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Personal Drama

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Moldy Memories

A reader who found a smelly old box of mementos asks whether it's worth trying to clean and preserve the contents or if she...
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Closet Slob

A reader who admits to being "completely disorganized" when it comes to his clothing asks how he can be less of a mess. Dear Miriam, I...
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Losers Weepers

A reader who just lost two pairs of gloves, a pair of prescription sunglasses and a transit pass solicits strategies for keeping track of...
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Blast From the Past

With the explosion of social media websites suggesting potential connections to former teachers, colleagues, distant cousins and others, a reader asks whether she should...
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Soul Mate in Security

A reader who felt a connection with the woman in charge of his airport security screening in Israel asks for ideas on how to...
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Resolution Redo?

A reader who admits to not following through on a bunch of New Year's resolutions made back around Rosh Hashanah wonders if it would be...
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Putting the Jew in Jewelry

A reader worries about misrepresenting Judaism by shopping and doing other activities on Shabbat while wearing her Star of David jewelry because a Shomer...
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Stop Slacking, Start Thanking

Annoyed by the lack of thank-you notes months after hand-delivering both an engagement gift and wedding gift to a close friend, a writer asks...
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Hopeful LGBT Parent-To-Be

A woman planning to have a baby with her same-sex partner wonders how she should respond when family and friends act entitled to very...
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Honest Guest

Anticipating an interrogation at a family event, a writer asks how she should respond if her new Orthodox in-laws question her marital status or...