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ASK JIDOHNovember 2018

Dear Jido, My boss has taken to drinking behind his closed office door. He begins as soon as he gets to work and continues throughout the day. His work output has decreased and I don't have much to do. He is pretty incoherent by three, and I cover for him. I leave at five and Read More »

ASK JIDOHOctober 2018

Dear Jido, I am 74 years old and my wife of 53 years is 71 years of age. Our marriage is solid, and it is my strongest desire to support my wife in every way possible, especially giving her things that we may not have had resources for in our younger years. I am blessed Read More »

ASK JIDOHSeptember 2018

Dear Jido, What is the protocol when you are “regifted” something you bought for someone for a birthday or Hanukah, etc.? I have no problem with my gift being kept, sold, donated, or gifted to someone else. But given back to me?! I found the surprise regift hurtful and insulting. How should I respond since Read More »

ASK JIDOHAugust 2018

Dear Jido, My husband and I have four beautiful daughters and B”H, we are expecting our fifth child soon. When we told my mother-in-law the happy news she took me aside and said that if we have another girl we will need to try again to have a boy in order to "carry on the family Read More »

ASK JIDOHJuly 2018

Dear Jido, My boss has taken to drinking behind his closed office door. He begins as soon as he gets to work and continues throughout the day. His work output has decreased and I don't have much to do. He is pretty incoherent by three, and I cover for him. I leave at five and Read More »

ASK JIDOHJune 2018

Dear Jido, My husband was recently diagnosed with cancer and has begun treatment. He has forbidden me from telling our friends or any members of my family about what has happened. Only one of his family members is aware of what is going on. His insistence on secrecy is growing increasingly difficult for me. When Read More »

ASK JIDOHMay 2018

Dear Jido, My wife and I have four daughters to marry off, and there do not appear to be any husbands in sight. We live in the Deal area all year round and we love it here. But – there seems to be shortage of men that are looking to get married. My wife is Read More »

ASK JIDOHApril 2018

Dear Jido, My son just went to a birthday party with fifteen of his classmates from his second-grade class. It was an amazing production with two clowns, a magician, rides, and a dog act. Not to mention raffles, door prizes, and a banquet. I kid you not. We had sent birthday invitations to this boy Read More »

ASK JIDOHMarch 2018

Dear Jido, I need advice on how to handle a disagreement I’m having with my neighbor. We have an ongoing dispute regarding our children who play together. They are good friends, but occasionally they do have conflicts (which I think is normal). My neighbor and I have differing opinions on resolving the children's conflicts. She Read More »

ASK JIDOHFebruary 2018

Dear Jido, I just joined a great company but I have found one flaw: a co-workerwho works no more than four hours in an eight-hour workday. He spends too much time at lunch, shopping, making personal phone calls, and chatting with other workers. His behavior makes me think that he has no respect for his Read More »