Month: January 2013

Life is Complicated Love is Simple: Nurture the Frienship

By Lianne Avila / January 28, 2013 /

“Falling in love with your best friend is having the best of both worlds . . .” Anonymous As many of you know I am a Marriage and Family Therapist. I have completed both the Level I & Level II training for couples by The Gottman Institute (GTI). In our research we have found trust…

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3 Tips to Help Accept What You Can’t Change in Your Partner

By Lianne Avila / January 21, 2013 /

“Choosing a partner is choosing a set of problems.”  Anonymous I would like to share a humorous story I just read. Imagine Paul married Alice; Alice gets loud at parties and Paul, who is shy, hates that. But if Paul had married Susan, he and Susan would of gotten into a fight before they even…

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7 Days to Make a Change in Your Relationship

By Lianne Avila / January 14, 2013 /

Daily strategies to move from knowing to being Day 1 Begin with gratitudeAs you awake in the morning, take the first few minutes to think about what you love about your partner. Stay with that thought and reminiscence about the good times in your relationship. It could be the first time you met, the first…

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The 4 Habits That Keep Relationships Strong

By Lianne Avila / January 7, 2013 /

“The one who is meant for you encourages you to be your best, but still loves and accepts you at your worst.” Marc Chernoff Loving your partner for the person they are Maybe you wish your partner would chat it up with your friends without being prompted or put the cap on the toothpaste. But,…

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