Drawing from decades of research, our services are designed for effectiveness. We focus on keeping our seminars thoughtful, engaging, and relevant to your daily life.

These are not therapy sessions. Every service has one goal in mind: to provide couples with practical advice that they can begin incorporating into their relationships immediately. No gimmicks. No false promises.

The Institute offers services on-campus and off-campus in a wide range of formats, from shorter 60-minute presentations to one- and two-day workshops. The true measure of success for our services is not what we say, but what you learn, remember, and apply.


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Introducing New Services

The Institute constantly strives to improve its service offerings. We have spent the last several months working very hard to expand our service offerings. We are happy to introduce two new services.

Premium Couples Workshop

The first is our Premium Couples Workshop, designed for couples who are ready to hit the ground running. This workshop is limited to five couples and is more personally tailored to each couples' needs. Learn more here.

Special Topics Seminars

Our second new service is our Special Topics Seminars. These seminars build off of our foundations seminar and focus on particular aspects of relationships. Example topics are conflict resolution, staying connected as new parents, and overcoming a family history of divorce. Learn more here.

100% Money Back Guarantee

We back every word we say during our seminars and workshops with our full 100% money back guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied after attending any of our events, we will be happy to refund your payment in full, no questions asked.

Who should use our services?

Our relationship services are designed for a broad range of couples. Whether you are struggling with your relationship or just want to spice things up, the Relationship Institute has a program that will offer direct benefit to you and your spouse.

Helping Couples in Struggling Relationships

Our services offer practical ways to get your relationship back on track. The Relationship Institute's services are in NO WAY designed to be a form of counseling. In fact, we make every effort to remove any feel of counseling whatsoever. The services offered through the institute should not be considered as substitutes for therapy, but they often can be a good starting point.

Strengthening Good Relationships

The Relationship Institute was initially created for couples who already have strong relationships but want to keep it that way. Longitudinal studies show that relationships can lose their luster as time passes: children arrive and cut into couple time, expressions of affection and sex can drop off, We might spend more time at work trying to make ends meet, or we simply settle into a predictable routine. Relationships like this certainly aren't bad, but some couples realize that they do not want to continue on this path.

Services offered by the Relationship Institute are designed to help couples understand and counteract these changes, to learn how to spice things up, and to prepare for new challenges that the future might hold. The best time for couples to invest in their relationship is when it is going pretty well, and our services are designed to help you do that.

Sharing Skills and Ideas with Individuals

Most of the Institute's offerings are designed for couples. That said, the practical skills you learn at our seminars can be communicated to a partner who does not wish to attend a seminar. Individuals come to our seminars all of the time.

Strengthening Same-sex Relationships

We believe that most of the central issues that couples face are common to all intimate relationships, regardless of the partners' gender.

Providing Up-to-date Skills for Couples Who Have Received Premarital Education

Some of our services will cover material that you addressed in your counseling. However, our services are based on new research about how relationships develop and change. We are very confident that our philosophy will provide you with new insights.

"It was nice knowing that the information I received at the seminar was based on decades of research. The case studies were really interesting."

"I never thought about the many ways my relationship influenced my life."

"I wish I had come to this years ago when my husband and I were still newlyweds."

"We spent months planning our wedding, but no time thinking about our relationship. This seminar helped us figure out a plan for our future."

"It was the best money we ever spent on us."

"I thought it was going to be a big therapy session. It was actually entertaining and the science behind the advice made me see the value in being there."