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7 Principles for Making Marriage Work

Discover what it takes to grow old and grey together.

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$500 per couple.

Unlock the Secrets to Lasting Love with The Seven Principles Couples Program

Are you searching for ways to strengthen and deepen your relationship? Look no further! Introducing The Seven Principles Couples Program, a revolutionary approach based on the groundbreaking research of Dr. John M. Gottman and Nan Silver. This program is designed to equip couples with proven tools to enhance various aspects of their relationship and build a foundation for a harmonious and enduring connection.


Seven Principles Couples Program Description

At the core of this program are the Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, as outlined in Dr. Gottman's renowned book. These principles provide a comprehensive guide to help couples:

  • Improve Friendship, Fondness, and Admiration: Foster a deeper connection by strengthening the bonds of friendship within your relationship. Principles 1 &2

  •  Enhance Romance and Intimacy: Reignite the spark and intimacy that brought you together in the first place.

  • Manage Conflict Constructively: Learn effective conflict resolution techniques to navigate challenges and differences healthily.

  • Gain Skills to Address Perpetual and Solvable Problems: Acquire practical skills to address both ongoing issues and those with potential solutions.

  • Create Shared Meaning: Build a shared vision for your life together, fostering a sense of purpose and unity.

  • Maintain Gains Throughout a Lifetime: Establish a strong foundation to sustain the positive changes made in your relationship over the long term.

Program Format and Confidentiality Assurance

The Seven Principles Couples Program is structured to include engaging lectures and private couple exercises. A crucial aspect to highlight is that participants will not be required to share their personal problems in front of others. Your privacy is paramount, ensuring a safe and comfortable environment for growth and exploration.

The Research Foundation of the Program

This program is grounded in the extensive research conducted by Dr. Gottman, who revolutionized the study of marriage. The principles are derived from years of observing and understanding the habits of successful couples. The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work book, co-authored by Dr. Gottman and Nan Silver, serves as the cornerstone, offering practical questionnaires and exercises to guide couples toward realizing the full potential of their relationship.

Benefits of Participating in the Program for Couples

Joining The Seven Principles Couples Program offers a multitude of benefits:

  1. Structure, Motivation, and Accountability: Stay on track with a structured program that motivates and holds you accountable for continuous growth.

  2. Encouragement through Shared Experience: Engage with other couples on a similar journey, finding encouragement and motivation in shared experiences.

  3. Less Threatening Than Therapy: The program provides a non-threatening alternative to couples therapy, making it more accessible and acceptable for those hesitant to seek professional help.

  4. Clear Goals and Expectations: Unlike self-guided approaches, the class format sets clear goals, expectations, and a defined timeframe for your journey.

  5. Encourages Joint Participation: Both partners actively contribute to the improvement of their relationship, fostering shared responsibility.

  6. Ideal for Pre-Marital Couples: Lay a strong foundation for a lifetime together by learning essential skills for a successful and enduring marriage.

Don't wait! Take the proactive step towards a more fulfilling relationship. Register for The Seven Principles Couples Program and embark on a transformative journey to lasting love.

The Seven Principles Program is appropriate for couples who are: 

  • contemplating engagement or engaged

  • newlyweds

  • married for decades

The Seven Principles Program is inappropriate for couples who are facing :  

  • severe relationship distress

  • significant emotional or physical abuse

  • severe mental health problems

  • relationships where one or both partners are addicted to drugs, alcohol, or other compulsive behavior

Rachel Elder

Rachel Elder is your workshop facilitator. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor serving couples in Washington State.

Sign up today here or by emailing 

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