Learn how to make deposits when your emotional bank account is empty.

Your Emotional Bank Account is empty! What, how did this happen? Does this mean that one more withdrawal could make it overdrawn, or worse yet close it? This can definitely happen after you have been in a relationship for a while.

Learn what to do when your emotional bank account is empty.

In the beginning you put your relationship first. But, now you have work, home and a family. This doesn’t leave much time for your relationship. What happened to date night? Can you remember the last time that you went out on a date with your partner? If the answer is no, then you are at risk of becoming overdrawn.

There are many ways to build back up your emotional bank account. It’s important that you start to prioritize your relationship, again. If you have been in a relationship for a while, then you know relationships are about giving and receiving.

Here are 10 ways to build your emotional bank account:

  1. Listen to your partner. This is one of the kindest things you can do for your partner. I have seen a lot of couples in my practice, and I hear this a lot, ‘I don’t feel heard.’ Set aside time each day to talk about your day with your partner. Make sure you both get a chance to speak.
  2. Touch your partner. Everyone likes…

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Reducing stress in a child, is one of the best things you can teach your child.

We’ve all been there. You are in line at the grocery store and your child sees something they must have. When I say must have, I mean right now. It could be candy or a toy. Whatever it is, doesn’t matter. Your child is making a scene and you are feeling embarrassed.

Learn the importance of reducing stress in a child.

You wonder, where did this come from? Why is my child being so emotional right now? You tell your child to calm down. But, they don’t listen. People are starting to look, and you feel like the worst parent around.

You aren’t alone, all parents have gone through this. This could be a sign of stress. It’s important that you understand where your child is developmentally. (BTW, it’s alright to say no) Regardless, of where they are developmentally. Don't underestimate the importance of reducing stress in your child

As a parent the best thing you can do is remain calm in an incident like this. Remember to breathe, this too shall pass. Children have a range of feelings, and that is alright. What’s important is that you help them understand their feelings. This will help them as an adult. We have found in counseling, when you don’t express your feelings you tend to stay stuck.

Here are 7 strategies for reducing stress in a child:…

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Yoga class realizing the benefits of stress reduction with exercise.

I know that you know, you need to exercise. So, why aren’t you? Do you feel you already have enough on your plate, and there just aren’t enough hours in the day to fit in exercise? Maybe, you are just tired of hearing it. But, you have to admit you feel much better when you exercise.

Stress Reduction With Exercise. The Benefits Are Amazing.

You live in a world where most of the time you are sitting down at work. Unless, you are fortunate enough to work outdoors and be able to move around. It’s easy to get stuck at your desk and lose track of time.

Exercise can be a 20 minute walk. That means walking 10 minutes in one direction, then you have to walk 10 minutes back. It’s also helpful if you can get outside and get some natural light. Your body needs some Vitamin D, as well.

If you want to take it a little further, join a gym. Go to an exercise class. Try yoga, it’s great for the mind and body connection. You could also hire a trainer. This will help with accountability. You really can’t beat the endorphin high you get from exercise. Make sure to schedule it at a time, that you know you will do it.

This means you need to make it a habit in your…

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You can learn how to solve relationship problems without breaking up. There is hope.

Are you having problems in your relationship? If you answered yes, you aren’t alone. Even the best of couples, have relationship problems. It’s easy to feel stressed out these days. You have a family and a job. So, where does your relationship fit in? Many people go into a relationship, thinking it will make them happy and reduce stress. Many couples find out, this is not the case.

You can learn how to solve relationship problems without breaking up.

At first it is bliss. Your partner can’t do anything wrong. But, after a while things change. You begin to see your partner as a real human being, flaws and all. This may start to make you feel unloved and stressed out.

Here are 7 tips on how to solve relationship problems without breaking up:

  1. Don’t be afraid to talk it out. Society teaches us that when you go into a relationship, everything will just work out. Wrong. You need to tell your partner what you need. What you like, what you don’t like. Keep talking about it, until you can come to a compromise that works for both of you. Humans are always changing, learn to work through your differences.
  2. Stop comparing yourself to other couples. This is an easy one to do. Everyone has done this at one time or another. When you do this you will never…

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Is he the one who got away? Learn how you can tell the difference.

I know this isn't an easy question. 'Is He The One Who Got Away?'

You’ve been seeing this guy for a while, and he has been hinting that he is ready to take the relationship to the next level. But, you just aren’t sure if he is the one for you. It’s alright to question your relationship.

Maybe, it’s not the right time or you just aren’t feeling that emotional connection that you really need. You used to look forward to his phone calls at the end of the day, but now they just exhaust you. It used to be exciting to hear about every last detail of his life, but now it’s just boring. You’re not quite sure how this happened but it did.

Here are 6 tips that will help you make one of the most important decisions of your life:

 

  1. Do you wonder if he knows what matters most to you? You have been with him long enough, where he knows your belief system. He also knows why you have the belief system you have. For example, every Monday night you go out singing with some of your closest friends. You do this because you enjoy their company, but you also do this because it reminds you of when you were younger and were the lead singer in a band. If he doesn’t…

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