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WIZO discusses ‘agony and ecstasy’ of marriage

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Psychologist and couples therapist, Connie Valkin, spoke recently to the Women’s International Zionist Organisation’s (WIZO’s) Women Inspired branch about the intricacies of marriage.
by OWN CORRESPONDENT | May 23, 2019

The talk was titled, “What goes on inside marriage... the agony and the ecstasy”. Issues were raised like how it is possible – although not easy, with the right help – to heal from infidelity; how long marriage relationships differ from new ones; and how doomed relationships can often be predicted by the frequency of critical and contemptuous remarks.

Questions from the audience came thick and fast, covering complications including step-children, snoring, gaslighting (psychological manipulation), thoughts about arranged marriage, couples who like different bedtimes, and one’s ex turning into the exact person you wanted after you have divorced him/her.

The audience was let in on some therapeutic secrets about body language, and how the principles of Judaism are never at odds with good psychology.

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