But first a brief introduction -- I'm Dr. Beth Schmit, a clinical psychologist in Portland, Oregon. This is a picture of my husband, Troy and myself taken in May, 2013 when we were visiting our oldest daughter in Boston. I love this photo and more importantly the memories we made on that special trip. This image reminds me to be grateful for our family, and for our 26 years together, and to keep holding tight-- especially when it's windy!
So what is Together Better Stronger and what is its purpose? For years I have looked for effective and accessible ways to help couples build skills that would equip them to address challenges successfully in their marriages and life partnerships. I mean, did you ever take a class in school called "How to stay friends with your spouse over the long haul" or or "How to really apologize (and how to really accept an apology)"? I sure didn't. And if you didn't happen to grow up in a family where all of these skills were modeled by the adults in your home, well... You're on your own to figure it out as you go, my friend! Often not a winning strategy, to say the least. So here's where Together Better Stronger comes in!
"Together Better Stronger is dedicated to equipping couples to build, sustain, and enjoy emotionally intelligent relationships"
-- Dr. Beth Schmit
Gottman 7 Principles Program Educator
Registration is now open for our next workshops. Hurry for the early registration price! Other workshops and events will likely be added later, so check back to the website for updated information.
Or better yet, sign up below to get email updates from Together Better Stronger (and receive a FREE helpful mini poster of Gottman's 7 Principles to print out!)
During the workshop you won't put on the spot -- there is no public sharing. You and your partner will have time to practice the skills just between the two of you. In addition to Dr. Gottman's 7 Principles book, you will each get a workbook that goes along with the class, to use during the workshop and afterwards too. There will also be some helpful bonus materials that you will receive when you come to the workshop!
So go ahead and check out TogetherBetterStronger.com for more information. Space is limited at the workshops and we really want to see you there, so please register soon. I pledge (Scout's honor) that the workshop experience will be instructive, accessible, and practical with some fun thrown in too. That's right, NO MORE BORING SEMINARS!! Yeah, I hate boring seminars too.
So don't wait any longer to invest some focused energy to improve one of the most significant relationships of your life. Wouldn't it be great to move forward with the knowledge, skills, and helpful insights that will affect your marriage positively for years to come? That would be quite a gift to give yourself and your spouse or partner.
Beth Schmit, Ph.D.
& Gottman 7 Principles Program Educator
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