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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 [...]

Improve Your Verbal Communication
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 28 March 2016 - 0 Comments

A common complaint of individuals in couple therapy regards the way they are being spoken to by the mate. They often are hard pressed to fully articulate their dissatisfaction except to say, “I don’t [...]

Improve Your Communication Skills
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 20 March 2016 - 0 Comments

Some married couples lament that their spouses no longer understand them, their motives, intentions or feelings. This common complaint distances mated couples from each other and creates a culture of separateness, aloneness and isolation [...]

The Value of Adult Sibling Relationships
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 14 March 2016 - 0 Comments

In childhood you may have found your siblings annoying, troublesome and interfering with your sole access to your parents. In adulthood you are more likely to feel blessed by having siblings who share your [...]

Time Management is Essential for Bonding
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 07 March 2016 - 0 Comments

Chronically late individuals often experience great stress, feel shame about inconveniencing others and at times end up defeating their own goals. Yet, for some, this conduct is repetitious and hard to change. Conversely, prompt [...]