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Prejudice and Hatred Cause Loss for All
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 19 December 2016 - 0 Comments

It is very perplexing that by now humans have not eradicated prejudice, discrimination and hatred of “others” whom they discount and belittle just for being different. We develop stereotypical images about those who are [...]

Acceptance is the Core of Harmonious Relationships
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 12 December 2016 - 0 Comments

Many couples who come for therapy to improve their relationship subsequent to frequent fights, arguments and mutual frustrations wish that the therapist will side with their individual view and guide their mate in becoming [...]

Reduce Your Holiday Stress
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 06 December 2016 - 0 Comments

Holidays are delightful times of celebration, family gatherings with loved ones, sharing great food and relishing the companionship of family and friends. For many, it is the “season to be jolly” and re-connect with [...]

Respect your partner’s primacy in your life
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 29 November 2016 - 0 Comments

When couples in distress come to therapy, some present their ongoing uncertainty about being loved, respected, honored or even about their ability to sustain the interest of the mate. This stance of dubious significance [...]

Dealing With Loss
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 22 November 2016 - 0 Comments

As we review the 2016 election for the President of the United States of America, we discover that even though Hillary Clinton received 45.5 percent of the popular vote to Donald’s Trump’s 42.2 percent, [...]

Everyday Kindness Enriches Us All
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 14 November 2016 - 0 Comments

From childhood most youngsters are encouraged to be kind to their siblings, friends, pets and adults they encounter. Unkind reactions towards anyone are frowned upon by healthy parents as they model politeness, kindness and [...]

Why Does Political Variance Evoke Negative Emotions?
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 07 November 2016 - 0 Comments

One of the most bonding elements between people is their like-mindedness. It affirms their own position and draws them closer to each other. A variance of opinions tends to distance people from each other [...]

Siblings Connection Throughout Life
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 01 November 2016 - 0 Comments

The value of sibling relationships is often unrecognized and underappreciated in childhood. Many children, impacted by sibling rivalry, attempt to discredit, diminish and point out their sibling’s faults or fight with each other as [...]