The Elements of Us Weekend Couples Workshop is based on the research of Dr. John Gottman, and follows the outline of the practical book, Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.  The workshop teaches skills to couples that helps support and repairs troubled relationships, while strengthening happy ones. Note: Price is Per Couple.

Join us for a two day workshop at the Chrysalis Inn & Spa in Fairhaven.

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What does the workshop fee include?

  • 12 hours of presented Gottman Research & Tools (Syllabus below)

  • All materials needed for workshop; including two couples guides

  • Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by Dr. John Gottman

  • Light refreshments, snacks and coffee during workshop.

  • Free app for couples exercises available prior, during and after the workshop.

Workshop fee does not include:

The Elements of Us weekend Workshop for couples is appropriate for:

  • Committed partners

  • Couples contemplating engagement

  • Pre-marital couples

  • Newlyweds

  • Couples married for decades

The Elements of Us weekend Workshop for couples is Inappropriate for:

  • Couples in severe relationship distress

  • Significant emotional or physical abuse

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

Should you be interested in this work, but are dealing with any of these issues, a trained mental health provider can be recommended who specializes in the Gottman method.

What can/can’t I bring to the event?

  • If you want to enjoy activities in the local area, bring good shoes and clothing for that purpose. Workshop attire: casual clothing with options for layering throughout the day.

  • You are welcome to bring any outside snacks or lunch.

  • Please make personal arrangements for any childcare needs.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact Corenia at marriageelements@gmail.com

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes, to another couple or you if are unable to attend you are invited to reserve a space in an upcoming workshop.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, for any questions feel free to call or email. 

What is the workshop syllabus?

Syllabus: (Subject to change based on interest of group)


  • Registration

  • Welcome and overview of research

  • Love Maps, Fondness and Admiration

  • Accepting Influence and Maintaining Positive Perspective

  • How to have stress reducing conversations

  • Managing conflict, part 1


  • Managing conflict, part 2

  • Overcoming Gridlock

  • Creating Shared Dreams, Plans, and Meaning