19 coronavirus outbreak with mark cross signs on sidewalk pavement by grocery food store shop shopping

Ask Miriam | Social Distancing Still a Complicated Subject

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Dear Miriam, How should one respond when they witness others (like neighbors, for example) not social distancing? And how should parents respond to their kids...