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What to do When Your Partner Shuts Down

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What is Stonewalling? By Laura Silverstein, Certified Gottman Therapist You may not know the name for it, but most of us know how it feels when we are trying to get through to someone, and bump up against nothing but a stone wall. What do you do when your partner shuts down? It usually happens […]

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4 Things Your Kids Need from You Tonight

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4 Things Your Kids Need From You, and How to Give it to them Tonight One of the most frequent worries I see as a therapist from parents is concern about being a good parent.  In general, I find that most people, regardless of how effective their methods are, just want their kids to grow […]

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What’s the Difference Between a Psychiatrist and a Psychologist?

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Perhaps you are considering the idea that you could benefit from some professional support, but you’re not sure where to start.  Perhaps you have heard different titles and professional terms, but never really understood the difference. This article will clarify the differences and similarities among mental health professionals. What’s the Difference between a Psychiatrist and a […]

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3 Communication Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making

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Are you making any of these 3 communication mistakes? You are probably articulate and informed, and present yourself very well in social and professional situations.  Maybe you’re able to negotiate business deals with many commas and zeros, or convince your three-year-old that she’d rather join you at the grocery store than continue watching her favorite […]

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People Just Keep Dying! How Not to Become Numb?

People Just Keep Dying!  How Not to Become Numb? It usually starts with a question.  Did you hear what happened in France? You scramble to find a computer and brace yourself as the story unfolds in front of you. And then begins the struggle of integrating what has happened with what you know and love about the […]

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17 Questions Parents Should Ask Their High-School Graduates this Summer

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17 Questions Parents Should Ask Their High-School Graduates this Summer   Congratulations on your child’s graduation! You survived college applications, rejections, acceptances and decisions, final exams and graduation festivities. And now here you are with less than two months before your child heads off to college.  Perhaps there is a summer job or family vacation, but […]

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My 15 Favorite Relationship Quotes

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No one can talk about love and relationships better than the poets, the philosophers and the artists! 1. “When two people relate to each other authentically and humanly, God is the electricity that surges between them.” ― Martin Buber 2. It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy […]

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Now Offering Video Tutorial Course on Bullying Prevention

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Laura Silverstein’s ECourse:  How to Prevent Bullying (Without Using the Word Bullying) now available for $20. Diego Castellanos, Host of ABC’s Peurto Rican Panorama, Spotlights Bullying I had the privilege of joining Mr. Diego Castellanos, with fellow panel members, Atty. Tanya Alvarado and Atty. Stephanie Gonzalez to discuss the very important issue of bullying prevention. […]

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10 Questions to ask your Mom this Weekend!

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Go Ask Your Mom! While flowers and great food are wonderful ways to celebrate Mother’s Day or any weekend, what many of us want the most is to feel connected, valued and appreciated.  It is fun and interesting  to raise new topics for conversation and also a great way to maintain close connection. These questions to […]

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How to Stop Being Defensive (Even when you feel attacked)

How to Stop Being Defensive (Even When You Feel Attacked) You intended to have a loving, respectful conversation with your partner. Instead you ended up arguing again. Do you wonder why this happens? One likely explanation is that you’re becoming defensive without even realizing it.  The good news is that this is a teachable skill.  You […]

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