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25 04, 2017

Too Much Time with Family over the Holidays? Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ

2019-10-11T16:49:27+00:00

Does Holiday Time with the Family Shake you Up Emotionally?

You are of course not alone!

Spending the holidays with family can be a great chance to reconnect but also a serious stressor that can bring up old issues of sibling rivalry, territoriality, competitiveness, boundary difficulties, and perhaps hardest of all, trying […]

Too Much Time with Family over the Holidays? Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ2019-10-11T16:49:27+00:00
19 03, 2017

Podcast: Avoiding the Relationship Comfort Zone

2017-12-31T21:21:12+00:00

 

Healthy relationships are all about feeling emotionally safe, right?? Wrong!

Learn how to avoid the relationship comfort zone in this newly released podcast: http://www.idopodcast.com/mirel-goldstein/

In this episode we cover relationship topics that include:

  • How to balance emotional risk with emotional safety in […]
Podcast: Avoiding the Relationship Comfort Zone2017-12-31T21:21:12+00:00
28 02, 2017

Insights about Relationship Triangles, Goldstein Therapy, Clifton NJ

2017-09-11T16:40:52+00:00

 

Is “Three a Crowd” when it comes to relationships?

When I was in graduate school, the idea of using triangulation in relationships had a pretty bad rap. But there are healthy things about relationship triangles too. (As an aside, a great book that discusses triangulation […]

Insights about Relationship Triangles, Goldstein Therapy, Clifton NJ2017-09-11T16:40:52+00:00
23 01, 2017

When You’re Tired of the Pain- Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ

2017-09-11T16:40:52+00:00

therapy for traumaWhen You’re Tired of the Pain

If you’ve ever looked at the people around you and wondered, Why does everybody seem to have it so easy when I have it so hard, no matter how hard I try, then you might know what […]

When You’re Tired of the Pain- Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ2017-09-11T16:40:52+00:00
15 11, 2016

Why Talking Matters- Goldstein Therapy- Clifton,NJ

2017-09-11T16:40:52+00:00

keeping passion aliveTo speak or not to speak?

Many people wonder why it’s a good thing to talk about problems, feelings, memories, and more, instead of just pushing them away and forgetting about them. This is especially true when the act of talking seems to […]

Why Talking Matters- Goldstein Therapy- Clifton,NJ2017-09-11T16:40:52+00:00
28 07, 2016

Contamination Fears in Relationships- Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ

2017-09-11T16:40:52+00:00

therapy for traumaContamination Fears in Relationships and Toxic Shame

While most of us associate fears of contaminating others with physical illnesses like the chicken pox or the Zika virus, many people harbor similar kinds of fears about being emotionally damaged or infected in ways that […]

Contamination Fears in Relationships- Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ2017-09-11T16:40:52+00:00
12 07, 2016

Intimate Partner Abuse: Some Inner Dynamics

2017-09-11T16:40:53+00:00

disappointmentWho is this person who abuses his/her partner?

(For the sake of simplicity, I at times have used the male pronoun to refer to the abuser, and the female pronoun to refer to the victim. In reality, the roles of victim and perpetrator are not […]

Intimate Partner Abuse: Some Inner Dynamics2017-09-11T16:40:53+00:00
16 06, 2016

The Trouble with Trust- Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ

2017-09-11T16:40:53+00:00

therapy for trauma

(Disclaimer: This story is a fictional piece)

Letting Go: Sarah’s Story

Sarah stared blankly at the empty journal in front of her, her therapist’s words reverberating in her head. “Just put yourself back there, as if you’re 14 again…or even 6. And write to me about […]

The Trouble with Trust- Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ2017-09-11T16:40:53+00:00
8 06, 2016

Opening up the Communication- Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ

2017-09-11T16:40:53+00:00

Sometimes we lose track of how much we can improve the communication in our relationships if we learn to really listen; to listen to understand without thinking about how we’re going to defend ourselves, fix a problem, or make the other person’s feelings go away. Listening sounds so simple, but […]

Opening up the Communication- Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ2017-09-11T16:40:53+00:00
10 05, 2016

Virtual Misunderstandings In Couples Therapy- Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ

2017-09-11T16:40:53+00:00

disappointment

 

The tension between what we know and what we don’t know about our partners can make it hard to appreciate just how easily misunderstandings can happen.

Technology only adds to the difficulty; we get so much information with the constant texting, emailing, social media sharing etc…that we […]

Virtual Misunderstandings In Couples Therapy- Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ2017-09-11T16:40:53+00:00