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Relationships 101 for Couples

  • Ease Yoga & Cafe 3501 Mount Vernon Avenue Alexandria, VA, 22305 United States (map)

Is your committed relationship in a bit of a rut? Do you keep having the same argument? This experiential class teaches fundamental relational skills that create greater trust and intimacy:

·       Turning complaint into request – the magical path to getting what you want.

·       Responsible leave-taking – how to take care of yourself without harming your relationship.

·       Boundary setting –the paradoxical secret to having greater intimacy.

·       How to succeed at difficult conversations – why asking for what you really want is more important than pleasing your partner.

·       Giving and receiving – why receiving is more important than giving.

·       Understanding the natural cycle of connection-disruption-repair – also the secret to raising healthy, resilient children.

You will also learn:

·       Why good “communication skills” aren’t enough

·       Why we do what we do

·       The difference between Being in Love and Being in Relationship

·       Why your partner wants you to have their back and what that means

·       The awesome destructive power of resentment and what to do about it

·       Handling the paradox that a woman wants to feel emotionally intimate before having sex, and a man seeks emotional intimacy by having sex

·       What to do when you lose your temper

Saturday, 1-5 pm. Limited to six couples. Through March 13:  $125 per couple, $150 after. Sign up here.

After registering you will receive a brief pre-work survey to return prior to the workshop. As part of the survey, you will be able to ask questions or suggest topics to be covered in the class.