We live in a small city with a very small Jewish community.
I see my friends and relatives who live in cities with a thriving Jewish life and for us everything seems like such a struggle.
'Do you think God is punishing me for having sex with a man 20 years younger than me?
' This was the question I asked a close friend when I was about to file for bankruptcy back in 2011.
Most of all I worry about our children and how they will be able to forge a proud Jewish identity in such an environment.
Yom Kippur, the Jewish holiday of repentance, had barely been over for 14 hours and I was already fighting with my husband. Over our poached kale and egg salads with a side of chickpeas I notice my firecracker friend is uncharacteristically glum.Has my Teflon-coated mind not retained a single shred of serenity? When Peter died, the only thing that kept me sane was writing about grief. I recognized that by spewing out my emotions with honesty, I was helping others which meant it was work that made me satisfied.Your go-to source for the best in love and sex advice, essays and more from Huff Post -- and beyond!Here, you'll find all the latest stories, news and more surrounding dating, marriage, divorce, sex and modern relationships.
My husband and I have been together for over 20 years. We met in high school and watched each other graduate high school, college, and graduate school, find (and change) careers, and become parents.We watched each other become adults and now we are watching each other age. I meet my friend Geraldine at a hip, local eatery in the heart of Abbot Kinney in Venice Beach.