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Protect your children from family disputes
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 18 June 2018 - 0 Comments

It is not uncommon for adults to have disparity of opinions, attitudes, preferences or interpretations of their mate’s thoughts and feelings, regardless of their love and respect for each other. Yet, children who observe [...]

Cultivate healthy self-esteem throughout life
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 11 June 2018 - 0 Comments

From a very early age we learn that pleasing others is a wise and a well-rewarded behavior. When our parents affirm our actions, attitude and manners, we feel safer and liked. One of the [...]

Cautiously use humor in your relationships
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 05 June 2018 - 0 Comments

Many people find joy is using humor in their conversation with others. It is a method of bonding with those who are like-minded through affirming their mutual understanding and opinions about the subject, person, [...]

Keep your marriage sizzling
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 21 May 2018 - 0 Comments

During the early stages of marriage, most couples choose to reaffirm their love and passion for each other. Regrettably, this hope and plan only works for less than 50 percent of pairs. What are [...]

Cultivating a healthy self-esteem throughout life
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 14 May 2018 - 0 Comments

From a very early age we learn that pleasing others is wise and a well-rewarded behavior. When our parents affirm our actions, attitude and manners, we feel safer and liked. One of the most elated statements [...]

Using harmony in resolving couple conflicts
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 07 May 2018 - 0 Comments

As children, we are taught that making errors, occasionally behaving unkindly, feeling competitive and sometimes even being physically aggressive toward siblings or other children may be a product of natural emotions that must not [...]

Ingredients for a lifetime of marital love
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 30 April 2018 - 0 Comments

Given the high rate of divorce, some people assume that a lifetime of love is a hope but seldom a reality. Interestingly enough, this assumption is incorrect. The reality is that, indeed, about fifty [...]

How to calm a chronic complainer
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 16 April 2018 - 0 Comments

All individuals are physically, emotionally and psychologically different from one another. Though many traits may be shared, the exact psychological makeup of any two people, including twins, is unique and special to each individual. We vary [...]