College Admissions: A Recap for Stressed Parents

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Parents College Stress

-College Admissions: A Recap for Stressed Parents –By Aisha Abbasi M.D. Back in September 2018, we posted an article offering advice for parents dealing with stress and anxiety associated with their children’s college-application process.  Now seems like an important time to re-share this message, considering some of the recent headlines regarding college-admission scandals and stories of parents playing a role in costly scams … Read More

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