Dr. Ana Nogales's Book of Love, Sex, and Relationships: A Guide for Latino Couples

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Broadway Books, 1998 - Family & Relationships - 289 pages
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Dr. Ana Nogales, the popular TV and radio psychologist and columnist for "La Opinion, offers the first guide for Latino couples and families trying to build strong, loving relationships between two cultures.
Why does my husband pay more attention to his family than he does to our family?
My boyfriend and I have a hard time opening up to one another. How can we learn to communicate better?
How can I encourage my wife to be more free sexually?
Why does my husband feel threatened now that I have a good job?
How can we teach our children to love and respect their Latino heritage?
In this compassionate, practical, and long-awaited book, Dr. Ana Nogales provides wisdom and insight for the millions of Latinos who find themselves caught between two worlds--the traditions of their Latino upbringing and the demands of modern American society. Exploring how cultural attitudes and social pressures affect the way Latinos relate to those they love, Dr. Nogales describes the challenges Latinos encounter as they grapple with what can often be a difficult and wide cultural divide.
Dr. Nogales, a psychologist who has specialized in Latino family issues for nearly twenty years, identifies the most common relationship problems Latino couples face. Based on her experience working with Latinos of all backgrounds and nationalities, Dr. Nogales offers helpful advice on topics such as maintaining a sense of cultural identity, learning to communicate effectively, dealing with sexual conflict, raising children, and adapting to changing roles for men and women--all from a Latino perspective. In addition, she answers the ten most frequently asked questions about love, sex, andrelationships, including how to meet a mate, how to interact with a spouse's family, and how to maintain a loving and passionate relationship.
Using intimate case histories of couples from diverse backgrounds, Dr. Nogales shows readers how to take the best from both the mainstream American and Latino cultures to create relationships and families that are strong, nurturing, and loving. Warm, candid, and authoritative, "Dr. Ana Nogales' Book of Love, Sex, and Relationships is sure to become an invaluable resource for Latino couples everywhere.

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Nogales, a California-based psychotherapist, has been specializing in the problems faced by Latinos for almost 20 years. In addition to her private practice, she is a columnist for several Latino ... Read full review

Contents

Blending the Best from Both Worlds
231
About Amor Sexo and Relationships
257
Index
279
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About the author (1998)

Ana Nogales, Ph.D., has a private therapy practice specializing in the issues of Latinos. She writes the "Aquİ Entre Nos" weekly column in La Opini¾n and is a regular columnist for Para Tİ. A frequent guest on The Cristina Show and other programs, she has hosted daily call-in shows for television and radio. She lives with her family in Orange County, California.

Laura Golden Bellotti is a writer and the editor of such well-known books as Women Who Love Too Much. She lives in Los Angeles.

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