Month: July 2014

Love and Relationships

By Lianne Avila / July 28, 2014 /

“I’m very picky with whom I give my energy to. I prefer to reserve my time, intensity and spirit exclusively to those who reflect sincerity.” Dau Voire Love is not only something we all want, it is something we all need. Whether you’d like to admit it or not, we are all needy. The Gottman…

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Stop Criticizing Your Mate!

By Lianne Avila / July 21, 2014 /

“Always be a fun couple, your friends will notice and wonder what the magic is that you found.” author unknown This may sound obvious, but many couples are stuck in criticism (aka attack) and defend. This is not good for yourself or your relationship. The Gottman Institute’s research suggests this is how couples slowly deteriorate…

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Is It Time To Put On The Breaks?

By Lianne Avila / July 14, 2014 /

“A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.” Robert Quillen As many of you know, conflict in relationships can easily get out of hand. Gottman, describes this as flooding. It’s important that you know when you are flooded and what causes you to become flooded. Just as there is an optimal level for…

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Fall In Love Again and Again With Your Partner

By Lianne Avila / July 7, 2014 /

“Love comes in all shapes and sizes.” author unknown Are you feeling the seven year itch in your relationship? It’s easy to get caught up in the busy world which we live in. We tend to put work and the children first, and our relationship last. I’ve heard this in my practice, ‘I feel like…

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