In a structured environment, couples will learn a variety of ways to strengthen their relationship, deepen their love, increase fondness and admiration, and manage conflict using John Gottman's Seven Principles For Making Marriage Work book based on over 30 years of research. Participation in the class increases accountability, provides motivation to work on exercises, and encourages more active involvement. It may be less threatening to couples than seeking couples therapy, and provides couples enrichment that may be more familiar. Although, not a substitute for couples therapy, it can become a bridge to therapy. In 12 hours, couples will learn skills that improve and enrich their relationship.
Tickets can be purchased by calling 646-331-5947 to avoid the fee.
WHEN: MLK Weekend January 15th, 2016 and January 16th, 2016
TIME: 10:00AM- 5:00PM
LOCATION: 1720 Nostrand Ave Brooklyn, NY 11226
PRICE: $449 per couple
Light refreshments and snacks provided
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APPROPRIATE COUPLES ARE:
Everyone from newlyweds to seniors
Those who wish to enhance a good marriage
Those needing better conflict management tools
Couples living together
Couples who have been together or married for decades
INAPPROPRIATE COUPLES ARE THOSE EXPERIENCING:
Severe relationship distress
Significant emotional or physical abuse
Serious emotional or mental health problems
Active addictions (alcohol, drug, sexual, gambling, etc.)
Serious mental health problems in one or both partners
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CLASS
1. Will we have to share our personal problems and issues with the class?
No. The class does not include sharing problems or issues publicly. Couples Exercises are done privately.
2. Must both partners attend or can I come alone?
Since the class involves couples doing exercises together, both partners must participate. If the class is offered over a period of time and one partner must miss a particular class meeting, then the other partner is encourages to attend the Lecture Portion of the class. he or she may use the Couples Exercise time to do part of the exercises and then do the full exercise with their partner later. They may also use exercise time to read the Seven Principles Book.
3. My partner isn't a reader. Can we still come to the class if he/she won't read the book?
Yes, still come to the class. While the book provides very valuable information, the class lectures will summarize the content of the book. Each person will need a Couples Guide, however, to do the Couples Exercise efficiently.
4. Should we do the exercises in the book at home or save them for class?
The class will involve doing some of the exercises from the book so doing them first at home would duplicate some of them. In some cases, the directions for doing the exercises in class have been revised and updated from those presented in the Seven Principles book. The Leaders also role-play hot - and how not to- do some of the exercises in order to help participants get the most out of each exercise. There are some exercises in the book that the class will not have time to do, and couples are encouraged to do them at home after that chapter has been covered in class.