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The bonding aspects of shared humor

The bonding aspects of shared humor

Having a good sense of humor is an admirable trait. Most people enjoy a clever comment or a light-hearted quip even in times of distress, provided that it does not minimize the gravity of an unfortunate [...]

Asking for Help in Times of Need

Asking for Help in Times of Need

Aside from physical and emotional wellbeing, financial stability is perhaps the third most important aspect in one’s emotional and physical security. Though money does not “buy happiness” or assure interpersonal harmony or lasting love, it does [...]

Our New Year’s Resolutions

Our New Year’s Resolutions

On this New Year Day let us make a different type of New Year Resolutions. Instead of attempting to improve ourselves in one way or another such as: Be kinder to others, more patient and accommodating, [...]

Finding pleasure with each other during the Holidays

Finding pleasure with each other during the Holidays

During the winter holidays, we choose to decorate the inside and outside of our homes as a show of communal celebratory mood that enhances the beauty of our homes and elevates the mutual joy of neighbors, [...]

Nurture Your Health Self-Perception

Nurture Your Health Self-Perception

Some people capitalize on their strengths. Others are besieged by their weaknesses in the way they view and present themselves. A balanced self-view, in which we are aware of our strengths and weaknesses and vocalize them [...]

How to Love Someone Who is Unlike You

How to Love Someone Who is Unlike You

During the infatuation stage most pairs create the “story” about their likeness, compatibility and matched views, needs and wants that help assure them they have blissfully found their “other half”. This stance that aids pairs feel [...]

The Power of Love in Our Lives

The Power of Love in Our Lives

Most people are cognizant of the impact of having received love from grandparents, parents, family members, siblings, friends and others as they grew up. In adulthood, romantic love added intense emotions that bolstered our self-view, increased [...]

Improve Your Verbal Communication

Improve Your Verbal Communication

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 like how [...]