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Move lovingly from disagreement to compromise
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 03 October 2017 - 0 Comments

The emotional arousal of arguing with another individual about any topic often increases both parties’ heart rate, fear, insistence level and competitiveness in attempting to persuade the other to change his/her position about a [...]

Are You Feeling Easily Insulted?
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 18 September 2017 - 0 Comments

Being complimented and well-thought of evokes positive reactions, a pleasant physiological feeling and often a smile and a positive response. The affirming view of others, helps one feel accepted, respected and valued. Conversely, feeling [...]

Is love the sole core of a happy relationships?
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 04 September 2017 - 0 Comments

For centuries, stories and myths about love mesmerized young girls and women in their quest for their beloved mate. Songs like “Love makes the world go around” “All it takes is love” and “Love [...]

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, [...]