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Realistic Expectations in Marriage
Author: Shira Frank, LCSW
February 22nd, 2017
Realistic Expectations of Marriage: An Overview 10 Years later By: Shira Frank, LCSW               In general, one's level of satisfaction in one’s marriage is dependent on one’s initial expectations. Either the reality of one's marriage is very close, is very far or has surpassed one's initial expectations. Sometimes after 10 years of marriage, a spouse feels resentment towa …
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Rekindling Sparks in Marriage
Author: Shira Frank, LCSW
February 4th, 2017
Rekindling Sparks In Marriage Shira Frank, LCSW   Q: I have been married for eleven years, and have four children , B'li ayin hora. My husband works late hours to help pay for our children's tuition, and I barley have time to speak to him during the week. (He sleeps through much of Shabbos.) His personality has become quite irritating to me – he just seems to  talk about his work, and doesn't seem to care to be part of my life. I …
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Marital Conflict
Author: Shira Frank, LCSW
January 17th, 2017
Marital  Conflict By: Shira Frank Dear Shira              I have recently begun to lose patience with my husband, who I have been married to for eleven years. If I tell him something that he doesn’t want to hear, he just ignores me. I have come to constantly screaming to express myself to him, but that doesn’t seem to help. He mentioned that he would like to improve thi …
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Emotional Bankruptcy
Author: Shira Frank, LCSW
January 7th, 2017
Emotional Bankruptcy By: Shira Frank, LCSW   Dear Shira,             I consider myself happily married, but lately, my husband and I seem to be having a problem. We have been having “cold wars” lately where there is no real arguing between us, but I just feel a lot of tension (We are both quite strong willed people by nature, so we make a great attempt to avoid arguing) If so …
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Differences in Marriage
Author: Shira Frank, LCSW
December 31st, 2016
Differences in Marriage By: Shira Frank, LCSW  Q: I have been having difficulty with my husband in recent months. His whole personality is very different from mine – he is very outgoing and friendly, and very much enjoys a lot of social activities. I am more quiet and prefer to stay close to home. Until recently, I used to go along with my husband to any social events, in order to make him happy. But its gotten to a point where I resen …
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Achieving Spiritual Goals in a Difficult Home Situation
Author: Shira Frank, LCSW
December 26th, 2016
Achieving Spiritual Goals in Difficult Home Situations By: Shira Frank LCSW               Upon marriage, a spouse may have specific goals that may or may not be fulfilled, depending on a variety of circumstances in the marriage. There are cases where a spouse finds him/herself at a “standstill” due to a “plateau” in relation to his/her spouse’s spiritua …
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The Need to Grow Up
Author: Shira Frank, LCSW
December 26th, 2016
The Need To Grow Up   Q: Dear Shira,           Though I am married with a family for many years, I often feel like a little girl, In relation to my older sister and parents. I thought that once I would have a family of my own, I would be treated differently. Being the youngest, my opinion is not really responded in the family and I’m looked at one who always “needs help.” do you …
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Coping with Criticsm
Author: Shira Frank, LCSW
December 26th, 2016
COPING WITH CRITICISM   Dear Shira:     I generally consider myself a happy person and try to see the good in whatever happens to me. Yet, when people criticize me, especially my family or close friends, I take it to heart too much. My husband thinks that I overreact to what is said to me. I try not to become unhappy when feeling insulted, but my efforts are in vain. Do you have any thoughts about this? Answer:  &nb …
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Reforming Stressful Situations
Author: Shira Frank, LCSW
December 26th, 2016
Reforming Stressful Situations By: Shira Frank, LCSW   Dear Shira:             I recently went to my doctor and my blood pressure has gone up. The doctor said I might need medication, but  I’m afraid to start on pills. I don't know many people who stop using them. He said that I should decrease my stress level, but that’s easier said than done. I’ve begun to exer …
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Dealing with Anger
Author: Shira Frank, LCSW
December 26th, 2016
Dealing With Anger                 Anger by its very nature has positive and negative potential. The constructive potential of anger can be seen by those whose anger towards evil consumes them till it motivates them to enact phenomenal good in the world. The rage towards that which is “unholy” and “unG-dly” so to speak, is the motivating force that often …
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