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What participants have said and found valuable:
- I found all of the information very helpful; specifically disaster signs and what makes a marriage work.
- Presenter was very knowledgeable and offered lots of insight.
- Good tools for improving communication and coming together.
- This has been a roadmap to get our relationship back on track.
- Provided new skills to reach personal goals for our marriage.
- The activities we did were helpful in thinking about myself, my husband, and us as a couple.
- Thoughtful ways to be constructive through an argument or disagreement for the positive.
- I found it valuable that we were given time to talk things over throughout the seminar. It gave us a chance to fill each other in on our thoughts. I think I’ve learned tons that will help us… Im looking forward to taking time to process this.
- It gave me verbalization and terminology for things I've been feeling and want to discuss.
- Thanks for the very informative session. I learned new ‘tools’ I can use to be a better communicator and partner.
- I enjoyed experiencing this seminar with couples in all stages of life. It was nice to hear that couples married 20 years go through the same struggles as younger relationships.
- My eyes have been opened more fully to the perpetual vs. solvable issues in any relationship. I also have more clarity around the toxic things that I need to work on personally, to prepare for marriage.
- Discussion and reflection of the topics raised in the book are data driven, not just advice.
- What did I value? The idea of ‘our way’ - not my way or his way. Also, looking at conflicts as learning opportunities.
- There’s no question that—for me—implementing and studying a love map will be huge.
- Five hours we productively spent alone and together in quite awhile, learning more about each other, laughing a little, and realizing we’re not doing so badly.
About the Bringing Baby Home Program:
As exciting as it to welcome a baby into a marriage, the nurture of a new life can either draw a couple together or push it apart—or both at various times. A baby is bundle of joy and also a source of increased stress due to lack of sleep, more housework and new financial concerns. The stress brought by the transition from married individuals to married co-parents is a challenge for even the strongest relationships. In fact, 69% of new parents experience conflict, disappointment and hurt feelings during this transition. And those relational deficits can negatively impact the baby.
So, what can be done about it? The research-based* Bringing Baby Home workshop comes alongside parents as they prepare for or adjust to life with baby. It is designed to address the Principles that Dr. Gottman and his team have identified behind strong relationships, as well as particular tools and information parents need to transition well from couple-hood to parenthood, such as:
- How to identify and respond to baby’s needs
- How to protect and nurture your couple friendship, while protecting and nurturing the baby
- Effectively managing stress and conflict
- Recognizing baby’s signs of distress, contentment, environmental overload, and happiness
- Understanding “Baby Blues,” Postpartum Mood Disorders, and mental health issues
- What to expect for yourself, your partner, and for your baby
- Research on connecting and interacting positively with baby and with each other
- Research on the importance of both mothers and fathers in parenting
- Identifying and meeting the progressive psychological and developmental needs of children
- Preserving couple intimacy and romance
- Improving quality of life through Principle-based strengthening of the family system
Couples at any stage of relationship are encouraged to attend. Babies who are not yet mobile are welcome to accompany their parents. Printed resources are yours to keep at no extra charge. Snacks and beverages are provided. Lunch is on your own at numerous area restaurants that span every price-range.
*Research indicates that participation in this program has long-lasting positive outcomes for parents and their children.
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