Seeking, Selecting, and Securing Sustainable Love with Jacquie Del Rosario Ph.D. & Cristina Pineda


Original Air Date Wednesday, July 14, 2021 

Finding true love is not a quest for the meek. Some men and women search for years for a partner in which to share their lives. But, not everyone can handle the task alone. Many single people employ counselors and matchmakers to increase their chances of finding the ‘one’ and to maintain a healthy relationship. To find out more about the business of connection, Positive Psychology Podcast Host Lisa Cypers Kamen speaks with two women who help men and women maintain healthy relationships and sustainable love. Dr. Jacquie describes communication methods for couples who want to reignite their love lives. And, Cristina Pineda is a matchmaker in major metropolitan areas. She and her team help men and women do the internal work necessary to find a healthy sustainable relationship.


Jacquie Del Rosario — Securing Sustainable Love:

  • From fizzle to sizzle, Dr. Jacquie describes ways to reignite a relationship. [2:08]
  • Maintaining relationship hierarchy facilitates flow in family dynamics. [4:56]
  • Gender differences can affect communication styles. [16:13]
  • As spontaneity diminishes in a relationship, so does passion. [20:35]
  • Looking at our partner’s in a different light and self-talk can be powerful tools to reignite attraction. [24:01]

Jacqueline Del Rosario on white background with purple shirt“America’s Marriage Coach” Jacqueline Del Rosario is President and CEO of Recapturing the Vision International, an organization dedicated to promoting healthy marriages and family strengthening. Also a published author, speaker and nationally regarded media personality, Dr. Del Rosario has been a certified pre- and post-marital counselor for more than 20 years. Her cutting-edge series, Marriage Solutions and The Marital Constitution™ help couples successfully work through problems and find healthy solutions. She has two children and currently resides in Miami, FL with her husband of over 20 years.

Dr. Jacquie Website
@AskDrJacquie on Twitter
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Cristina Pineda — Making a Love Connection:

  • Cristina describes matchmaking skills and how they can help to create a sustainable relationship. [28:26]
  • Matchmakers can help clients do internal work and change unhealthy patterns to prepare them to find a partner. [35:20]
  • Going to a matchmaker is a form of risk management for dating. [47:08]
  • Top things men look for in a partner. [50:51]

Christina pineda smiling with red lipstick and orange dressCristina Pineda is Co-Founder and Executive Matchmaker at Matchmakers In The City. After studying at Oxford University, Conti achieved her Master’s degree. With her years of professional Matchmaking experience, Cristina utilizes strategy and her critical eye while working with her clients. A Matchmaking Institute Certified Matchmaker and member of the Board of Advisors for the Dating Experts Bureau, Cristina has worked with thousands of clients in Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, and the UK. Cristina was introduced to her husband by her sister and co-founder, Alessandra, got married herself in April 2017, and is enjoying life as a newly-wed!

Matchmakers in the City Website
@matchmakersITC on Twitter
Matchmakers in the City on Facebook

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“I think women can benefit from learning something from the simplistic ways men communicate.” @LisaKamen on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“Slowing down to find the flame of passion for what you fell in love with, to begin with, can be charming.” @LisaKamen on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“Our history will dictate what makes us upset or how we process situations within a relationship.” @AskDrJacquie on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“You have to remember you are married to your spouse and not to your children. It is a common mistake of nurturers in a relationship.” @AskDrJacquie on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“Holding your tongue and keeping the peace is not only good for a relationship but also good for your children.” @AskDrJacquie on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“I think a lot of people try hard but they try hard with the wrong recipe. Or, with a lack of understanding or the wrong context.” @AskDrJacquie on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“In relationships, one of the most common things I find with my couples are the communication problems that stem from gender differences.” @AskDrJacquie on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet “Passion is directly correlated to spontaneity. As spontaneity in relationships changes, or diminishes, so does passion.” @AskDrJacquie on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet “We have to make sure we have off-script experiences integrated throughout our relationship.” @AskDrJacquie on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“There are so many ways of meeting people in the digital age but there is very little filtering that goes on in those methods.” @matchmakersITC on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“When a relationship becomes too comfortable people start to lose the love feeling they had before.” @matchmakersITC on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“People can't expect another person to fill them completely.” @matchmakersITC on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet “Men want a woman who is passionate about something else in her life other than him.” @matchmakersITC on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet



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