5 Tips to Keep the Holidays Merry (Infographic Series)

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Happy holidays from HRC! This may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s also one of the most stressful. Try these tips to keep your holidays merry instead of harried! HRC is releasing an infographic series summarizing the research on Relationship and Marriage Education (RME). Watch for more infographics to come. Please share with your friends through email, Facebook, and Twitter, and feel free to share these images on your websites. Help [...] Read more »

Ties that Bind: Creating Family Traditions for the Holidays

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What are your favorite holiday traditions? Do you host a Turkey Bowl football game on Thanksgiving? Decorate cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve? Maybe you prepare a special holiday dish that honors your heritage, or you invite your extended family over for a meal. Chances are, these holiday traditions make up some of your favorite memories. Traditions are a powerful bonding force in families; they give us a sense of identity and belonging, and bring [...] Read more »

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

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  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

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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 »