Keeping the Spark in a Long-term Relationship

All marriages change over time as the excitement and romantic charge of early days mellow into a more companionable and intimate relationship and as the responsibilities and complexities of making a living and raising a family overtake the simplicity of dating. “Early in a relationship a couple is in a cocoon, focused entirely on each…

Can this Relationship be Saved? Tips on Coping with Unfaithfulness

There is no shortage of strains on a marriage – financial worries, health issues, child-rearing conflicts and more. But nothing undermines the very foundation of a marriage like infidelity.  “A spouse’s unfaithfulness causes devastating pain and disruption that cannot be easily overcome,” says Dr. Daniel Watter, clinical psychologist and relationship specialist with Morris Psychological Group.…

Internet Safety Tips for Parents

It has been said that the Internet changes everything: how we shop, how we are entertained, how we date, how we manage our finances, our time and our households. The Internet opens whole new worlds for children as well as for adults. They can use it to learn, to play and to communicate. But along…

School Anxiety: Tips for Parents

First-day jitters are as much a part of each new school year as are shiny lunchboxes and new shoes. Over the following days and weeks, most children adapt successfully to their new classrooms. But some will still be clinging, crying or complaining of physical ailments weeks later and some may develop anxiety about going to…

New Research Shows Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Effective in Drug-Resistant OCD

For those coping with obsessive-compulsive disorder – better known as OCD – new research shows that a form of cognitive-behavioral therapy improves outcomes for patients for whom antidepressants alone aren’t effective, which is often the case. According to OCD specialist Francine Rosenberg, Psy.D., of Morris Psychological Group, the study offers hope for OCD sufferers who…

Low Libido in Young Women: What Can Be Done?

Diminished libido is the most common sexual problem among women. And while it is often associated with menopausal women, increasing numbers of young women also complain of loss of desire. “Low sexual desire is more prevalent in older women but young women find it especially distressing,” says Dr. Larisa Wainer, psychologist with Morris Psychological Group.…

Teens and Self-Injury: What Parents Need to Know

There is no one reason that adolescents harm themselves. And while cutting is the most common, there is no one way in which they do so. Whatever the reason or method, the prospect of their children hurting themselves is frightening and puzzling for parents. “It’s hard to understand but self-harming behavior is often actually an…