5 Maneras Para Equilibrar Su Relación Durante Los Días de Fiesta

Christmas Hispanic Couple

¿Puede Usted creerlo? Estamos a mitad de la temporada de las fiestas! Mientras que Acción de Gracias es un recuerdo lejano, nuestras curvas amplias nos recuerdan de esa cena festiva. Las compras de “Black Friday” a “Cyber Monday”  han dejado nuestras carteras y cuentas de banco en ceros. Ahora, usted está tratando de hacer malabares con las actividades de los niños para los días festivos, trabajando en las fiestas Navideñas, llevando a la familia a [...] Read more »

31 Tweets or Texts to Send Your Partner This Month!


What partner doesn’t want to regularly hear something loving, positive or romantic from their mate?  We all do! In fact, there is a Japanese proverb that says a sweet word will warm three winters. If that’s the case, imagine what a 140-character tweet or short text message could do for you and your mate! Below is a list inspired mostly by Gregory J.P. Godek’s 10,000 Ways to Say I Love You. Over the next month, [...] Read more »

HRC Staffer Receives Orange County Press Club Award: Best Family and Lifestyle Blog


  Lucinda Loveland, a blogger for Healthy Relationship California, has been recognized for her talent and the relationships-supporting messages conveyed throughout her writing. Now both a staff writer and translator for HRC, Lucinda began writing about Relationship and Marriage Education programs and ideas as a student in a Marriage Education class.  Her popular blog postings include: How to Change Your Partner, Take Control of Your Anger or It Will Control You, 5 Selfish Reasons to [...] Read more »

Prepping Yourself for “Those” Awkward Holiday Conversations

Grandma and Granddaughter

Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner. The holidays are intended to be a time for food, family, and family get-togethers. But let’s be honest–holiday celebrations rarely go down like a picture perfect Norman Rockwell painting. For many of us, our holiday family gatherings could be the inspiration for National Lampoon’s Holiday Vacation or be the focus for a week of Jerry Springer shows. You’ve heard the saying, “distance makes the heart grow fonder.”  [...] Read more »

5 Razones Egoístas Para Dar Gracias a Los Demás


Se ha dicho que, “la gratitud en silencio no le sirve de mucho a nadie.” Con esto en mente, y con el inicio de los días festivos sobre nosotros, asegúrese de ser fuerte y orgulloso con su gratitud a su familia, amigos, colegas y conocidos. Día de Acción de Gracias es el momento del año para dar agradecimientos, recibir gratitud y ser agradecido. Pero mostrar un poco de aprecio tiene un impacto mucho más grande [...] Read more »

The Little Monsters in All of Us – and How to Defeat Them

monster mash

Halloween is upon us!  Vampires, ghouls, and zombies will be wandering the streets in search of candy and other treats. Even adults get into dressing up as monsters during the fall-time festivities.  While it’s fine to don a monster costume for an evening, are you guilty of letting your inner monster get out when conflicts arise in your relationships? Think about it, most every monster emerges when circumstances are just right.  Your inner-monster doesn’t need [...] Read more »

California Marriage Organization Launches International Effort at United Nations

hri logo-final

Healthy Relationships California, a nationally-renowned leader in Relationship and Marriage Education, announced the formation of Healthy Relationships International at a United Nations conference in Geneva, Switzerland last month. “Because of our successful track record teaching relationship skills and conflict management tools to more than 140,000 people across the diverse populations, languages and cultures in California, Healthy Relationships California (HRC) regularly receives requests to bring similar trainings and resources to other countries around the world,” says [...] Read more »

President of California’s Largest Marriage Education Organization Steps Down


Dennis Stoica, the founder of Healthy Relationships California, has resigned as president of the nationally recognized non-profit organization, formerly known as California Healthy Marriages Coalition (CHMC).  “After ten years of working to improve the health of couples, families and relationships throughout California by offering Relationship and Marriage Education classes, the time has come for me to make a change,” says Stoica. Over the last decade, Dennis Stoica’s vision and leadership resulted in numerous accomplishments including: [...] Read more »

The ABCs of Meeting Your Match


Dating in the 21st Century can seem overly complicated.  There are “dating experts,” “online matchmakers,” and “relationship coaches” who give all kinds of advice on finding love. They share secrets to writing the perfect online profile, wardrobe tips for speed dating socials, and conversation topics to discuss and avoid on first dates.  All this advice is just to land a first date! Once the first date is set, there’s more advice for that. If a [...] Read more »

Fortaleciendo las Relaciones Durante el Mes Del “Grito”


No te limites a celebrar solamente tu herencia, fortalece tus relaciones en esta época de celebración. Así como el Padre Hidalgo hizo el grito el 16 de septiembre de 1810, para defender la tierra y la fe, con la misma pasión defiende lo que es más valioso para ti… tus relaciones más queridas. Aquí hay 5 maneras de fortalecer tu relación con amistades y cada miembro de la familia: Con tu esposo(a): Cultive el romance. [...] Read more »