7 Principles for Making Marriage Work Program

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Co-presenter Marieanne Legato, an Approved Gottman Seven Principles Program Educator

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Presenter Meredith Keller LPC, ACS, DCC, Couples Therapy Center of NJ's Director

We wish to inform you of an additional resource for couples to enhance their relationships during this challenging time. The COVID-19 pandemic is causing anxiety, stress, and fatigue. Not only are we concerned for our health and the health of our loved ones, but our lifestyles and, likely our jobs, have changed. Add to this: being home with each other more, having to manage modified school schedules, help with technology and entertain the kids, and no longer having access to activities that served as stress relievers. Even strong marriages are being tested. 

Introducing the Seven Principles Program, a couples workshop. The Program is based on the internationally acclaimed research of Dr. John Gottman, as presented in his book The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. The Program was designed by the Gottman Institute to teach couples how to strengthen their relationships by applying the Seven Principles to their everyday lives. Attending this workshop allows the couple to carve out the time to learn the concepts and do the exercises, instead of letting good intentions fall by wayside.  

The program is presented by Couples Therapy Center of NJ's director Meredith Keller, LPC (37PC00325600) &  co-presented by Marianne Legato. Marianne Legato is an attorney in private practice.  She became a Seven Principles Program leader because implementing the Seven Principles in her own life helped her marriage successfully through a rough patch.  She and her husband recently celebrated their 22nd anniversary.

Our next 6-week session is set to begin in January. Short lectures alternate with breakout sessions for couples to go through workbook exercises privately. NO PERSONAL INFORMATION IS DISCLOSED TO OTHER COUPLES OR THE PRESENTERS. Please find workshop details below:

Seven Principles Program (January 2021):

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Engaged, newlywed and long-married couples, second marriages, and committed partnerships all may benefit.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED: Internet access with microphone/speakers or headset. A webcam is optional. Couples do not have to read Dr. Gottman's book first.

DATES: TBD - please contact us for more details


VENUE: Microsoft Teams (no subscription needed)

COST: $1,250.00 per couple (includes all materials)

PRESENTER: Meredith Keller, LPC, ACS

CO-PRESENTER: Marianne Legato, an Approved Gottman Seven Principles Program Educator

If you'd like to know more about this program and/or register, please call us at 908-246-3074 or fill out the contact form and we will get in touch with you.

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