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Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work Workshop

What you will learn

The Seven Principles Program will give you new insights and research-based relationship skills that can dramatically improve the intimacy and friendship in your relationship and help you resolve conflict in a healthy, productive way.

This class combines teaching and demonstrations with one-on-one work sessions where you and your partner focus on your relationship with each other. Confidentiality is strictly maintained. Although we encourage questions and comments, you do not need to speak in the workshop if you do not want. You will learn how to: 

  • Foster respect, affection and closeness

  • Build and share a deeper connection with each other's inner world

  • Keep conflict discussions calm

  • Break through and resolve conflict gridlock

  • Strengthen and maintain the gains in your relationship

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Details about this workshop

This program is based upon the New York Times best seller The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by Dr. John Gottman, Ph.D. 

Straightforward in its approach yet profound in its effect, the principles outlined in Dr. Gottman's groundbreaking book teach partners new and startling strategies for making their relationships work.

This class is designed to strengthen your marriage or committed relationship. If you already have a strong relationship, this class will provide you with insights and tools to make it even better. If your relationship is distressed, this class will provide a road map for repair.

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Who is it for?

The Gottman Seven Principles Program is designed for all couples in a committed relationship, including:

  • Married couples

  • Pre-engaged couples (those considering marriage)

  • Engaged or Premarital couples (those taking steps towards marriage)

  • Every phase of relationships, from newlyweds to senior couples

  • Those who wish to enhance an already “good” marriage or relationship

  • Those needing better conflict management tools

  • Those considering couples therapy but who are not "ready" for weekly therapy yet

  • People of all backgrounds, ages, Faiths, sexual orientations and relationship arrangements.

*If you are dealing with emotional abuse, domestic violence, unwanted touch, or substance abuse, this class is not appropriate, and you should instead seek individual or couples therapy.

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The cost of this 6 hour workshop is $300/couple. The cost for the material needed to partake in this workshop is $35/couple. All materials will be digital and purchased through the Gottman Institute.

Payment in process

Space in each workshop is limited, so register now to guarantee your spot. The workshop needs a minimum of 3 couples to run. Should there not be enough registrants, couples who have register will receive a full refund.

Registration ends one week prior to workshop date to give time for all materials to be ordered. Register here and email this form to

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