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The Secrets of Successful Partners

(A Seminar on the Core Skills Needed for Satisfying Relationships)

Monday evenings — March 5, 12 & 19: 7-9pm

Everybody has an idea about what it takes to have a satisfying marriage, but for the first time in history, we have solid, empirical evidence about what it actually takes to make a marriage work. Through a series of ground-breaking studies in which thousands of couples were followed over the course of their relationships, researchers have discovered exactly what people who succeed in their marriages do different than people who fail. Researchers identified a crucial set of emotional habits that lead to satisfying relationships in over 90% of people that have been studied. You can read more information about this topic including a detailed description of the rationale for this seminar series.

This information is slowly filtering into public awareness, but most people still don’t know what the prerequisites for relationship success are. In this practical, information-packed seminar series, you’ll learn how people who get their partners to treat them well go about doing it. You’ll develop a thorough understanding of the crucial set of habits that lead to satisfying relationships. By the end of this seminar series, you will know, at least in theory, what the most effective reaction to any challenging relationship situation is. Of course, knowing what you need to change is one thing, doing it is another, especially at the moments when you’re upset. Studies show that when we get upset, most of us react in highly predictable, “knee jerk” ways. In this seminar, you’ll also learn about new brain discoveries that have unlocked the secret of how “knee jerk” habits can be changed, and you’ll learn how to translate this knowledge into practical strategies for developing new habits of your own.  This seminar will involve lively presentations and audience discussion.    Video segments of couples who are upset with each other will be used to illustrate effective habits and the most common ineffective alternatives. Whether you attend alone or with someone you’re in a relationship with, this seminar series will give you the basic knowledge you need to operate more effectively in your relationships.


  • This seminar series is intended for anyone who wants to better understand how to successfully navigate intimate relationships. You can come by yourself or with a relationship partner.
  • Tuition is $85 per person, plus $15 per person for a personalized electronic version of the course textbook, Developing Habits for Relationship Success.
  • This course is approved by the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation for 6 hours of CE credit for LCSWs, LCPCs, and LMFTs.
  • CLICK HERE TO REGISTER, or register over the phone by calling 630-232-7457 ext. 115 (ask for Lori Ross). Please register in advance as space is limited.