Jewish Journal

The Physiology of Love

By Golie Zarabi

2 weeks ago

Most of us can look back at a time in our lives when we have felt “butterflies” in our stomach, or felt ourselves “falling” for someone. We may experience ourselves getting a bit... read on

  • “Why am I always expecting the worst?”

    By Golie Zarabi

    October 28, 2013 | 4:02 pm


    Recently I've been getting a lot of comments from my girlfriends about a "certain way" I have been acting. They say that I tend to be a bit paranoid and suspicious of them. As much as it offended me, it sounded familiar.  Many of my ex- boyfriends have said the same... read on

  • “Don’t know why I keep doing this”

    By Golie Zarabi

    October 15, 2013 | 12:44 pm


    My boyfriend and I have been together for almost five years. I believe that he is thinking about marriage soon. I am afraid of committing to marriage because I feel he may not be the one I am supposed to be with. For the last three years I have been also seeing other... read on

  • Not Satisfied

    By Golie Zarabi

    June 12, 2012 | 8:55 pm


    I am 29 years old, and just started a new relationship. For the last couple years I dated casually, but really wanted to have a boyfriend again. I was discouraged for years, feeling that no one would love me again. Now that Im in a relationship, I am slowly realizing... read on

  • Feeling Anxious

    By Natalie Landver

    May 17, 2012 | 10:21 am

    Dear Therapists,

    For the last few months, I have been extremely anxious about people closest to me dying.  I have always been somewhat nervous around this issue, but lately, it has escalated.  I always think of the worst scenarios of what can go wrong (Always sudden deaths).  The... read on

  • Feeling Confused

    By Natalie Landver

    March 24, 2012 | 10:40 am

    Dear Therapists,

    My wife and I have been together for 3 years and we love each other very much. However, she believes that I am addicted to cigarettes.  I personally don’t see it like that.  I agree that sometimes I smoke too much, and I can be a bit irresponsible at times. But... read on

  • I’m Worried

    By Monica Farassat

    January 31, 2012 | 9:55 pm


    I have recently been obsessing over my future. I don’t know specifically what I am so worried about but I have been thinking about it a lot. With the new year, I think a lot about where I am going to be by the end of the year. I worry about my career, whether or not I am making... read on

  • Feeling Second Best

    By Golie Zarabi

    January 13, 2012 | 12:37 am

    Dear Therapists,

    I am 38 years old, and have been dating my girlfriend for three years now. She has a son from a previous marriage that is 10 years old. For the most part, he and I get a long very well. Sometimes he even calls me ‘dad’. Recently, I feel like his... read on

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Golie Zarabi is a Marriage & Family Therapist Intern. Golie practices psychotherapy in both English and Farsi. She received her Bachelor’s degree from University of...

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