Month: April 2016

We Just Moved In Together, But I Feel Further Apart Than Ever.

By Lianne Avila / April 25, 2016 /

You’ve just made the huge step of moving in together or getting married. Congratulations! Now, what’s next? The dream of hot sex whenever you want it. Splitting the finances 50/50. The possibilities are endless. Then, reality sets in. You had no idea that your partner was a neat freak. You have no time for friends,…

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9 Ways To Absolutely Know You Are In The Right Relationship

By Lianne Avila / April 18, 2016 /

I hear this all the time, ‘is he/she the right one for me?’ In a time where there are more single people than there have ever been, and there is more betrayal than ever. People have a hard time trusting that they will pick the right partner for themselves. The first step is loving and…

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10 Tips To Help Overcome Negativity In Your Relationship

By Lianne Avila / April 11, 2016 /

After you’ve been in a relationship for a while, it’s easy to focus on the negative. At The Gottman Institute we call this the negative sentiment override (NSO). Couples that are in the NSO will not notice the positive their partner does 50% of the time. What does this mean? Start adding thank you’s and…

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How Is The Intimacy, Really, In Your Relationship?

By Lianne Avila / April 4, 2016 /

When we think of intimacy, we think of passion and romance. It all seems so natural and easy. I mean, just watch the movies, all you have to do is wear a nice outfit and smell nice, and instantly you’ll have romance. It all appears, so, easy. We have learned a lot about relationship stability…

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