From Going Out to Hooking Up: How Teens View Romantic Relationships

It’s essential as parents to take a look at the gaps between adult views on relationships and teenage views on relationships. Usually as adults, it’s been quite sometime since we had been in a teenage relationship. Our references or experiences are more based in the recent, mature, adult relationships we have had. Society norms, exposure […]

A Biopsychosocial Look at Teenage Relationships

Romantic relationships can be difficult. The initial courting or dating phases of those relationships can be really confusing, especially if you’re a teenager. With so much going on physically, emotionally, socially, and mentally from the ages of 13 to 19 teenage relationships and dating can be a perplexing and complex topic.  Physiological Changes Let’s start […]

I Don’t Deserve Love

Love can be a confusing and fickle concept. Deep down we all want to be loved, share love or experience love. However, sometimes our family history, our past relationships and our limited self beliefs can make us feel like “I don’t deserve love”. Feeling deserving of love really comes down to our ability to see […]

11 Relationship Goals Worth Having

Social media has infiltrated every aspect of our life and our relationships are no exception. As more individuals share their lives online, we are entering an extremely dangerous arena where we no longer see each other as humans who make mistakes, but rather as people striving for perfection. We’ve all seen the hashtag #relationshipgoals across […]

Can You Fall Back in Love?

Love… Ahhhh, the giddy and light and exciting process of falling in love. Every couple or partnership has a different, unique story of how they met and fell in love. The romantic thing about this process is that it’s different for everyone because every person is different-and brings to the table our histories and expectations. […]

Renew Love in 2020

As the New Year approaches, it is the perfect time to take a moment to reflect on the health status of your relationships. Whether it be with friends, family, coworkers, or a significant other, the end of the year is a great time to strengthen connections with your loved ones and renew love with them. […]

Give the Gift of Deep Connection This Year

The 2019 holiday season is in full-swing and there is something about this time of year that reminds us to hold our loved ones a bit closer. While you may have the best intentions of maintaining your connections during the festive season, relationships can get complicated. From time to time, we all struggle to maintain […]

Jessica Yaffa Speaks to KPBS About the Rosales/Valdivia Murder-Suicide

Our very own Jessica Yaffa talks to KPBS about the recent domestic violence-related murder-suicide in Paradise Hills. These stories are heartbreaking but serve as reminders that we, as a community, can help survivors of domestic violence. Listen to interview here.

Is There an Increase in Domestic Violence During the Holidays?

Domestic Violence or Intimate Partner Violence does not take a break, time off or rest during the holiday season. But does it increase? Is there an increase in Domestic Violence (also known as Intimate Partner Violence) from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day? The short answer is-  yes and no. There are mixed and contradictory results […]

Relationships in the Workplace

Friendships, romantic relationships, and even relationships with family members can be complicated—so why would workplace relationships be any different? Whether it’s between you and your boss, building collaboration across teams, or boosting motivation within teams, building and helping to improve workplace relationships takes effort and practice. A strong relationship in the workplace can significantly benefit […]