What Makes a Relationship Strong?

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Relationship Couple

What Makes a Relationship Strong? – By Aisha Abbasi M.D. – Valentine’s Day is just behind us. Beyond the hoopla, gifts, cards, flowers, etc., what is love really about? And what makes a relationship genuinely strong over time? Let’s turn to what The Bard (a/k/a William Shakespeare, the English playwright and poet) wrote, hundreds of years ago in Sonnet 116. Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116 … Read More

5 Non-Tech Things to Do This Week

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Things to Do

In my book, The Rupture of Serenity: External Intrusions and Psychoanalytic Technique, I discuss the relationship between humans and the machines we use for communication.  On pages 105-107, you’ll find several references and quotes from other experts examining the impact of technologies (calculators, internet devices, phones, etc.) on our relationships.  Whether these technologies are further connecting us or disconnecting us, … Read More

How to Get Through a Tough Week

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Tough Week, Abbasi

How to Get Through a Tough Week-By Aisha Abbasi M.D.- Have you ever had a really tough week? I recently had one. In addition to dealing with something that felt extremely unfair in my professional life, which both saddened and angered me, I had to continue my usual work and personal routine.  My feelings of anger were exacerbated because I had to give … Read More