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Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work Couples Workshop – Greensboro, NC Jan 25-26, 2020

Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work Couples Workshop – Greensoro, NC

January 25-26, 2020

Time: 8:30a – 4:00p
Price: $325 per couple 
Location: TBD
Presented by: Frances Patton, LMFTA, D.Min

What you will learn:

  • Behaving in ways that lead to relationship success
  • Nurturing your friendship — the basis of a strong romantic relationship
  • Admiring your partner
  • Dealing with conflict
  • Solving problems
  • Overcoming gridlocked issues
  • Creating shared meaning in your life together


What you will receive:

  • Coffee, water, soft drinks, and snacks​ (meals are on your own)
  • A boxed set of materials, including two workbooks with loads of great information for you to keep, a copy of Dr. Gottman’s book The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, and two Gottman card decks with meaningful conversation starters (a $50 value)
  • Access to a well-trained professional facilitator
  • Some of the best, most thoroughly researched information that there is on how to maintain a satisfying relationship for life!


​This workshop is for you if you and your partner:

  • are long-term married, newly married, in between, engaged, seriously dating, living together, etc.
  • are young, old, or in between
  • have a good relationship and want to make it better
  • are struggling to get along
  • are considering divorce or breaking up but would like to learn to make it work if you can
  • want to learn better ways to deal with conflict
  • want to learn effective ways to relate successfully
  • would like to hear and feel heard, to care and to be cared about

​The research behind this workshop has been shown to be equally effective with heterosexual and LGBTQ couples, and with different racial and ethnic groups.

This workshop may not be for you if you and/or your partner:

  • experience ongoing, severe physical or emotional abuse
  • are involved in an ongoing affair and are unwilling to stop it
  • have serious untreated emotional or mental health issues
  • abuse alcohol or drugs, or participate in other disruptive behaviors (for example, compulsive gambling) to the point that it causes unresolvable issues in your relationship

​​If any of these issues describe you, please get help for them.

Presented by Frances Patton, LMFTA, D.Min.
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Frances Patton, LMFTA, D.Min. is a Marriage and Family therapist in Greensboro, North Carolina. She has a bachelor’s degree from Furman University, a Master of Marriage and Family Therapy from Converse College, and a Doctorate of Ministry from Luther Rice Seminary. Frances became interested in Gottman couples therapy after suffering a failed marriage. She wanted to find the best wisdom out there to avoid making the same mistakes again and to get it right next time and is now pursuing certification in Gottman therapy. Frances is also trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy and a variety of other methods because she is committed to finding the best-researched, most effective ways of creating healthy relationships that can last a lifetime. Frances’ advantage as a therapist is that she has been
through it and has come out on the other side. Now you can benefit from her wisdom and her training.

 
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