Month: November 2014

Relationships Are An Investment

By Lianne Avila / November 24, 2014 /

“It’s the small positive things done often that make the difference.” The Gottman Institute I’m sure you all know how a savings account works. The more deposits you make to it, the more money you have in it. If you are always taking money out of the account, then you will end up with no…

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Communication and Relationships

By Lianne Avila / November 17, 2014 /

“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” Stephen R. Covey I hear this all the time, ‘We need help with communication.” If this is you, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Your relationship didn’t come with a book on how to be in a relationship. One…

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When Depression Hurts Your Relationship

By Lianne Avila / November 10, 2014 /

“There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.” Laurell K. HamiltoDepression sucks! Sorry, but that’s the truth. If you are depressed, then it’s best to be honest about it. You begin to criticize yourself and doubt yourself. You may feel lonely and have physical…

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10 Simple Ways To Improve Your Relationship

By Lianne Avila / November 3, 2014 /

Relationships, really, don’t need to be difficult. The small stuff adds up. In The Gottman Method for Couples, we have found something called the positive sentiment override (PSO) and the negative sentiment override (NSO). You always want to focus on adding to the PSO in your relationship. This will help during the difficult times. Here…

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