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The etiquette of borrowing and paying back loans
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 16 January 2017 - 0 Comments

Dealing with outstanding debts is often an emotionally charged issue. Most trustworthy people pay their bills and debts on time and may even pride themselves for being financially responsible beings. They are well-regarded by [...]

How to Cope with the “Winter Blues”
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 10 January 2017 - 0 Comments

It is not uncommon for some people to state; “I don’t like winter”. The obvious reasons may be associated with shorter days, less sunshine, limited opportunities for daylight activities, longer evenings or early darkness. [...]

How to Best Manage Life’s Adversities
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 02 January 2017 - 0 Comments

Most people have at least a few challenges in life. Whether their afflictions are physical, mental, emotional, social, familial, relational, vocational or personal, they may feel angry, hurt and even victimized by their hardships. [...]

Happiness is a By-Product of Generosity
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 02 January 2017 - 0 Comments

Today is Christmas Day – a precious holiday celebrated throughout the world by millions of people. The anticipatory excitement about this wonderful day of celebration including family get-togethers, sharing meals and joy with family [...]

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 [...]