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If you've had children for any length of time, you know how hard it can be to maintain a focus on the couple when the kids seem to take up all your time! Sometimes it can seem like you are two ships passing in the night! And you probably also know that kids are one of the top three topics that partners fight about.

And once you go from one child to two or three, the stresses mount up. And the transition time can be tough on adults and children alike!

With so much going on- it's not uncommon for couples to say: "Hey- we're did all the love, romance, and passion go?"

In fact, if you aren't careful- you'll end up as parents not partners- feeling like this couple!

And if you do feel disconnected or angry with your spouse, chances are your children will react to it. In fact, research shows that the majority of the time, when a child is misbehaving or acting out, it's because there is tension between the parents. When the couple's relationship improves, so does the child's behavior!

Fortunately, with a tune up, some new skills, and extra attention to the relationship- most couples can regain the closeness and happiness they remember before becoming a family! And that feeling makes for the strongest family, and happiest children, possible!




Services for Couples with Children

Parents and Partners Relationship Health Inventory

For every couple serious about making their love last! By taking a close look at your relationship- you'll learn how to build on your strengths and identify areas in need of improvement in order to bullet proof your love.

Based on John Gottman's leading martial research about what makes for successful marriages and his studies on happy families- this assessment will take a look at the five levels of your relationship to determine if the foundations of your partnership are built rock solid, or if they need a little work. When your foundations are secure- you can build a lifetime of love.

The Inventory will also examine some of your family history and beliefs to illuminate parenting patterns that you wish to continue and habits you'll want to transform.

With knowledge about the state of your current union and clarity about your parenting roles, you'll have all the tools you'll need to create the love you deserve. Plus, you'll have a road map to strengthening your partnership which will help you avoid the potholes and detours commonly experienced by partners as parents.

How It Works: The Inventory will be emailed to you as a PDF file and you and your partner should print out a copy and fill it out- separately. To get the most accurate results, do not discuss your answers during or after the Inventory. Then mail your Inventories back to me and we'll set up a 1.5 hour feedback session, either in person or over the phone.

Investment: Special "Love is In The Air" Spring Special: $125

Partners and Parents 4 Session Coaching Package- Complete the Inventory as the first session, then have 3, 45-minute sessions to sharpen your relationship skills while preparing for baby. Either in person or by phone, we'll work through the areas of concern identified from the Inventory- giving you the necessary tools to overcome current issues and prevent future problems.

Investment: Special "Love is In The Air" Spring Special: $325


Partners and Parents Personalized Coaching- Personalized coaching options to help you make the most of your love! I'll work with you to identify the issues you'd like to address and we'll devise a plan to keep your love strong as new parents. Can be done as an individual or couple, in person or by phone.

Investment: A single 60 minute consultation session: $99

Packages of four sessions are $75 per session ($300 total)


Workshop- The Best Gift You Can Give your Children: A Happy Marriage

Learn why YOUR MARITAL HAPPINESS is the most important key ingredient to your child's success. With a vital and interesting overview of attachment theory- you'll gain a clear understanding of how your martial relationship affects the growth, development and well being of your child- from birth through adolescence. Newly motivated about the importance of your happiness, you'll learn a simple and effective method of communication and conflict resolution with your partner that will keep your love growing strong- despite the stresses of parenting. If your child's health and happiness is important to you- you don't want to miss this workshop!

This workshop's format can be tailored to your specific group- from 30 minutes to 2 hours.

Email for information, or to schedule a date for your mother's, parents, school, or church group!


Workshop- Prince Charming and his Vixen: Keys to Reigniting Passion, Romance, and Love

Once kids arrive, passion, love, and romance usually fly out the window- but if you want to enjoy a strong relationship, one that will help your kids grow up to be happy, healthy children- then keeping your connection alive needs be your number one priority. In this workshop, designed for both men and women, you'll learn what each gender needs to do to reignite the passion. Interestingly, when the woman finds her inner vixen, then suddenly her Prince Charming returns! It's a win-win solution that usually solves most underlying issues.

This workshop's format can be tailored to your specific group (and can be done for men or women alone)- from 30 minutes to 2 hours.

Email for information, or to schedule a date for your men's, women's, parents, or couples group!


Workshop: PREP (Prevention and Relationship Enhancement)

Created at the University of Denver, this workshop is the most well-researched program available to couples. And, it really works! Whether you’re about to get married or have been married for years, PREP can help you transform your relationship from ordinary to extraordinary! Topics include: talking so that your partner will listen, listening so that your partner will feel understood, getting to the heart of problems, resolving conflicts, increasing connection and fun. Exercises help you practice your new skills. Take this workshop to protect the love you have today and increase the love you’ll have tomorrow!



Yes! We want to be Partners and Parents! Email to get started today!

Or inquire about a free 20 minute consultation to learn how coaching can help you create a loving family that lasts a lifetime!

Couples coaching is often done in your home or by phone- to make creating an extraordinary relationship convienent! Email today to learn how to keep your love strong for a lifetime!