Month: August 2013

An Introduction to The Gottman Method of Relationship Therapy

By Lianne Avila / August 26, 2013 /

If you’ve been reading my blog, then you know that I have completed levels 1, 2, and 3 in Gottman Training for Couples. Gottman is a well researched method used for treating couples. Dr.’s John and Julie Gottman are both professors in Psychology at the University of Washington. John Gottman entered the field of psychological…

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Seven Great Dates

By Lianne Avila / August 19, 2013 /

It’s summer and the weather is great. One of the greatest predictor’s of whether or not a relationship will be successful, is your ability to turn towards your partner. This is something that happens on an everyday basis in a relationship. You should be making bids to connect with your partner emotionally and your partner…

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Summer Romance and Love Maps

By Lianne Avila / August 12, 2013 /

After counseling many couples, one of the biggest complaints that I hear is that ‘the romance has faded.’ One of my favorite exercises in “Gottman” is the Love Map exercise. You can buy these cards at their website, or you can buy the app and download it on your smart phone. Updating your Love…

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