Virtual Retreat for Couples

Go Behind the Scenes of a Couples Therapist's Office to Learn the 7 Crucial Skills that Will Help you Fight Less and Have More Fun

Hi I'm Laura, and I have been helping couples find more happiness and connection since 1992. Most couples do not need couples therapy, they just need information. 

Learn what good habits can be scheduled into your daily, weekly and monthly routines to have good communication, trust and a strong fun friendship.

You Love your Partner Deeply, but Don't Want Your Relationship to Take a Back Burner

100% of relationships have problems.

You two are no different and you probably know what those problems are. Maybe you fight too much. maybe you don't feel like a priority in one another's lives, or maybe you're not having as much fun as you used to.

These issues are all very normal and don't necessarily mean your relationship is in trouble.

But there are simple and easy things you can do to make things better. 

I am sharing the strategies I have been using successfully for 28 years. Most of my couples tell me they wish they had met me about 7 years earlier. 

"At that time we couldn't rationalize the price or the time since things weren't bad enough to ask for help."

Honestly, I just want people to feel more loved and I know how to help them.

Before I Get into the Details of this Program, Let's Talk about Who it is Really for...

This course is for you if you're in a committed relationship. Are you beginning to feel like you're drifting apart? Arguing more? Feeling like room-mates? This course can help. With a focus on PREVENTION, it is an affordable alternative to couples therapy.

Whether you're...

  • A married couple who want to improve communication, trust and feel closer to their partners

  • A couple in a committed relationship who want to feel more connected and learn concrete skills they can implement immediately

  • An LGBTQI+ couple who wants all of the above with gender neutral pronouns and images

By the end of this program you will have:

  • Gratitude

    A renewed awareness of what you love and appreciate about your partner to be sure you aren't taking one another for granted.

  • A Plan

    Increased awareness of what kind of changes you and your partner are going to make so that things get better.

  • More Fun

    Spend less time arguing so that you can start having fun together aga

Happy Couples

“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

What's Inside The Online Skills Training Workshop for Couples

  • 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.

Includes This 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

What's Included in Each Module?

Video lectures, Interactive Exercises, Quizzes and Cheatsheets

  • 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: Commitment

  • 3

    Module #2 Gratitude

    • 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: Conflict Management

    • 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: Empathy Training

    • 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

    Bonus: Live Communication Workshop Webinar

    • Communication Ground Rules Webinar (Recorded 2022)

    • Communication Ground Rules Slides

  • 9

    Before You Go

    • Thank You for Trusting Me with Your Relationship

    • About Us

  • 10

    Bookstore and References

    • Bookstore

    • References and Acknowledgements

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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. As clinical director of a small private practice she oversees 1,000 hours of couples therapy a year, so she truly knows what works and what doesn't. 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.