My Clarification of How My Therapist Destroyed My Marriage

January 25, 2013 by  
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as published here on  “I do not believe all individual therapy is harmful for a marriage. The problem arises when a third party supplies his or her input in a way that does more damage than good.” My article How My Therapist Destroyed My Marriage provoked a few strong responses from fellow mental […]

The Five Love Languages

January 20, 2013 by  
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How to express your love in the way that speaks to your spouse. as published on “You don’t really love me!” How many times have you heard your spouse make that proclamation? “How could it be?” you ask, as you list all of the myriad ways in which you express your love. What many […]

5 Things Your Child Wishes You Knew…But Won’t Tell You

December 10, 2012 by  
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as published on As parents, you surely want the best for your children. You focus tremendous amounts of energy on trying to provide the ideal nurturing environment for them. That is why it can be so frustrating when you see your child struggling and you don’t know how—or if—you can help. Whether your kids […]

Becoming a More Appreciative Person

November 20, 2012 by  
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One of my favorite exercises my couples learn is how to show appreciations. Below is an email from an old client who shares, a year later, how this exercise has changed her life. She gave me permission to publish her email. Names have been changed. As we have entered the month of Kislev where we […]

Can you learn from rude people?

November 4, 2012 by  
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A reader commented on about my recent article on projection:   I have to disagree with the Rabbi that the traits you see in others, could be that you are projecting what you don’t like about yourself. I don’t like rude, nasty people, who are so self-absorbed that they cannot even listen to one […]

Projection: If You Spot It You Got It

October 29, 2012 by  
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What you can’t stand in your spouse may be your own reflection. from What drives you crazy about your spouse? Do you have a judgment that your husband is controlling and cheap? Do you feel that your wife is impulsive and irresponsible? If you take a few moments to reflect on the very traits […]

Non-Verbal Communication and the Presidential Debates

October 23, 2012 by  
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If we learned anything from the Presidential debates, we learned that body language counts. Your gestures and movements speak louder than words. Here are four cues from the Presidential and Vice-Presidential debates on how to strengthen your marriage with your body language. 1) Look at your spouse in the eye when you’re speaking with him/her: […]

Save Your Money, Save Your Marriage

August 19, 2012 by  
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from Money and the financial stress that often accompanies it can take a big toll on a marriage. In fact, one of the leading causes of divorce is finances. While it may be a heated topic, there are practical steps you can take to help alleviate the stress money may be having on your […]

3 ways to infuse love into your relationship

July 30, 2012 by  
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from Working on a relationship can be a challenge, especially when you are focusing on what’s wrong with your marriage. Sometimes all you need to turn the tide is to infuse some positive energy into the relationship. Here are three ways to infuse love into your relationship and lighten things up: 1. Express Your […]

When your Spouse Wants More/Less Religion Than You

July 18, 2012 by  
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Help for couples that are fighting about religion What if your husband told you that he did not want to be observant anymore? What if you and your wife are not observant and suddenly she wants to become shomer Shabbos (Sabbath observant)? How about if you married someone, only to find out that he is […]

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