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How to Embrace Your New Child-in-Law
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 09 December 2014 - 0 Comments

Parents usually wish for their adult children to pair with a mate worthy of them. They also hope that the future son or daughter-in-law would not only be a loving match for their adult [...]

How to Mend a Damaged Friendship
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 30 November 2014 - 0 Comments

Friendships are unique social connections with others that enhance our physical, emotional and psychological wellbeing and support us in achieving a higher level of functioning and satisfaction in life. Friendships are free, volitional and [...]

Knowing When to Trust Others
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 24 November 2014 - 0 Comments

The need to know whether or not to trust others is basic to our safety and security. In business, friendship or love, the capacity to differentiate sincerity from falsehood is essential to making effective [...]

How to assess your sex life
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 16 November 2014 - 0 Comments

Many people wonder how their sexual frequency and satisfaction compare to others. Pairs who do not see eye-to-eye about their sexual life may seek some normative standards by which to gauge their own practices. [...]

Help Your Firstborn Welcome the New Baby
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 09 November 2014 - 0 Comments

While the arrival of a second child is a joyous time for parents and family, it may be a mildly traumatic and perplexing event for the older child. As parents negotiate the practical aspects [...]

Find Serenity Amid Life’s Stresses
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 03 November 2014 - 0 Comments

Feeling stressed by life’s demands is a familiar emotion for most adults. Since being busy is a highly regarded measure of one’s importance and success, it programs us to amass more and more tasks [...]

How to Create a Fight Free Union
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 28 October 2014 - Comments Off

Couples who fall in love and commit to each other rarely imagine that their relationship would ever become disharmonious. It is only after the early infatuation subsides and life stresses declare themselves that many [...]

How to help your young children thrive
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 19 October 2014 - 0 Comments

All parents want their children to do well academically, socially and emotionally, to develop life-skills and become confident, happy and successful adults. How can parents facilitate their children’s ability to achieve these goals confidently [...]