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“Pre-date due diligence is smart” if you don’t want to be surprised on a first date says, AJGpr client, dating and relationship coach, Laurel House. Married daters are more common than we’d like to think, says House, host of the podcast The Man Whisperer in a January 9, 2019, article. Her tip: “A little pre-date due diligence is smart. Do a Google image search with his photo to see if it links to a Facebook or Instagram account.” This can also protect you from scam artists—be wary if the photos seem too perfect or his language is considerably more fluent in his profile than in his messages. And if he tells you he lost his wallet and needs a loan? Run.

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As reported on November 20, 2018, in an article in the New York Post,  “when it comes to fidelity in relationships, a new surprising survey found that 49 percent of men did not think kissing someone else was cheating.” AJGpr client, Dr. Fran Walfish, Psy.D., a leading Beverly Hills-based child, couple, and family Psychotherapist recently weighed in on this newly released survey by the BBC and said that these men are in “denial.”  Walfish went on to say,  “The guy feels a tinge of guilt for what he knows is wrong behavior, and he can’t tolerate or bear that feeling of guilt, so he rationalizes it by telling himself it’s not cheating.”     

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My client, Dr. Fran Walfish, leading Beverly Hills child and family psychotherapist and author of The Self-Aware Parent is often asked to lend her expertise on a variety of issues pertaining to child development, parenting, family dynamics, couples therapy, marriage counseling, and more.  This month in Shape magazine, her expertise was used in an article entitled 5 Health Reasons to Make Time For Cuddling. Dr. Walfish gives reason Number 4.

Reason 4: It Bonds Women with Babies and Partners
According to Dr. Fran Walfish, celebrity doctor and author, cuddling is healthy for people because of the obvious factor of emotional attachment. “Oxytocin is a neuropeptide that is closely linked to childbirth and breastfeeding, and a recent study shows that it has a biological role in bonding between mother and baby,” she says. “The study, led by Lane Strathearn, an assistant professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, shows that women raised with insecure attachment themselves are more likely to have difficulty forming secure attachments with their children (and partners).”

It’s healthy to want to be close. “Too little or too much is not good. Observe and explore your own personal comfort zone. You will be a better communicator with your partner on how much feels good and when it gets too close for comfort,” Walfish says. “Your goal is to find a balance between your comfort zone and needs along with your partner’s.



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Wondering whether or not converting to Judaism is right for you?  Dr. Fran Walfish has guided couples though this process as a family and relationship psychologist.  Read her insights in todays Huffingtom Post piece Jewish Conversion and Relationships: He’s Just Not That Into Your Group.