My husband and I have really enjoyed taking this class together. We have been married for 26 years, we have 4 children, and have been through a lot of ups and downs. We have learned a lot from this course and have already recommended it to our friends. Thank you for all that you have taught us. Participating in these lessons together has really strengthened our relationship and has broadened our understanding of one another. We have spent such quality time together as we have studied these lessons. It has really blessed us! Thank you so much!
This class was very good. I learned a lot and will apply what I have learned into my life and my marriage. Thank you for you time and commitment to this lesson, it is greatly appreciated. I passed the final with 100%. It was very important for me to pass, because I want my marriage to last as long as my great-grand parents did - forever.
Course Code: ksm
Maintaining a relationship is a skill that anyone can improve, and in this lesson, you'll start to learn how. Then, you'll find out about the seven stages that every relationship goes through. Knowing these stages will help you to predict problems and defuse them.
Explore the balancing act between the focus on the “we” of the relationship and the focus on the two individual “I’s” that define each partner as you find out how you and your partner can each fulfill your needs and still have the freedom to grow individually. Then, learn the rules of fair fighting to properly handle inevitable disagreements.
Learn to recognize the warning signs of marital problems that could lead to divorce, and take action to keep your relationship healthy. Then, we'll explore repairing a damaged relationship, dealing with grudges, and rebuilding trust.
In this lesson, we'll talk about how to make relationship tune-ups effective and fun. Then, you'll learn how to make sex enhance, not disrupt, your closeness with your partner.
In this lesson, we’ll tackle the topic of adultery. By understanding the source of adultery, you can either avoid it in the first place or withstand the emotional turmoil that cheating can bring. Then, learn how to deal with relationship triangles which form when your relationship involves more than two people (children, family, friends, etc.), or when money issues or other problems outside the relationship demand attention.
Learn to deal with money issues that may arise and keep your relationship happy, healthy, and loving—regardless of how much money you might have! And finally, we'll talk about reasons to end a relationship and reasons to hold on.
Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil has over 25 years of experience as a counselor and therapist, and specializes in issues related to dating, marriage, divorce, and infidelity. She has appeared on The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, and Good Morning America. She's also been quoted many times in publications such as USA Today, Redbook, The New York Times, and Cosmopolitan, and has authored books about relationships including Make Up, Don't Break Up; Financial Infidelity; and Adultery: The Forgivable Sin, which was turned into the Lifetime movie Silence of Adultery. The information and advice she shares is based on scientific studies and on her work with thousands of patients.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!
Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.