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Four-and-a-half years ago, Gital Dodelson, now 25, of Lakewood, NJ, married Avrohom Meir Weiss, part of a respected rabbinic family on Staten Island.

In Orthodox dating, you rely a lot on what other people tell you — what their impression is. After two months of dating — about twice a week, every week, first sharing sodas in hotel lobbies, then graduating to dinner and visits to the Museum of Natural History — we both knew we were expected to take the next step of getting engaged.

When I couldn’t stand the hostility anymore, I said, “You can’t just ignore me — this isn’t how a relationship works.

We have to be able to talk about these things.” The only response he could muster was: “When I don’t get my way, I don’t know how to function.” I got pregnant right away.

Who knows — in just a few months from now, could this be the man she’s engaged to?

As I zip up her dress, I feign a smile — but inside I feel despair.

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