Tag Archives: dating

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RESPECT: The new dating rule

Contributed by Sarah Pichardo I was listening to a very popular morning radio show here in Chicago and during the few minutes I was tuned in, my blood pressure went through the roof. A listener had called in about something or other and the DJs asked her about her sex life. Apparently, at the time, […]

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My Pre-Teen Daughter wants to have a Boyfriend!

Contributed by Eva Fleming In a televised interview in the OWN Network, Kim Kardashian confessed to Oprah Winfrey that she lost her virginity when she was 14 and her mother facilitated the contraceptives before her first sexual encounter. I am sure her confession caused a reaction in all the points of the spectrum. Some, like […]

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Just Say No

Contributed by Sarah Pichardo Do you all remember the anti-drug PSA from the 80s with the egg frying on the pan – “this is your brain, this is your brain on drugs”? (If not, please educate yourself RIGHT HERE). This blog isn’t about drugs, though, it’s about boundaries. (For the record, drugs are bad for […]

Single July 01

Single & Complete

Contributed by Sarah Pichardo I’m in my 30s and I’m not married. And if you come from a Hispanic family, this is a BIG deal. I can’t count the number of times I’ve been asked by extended family and others “when are you planning to get married?” – as if I could actually schedule my […]

I don’t feel like it!

Contributed by Alicia La Hoz, PsyD Maybe you’ve heard this from the adolescent teen in your life recently. And maybe you’ve heard this from an internal voice that creeps up on you from time to time.  You have one of those days when you don’t feel like tackling the mountain of laundry, the outstanding bills, […]

You shall date your spouse!

Contributed by Family Bridges Staff Small talk. That smile. You are special. How sweet. Be mine. Love you. I am yours. Only you. Soul mate. True love. Marry me. Live happily ever after. You got together with your partner in life for many reasons: shared perspectives and outlooks, physical attraction, shared spirituality, shared professional lives, […]

Friendship Matters

Remember when you and your spouse started dating? Talking for hours on the telephone? Asking never-ending lists of questions to get to know him better? Going out of your way to make her smile? Spending all of your free time together? These activities most likely helped to strengthen your growing relationship and to build a […]


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