יום ה Date: 11 Iyar, 5775 (4/30/15) – Kesuvos#87 {Eliezer}

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COMPETING COUPLES

[87a top] The Gemarah discusses cases in which wives are appointed in charge of their marital finances.

D-E-ep Thoughts (based on R’ Rosner): Often times in a couple’s relationship, there may conflicting personalities. If one spouse feels more comfortable paying all the bills, maintaining specific order, or setting limits for the children, the other partner should be understanding and recognize the benefits of yielding for unity. Halves are meant to compliment each other, not to compete for the same spaces. We should use this mindset in all of our relationships and interactions, both on the physical and spiritual planes.

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