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Dealing with reduced sexual desire in couples
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 14 August 2017 - 0 Comments

One essential bonding element between couples is their initial mutual physical attraction to one another. The uniqueness of their matched draw signifies to many pairs that they have been intended to be coupled and [...]

Embracing Sadness as Part of Healing
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 08 August 2017 - 0 Comments

We live in a culture that considers individuals’ happiness, satisfaction, joy, elation and delight as signs of health and wellbeing. Though these emotions are desirable states that are sought by all, they certainly are [...]

How to express discontent in a love relationship
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 31 July 2017 - 0 Comments

It is inevitable that even in the most connected, loving and intimate relationship, partners may occasionally encounter a disagreeable behavior, message or attitude of the mate that may be interpreted as unkind, hurtful or [...]

The Costs of Lonliness
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 17 July 2017 - 0 Comments

Most people are aware of some discomfort during periods in which they are alone or feel lonely. Since aloneness has not been classified as a medical condition, it is rarely considered a physical threat. [...]

Marital satisfaction is up to you!
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 04 July 2017 - 0 Comments

Some pairs who come to couple therapy to improve their relationship present a defensive stance in which they depict themselves as loving, reasonable and compromising while describing their mate as faltering in these criteria, [...]

Enjoy a hobby for your health and happiness
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 26 June 2017 - 0 Comments

Many people engage in non-vocational activities that render them pleasure, satisfaction, kudos and unique distinction from an early age. Others, feel rejuvenated, relaxed, pleased and invigorated by exercising their newly discovered satisfying talents later [...]

By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 19 June 2017 - 0 Comments

Father’s Day, one of our universal, secular holidays is intended to have individuals of all ages formally celebrate their father’s contributions in raising, loving, supporting, teaching and helping mold them into the great beings [...]

How to manage ruminating thoughts
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 15 June 2017 - 0 Comments

When people feel regret, sadness, loss or disappointment about events in their lives, some review their prior actions to determine their contribution or lack thereof in causing the above emotions. Though self-evaluation is a [...]