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Dr. Karen Sherman, Author

Dr. Karen Sherman - Author, Counselor/Therapist, Marriage Educator, Psychologist, Relationship Coach - Plainview, NY
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50 Pasadena Dr.
Plainview, NY
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You deserve to have a life of joy and you can if you are open to it!

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12 Ways To Break Bad Relationship Habits

Do you have bad relationship habits? Of course you do. Who doesn't? That's why we asked over 100 YourTango Experts the following question: What are the most effective ways to overcome toxic relationship habits? The top three picks were: replacing them with more positive behaviors/habits, attending ...

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20 Ways to Beat Holiday Stress

It's that time of year again that most of us look forward to ... cautiously! Though it’s supposed to be a Holiday Season which infers excitement and good times, it’s also a period that is fraught with stress and tension on so many different ...

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5 Lessons from Sandy for Your Relationship

For many of you, like me, you're still in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.  Clearly, the intensity of the devastation varied both in actual damage and in the time that people were inconvenienced. I was fortunate to not have any real damage.  However, we did live without power for 12 days.  We ...

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3 Golden Rules To Follow When Committing To A Therapist

Our relationships are probably the most important aspect of our life.  As a relationship expert, I tell people that I specialize in relationship to others and yourself. It's my belief that the two very much go together. Clearly, whether it's concerning ...

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Honeymoon Phase Do-Over: 5 Ways To Rekindle The Romance

As a relationship expert, one of the most common complaints I hear from couples is that they just don't have the same feelings they did in the beginning of their relationship. Can you relate to this? If you're in a relationship that has moved to ...

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Happy Together Again

After many years of feeling very unhappy in her marriage, Sue (not real name) decided she could take no more. She felt that Tom (not real name) was impossible to live with and totally did not get her needs. She had come from a very dysfunctional past where living with Tom was merely repeating the same pattern of not feeling like she mattered at all. The only reason she was staying with him is because she couldn't support herself. To make things worse, she no longer respected him. Tom, also, came from a very dysfunctional family and his family was still acting out and functioning in ways that were hurtful to Sue. Tom never really came to her defense with the excuse that he hadn't witnessed the incident. Sue exploded at one point and said she was done which served as the trigger for Tom to seek help.

Over several sessions, I worked with Tom on several issues and in a variety of ways: his childhood issues, understanding Sue's perspective, learning how to be more assertive. Clearly, a big help was Tom's motivation to make the marriage work. A couple of times, Sue joined him in session to clarify her needs and to also understand his point of view.

After several months, Tom decided he no longer needed to come. He was well aware and mindful of his feelings, of Sue and her needs. He learned to check in with her about their marriage rather than ignore it. They are happily back together as partners!

Main SpecialtyCouples/Marital Issues
CredentialsMFT, NCC, PhD
Time in Practice25 years +
I practice inMy state/province only
Additional ExpertiseCounselor/Therapist
Marriage Educator
Psychologist
Relationship Coach
I offer my servicesAt my office
Telephone
Via Skype
I am fluent inEnglish
Licence informationExpiration 6/30/15
Number 012180
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Marriage Magic! Find It, Keep It, and Make It Last

A self-help book written by a psychologist and communications ...

USD $13.18

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Mindfulness and The Art of Choice: Transform Your Life

Do You Have the Life You Want? Each person is entitled to have ...

USD $12.58

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Main SpecialtyCouples/Marital Issues
CredentialsMFT, NCC, PhD
Time in Practice25 years +
I practice inMy state/province only
Additional ExpertiseCounselor/Therapist
Marriage Educator
Psychologist
Relationship Coach
I offer my servicesAt my office
Telephone
Via Skype
I am fluent inEnglish
Licence informationExpiration 6/30/15
Number 012180
Latest Expert Videos
My Store

Marriage Magic! Find It, Keep It, and Make It Last

A self-help book written by a psychologist and communications ...

USD $13.18

Buy online

Mindfulness and The Art of Choice: Transform Your Life

Do You Have the Life You Want? Each person is entitled to have ...

USD $12.58

Buy online