With more than a million copies sold, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work continues to strengthen relationships worldwide. Although originally written for married couples, the Seven Principles have shown to be universal, whether in romantic relationships or in relationships with family, co-workers, or friends.

Straightforward yet profound, these principles teach proven approaches for managing conflict, creating common ground, and achieving greater levels of connection.

Workshop Description

Based on Dr. John Gottman’s New York Times bestseller, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, this workshop teaches single people how to have a successful committed relationship.

Join us for a fun and informative day of learning! You can expect engaging lectures and video clips, role plays and group exercises, and lots of interaction with instructors.

What will I learn?

You will learn how to cultivate friendship, fondness, and admiration as the basis of all happy relationships. You will learn the phases of a relationship, as well as how to know who you can trust. You will learn how to understand the role of constructive conflict in healthy relationships. You will learn how to focus on life dreams and shared meaning as a route to fulfilling relationships and a fulfilling life for yourself.

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is for single people of any age who want to have a meaningful relationship, including people who are trying to heal from negative past relationships. Attendees may want to understand what a healthy relationship looks like, or they may be ready for commitment after a long time of being single. Previous workshops have included attendees who are widowers, divorced, those who have never been married, and those who are entering a new relationship.

What is included in the price?

In addition to a greater understanding of how to build friendship, manage conflict, and create shared meaning in your future relationship, you will receive the brand new Seven Principles Singles Guide and a set of our popular Love Map and Open-Ended Questions card decks (pictured).

Workshop Reviews

Here’s what real singles have said about the workshop.

“This was amazing! Thank you. I am convinced that choosing who I will start a family with is the most important decision I will ever make, and this workshop has given me the tools to make a better decision and then work on maintaining a successful marriage.”

– Anonymous evaluation from Seattle, WA

“Thank you for creating this. I’ve been looking for something to guide me toward creating a healthy relationship for a while.”

– Anonymous evaluation from Seattle, WA

“I thought both Stacy and Dave were very personal and giving that element helped me feel like they are like me.”

– Anonymous evaluation from Seattle, WA

“This workshop is worth its weight in gold!”

– Anonymous evaluation from Seattle, WA 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • No, this is not a singles meet-up event. It’s a workshop designed to teach singles relationship skills.

  • This workshop is not intended for people already in a relationship. We recommend attending a Seven Principles workshop for couples or Art and Science of Love workshop in your area instead.

  • There will be lectures, but it’s also interactive and designed to be a fun and engaging experience! There will be role-plays by the presenters, video clips, and both large and small group exercises.

  • No, this is not group therapy. There will be group discussions, but participation is optional and we encourage you only to share what you are comfortable with sharing.