Lessons For Love Relationship Advice Blog

3 Tips to Help Accept What You Can’t Change in Your Partner

By Lianne Avila | January 21, 2013

“Choosing a partner is choosing a set of problems.”  Anonymous I would like to share a humorous story I just read. Imagine Paul married Alice; Alice gets loud at parties and Paul, who is shy, hates that.…

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7 Days to Make a Change in Your Relationship

By Lianne Avila | January 14, 2013

Daily strategies to move from knowing to being Day 1 Begin with gratitudeAs you awake in the morning, take the first few minutes to think about what you love about your partner. Stay with that thought and…

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The 4 Habits That Keep Relationships Strong

By Lianne Avila | January 7, 2013

“The one who is meant for you encourages you to be your best, but still loves and accepts you at your worst.” Marc Chernoff Loving your partner for the person they are Maybe you wish your partner…

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The Importance of Keeping the Dream Alive

By Lianne Avila | December 23, 2012

Is it time to check-in? What happened to my dreams? What happened to our dreams? Is it too late? When is the last time you spent talking to your partner about their life dreams? Do you know your partner’s life…

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Couples Math

By Lianne Avila | November 27, 2012

Find your inner flirt. I often hear couples complain that their relationship is boring and they feel stuck. They miss the passion. I usually ask how the beginning of the relationship was. Are they still dating and…

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What’s Wrong with Being Single?

By Lianne Avila | November 12, 2012

“It’s nothing personal,” he says “it’s really not you it’s me I just need some time to figure things out.” “This is not the first time I have heard this,” said my client. One of the great…

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I really didn’t mean it Like That

By Lianne Avila | October 30, 2012

“Understanding Must Precede Advice” Dr.’s John & Julie Gottman Yes, what you say does matter. Sometimes, your words can hurt those closest to you. Instead of looking for what is wrong with you partner, start asking yourself…

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Listening without Fixing

By Lianne Avila | October 17, 2012

Why are you always trying to change me?  Why can’t you just listen to me?  Does this sound familiar?  I see a lot of couples and I hear this a lot.  Believe it or not listening is…

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