Dr. LaWanda N. Evans

Licensed Professional Counselor � Expert in Helping Couples Communicate, Manage Conflicts & Understand Each Other Better � Gottman Method Couples Therapy

Building Stronger Relationships for a Lifetime of Commitment and Love ~ Rebuild, Reconnect, and Recommit

Empowering and encouraging women and couples; focusing on healthy relationship development and improvement, making healthy relationship decisions, healthy ways to manage conflict, improving communication, recover from infidelity, and healthy ways to build a healthy, loving, strong lasting relationship.

04/17/2019

Take responsibility, apologize, don't justify your actions or make excuses for inappropriate behavior. #LicensedProfessionalCounselor #HealthyRelationshipExpert #CouplesExpert #CouplesCounseling #MarriageCounseling #PremaritalCounseling #CouplesTherapist #Couples #Speaker #MentalHealth #Love #Dating #Marriage #Engaged #Researcher #Author #Writer #7Principles

symbis.com 04/17/2019

Navigating Unspoken Rules and Unconscious Roles -SYMBIS Assessment

The expectations you bring to your relationship can make or break your relationship. Check out below how unspoken and unconscious expectations may be ruining your relationship.
https://www.symbis.com/blog/navigating-unspoken-rules-and-unconscious-roles/?mc_cid=4267df6a42&mc_eid=a87df0a66f

symbis.com For many couples, unspoken rules and unconcious roles can be a big speed bump in a marriage. But how is our spouse supposed to know about our unspoken expectations? The key is to address these issues before we create a deep rut we are stuck in. Read on for more!

04/17/2019

Bait and switch will damage a relationship. It's not right, it shows maturity level, it hurts, it's mean, and it's the worst thing that can happen to a person and a relationship. The fear that your mate may not like the REAL you, is causing your mood, your emotions, and your personality to fluctuate. #LicensedProfessionalCounselor #HealthyRelationshipExpert #CouplesExpert #CouplesCounseling #MarriageCounseling #PremaritalCounseling #CouplesTherapist #Couples #Speaker #MentalHealth #Love #Dating #Marriage #Engaged #Researcher #Author #Writer #7Principles

04/17/2019

Lets be real, forgiveness doesn't happen overnight, sometimes it takes days, months and years. But keep in mind, unforgiveness impacts your health (your immune system) and according to research, forgiveness lowers your risk of a heart attack, improves your cholesterol, improves your sleep, and lowers your blood pressure. Could it be possible that some of the health problems you're having is due to unforgiveness? 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️ Forgiveness or Unforgiveness....you get to choose.
#LicensedProfessionalCounselor #HealthyRelationshipExpert #CouplesExpert #CouplesCounseling #MarriageCounseling #PremaritalCounseling #CouplesTherapist #Couples #Speaker #MentalHealth #Love #Dating #Marriage #Engaged #Researcher #Author #Writer #7Principles

04/16/2019

Listening makes a difference. To listen effectively, put aside your agenda, let go of the response you've created in your head, let go of the assumption that you already know what your mate is getting ready to say.
#LicensedProfessionalCounselor #HealthyRelationshipExpert #CouplesExpert #CouplesCounseling #MarriageCounseling #PremaritalCounseling #CouplesTherapist #Couples #Speaker #MentalHealth #Love #Dating #Marriage #Engaged #Researcher #Author #Writer #7Principles

huffpost.com 04/16/2019

6 Ways The Happiest Couples Change Over Time

Long, happy relationships don't happen by accident, they take work and a willingness to evolve.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/ways-happiest-couple-change-over-time_l_5c9d037de4b00837f6bbe3e2

huffpost.com Long, happy relationships don't happen by accident. They take work and a willingness to evolve.

goodtherapy.org 04/16/2019

14 Telltale Signs You Have Crossed Into an Emotional Affair

In a Chapman University study, researchers found 65% of heterosexual women and 46% of heterosexual men were likely to be more upset by emotional infidelity than sexual infidelity.
https://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/14-signs-you-have-crossed-into-an-emotional-affair-0912157

goodtherapy.org An affair does not always involve adultery. Emotional affairs may be just as damaging as physical ones, but how do you know when you are having one?

eventbrite.com 04/14/2019

Building and Maintaining a Healthy, Loving, Lasting Relationship ~ Communicating and Connecting with Love

Every relationship needs to be strengthen, needs a tune up, needs to be enhanced, needs to be transformed, needs to be renewed, needs to be energized and needs to rejuvenateed from time to time. Register today to strengthen your relationship. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-and-maintaining-a-healthy-loving-lasting-relationship-communicating-and-connecting-with-tickets-55521093084

eventbrite.com This relationship webinar is for YOU!!! About the Seminar: An interactive, fun, relationship seminar, designed to help you communicate to be heard and understood, create a process for dealing with conflicts in your relationship, build and rebuild your connection in your relationship, and help you un...

thehealthyrelationshipsinstitute.thinkific.com 04/14/2019

The Truth About Your Relationship for Single Women: 7 Keys to Accepting the Truth, Letting Go and Making Room for the Relationship God Has for You

Maybe the relationship is not meant to be.....check out The Truth About Your Relationship for Single Women https://thehealthyrelationshipsinstitute.thinkific.com/courses/The-Truth-About-Your-Relationship-

thehealthyrelationshipsinstitute.thinkific.com The Truth About Your Relationship is for women who are ready to love themselves, make healthy relationship decisions, overcome relationship pitfalls, ready to improve their relationship skills, overcome unhealthy relationship patterns, ready to let go of past relationship hurt, ready to identify and...

drlne.com 04/13/2019

Dr. LaWanda N. Evans, LPC-S, Marriage Counseling in Dallas, TX | Helping Couples Build and Maintain a Healthy, Loving, Strong, Lasting Relationship and Marriage

Being in a relationship or even being married can be extremely hard, you have two people who are very different, with different backgrounds and experiences coming together, doing your best trying to make it work. Frustrated, tired, confused and about to give up…. don’t. There’s a way to make your relationship work. Checkout www.drlne.com
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drlne.com Building Stronger Relationships for a Lifetime of Commitment and Love A Place Where All Your Relationship Needs Get Met Relationship Counseling Your marriage doesn’t have to fall apart, you can fall in love all over again, there are better ways to communicate, you can argue and still love each oth...

04/12/2019

Work, play, have fun...... live a balanced life.....Life should never be about all work and no play. You should always take some time for yourself and enjoy your life. #LicensedProfessionalCounselor #HealthyRelationshipExpert #CouplesExpert #CouplesCounseling #MarriageCounseling #PremaritalCounseling #CouplesTherapist #Couples #Speaker #MentalHealth #Love #Dating #Marriage #Engaged #Researcher #Author #Writer #7Principles

04/11/2019

Being in a relationship takes work. Are you willing to put in the work or are you quick to give up at the first sign of conflict? 🤷‍♀️❤💍🙏#LicensedProfessionalCounselor #HealthyRelationshipExpert #CouplesExpert #CouplesCounseling #MarriageCounseling #PremaritalCounseling #CouplesTherapist #Couples #Speaker #MentalHealth #Love #Dating #Marriage #Engaged #Researcher #Author #Writer #7Principles

eventbrite.com 04/11/2019

Building and Maintaining a Healthy, Loving, Lasting Relationship ~ Communicating and Connecting with Love

Building and Maintaining a Healthy, Loving, Lasting Relationship: The tools you need to have the relationship you want. Join me for this powerful online webinar Tuesday, June 18 at 7 pm. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-and-maintaining-a-healthy-loving-lasting-relationship-communicating-and-connecting-with-tickets-55521093084

eventbrite.com This relationship webinar is for YOU!!! About the Seminar: An interactive, fun, relationship seminar, designed to help you communicate to be heard and understood, create a process for dealing with conflicts in your relationship, build and rebuild your connection in your relationship, and help you un...

04/10/2019

Is it worth fussing, fighting, and arguing about? Proving that you're right is not worth the fight.....Agree to disagree, and still love each other. ❤ #LicensedProfessionalCounselor #HealthyRelationshipExpert #CouplesExpert #CouplesCounseling #MarriageCounseling #PremaritalCounseling #CouplesTherapist #Couples #Speaker #MentalHealth #Love #Dating #Marriage #Engaged #Researcher #Author #Writer #7Principles

04/10/2019

Talk to each other and treat each other like you love and care for one another. #LicensedProfessionalCounselor #HealthyRelationshipExpert #CouplesExpert #CouplesCounseling #MarriageCounseling #PremaritalCounseling #CouplesTherapist #Couples #Speaker #MentalHealth #Love #Dating #Marriage #Engaged #Researcher #Author #Writer

04/10/2019

Communication is about expressing how you feel, listening to be heard and understood, and being curious about what's going with your mate. Take time to hear your mate's heart...... Create an environment that allows your mate to share his/her heart with you. It's the heart issues that are not expressed that impact the relationship the most. #LicensedProfessionalCounselor #HealthyRelationshipExpert #CouplesExpert #CouplesCounseling #MarriageCounseling #PremaritalCounseling #CouplesTherapist #Couples #Speaker #MentalHealth #Love #Dating #Marriage #Engaged #Researcher #Author #Writer

04/09/2019

Be careful of the words you use when you're stressed, mad, upset, frustrated, and angry. Negative Words and statements hurt, sometimes have a lasting impact, and stays in the mind/thoughts of your mate for years. Need proof....you said something 2, 5, 10, 15, 20 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 yearssss ago that hurt to the core and your mate still brings it up......Welllllllll......In 2019, choose your words wisely. #LicensedProfessionalCounselor #HealthyRelationshipExpert #CouplesExpert #CouplesCounseling #MarriageCounseling #PremaritalCounseling #CouplesTherapist #Couples #Speaker #MentalHealth #Love #Dating #Marriage #Engaged #Researcher #Author #Writer #GottmanMethodCouplesTherapy #PositivePsychology #TheTruthAboutYourRelationship

04/07/2019

Invest in your relationship. If you don't nurture it, it will not grow. How much time and effort have you put into your relationship this weekend? #LicensedProfessionalCounselor #HealthyRelationshipExpert #CouplesExpert #CouplesCounseling #MarriageCounseling #PremaritalCounseling #CouplesTherapist #Couples #Speaker #MentalHealth #Love #Dating #Marriage #Engaged #Researcher #Author #Writer #GottmanMethodCouplesTherapy #PositivePsychology #TheTruthAboutYourRelationship

04/03/2019

Sweeping things under the rug, ignoring the elephant in the room, acting like it didn't happen, avoiding the problem, not dealing with problems, avoiding each other, putting on a fake smile, acting like you're happy, and praying, hoping and wishing things will change, does not mean the problem doesn't exist. Research shows that couples wait at least 6 years before getting help when there's a problem in their relationship. Waiting to deal with problems, issues, challenges or conflicts in your relationship is like a volcano waiting to explode. #LicensedProfessionalCounselor #HealthyRelationshipExpert #CouplesExpert #CouplesCounseling #MarriageCounseling #PremaritalCounseling #CouplesTherapist #Couples #Speaker #MentalHealth #Love #Dating #Marriage #Engaged #Researcher #Author #Writer #GottmanMethodCouplesTherapy #PositivePsychology #TheTruthAboutYourRelationship

04/02/2019

Assumptions have the potential to lead to conflicts. Don't assume you know the answer, don't assume things are ok, don't assume your mate will take care of things, etc....Communication is key, making assumptions about things you've never talked about will lead to miscommunication, independent decisions about major issues, arguments, and uncertainty. How can you hold each other accountable for things you've only assumed and never communicated?#LicensedProfessionalCounselor #HealthyRelationshipExpert #CouplesExpert #CouplesCounseling #MarriageCounseling #PremaritalCounseling #CouplesTherapist #Couples #Speaker #MentalHealth #Love #Dating #Marriage #Engaged #Researcher #Author #Writer #TheTruthAboutYourRelationship

03/30/2019

Change starts with you. What are you willing to change for your relationship to get better, and how will that change impact the way you communicate, interact and respond to your mate? #LicensedProfessionalCounselor #HealthyRelationshipExpert #CouplesExpert #CouplesCounseling #MarriageCounseling #PremaritalCounseling #CouplesTherapist #Couples #Speaker #MentalHealth #Love #Dating #Marriage #Engaged #Researcher #Author #Writer #TheTruthAboutYourRelationship

03/29/2019

Is it possible that your mate wants to be accepted by you, and not changed into the person you imagine in your head?#LicensedProfessionalCounselor #HealthyRelationshipExpert #CouplesExpert #CouplesCounseling #MarriageCounseling #PremaritalCounseling #CouplesTherapist #Couples #Speaker #MentalHealth #Love #Dating #Marriage #Engaged #Researcher #Author #Writer #TheTruthAboutYourRelationship

03/28/2019

Being disrespectful to each other and having no empathy or compassion for each other, will lead to feelings of resentment and anger towards each other. There is a better way to talk to each other. #LicensedProfessionalCounselor #HealthyRelationshipExpert #CouplesExpert #CouplesCounseling #MarriageCounseling #PremaritalCounseling #CouplesTherapist #Couples #Speaker #MentalHealth #Love #Dating #Marriage #Engaged #Researcher #Author #Writer #TheTruthAboutYourRelationship

03/26/2019

There are no perfect relationships, and every relationship has ups and downs. Make a decision to acknowledge the things that are going right in your relationship. Share with your mate three things you appreciate about him/her and three things you appreciate about the relationship. #LicensedProfessionalCounselor #HealthyRelationshipExpert #CouplesExpert #CouplesCounseling #MarriageCounseling #PremaritalCounseling #CouplesTherapist #Couples #Speaker #MentalHealth #Love #Dating #Marriage #Engaged #Researcher #Author #Writer #TheTruthAboutYourRelationship

03/24/2019

Nashville here I come. Research has shown that attachment styles formed in childhood has an impact on our ability to develop a healthy, loving, lasting romantic relationship. Join me for an exciting, interactive, educational, fun workshop on Understanding Attachment Styles and The Impact on Creating and Maintaining a Healthy, Loving, Lasting Relationship, at the National Association for Relationship and Marriage Education Conference in Nashville.

This workshop will focus on
~ building and maintaining a healthy, loving, lasting relationship.
~ strengthening the emotional connection between you and your mate through communication and managing conflicts.
~ understanding how attachment styles impact how you interact and connect emotionally, mentally and physically with your mate.
Register here http://www.narme.org/2019-narme-summit/ #LicensedProfessionalCounselor #HealthyRelationshipExpert #CouplesExpert #CouplesCounseling #MarriageCounseling #PremaritalCounseling #CouplesTherapist #Couples #Speaker #MentalHealth #Love #Dating #Marriage #Engaged #Researcher #Author #Writer #TheTruthAboutYourRelationship

03/23/2019

Meet me in Nashville this summer at the 2019 National Association for Relationship and Marriage Education Conference. Join me for an exciting workshop ~ Understanding Attachment Styles and The Impact on Creating and Maintaining a Healthy, Loving, Lasting Relationship. Register here http://www.narme.org/2019-narme-summit/ #LicensedProfessionalCounselor #HealthyRelationshipExpert #CouplesExpert #CouplesCounseling #MarriageCounseling #PremaritalCounseling #CouplesTherapist #Couples #Speaker #MentalHealth #Love #Dating #Marriage #Engaged #Researcher #Author #Writer #TheTruthAboutYourRelationship

thehealthyrelationshipsinstitute.thinkific.com 03/23/2019

The Truth About Your Relationship for Single Women: 7 Keys to Accepting the Truth, Letting Go and Making Room for the Relationship God Has for You

7 Keys to Accepting the Truth, Letting Go, and Making Room For The Relationship God Has For You https://thehealthyrelationshipsinstitute.thinkific.com/courses/The-Truth-About-Your-Relationship- #LicensedProfessionalCounselor #HealthyRelationshipExpert #CouplesExpert #CouplesCounseling #MarriageCounseling #PremaritalCounseling #CouplesTherapist #Couples #Speaker #MentalHealth #Love #Dating #Marriage #Engaged #Researcher #Author #Writer #TheTruthAboutYourRelationship

thehealthyrelationshipsinstitute.thinkific.com The Truth About Your Relationship is for women who are ready to love themselves, make healthy relationship decisions, overcome relationship pitfalls, ready to improve their relationship skills, overcome unhealthy relationship patterns, ready to let go of past relationship hurt, ready to identify and...

03/19/2019

The Truth About Your Relationship ~ 4 Critical Behaviors that Will Ruin Your Relationship

The Truth About Your Relationship ~ 4 Critical Behaviors that Will Ruin Your Relationship
1. Criticism - Attacking your mate's personality or character
2. Defensiveness - Playing the role of the innocent victim
3. Contempt - Putting your mate down, insulting your mate, lack of respect towards and for your mate, seeing yourself as superior to your mate
4. Stonewalling - Emotionally disengaging from a conversation/interaction while still being physically present
Don't let these BEHAVIORS, cause you to lose your relationship ~ Dr. LaWanda N. Evans
Register for my next Relationship Seminar for couples https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-7-principles-for-making-ma…
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Relationship education, tips, and tools for building and maintaining a healthy, loving, lasting relationship. Dr. LaWanda N. Evans specializes in helping couples build and maintain a healthy, loving, lasting relationship, and has over 10,000 clinical hours of working with couples. She’s an expert in helping couples communicate to be heard and understood, manage conflicts and understand each other better. Dr. LaWanda N. Evans is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, National Certified Counselor, 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work Leader, Twogether in Texas Provider, Prepare/Enrich Facilitator, Writer for Marriage.com, Author, Couples Expert & Therapist and she consistently improves her skills, receives training and consultation in working with couples using the Gottman Method Couples Therapy Approach.

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The Truth About Your Relationship ~ 4 Critical Behaviors that Will Ruin Your Relationship
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Stop Doing These Things, You're Hurting Your Relationship!
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A Healthy Relationship Starts with You
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