Love is universal. As humans, we all want the same thing – to feel loved, connected and find a place where we belong… We are relational beings and our relationships ultimately affect every element of our lives. When we accept love, the world is a completely different place.

This week I had the opportunity to meet and chat with the amazing Dr. Lurve, a qualified psychologist & Australia’s leading love & relationship expert! With a Bachelor of Social Science Psychology, a Bachelor of Teaching,
 a Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology and 13 years of experience under her belt, Dr. Lurve shared with me her knowledge, tips and tools needed to find and maintain a lasting, meaningful relationship.

Dr. Lurve works with both singles and couples and can help with all types of relationships; whether that’s working on your own relationship with yourself, if you’re single wanting to discover new relationship, you want to strengthen an existing relationship with your partner or want to transform a relationship that’s gone wrong. She will help you find and maintain a lasting, meaningful relationship.

Here are some of my favourite love and relationship insights that I learnt from my time with Dr. Lurve.

7 Tips For A Strong Relationship

  1. Develop empathy and really listen to each other
  2. Spend quality time as a couple regularly
  3. Spend quality time with yourself regular
  4. Don’t expect your partner to complete you
  5. Appreciate the little things
  6. Understand how you both express your love
  7. Learn to forgive

14 Things That Are Important In A Relationship

  1. Vulnerability
  2. Trust
  3. Honesty
  4. Respect
  5. Communication
  6. Loyalty
  7. Happiness
  8. Compromise
  9. Safety
  10. Independence
  11. Partnership
  12. Love
  13. Intimacy
  14. Contribution

7 Ways To Find The Right Partner For You

  1. You have to look at the past
  2. Be ready
  3. Beware chemistry
  4. Focus on finding a relationship, not a person
  5. Look for similar values, goals and personality
  6. Don’t over-expect
  7. Look for emotional responsiveness

Dr. Lurve will be touring Australia with her insightful Signature Series talk in February 2019. For more information and to get tickets, click here.

Editor’s Note: This article is proudly sponsored by Dr. Lurve. All opinions are my own and not influenced in any way.