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Improve Your Relationship Without Leaving Your Home

For people in committed partnerships who want to feel closer and communicate better.

You do not have to get in a car or hop on a plane to improve your relationship. You can make things better right here and right now in the privacy of your own home.

The Happy Couple Virtual Retreat will teach you how to increase trust, happiness and fun by guiding you through a series of educational videos and interactive exercises.  

Laura Silverstein has been helping couples find more happiness since 1992.

In this course, she is sharing the secrets that have been hidden behind the confidential closed doors of therapists' offices. 

The retreat is divided into the six modules. These are the crucial elements for a long-term successful relationship: commitment, gratitude, conflict management, empathy, trust and fun. The program is designed in a way that allows you to choose how and when you receive this information. 

Choose the option that works best for you:

A: Weekend Workshop Format

B: Six Day Retreat

Here is What You'll Get

  • 10 Educational Videos

    Certified couples therapist, Laura Silverstein, LCSW shares the secrets she has learned from almost 30 years of helping couples find happiness.

  • 12 Self-Reflection Exercises

    It takes two to tango. The Happy Couple Workbook includes self-reflection exercises for you to improve your self-awareness.

  • 7 Interactive Exercises

    Improve your communication with your partner. "Time to Talk" exercises help you practice what you've learned about commitment, gratitude, conflict management, empathy, trust and fun.

  • Quizzes and Homework

    Turn your skills into habits. This retreat includes quizzes to test your knowledge and homework exercises to complete between modules and then continue to practice on a regular basis.

  • Checklists, Cheat-Sheets and Worksheets

    Each module will provide you with templates and checklists to make it easy for you to gather your thoughts and find the right words to express yourself to your partner.

  • No Assumptions about Who You Are

    This workshop is designed to be inclusive of ALL couples. You are welcome regardless of your gender, gender identity, relationship status, monogamy agreement, race, etnicity, class or orientation.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the Retreat!

    • How to Take this Course

    • Welcome!

    • Download and Print this Happy Couple Retreat Planner

    • Download Two Copies of Your Happy Couple Workbook Here

  • 2

    Module #1: Commit to Commit

  • 3

    Module #2 I’m Awesome, You’re Awesome, We’re Awesome Together

    • 2nd Secret Happy Couples Know: Gratitude is the Glue that Keeps You Together

    • Workbook Exercise 6: We're Awesome

    • Workbook Exercise 7: Awesome Checklist

    • Workbook Exercise 8: Time to Talk About Gratitude

    • Workbook Exercise 9: Catch Yourselves Being Awesome

  • 4

    Module #3: Let's Talk About Conflict

    • 3rd Secret Happy Couples Know: There is More than One Way to Fight Fair

    • Workbook Exercise 10: What's Your Preferred Conflict Style?

    • Workbook Exercise 11: Time to Talk About Conflict Style

    • The Conflict Style to Avoid

    • Pop Quiz: Which horseman is it?

    • Workbook Exercise 12: Who's your favorite horseman?

    • Workbook Exercise 13 Time to Talk about Your Horsemen

    • Workbook Exercise 14: Time Out Procedure

    • Workbook Exercise 15: Time Out Cheat Sheet

  • 5

    Module #4: Practice Empathy Every Single Day

    • 4th Secret Happy Couples Know: Understanding Precedes Problem-Solving

    • Empathy Skill Building Quiz

    • Workbook Exercise 16: What Empathy Feels Like

    • Workbook Exercise 17: Practice Empathy Today

    • Workbook Exercise 18: Interject Empathy

  • 6

    Module #5: Build Trust that Lasts a Lifetime

    • 5th Secret Happy Couples Know: Vulnerability Builds Strength

    • Workbook Exercise 19: Vulnerability Builds Strength

    • Workbook Exercise 20: Vulnerability Checklist

    • Workbook Exercise 21: Time to Talk About Trust

    • Workbook Exercise 22: Vulnerability Practice

  • 7

    Module #6: Now Go Have Fun!

    • 6th Secret Happy Couples Know: Don't Wait for Joy

    • Workbook Exercise 23: Not Waiting for Joy

    • Workbook Exercise 24: Activity Checklist

    • Exercise 25: Time to Talk about Fun

    • Workbook Exercise 26: Go Have Fun

  • 8

    Before You Go

    • Thank You for Trusting Me with Your Relationship

    • Feedback for Laura and Interest in Future Courses

  • 9

    Bookstore and References

    • Bookstore

    • References and Acknowledgements

    • About Us

Happy Couple Workbook

23 Page Companion Guide

Included in your enrollment in this retreat is a 23 page Happy Couple Companion Workbook. It contains 26 exercises to complete as you progress through the retreat.
Happy Couple Workbook

Social proof: testimonials

“We attended Laura's workshop because our marriage was hanging on by a thread. She helped us feel hopeful and gave us concrete tools to make things better. We didn't expect to feel closer after just a two day workshop, but she helped us remember what we love about eachother.”

~Attendee at Weekend Workshop, Bryn Mawr, PA

“Thank you Laura! This was exactly what we needed. You explain things so well and it's obvious that you really care about your couples. The exercises were really helpful and easy to do.”

~Attendee at Weekend Workshop, Philadelphia, PA

“Great presenter. She taught us how to communicate which was exactly what we needed.”

`One Day Workshop Participant, Philadelphia, PA

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Laura Silverstein

Certified Couples Therapist

Laura Silverstien, LCSW, helps couples find more happiness and clarity in their lives. She has devoted her entire career to teaching people how to communicate in a more honest and productive way to help them strengthen their relationships while repairing old wounds. Ms. Silverstein is a clinical social worker who has been training since 1988. She is certified in the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy and works with Drs. John and Julie Gottman on their research team. She is grateful for all she has learned from the experts in the field, and even more importantly from the couples who she has worked with for so many years. She is passionate about sharing what she knows about relationship health and happiness.