Passover- Love Conquers All

March 22, 2013 by  
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As we approach Passover (Pesach), I have been thinking a lot about how couples can release themselves from the bondage of their negativity. Couples often come in to my office stuck in their “stuff.” While we are usually able to break through and shift the energy in the relationship, some couples take more time than […]

Retirement and your marriage

November 6, 2012 by  
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An Opportunity to Fall in Love Again You’ve dreamed for years of finally retiring and enjoying the rest of your life with your spouse. Little did you know at the time that your relationship would experience friction that you could have never imagined. Would you believe that couples who have “made it” thirty or forty-plus […]

Five Myths About Marriage

June 17, 2012 by  
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You have all heard marriage is hard, don’t go to bed angry and other famous pieces of marriage advice. Are they fact or myth: Click here to read more from my latest article on Aish.com http://www.aish.com/f/m/5_Myths_about_Marriage.html?s=mpw

How to respond when your spouse is angry

January 13, 2012 by  
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One of the hardest exercises for couples to do when practicing the Imago dialogue is to validate their spouse.  Validation is when, after hearing your spouse express her feelings, you let her know that “what you’re saying makes sense and you make sense.” But it doesn’t make sense! For many, it can be difficult just […]

The Enemy Within

August 2, 2011 by  
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Just when I was beginning to recover (if such a thing is fully possible) after the horrific murder of an innocent little child in Boro Park, I hear the news about the killing of a holy Rabbi in Israel.  The feelings of trauma are rather acute, and what makes both of these situations even more […]

I don’t have time for our marriage

March 9, 2011 by  
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I recently posted an article on parenting on aish.com entitled Successful Marriage, Successful Parenting- Three reasons why the most important ingredient in successful parenting is a successful marriage. This video is a response to a “hypothetical reply” from a spouse: I don’t have time for our marriage because I am too focused on the kids. […]