Lessons For Love Relationship Advice Blog

How To Make Your “No” Stick

By Lianne Avila | April 8, 2013

As most of you know I am a Marriage and Family Therapist and I have completed Levels 1, 2 & 3 in Gottman Couples Training. Gottman, of course, is the expert on relationships and is backed with…

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Bids For Connection: The Building Blocks Of Emotional Connection

By Lianne Avila | April 2, 2013

Take The Bids For Connection Quiz In Dr. John Gottman’s apartment lab at the University of Washington, he studies how people interact with one another under everyday circumstances. He has discovered that “bids for connection” happen at…

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Finding the Silver Lining in Loss

By Lianne Avila | March 25, 2013

Three steps to help you redefine your world when “Plan A” fails. “Life is all about how you handle Plan B. Plan A is always my first choice. You know, the one where Everything works out to…

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Should I give my partner a second chance?

By Lianne Avila | March 18, 2013

As a Marriage & Family Therapist, a lot of people ask me if they should give their partner a second chance? They say they will change, but I’m just not sure, should I give them another chance?…

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Are We Feeling Good?

By Lianne Avila | February 25, 2013

How to Break Out of a Bad Mood: Believe it or not, how you feel can affect how your partner feels. When you wake up in the morning are you excited for the day, or are you…

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The Protestant Work Ethic Doesn’t Always Work in the Bedroom

By Lianne Avila | February 18, 2013

Perhaps, it’s time to bring the mystery back to the bedroom. “If you want to have a harmonious relationship you must learn to communicate and compromise . . .” Milana May Here are three helpful tips to bring…

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The #1 Thing Couples Fight About Is…

By Lianne Avila | February 14, 2013
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Valentine’s Day Special Edition

By Lianne Avila | February 14, 2013

Six Reasons to Be Happy You Are Single on Valentine’s Day                “Valentine’s Day = Single Awareness Day” Anonymous I know, here we go again another Valentine’s Day and you’re still…

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Valentine’s Day – 10 Ways to Enjoy it More

By Lianne Avila | February 11, 2013

Every February 14, across the United States and throughout the world, chocolate, roses and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. The history of St. Valentine has a few different meanings.…

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Life is Complicated Love is Simple: Nurture the Frienship

By Lianne Avila | January 28, 2013

“Falling in love with your best friend is having the best of both worlds . . .” Anonymous As many of you know I am a Marriage and Family Therapist. I have completed both the Level I…

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