Couples in Frequent Conflict

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In the Beginning…

Your relationship was amazing!  Yours is the one where you would finish each other’s sentences, would have long hours of conversations, and just couldn’t get enough of each other.  The sex was rewarding, communication easy and you two actually played together.  You loved each other and life well!


Something changed…maybe work, maybe kids.  Cracks began appearing where things had been good.  You would look for your partner, maybe even NEED your partner; but he or she wasn’t there for you.  You started feeling alone in this relationship. 


It’s hard to ‘play’ with one another, sex is routine and minimal, and attempts at communication end up in conflicts.  Neither of you feels appreciated and you blame one another for how painful things are. You keep trying to do things differently but it’s become ‘Ground hog Day’, a different day and a different topic, but the same fight each time.

One or both of you think, “No matter what I do, I just can’t get it right.” or “Eventually, you will get tired of all these conflicts and just leave me.”

I get it.

You had a great start for a relationship but you didn’t have the tools to address things once things changed in your life.  As much pain as you are in, your situation is not uncommon. That means, we have ways to address it. 


Having tools to communicate in a way so that you actually RESOLVE things rather than always ending up in conflict.

Knowing HOW to reach for your partner in a way that isn’t critical, so that your partner will get closer, rather than farther away.

Addressing the hurts that have happened along the way…and putting them to rest so you can both finally move forward.

I Can Help.

1. Right now, get some free tools and tips to start making things better TODAY. In my videos and blogs, you will learn about your relationship and also how I work.

2. Sign up for my emails. In them, I include activities you can do to help your relationship’s connection, links to current blogs/videos, and updates on things I am doing to be helpful to couples.

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3. Before it gets worse, make significant change in your relationship by attending either my Hold Me Tight® Semi-private Workshop or my Hold Me Tight® Private Retreat. Over the course of two days, you will learn tools and practice skills that will change how you communicate and even possibly transform your relationship.

Which is Best for You, Workshop or Retreat?

You know your relationship best.  Look over the two treatment options below and choose the one that fits you and your relationship.

ONLINE “Hold Me Tight Workshops®” for Couples

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If you are having the amount of conflicts most couples have, the Workshop provides a generalized format that will teaches you tools to improve communication, address conflict productively, and repair hurts that have occurred. You learn skills to communicate in a manner to creates more connection and less conflict. 

Private Couples and Marriage Retreats

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If you are having significant amounts of conflict, I recommend the Private Retreat option.  With this option, you learn tools to improve communication, address conflict productively, and repair hurts that have occurred. The Retreat allows you complete privacy, my full attention, and the ability to create a weekend based on your schedule and focused on your relationship’s unique needs, to the depth that it needs. I see relationships improve significantly in the Workshop. Relationships are transformed in Private Retreats.   

Either way, we will get you started back onto that path where you can communicate and connect with your partner again.


I want you to succeed!

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