My parents have a great marriage and a terrible love story.Their union was arranged in India back in 1975, when my then-18-year-old mom agreed to marry a 26-year-old man with a mutton-chop mustache the size of Madras whom she’d known all of three weeks. I used to be jealous of my American friends, with their sitcom-worthy parents who publicly kissed on the mouth.
_______________________ Ellen Mc Carthy: Hey Shmuley, Maybe could could start by telling us some of the factors that you think are the biggest causes of relationship strife in society today. _______________________ Burbank, Calif.: What is your opinion of inter-religious marriages where the parents decide to expose the children to both of religions and then let the child decide? I'm Jewish, but not very religious, if it makes a difference. The issues are online cheating on his part and difficulties at work with his boss because "no one is going to tell him what to do," and lots of anger and hurt on my part at doing it all. _______________________ Ellen Mc Carthy: You wrote a book called the Kosher Sutra.But when the man with whom you're involved is part of another couple, someone else's husband, then the challenge and unpredictability can make your life a messy, unhappy waiting game that you will rarely win.The woman who is in love with a married man lives a life that, for the most part, is shrouded in secrecy.Perhaps the best advice you can give someone about having a relationship with a married man is telling her not to even start. As my friend Jenna* told me, "You can't help who you fall in love with.The love of your life just might be a married man." Being part of any couple can be challenging and unpredictable, as we all know.