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Carmen Pineiro, LMHC

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Are You Communicating Effectively?

Posted by on July 1, 2016 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)

When you speak to others, do you think before you speak or do you blur out the first thing that comes to mind? Do you allow you others to express their feelings and values without judging or imposing your own? Ineffective types of communication such as, assuming, judging, blaming and ignoring can affect all types of relationships. It contributes to misunderstanding and conflict. Ineffective communication keeps those we love the most distanced from us.


Developing communi...

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Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month: What Every Parent Should Know

Posted by on January 7, 2016 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (1)


Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month is observed throughout the month of February. Organizations nationwide believe that every teen deserves to have a safe and healthy relationship, no matter who they are or who they love. Parents think that teen violence isn't an issue but 1 in 3 young adults will experience some type of abuse in their romantic relationships. Dating violence can happen to anyone, but it doesn't have to. It may be scary, but there are n...

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You're In This Together

Posted by on December 15, 2015 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (1)

Falling in love is easy, staying in love is the challenge. First, you find the right partner. Then, you'll feel complete and stay in love forever.Sounds easy, right? Statistics shows that 50% of marriages end in divorce. That leave couples a 50-50 chance of either making it or not.


What makes a relationship last? I found myself pondering this question during my cousin, Danny's, bridal shower. On the table were beautiful monogrammed advice cards where every guest was ask...

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