Happiness Expert: Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo, Ph. D.

  • Gratitude in Relationships
    Happiness Expert: Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo, Ph. D.

    Gratitude in Relationships

    So, getting to hear what your partner appreciates in you increases your desire to do it again. It also helps you feel good (appreciated and happier), which increases the likelihood that your interactions with your partner will be better.

  • Why Creativity is Critical to Happy Relationships
    Happiness Expert: Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo, Ph. D.

    Why Creativity is Critical to Happy Relationships

    One definition states creativity is “the tendency to generate or recognize ideas, alternatives, or possibilities that may be useful in solving problems, communicating with others, and entertaining ourselves and others.”

  • 5 Ways Being Appreciative Enhances Your Relationship
    Happiness Expert: Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo, Ph. D.

    5 Ways Being Appreciative Enhances Your Relationship

    In a relationship, this is often what your partner should do or should have done or should not do or should not have done.  It leaves you feeling disappointed and your partner feeling worthless. There are so many reasons why being grateful can help your relationship.

  • The Top 3 Tips for a Happy Relationship
    Happiness Expert: Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo, Ph. D.

    The Top 3 Tips for a Happy Relationship

    She immediately starting pouring out her heart about the hardships she was experiencing in her marriage.  At almost the point of tears, she asked me, “How can I make this marriage better?”

  • Happily Ever After…Divorce
    Happiness Expert: Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo, Ph. D.

    Happily Ever After…Divorce

    Regardless of how your marriage ended, whose “fault” it was or what “should” have been different, your happiness is up to you. YES, it would have been nice if he hadn’t done that or she hadn’t said that. But, what happened has happened. So, now what are you going to do?

  • Toxic Communication
    Happiness Expert: Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo, Ph. D.

    Toxic Communication

    The four communication styles that most predict the dissolution of a relationship, especially in combination, are: criticism, defensiveness, contempt and stonewalling.

  • Can We Talk? (Can We Have Sex?)
    Happiness Expert: Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo, Ph. D.

    Can We Talk? (Can We Have Sex?)

    How you communicate love and receive support may be different than that of your partner's. You may want to snuggle and chat about your day; your partner may want to have a physical connection.

  • Why Does She Have to Cry?
    Happiness Expert: Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo, Ph. D.

    Why Does She Have to Cry?

    As Drew told me, “I feel like the worse guy in the world when she cries, and I have no idea how to stop it. So, I told her I want us to have a future together.  That’s not really where I am, but I didn’t know what else to do.”

  • You Want to Do What?! Maneuvering Bedroom Desires
    Happiness Expert: Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo, Ph. D.

    You Want to Do What?! Maneuvering Bedroom Desires

    She was mortified telling me his request, “how disgusting! What a pig. And, does he really think that little of me to even ask? He obviously has no respect for me.” I tried to remind her that everyone has different interests.

  • Forgivness in Relationships: Mourning the Loss
    Happiness Expert: Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo, Ph. D.

    Forgivness in Relationships: Mourning the Loss

    When I brought up the topic of forgiveness, I received a glare from Anna that looked like flames would be shooting of her eyes out any minute.  “Why should I forgive him? He’s the one who lied, who deceived me, who caused our marriage to be based on a pile of lies!”