Category Archives: Relationships

Teen Couple Arguing

What Kids Need to Know Before They Start Dating

I recently read an article in the New York Times about a program in Idaho that is going to mentor middle and high school students about healthy relationships in order to reduce the rate of unhealthy relationships. The author mentioned that most teens don’t know…

Couple Arguing

You Can’t Change Someone

I was looking through my pictures the other day and I happened to notice how much I’ve changed. I think that without the photos the differences wouldn’t have been as clear. Little by little we all change every day, but because the differences are so…

Computer keyboard

Sharing Your Password Doesn’t = Love or Trust

I just read an article in The New York Times called Young, in Love and Sharing Everything, Including a Password. The author wrote about how many people – both couples and friends – share their password to prove their love and/or trust for one another. He…

Guy and Dog

Of Mice (or Dogs) and Men

Did you know that over 60% of all households in the United States have a pet? Pets are hugely important to us, and we spend billions of dollars a year on grooming, food, and health care for our furry little friends. Pets are a big…

Heart

Long Distance Relationships

Have you ever tried having a long distance relationship? Often when the words “long distance”are added to “relationship”, your thoughts probably turn to people dating someone in another city, state, or even in another country. However, that‘s not always the case. Being in a long…

La familia de Erica

Family: Near and Far

Kayla recently wrote a blog about how hard it is to leave your native country and to adapt to a different environment. I thought it would be interesting to give the opposite perspective; being born in this country, but having most of your family in…

Corsage

Prom Night Decisions

Homecoming and the prom are usually very important events during a girls’ high school experience. Along with the stress of finding the perfect dress, shoes, and the right hair-do, there is also stress about finding a date, or for some, making the decision to go…

Family First

Family First

So I’m sure many of you have heard the saying “live life with no regrets”. For a while, I (like many people) was convinced that I’d be successful in living my life this way, and I thought I was – until May 18, 2010. This…

Girls Talking

Talking about Relationships

When you’re in a relationship, it’s normal to have arguments and get mad at each other, but how do you know when things are out of hand? I’m not talking about abusive relationships. I’m talking about everyday communication issues between couples. When teens face problems…