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Develop Healthy Marital Skills
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 23 May 2016 - 0 Comments

Most physical, intellectual, social and emotional interpersonal human skills are learned with the exception of few instinctual, pre-programmed survival and self-preservation tools. Our culture educates and prepares children and adults for life skills to [...]

Take the Time to Recover from Negative Life Events
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 17 May 2016 - 0 Comments

Most people encounter frustrating, negative and even traumatic experiences in their lives. Some become permanently stressed by these unfortunate happenings while others succeed in overcoming the acute distress and proceed in life with a [...]

Lavish Your Mother with Love and Gratitude
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 09 May 2016 - 0 Comments

Today is Mother’s Day a special day dedicated to celebrating our mothers and expressing our gratitude for having been blessed with her love and caring that enabled us in evolve into the beings we [...]

The Power of Love in Our Lives
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 02 May 2016 - 0 Comments

Most people are cognizant of the impact of having received love from grandparents, parents, family members, siblings, friends and others as they grew up. In adulthood, romantic love added intense emotions that bolstered our [...]

Healthily Addressing One’s Deficiencies
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 25 April 2016 - 0 Comments

Some people capitalize on their strengths, others are besieged by their weaknesses. This is manifested in the way they perceive and present themselves. A balanced self-awareness occurs when we are aware of our strengths [...]

The Challenge of Sustaining a Love Relationship
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 19 April 2016 - 0 Comments

From ancient times to the modern era people have known that belonging to a group enhanced their chances of survival and thus bonded with others to form “communities” of shared resources, talents and skills. [...]

How Reliable Are Our Childhood Memories?
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 11 April 2016 - 0 Comments

Many adults like to recite their early life memories to friends and family and particularly to their children and grandchildren as a way of bonding with the younger generation or creating their oral family [...]

Don’t Despair-Repair Your Relationship
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 04 April 2016 - 0 Comments

Individuals who no longer experience the reciprocity of thoughts, feelings and emotional connection with their mates often conclude that their partner has changed, their union has become flawed or permanently damaged, and their original [...]