Shaya Ostrov, LCSW, is the author of The Menuchah Principle in Marriage, The Menuchah Principle in Shidduchim Dating and Engagement (Judaica Press) and The Inner Circle: Seven Gates to Marriage (Feldheim Publishers). He maintains a private practice in Far Rockaway and provides lectures and workshops in the area of relationship building and menuchat hanefesh. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or through his website, menuchahprinciple.com.
The singles population has proportionally doubled over the past 40 years and continues to climb. Even if you’ve managed to marry Mr. or Mrs. Right, it seems as if the prospect of staying together is dismal.