Month: August 2016

21 Ways To Help Improve The Intimacy In Your Relationship

By Lianne Avila / August 29, 2016 /

Rituals of Connection are core to a positive and happy relationship. They create shared meaning in the relationship. If you have shared meaning in the relationship, then there is a good chance the relationship is stable and happy. If you don’t, then you might be asking yourself, ‘Is that all there is?’ Sure, date nights,…

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10 Deposits That Will Help You Build The Friendship In Your Relationship

By Lianne Avila / August 22, 2016 /

“Catch your partner doing something right.” The Gottman Institute I’m sure you are familiar with a savings account. You start a savings account by making a deposit. If you continue to make deposits, then your savings account grows. If you only make one deposit, then your savings account doesn’t grow. Apply that concept to your…

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Three Things Every Couple Fights About And How To Stop

By Lianne Avila / August 15, 2016 /

“The perfect marriage is just two imperfect people who refuse to give up on each other.” Kate Stewart Money, sex and the children. I have seen many couples in therapy over the 14 years I have worked as a Marriage & Family Therapist. I have found that many couples have problems on the surface and…

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Tired Of Fighting Over The Same Thing? Here Is How To Stop

By Lianne Avila / August 8, 2016 /

According to The Gottman Institute, “Acknowledging and respecting each other’s deepest, most personal hopes and dreams is the key to saving and enriching your marriage.” This is based from their empirical research in studying couples. They have done over forty years of research with couples. If you are in a relationship, then you have probably…

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Here Are 10 Tips To Help Keep You In Love (And Sane)

By Lianne Avila / August 1, 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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