HEALTHY HOMELIFE

HEALTHY AND HAPPY AT HOMENovember 2018

As parents, we conscientiously plan and prepare for our children’s physical safety by childproofing the house, taking them to doctors for check-ups and vaccines, and making sure they wear seat belts and bicycle helmets. Yet many of us do not recognize and plan for our children’s emotional safety, which addresses the needs of their souls. Read More »

By Mozelle Forman, Lcsw

DIVINE PROVIDENCESeptember 2018

I am writing this month’s column from Teveria, Israel. When I told my mom, who is here with me, that I needed to submit my article in a few days, she suggested that I write about what I have experienced on our trip. Initially, I felt like the article would sound like a “What did Read More »

By Mozelle Forman, Lcsw

BRINGING YOUR BEST SELF HOMEAugust 2018

I was blessed to attend three brit milahsthis past week and I noticed something quite beautiful about the people attending. Everyone there was smiling and complimentary, and looked like they were so happy to see one another. There was a warm, welcoming feeling to the whole khal. A woman I had never met before asked politely if Read More »

By Mozelle Forman, Lcsw

DENIALJuly 2018

There is certain information about situations in our lives that we shy away from. The evidence is there, rationally speaking it is pretty obvious there is a problem, yet our minds plays tricks on us and try to convince us that it isn’t so. We are in denial. This psychological defense mechanism attempts to protect Read More »

By Mozelle Forman, Lcsw

WHY WE CHANGEJune 2018

The human psyche embraces change when there is a belief that the change will a) increase pleasure or b) alleviate pain. It is easy to understand this in the physical realm. Imagine sitting in your favorite spot on the couch, tucked under a cozy afghan while reading an absorbing book. You are in such a Read More »

By Mozelle Forman, Lcsw

INFLUENCING WITH LOVE AND ACCEPTANCEMay 2018

Does your spouse need improvement? If you are like most couples, your answer will be a resounding “yes!” Almost universally, after years together, spouses become certain that the other is lacking in some area and take it upon themselves to “fix” them or “teach” them the right way to be. Spouses are often surprised when Read More »

By Mozelle Forman, Lcsw

AVOIDING THE DANGER ZONEApril 2018

While working with couples I always stress that to make marriage satisfying they should aim to decrease the negative interactions between them while increasing the positive. Last month we examined the expert’s advice on the key factors of a successful relationship. On the flip side of what to do to nurture our relationships, let’s look Read More »

By Mozelle Forman, Lcsw

SECRETS TO A HAPPY MARRIAGEMarch 2018

In the 22 years that I have been a marriage counselor I have rarely met a happy couple. Couples do not walk into my office saying, “We are so blissfully happy. We respect each other, encourage each other to be the best we can be, and we communicate greatly. Can you help us?” This type Read More »

By Mozelle Forman, Lcsw

COMMUNICATION STYLESFebruary 2018

For 22 years now, I have written, lectured, and counseled about a topic near and dear to my heart – communication. I have taught I-messages, activelistening, empathy, validation, and an assortment of other techniques in the hope that people can just learn to understand each other better. I fervently believe that if all people would Read More »

By Mozelle Forman, Lcsw

ASSUMINGJanuary 2018

Assumptions very rarely turn out well. In fact, while we all make assumptions throughout the day, some research shows that we are wrong more than 50% of the time. That means we spend half our lives not understanding each other! Imagine the impact this has on our marriages. Jonathan arrives home and sees Karen sitting Read More »

By Mozelle Forman, Lcsw
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