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7 Principles of Making Marriage Work Couples Workshop

Get the benefits of couples therapy, without having to go to therapy!

Young Family

Imagine a relationship where...

  • you and your partner have a deep sense of connection, understanding and harmony. 

  •  conflicts are resolved with ease and communication flows effortlessly.   

  • you feel loved and appreciated.   

  • you a home filled with warmth, love, and joy.   

  • your children can use as a model for their own future relationships.  

Watch a short description about the class

Hi, I'm Kristina and a Gottman Trained Couples Therapist. 

As parents we strive to create a nurturing environment for our children. 

We often forget that that means spending time also nurturing your partner and the relationship.  That is why is am here to guide you on your journey to strengthen your bond as partners and to enhance your ability to provide for your children. 

In this course, you will go through a journey of self-discovery, deep connection, and growth! You will learn practical ways to gain insights into your partner and yourself that empower you to navigate your unique relationship, and parenting challenges.  By the end of these 8 weeks, you and your partner will experience a huge shift in your relationship dynamics, carving the way to a more fulfilled future of love, understanding and resilience.  And we all know we need resilience as parents!

Couple at Home

After the course couples often feel...

1.    Renewed Connection:  
2.    Effective Communication 
3.    Conflict Resolution
4.    Enhanced Parenting Partnership 
5.    Resilience and Longevity  

Benifits of joining the workshop 


Expert Guidance

This course is facilitated by me, anexperienced therapists who are trained in the Gottman Method. You will receive personalized support and guidance throughout the program, ensuring that you gain maximum value from the course.


Practical Application

The course is not just about theory; it focuses on practical tools and skills. You will learn actionable strategies and techniques that can be immediately implemented in your daily lives, creating positive changes in your relationship dynamics.


Supportive Community

Join a community of like-minded parents who are committed to strengthening their relationships. Connect with others who understand the unique challenges of parenting and share insights and support along the way. 


Tailored to Parents

This course is specifically designed for you as a parent, taking into consideration the demands and complexities of raising children. You will gain insights and strategies that address the unique dynamics of your role as both partners and parents.


Proven Research

The Gottman Method is backed by over 40 years of research and has been proven effective in helping couples create lasting and fulfilling relationships. You can trust in the expertise and credibility of the Gottman approach. It has even been proven to be more effective than couples therapy! 


Lasting Results

 By investing in this course, you are investing in the future of your relationship and your family. The skills and knowledge you gain will continue to benefit you long after the course concludes, creating a solid foundation for a lifetime of love, connection, and happiness. 

This Workshop has a higher success rate than traditional couples therapy! 

This workshop has a higher success rate than traditional couples therapy and is about 1/4 of the price per session and is only 8 weeks compared to the 6 months to a year in couples therapy.  So why is it successful? What will we learn?

For more information on the 7 Principles, check out my blog post describing all of them! 

Invest in Your Relationship!

Your relationship deserves the attention and investment it takes to thrive. As parents, you have the power to create a loving and fulfilling partnership that positively impacts not only you but also your children. Take the first step towards revitalizing your relationship and join our 8-week Gottman course for parents. Together, let's build a future filled with love, connection, and joy.

A little about the research 

"The 7 Principles of Making Marriage Work" is a best-selling book that is written by Dr.'s John and Julie Gottman which is a review of their research that comes out of the "Love Lab" at the University of Washington.  

Dr. John Gottman has been researching couples since the 1970's! They have observed over 3,000 couples and have been able to predict divorce with 91% accuracy! 

With all of these couples, they were able to observe differences between the couples that ended up getting divorced, and the ones that stayed happily married.  They called the couples that got divorced the "Disaster Couples", and the ones that stayed married, the "Master Couples."  

All of the Master Couples had 7 things in common, which then were later called "The 7 principles of Making Marriage Work."  The Master couples had all 7 of these principles, where the Disaster Couples were missing 1 or more of them.  

It is important to look at this research because if you are missing 1 or more of these principles, you have a change to change before becoming a Disaster Couple that ends in divorce! 

Couple Hugging

What Comes with the Workshop? 

What is included in the ticket:

- A digital copy of the couples guide for you and your partner

- Resources for the Gottman Card Decks

- All of the skills and exercises you need for a healthy, stable, connected relationship

- 8 sessions that are 1.5 hours each with a trained Gottman Therapist


What You will have to get for the class:

- The "7 Principles of Making Marriage Work" book.      BUY IT HERE 

Workshop Details!

When we have children, our life gets busy! This course is designed to accommodate that lifestyle. There is a combination of live interactive sessions once a week, online resources, and guided exercises that can be completed at your own pace. The 8-week journey will provide you with the tools and knowledge you need to tune up your relationship and enhance your parenting partnership.

Sign up today and start to feel that connection with your partner! 

What happens at each meeting? 

1. Learn about the research behind what makes relationships successful 

2. Learn an exercise to try out with your partner 

3. Practice the exercise off-camera with your partner

4. Come back to the meeting and debrief on how the conversation was. 

Who would benefit from couples therapy, not this workshop?  

Not all couples are appropriate for this workshop. 

Those with the following should seek out couples therapy:

  • severe relationship distress

  • significant emotional or physical abuse

  • serious emotional or mental health problems

  • relationships where one or both partners are actively addicted to drugs or alcohol, and relationships with serious compulsive behavior with gambling, sexual acting out, and other disruptive behaviors.


Your Facilitator

Kristina Anzell

Kristina Anzell is a Gottman Method Trained Couples Therapist. She has worked with families, children, and couples since 2015. Her specialty is working on connections to oneself and to the people around them.

Kristina Anzell, LCSW.  Your facilitator for the 8 week couples workshop to transform your relationship.
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