Tag Archives: Relationships

201108-omag-couple-annoyed-949x534 August 28

Thou Shall Irritate Your Spouse

Contributed by Alicia La Hoz, PsyD Do you wake up in morning purposely thinking how you can irritate your spouse by doing, or not doing, something that irritates him or her? Leaving the toilet seat up, leaving the half empty cup of coffee on the kitchen table instead of in the sink – or better […]

happy family May 15

How to Help Build Relationships in the Home

Contributed by Eva Fleming Building relationships in the home can be difficult. Home is the place where you cannot camouflage your moral and personal failures. On the contrary, it is the place where they are amplified and examined with a magnifying glass. As if that wasn’t stressful enough, our homes can easily turn into places […]

listen-with-your-heart March 31

Listen With Your Heart

Contributed by Omaira Gonzalez I remember a time when my daughter and I were getting ready to attend a women’s conference. She had been asked to perform a dance that day. As we were getting ready, I spent moments earlier holding her in my arms consoling her from a heartbreak she had experienced, drying her […]

YESHONEY March 17

Husbands, learn to say “Yes Honey” and renew the romance in your relationship

Contributed by Alicia La Hoz, PsyD One of the recurring complaints that I hear from men about their wives is that they nag them to the point where they feel like they’re one of the kids. If you’re a husband, have you ever asked yourself why it is that your wife asks you to do […]

lovechallenge March 03

10 Love Challenges

Contributed by Sarah Pichardo I’m from a family of six girls. As you can imagine, getting a word in can be a little difficult, especially since all six of us are pretty opinionated. If there’s one thing, however, that all six of us have in common, aside from being stubborn, is that we are all […]

EVERLASTINGLOVE February 16

Hold on to Love

Contributed by Eva Fleming Children are full of hope. Every day I hear mine talk about how great their future houses, families, and careers will be. In turn, I kindle their hope by telling them that they have the power to make it so. I encourage them because I know that hope is a life […]

Resolutions-411x306 January 06

The Promises I WILL Keep This Year

Contributed by Jane June, PsyD I’ve always had mixed feelings around making New Year’s resolutions. Oftentimes, I set myself up by making resolutions that are impossible to sustain so they end up discarded by February or I let the busyness of life drown out my good intentions and forget about them along the way. Either […]

scrabble December 30

Change Your Old Script for a New One

Contributed by Dr. Alicia La Hoz Listen carefully to yourself and you will recognize a familiar script that seems to automatically roll off your tongue. Your spouse and children easily recognize this script. Instead of mobilizing them toward action, your words seem to touch off a trigger point, causing them to roll their eyes or […]

iStock_000008099278XSmall October 17

No Marriage Shutdown

Contributed by Eva Fleming   We just came out of government shutdown. Lawmakers from both political parties persisted on talking past each other without actually talking to each other, creating a crisis for many Americans. The folks in government finally came to a temporary compromise and have ended the shutdown. What would happen if, in […]

Confessions of an Ex-Plastic

Contributed by Ashley Reed Sauntering down the hall with their Barbie-esque figures and saucy attitudes, the pink clad clique portrayed in Mean Girls resonates with many teenagers through its reflection of the social hierarchy played out in middle and high schools. In the film, a group of girls known as “The Plastics”, led by Queen […]

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