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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 [...]

Managing Elders’ Anxiety
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 07 June 2017 - 0 Comments

If you are an adult with aging parents or grandparents, sixty-five years or older, you are aware of the challenges that age may pose. Though many seniors today are still very active, dynamic, mentally [...]

The Importance of Humor and Laughter in Health
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 26 April 2017 - 0 Comments

Laughing and chuckling at another’s comments or jokes is often perceived as a response to being entertained and enjoying others’ matched ideas. People value being with those who make them laugh and enjoy the [...]