Relationship Challenges

7 Self-Care Tips For A Happier Relationship

By Lianne Avila | August 31, 2020

Research has found that self-care is good for you mental health. What does that mean, it is also good for your relationship. What’s even better, is when you and your partner practice self-care together. Self-Care Is Good For Your Mental Health You are not a machine. If you don’t stop, you will burn out. This will cause you to feel resentful toward friends and family, when you see them having fun. This doesn’t mean you run from one task to another. You want to move through your day mindfully. I see it all the time, I go to the gym...

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7 Healthy Boundaries In A Relationship

By Lianne Avila | August 17, 2020

Setting boundaries is an important part of establishing your identity in a relationship. It’s important for your mental health and well-being. There are all kinds of boundaries. They range from physical, emotional, social and your career. This means finding the balance in your relationship. This also means compromise. Healthy boundaries in a relationship are good for your mental health. QS Studies did a recent study on, how small is too small? Meaning does the size of your home affect your relationship? Is it more difficult to set boundaries when you live in a smaller space? Let’s find out. The study...

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7 Ways To Build Trust In Your Relationship To Increase Friendship & Intimacy

By Lianne Avila | July 13, 2020

QS Bathroom Supplies recently studied trust in a relationship. The results were amazing. Couples had more off-limits items and banned chores in the home, than one would think. The study was called, Don’t Touch My Stuff. The number one item that couples had off-limits were their smartphone. The number one reason the smartphone was off-limits, was because they didn’t want their partner using it. Items two and three, were computers and cash. They found most of the couples studied felt this way at the beginning. But, if they didn’t loosen up it was because their partner lost it or damaged...

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I Think My Husband Is Depressed. What Should I do?

By Lianne Avila | May 4, 2020

When someone you love suffers from depression, you can feel confused. You may not know what to do, and that is alright. You may even feel angry, or like you just want to leave. My husband is depressed, and I just don’t know what to do. If your partner is depressed, then it will effect you. I’m hear to tell you the feelings you are having are normal. The depressed partner may feel everything is normal, but you don’t. You may feel like your feelings aren’t validated by your partner. You may also feel like you have done something wrong,...

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10 Ways To Ruin A Perfectly Good Relationship

By Lianne Avila | April 13, 2020

It’s easy to get caught up in your thoughts. What your mind says is not always true. This is known as a cognitive distortion. I see couples do this all the time. They are stuck in an old thought pattern, and it is destroying a perfectly good relationship. Don’t ruin a perfectly good relationship, with a toxic thought pattern. Toxic thought patterns will leave you with feeling stuck. You will feel like you have no way out. That is not true. Learn to look at your options and make choices that are good for you, and the relationship. Here are...

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Self-Care In Your Relationship

7 Tips To Practice Self-Care In Your Relationship

By Lianne Avila | March 10, 2020

It’s easy to put everyone else first. When you put yourself last, you will start to feel resentful. This will lead to anxiety and stress. It can also lead to physical symptoms, such as headaches and stomach aches. Practicing self-care in your relationship doesn’t have to be difficult. We are social animals, and you are wired to connect with others. This is not a bad thing. But, you do want to be careful. Don’t let it get the best of you. It’s alright to set boundaries. This means having good self-care habits. Self-care is something you practice daily. It’s taking...

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Learn how pets are good for your relationship.

5 Reasons Pets Can Help Your Relationship

By Lianne Avila | January 6, 2020

Is a pet good for your relationship? The great pet debate has been going on for years. Sure, they provide companionship and they will love you unconditionally. Pets are also a good way to see how you would work together as a couple raising a child. Pets can help your relationship. I myself am a pet lover. I grew up with cats and dogs, and for a time bunnies. They provided unconditional love to me throughout my childhood and into adulthood. Now, I am a cat owner. One of the best things at the end of the day is coming...

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Learn what the top 5 selfish behaviors are in a relationship.

5 Selfish Behaviors To STOP Now In Your Relationship

By Lianne Avila | December 3, 2019

Relationships require empathy and altruism. I’m sure everyone at some time or another has felt they are in a relationship with a selfish person. I’m not just talking about a romantic partner. This could be a colleague, friend or family member. We’ve all been there. But, have you ever stopped and thought that you may be the selfish person? Are your own behaviors in your relationship holding you back? How altruistic are you? Studies have found that holding the door open for a stranger and paying your loved ones back on Venmo, demonstrate altruistic behavior. Studies have also found that...

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Learn how reading with your partner will increase the intimacy in your relationship.

10 Benefits For Couples That Read Together

By Lianne Avila | November 14, 2019

It’s no secret that reading stimulates the brain. But, did you know that there are benefits for your relationship when you read a book with your partner? Studies have found that couples that read together are happier. Couples that read together have less stress. Unfortunately, people are more stressed out than they have ever been. This is because you are constantly plugged in. You are on your cell phone, computer, or whatever electronic gadget is nearby. This means that you are always on. You aren’t a machine. You can’t go forever. If you don’t stop, eventually you will collapse. Think...

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Take better care of yourself, today. This will help you and your family.

10 Ways To Take Better Care Of Yourself When You Are In A Relationship

By Lianne Avila | October 15, 2019

Having too much stress, can negatively impact your life. Especially your relationship. When you feel overwhelmed, you may start to disconnect. When this happens your partner will begin to feel left out. Your partner may also feel they have done something wrong. But, in reality you are feeling overwhelmed from the stress in your life. I see this happen a lot. Life takes over and you put everyone else first. If this goes on too long, you will begin to feel burnt out. Take better care of yourself, today. Self-care is taking care of your mind, body, and soul. Start...

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