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Audio: 7 Steps to Lasting Love and Navigating the Blended Family

7 Steps to lasting Love and Navigating the Blended Family - Making love last and navigating the & Ins and Outs of blended families.
11/28/2011, 8:32 PM

A7 Radio's "The Jewish Home & Family" with Leora Mandel
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Segment 1: Looking at Biblical verses, we learn psychological principles about how to ensure that your love lasts.

Relationship Skills: The way you feel in any given situation gives you important information on what needs to be maintained or changed in your life.

Segment 2: Parenting in a Nutshell: When the going gets tough, how to create an effective battle plan for decreasing behaviors in your child that irritate and annoy you.

Interview with Yehudit Levinson--author of articles in the Jewish Press and on the blended family. During the interview, we explore a variety of situations that the blended family faces while it is working towards successful integration. For questions and comments, Yehudit can be reached at

Happiness: We look at a verse from the book Orchot Tzadikim (Ways of the Righteous)--at first this verse seems to offer an impossible formula for happiness--yet with a little explanation--we gain tremendous wisdom for a happy life.

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Family therapist, Leora Mandel, is both a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT).  She was trained in the U.S and has had experience working with individuals, couples and families. Her experience spans working in schools, mental health clinics, and private practice.  She does in-home family therapy and is available for online counseling.  Leora made aliyah to Israel with her husband and children, and today lives in the Jerusalem area where she also teaches Torah classes.  She lectures on marital relationships, child rearing, Jewish holidays and home life, to help you increase the harmony in your home! Email Leora with questions or comments at:
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