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The Grave Dangers of Gambling Addiction

  According to research conducted by the University of New York, out of every a hundred people, three to five of them struggle with gambling. These statistics are astonishing considering the rising number of online and offline casinos. Just like in drug addiction, gambling addiction refers to the stage whereby a person cannot resist the… Read More The Grave Dangers of Gambling Addiction

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When couples fail to connect.

  Relationship problems are extremely stressful for most people. Some couples separate or divorce after long distress. Some couples distressed about their relationships look for therapy hoping that therapy can rescue them from misery. As a matter of fact, these couples have good potential to restore their partnership. There are several initial steps couples need… Read More When couples fail to connect.

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Sex May Be at the Core of Many Problems

Sex May Be at the Core of Many Problems That Makes Couples Feel Disconnected.     Couples may feel disconnected in many ways.  Sex is a salient example. Research and statistics show that couples with no sex in their relationship usually are not very long-lasting. Sex may be at the core of many problems couples face,… Read More Sex May Be at the Core of Many Problems

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Welcome.

Do you feel that you are missing some important skills? Assertiveness? Communication skills? Insight in your own motives? Are you also the type of person who wants action, not just spending years in therapy? Learning and implementing new ways of living with people is what I specialize in. I am very attuned to each individual, so whether you are soft… Read More Welcome.

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How to create a trust in your relationship from the early stage. Pre-marital counseling tips

  Are you open and honest about your past and present?   Are you sharing your goals for the future with your partner?    Or are you expecting that your partner will fix your problems and compensate for your shortcomings—perhaps without disclosing these expectations to him or her?    If so, you could be setting yourself up for… Read More How to create a trust in your relationship from the early stage. Pre-marital counseling tips

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What Should Couples Do Early On To Prevent Conflicts, Misunderstandings, and Feeling of Hurt?

There are several approaches that can be applied when starting a relationship with a someone from a different culture. These steps can be applied toward relationships within the same culture, as well.   Studies of relationships have shown that,  by addressing the following steps in early stages of a relationship,  couples can build a strong… Read More What Should Couples Do Early On To Prevent Conflicts, Misunderstandings, and Feeling of Hurt?

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Why do  marriages often fail?

    There are a lot of bumps on the road of marriage.   Leo Tolstoy opened his novel Anna Karenina with the phrase that became the  famous marriage quote: “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”   The most fairy tales end, “and they lived happily ever… Read More Why do  marriages often fail?

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Outsider or member of my family?

           A common theme for intercultural relationships is the  discrepancy of  identity status, that creates a distance between partners. This can stay invisible to the partner who lives within his cultural group and  sees  each situation applying his/her cultural code.