Month: January 2014

Sharing Power and Accepting Influence in Your Relationship

By Lianne Avila / January 27, 2014 /

It’s not always about being right. In the Gottman’s research we have found that in order to gain influence you need to accept influence. This means trying new things that your partner suggests or trying things the way your partner does things, for a change. Relationships don’t need to be difficult or about power struggles.…

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It’s All About the Friendship . . .

By Lianne Avila / January 20, 2014 /

Marriage doesn’t have to be complicated or even difficult, what couples need to make a marriage last is friendship – says Dr. John Gottman. Friendship is at the core of a strong marriage. Friendship in a relationship means couples know each other intimately. They know each other’s likes, dislikes, personality quirks, dreams and hopes After…

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Love and Power

By Lianne Avila / January 13, 2014 /

Are love and power related? As you probably already know, men and women don’t always see love in the same light. Most people are actually happier in a relationship, as long as they feel their partner really gets them. As many of you know, I have completed Levels 1, 2, & 3 in The Gottman…

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The New Normal

By Lianne Avila / January 6, 2014 /

Hello and welcome back. You may have noticed that I took a long needed break during the Holiday season, to enjoy time with family and friends. It’s hard to believe that 2013 is over and 2014 has begun. The year flew by and after I had surgery in September, it seemed like 2013 was over…

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