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By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 04 October 2015 - 0 Comments

It is common for people who are dissatisfied with their relationship to ascribe their discomfort to their partner’s faults, failures, personality demerits or displeasing conduct. Though these factors may certainly contribute to relationship disharmony, [...]

Are you in a bonded or enmeshed love relationship?
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 28 September 2015 - 0 Comments

Throughout history, marital relationships’ strength and desirability has been based upon social, economic, religious and survival factors that were modulated by philosophical, cultural, societal and emotional views. Traditionally, the man had the power and [...]

Lifelong Attention Secures Happy Unions
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 20 September 2015 - 0 Comments

All living organisms require attention to survive and thrive. Infants, children, adults, animals and even plants wither and wilt without sufficient care and attention. Attention is needed not only for our physical survival but [...]

How to Manage Your Procrastination
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 14 September 2015 - 0 Comments

Most people procrastinate in executing certain tasks. Some justify their delayed performance by various explanations while others berate themselves and are perplexed about the reasons for their self-hindering habits. Many people assume that their [...]

Become Your Own “Good Parent”
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 07 September 2015 - 0 Comments

All people speak to themselves. Children often vocalize their inner message as they play, think or sort out their feelings. Adults are usually less aware of their “guiding messages” that affect their self-esteem and [...]

Teach and Model Compassion to Children
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 01 September 2015 - 0 Comments

Compassion is one of the tender emotions people can have for each other. Yet, this exceptional feeling is not always naturally experienced by youngsters and thus has to be taught and cultivated by parents [...]

Kindness, Compassion Can Alleviate Anxiety
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 24 August 2015 - 0 Comments

Most people expect to experience some physical deterioration as they age. Many individuals consider with dread the possible physical, functional or mental decline they may encounter in the future but few adults are aware [...]

The Challenges and Costs of Keeping Secrets
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 17 August 2015 - 0 Comments

Most people harbor at least a few personal secrets that they are reluctant to share with others. Though the secrecy is intended to protect the individual of feared social alienation, harboring these uneasy emotions [...]