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10/5/17 - 10/12/17


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Marriage Repair -
The Art of Coming Home
From Work


Coping with Depression


Apologies that Work:
"The Reparative Apology"

 

(More articles)

Recent Blog Posts:


Six Mind-Boggling Myths
about Marriage

 

How to Make Your
Marriage Thrive!

 

Emotional Arguments
and Explosions

 

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Events/Classes

How to Have a Happy Wife: A Class for Couples

For both husbands and wives, this class teaches how to create a happier more emotionally connected relationship.  You will learn skills to communicate better and strategies to help your partner understand you, and to help you understand your partner.  Learn how to get your needs met, how to deal with strong emotions, and how to repair the damage that strong emotions can create in a relationship. Get some solutions to emotional distance and feeling disconnected from your partner. This class will be most effective and life changing if both members of the couple register for and attend this class.

Upcoming workshop:

Offered:

October 5, 2017 to October 12, 2017

Thursdays 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm (2 sessions)
Drake High School in San Anselmo, Marin County.

Contact Tamalpais Union High School District Adult and Community Education to register at (415) 945-3730 or online at www.marinlearn.com.  Fee: $49.

 

 

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Some Past Workshops:

 

COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOR COUPLES
A one evening class on Creating a Happier Marriage. 

Are you feeling misunderstood by your partner?  Are you longing for a happier relationship?  Learn skills to express yourself more effectively.  Find out how to understand your partner better.  Create a happier marriage by learning ways to talk to your partner and listen to them in new ways.  While one of you can register, it is suggested that you both register for this class.

Upcoming workshop:

Offered: June 23, 2016
Thursday 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm (1 session)
Redwood High School in Larkspur, Marin County.

Contact Tamalpais Union High School District Adult and Community Education to register at (415) 945-3730 or online at www.marinlearn.com.  Fee: $29.

 

WHAT TO DO IF YOUR TEEN IS ADDICTED TO ELECTRONIC MEDIA
A one session class on helping your teen with electronic media 

Are you teens or pre-teens grades falling?  Do they claim to be doing their homework, but appear to be using their electronic media instead?  Whether it’s the cell phone, computer, social media, Xbox or whatever -  over reliance on electronics is epidemic.  If your child’s grades are falling, if they are on their electronics too much, there are solutions to help.  If you are not sure what to do about this epidemic problem in Marin County, you may find the help you need in this class.  Learn proven techniques, and hear what other parents are also facing and doing, to get their teens back on track.

Upcoming workshop:

July 16, 2015 or October 22, 2015
Thursday 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Drake High School in San Anselmo, Marin County.

Contact Tamalpais Union High School District Adult and Community Education to register at (415) 945-3730 or online at www.marinlearn.com.  Fee: $39.

 

THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE:
How to Improve your Marriage. 

This class is for couples who want to improve the way they communicate with their partner, and get the love you desire, from your partner. You will learn new ways to talk to your spouse, that reduce tension and allows love to arise.  If you’ve been falling into bad habits in how you talk to your spouse (bickering, distancing, avoiding the real topics) then this class is for you.  This class can be taken alone, but for best results, register your partner, too.

Upcoming workshop:

October 1, 2015
Thursday 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Drake High School in San Anselmo, Marin County.

Contact Tamalpais Union High School District Adult and Community Education to register at (415) 945-3730 or online at www.marinlearn.com.  Fee: $49.

 

THE EMOTIONALLY DISTANT MARRIAGE, and What To Do About It. 

Are you painfully aware of how distant you are becoming from your partner?  Or are you beginning to feel like you are just roommates, sharing the same house?  Or, do you just want more closeness and connection.  This class will teach you ways to understand your partner’s needs, and help them understand yours.  We will discuss and practice strategies to improve your relationship and improve the quality of connection – the experience of closeness.  Please have your partner sign up for this class with you.

Upcoming workshop:

July 9, 2015 or October 15, 2015
Thursday 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Drake High School in San Anselmo, Marin County.

Contact Tamalpais Union High School District Adult and Community Education to register at (415) 945-3730 or online at www.marinlearn.com.  Fee: $49.

 

SECRETS OF CREATING A HAPPY MARRIAGE
An Evening Workshop on Making your Relationship Better

There are certain principles and techniques that happy couples practice.  Without knowing these, a couple may bicker, fight, or stay emotionally distant for years.  Learn the techniques that repair years of emotional damage, improve communication and understanding, and make your relationship thrive!

Are you hoping things will improve in your relationship?  You can discover ways to make your marriage better by attending this one evening class.  You will develop an understanding of how the other gender thinks  -- and how to communicate more effectively with your partner.  Find out what you can do to get the affection and love you desire.  You will learn strategies and techniques that are effective at repairing damaged relationships."

  • Discover the three things you should always do when you come
    home from work to keep love in your relationship.

  • Find out what the most common mistake is, that spouses make
    when they arrive home and the one simple change that corrects
    the problem.

  • Find out a way that you are sharing your affection that probably
    doesn't feel very loving to your partner, and how to make that
    work better.

  • How to help your partner feel more loved.

  • Learn techniques for improving your marriage and new ways to
    talk so your spouse will actually listen to you. 

  • Learn how to relate more effectively with your spouse and children
    after a busy day at work.

  • Discover ways to reduce tension and stress so you can be
    more present with your partner.          

In this one evening event, you will learn techniques to improve communication with your spouse and family, understand how to increase the attraction between you and your spouse, and learn how to let go of stress.

Upcoming workshop:

September 26, 2013  
7 pm - 8:30 pm
Drake High School in San Anselmo, Marin County.

Contact Tamalpais Union High School District Adult and Community Education to register at (415) 945-3730 or online at www.marinlearn.com.  Fee: $25.

 

 

REPAIRING YOUR MARRIAGE: For Couples Only
A 3-week series on Creating a Happier Marriage. 

For this class you must register as a couple.  Please plan to attend all three classes in this series, as each class builds on the prior meeting. Homework will be suggested at the end of every class.

Session 1 - The Art of Coming Home from Work.  Understanding the difference between men and women, and what to do about it.

Session 2 - The Art of Conflict.  Managing differences and arguments.

Session 3 - Putting it all Together - What makes relationships work.

Upcoming workshop:

October 3, 2012 through October 17, 2012 
Thursdays 7 pm - 8:30 pm (3 Thursday sessions)
Drake High School in San Anselmo, Marin County.

Contact Tamalpais Union High School District Adult and Community Education to register at (415) 945-3730 or online at www.marinlearn.com.  Fee: $75.

 

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DEALING WITH PAST HURTS AND RESENTMENTS: FOR COUPLES
A 2-week series on Improving Your Marriage. 

Couples often struggle with the upset and emotional pain that they have caused each other. This may keep a couple from feeling close and loving towards each other. There are techniques to more successfully move through the hurts and resentments set off by your partner's actions. This class teaches some methods to deal with those painful memories so that they stop coming between you so much. Learn some ways to heal emotional wounds related to your partner's behavior.

Upcoming workshop:

May 9, 2013 through May 16, 2013 
Thursdays 7 pm - 8:30 pm (2 Thursday sessions)
Drake High School in San Anselmo, Marin County.

Contact Tamalpais Union High School District Adult and Community Education to register at (415) 945-3730 or online at www.marinlearn.com.  Fee: $49.

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TALKING TO YOUR HUSBAND: FOR WOMEN ONLY
A one evening workshop on communicating with men. 

Men and women are sometimes very different in how they respond to the world, how they perceive the world, and how they think about things.  There are ways to better understand and communicate with men.  Learn some new techniques to understand and communicate with your husband so that you can more successfully keep both of you satisfied and fulfilled in your relationship.

Upcoming workshop:

April 25, 2013 
Thursdays 7 pm - 8:30 pm
Redwood High School in Larkspur, Marin County.

Contact Tamalpais Union High School District Adult and Community Education to register at (415) 945-3730 or online at www.marinlearn.com.  Fee: $49.

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TALKING TO YOUR WIFE: FOR MEN ONLY
A one evening workshop on communicating with women. 

Men and women are sometimes very different in how they respond to the world, how they perceive the world, and how they think about things.  There are ways to better understand and communicate with women.  Learn some new techniques to understand your wife, her feelings, her needs and how you can more successfully address all those things for which she has been repeatedly asking.

Upcoming workshop:

April 18, 2013 
Thursdays 7 pm - 8:30 pm
Redwood High School in Larkspur, Marin County.

Contact Tamalpais Union High School District Adult and Community Education to register at (415) 945-3730 or online at www.marinlearn.com.  Fee: $49.

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