#StayMarried & Choose to Be Happy

Being in a relationship takes a lot of work — which an understatement in itself. You can improve the quality of your relationship/marriage by fine tuning your choice of words when you communicate. The Seven Principles for Making a Marriage Work by John Gottman, Ph.D. has helped many couples stay married & stay connected.

  1. Enhance Your Love Map
  2. Nurture Your Fondness andAdmiration
  3. Turn Towards Each Other Instead of Away
  4. Let Your Partner Influence You
  5. Solve Your Solvable Problems
  6. Overcome Gridlock
  7. Create Shared Meaning 

Some practical tips on starting a conversation with your partner:

Be mindful of how you come across & try approaching your partner with a soft startup today. Your relationship is worth it!

About Leya Solis

Leya Solis, MA, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who provides and practices psychotherapy in Long Beach, California. She has earned a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles, and also has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Child Development and Family Studies from California State University Long Beach. Leya is passionate about helping those who are wanting to make positive changes in their life. She specializes in addiction, chemical dependency, children, adolescents and families, depression, anxiety, and interpersonal relationship issues.

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