The 8 Rules of Relationships:

1.  Open Intimate Communication
2.  Personal Boundaries & Interests
3.  Money Matters - Talk About It
4.  Date Night - Go Out Weekly
5.  Share Your Needs & Listen to 
           the Needs of Your Partner
6.  Intimacy - Create the Time
7.  Get out of your comfort zone
8.  Have a Relationship Vision

  I work with couples in therapy to help them:

  • Rediscover the joy of being together.
  • Understand how the  qualities that once attracted you to each other now often cause conflicts and tension.
  • Move from isolation to connectedness.
  • Learn how to move from reacting to purposeful action.
  • Learn how to identify, understand and fulfill your partners needs.
  • Learn how to express your own desires.
  • Reconnect to keep the love you have.
  • Create healthier more satisfying relationships with greater intimacy.
  • Conflict is inevitable, however fighting is optional.
  • Learn how to resolve differences compassionately.
  • Create fun, romance, passion and laughter.
  • Create a compelling and lasting    relationship vision.
  • Learn how to communicate so you actively listen and understand each other.
  • How to work through sexual issues.




Make Love Last: The Cure For Counter Attraction 
With the use of the tools from Make Love Last: The Cure For Counter Attraction, Lynn has successfully helped  couples improve communication, rekindle romance and passion, and enrich their relationships.

Lynn completed a one year certificate program in Interanalytic Couples and Sex Therapy taught by Walter E. Brackelmanns, M.D. at UCLA

The program’s emphasis was to teach couples and sex therapy as a combined discipline. The model of therapy is based on Dr. Brackelmanns' extensive years of experience teaching couples to empathically connect with each other’s inner experience thereby creating a deeper bond of closeness, intimacy and understanding.

Bonny Eaker Wiel  "Make Up, Don't Break Up"
Harville Hendrix,Ph.D.  
"Imago Therapy" John Gottman, Ph.D.  "The Seven Principles" and  "Ten Rules for Making Marriage Work"
Susan Johnson,  "The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy"
David Schnarch, Ph.D.  "Passionate Marriage"
Daniel Amen M.D.,  "Sex on the Brain"
David Deida,  "Intimate Communion"
Carney  "Out of the Shadows"
Gary Chapman  "The Five Love Languages"
Thich Nhat Hanh  "True Love"
Harriet Lerner, Ph.D.  "The Dance of Intimacy
Esther Perel  "Mating in Captivity".



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