Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Individuals & Maritals

Recently the OU posted an article that suggests that individual therapy can be harmful to relationships. I strongly disagreed with the article and, after submitting a comment on it to that effect, was asked to write a longer response (along with some other mental health professionals).  See the original article here and the followups here.

This whole issue is reminiscent of an article I wrote and posted a few months back.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Problem with Putdowns

I'm the kind of guy who likes to be witty, especially in a group of friends. Me and my guy friends trade zingers all the time and we all take it as a sign of love.  With some of my buddies, it is a key part of the friendship.  But...

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


I liked this article. It highlights the fact that change does not result from a simple decision to change, but rather requires a more protracted schedule of working on it.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Relationship Tips Video Series

Dear Readers,
I am pleased to announce the launch of my new YouTube channel, on which I will be posting a video series of my favorite relationship tips.  These are going to be ideas, approaches, and practical tools that you can use to improve your marriage, and really just about any other interpersonal relationship as well.  I hope you’ll find them helpful, and I encourage you to post comments or questions on what I’ll be saying.  Also, feel free to post questions you’d like to see addressed in future videos.
Here’s #1 in the series.  Bracha v’hatzlacha!
Rabbi Raffi Bilek