Gone are the days where our cultural fabric is filled with positive relationship role models and mentors. Instead, we see many bad marriages coupled with high divorce rates. Further, most people enter marriage with little to no training on how to cultivate a satisfying relationship. Hence, the need for a relationship coach.
What is a relationship coach?
A relationship coach is someone trained in specific tools and theories on how to build successful marriages. They work with couples to help them resolve resentments and build intimacy on all levels, including emotional, sexual, and financial.
4 benefits to working with a relationship coach
1-To Get Unstuck
It's easy to get stuck in marriage. Most couples develop vicious cycles because of competing needs. For example, partner A struggles providing emotional intimacy because there's not enough sexual contact. In contrast, partner B struggles providing sexual contact because there's not enough emotional intimacy. Vicious cycle. Who gives in first? These types of patterns and many others turn into frustrating cycles and couples often need help to move forward, which a relationship coach can provide.
2-To Get Support
It's easy to become isolated, especially with the challenges you face in your romantic relationship. Most couples don't have others to turn to for constructive advice. Also, people usually don't want to vent about their marriage to friends or family for fear of it turning them against their partner. Therefore, many couples are isolated with their problems with no one to speak to. A relationship coach can break the isolation by giving you a safe and confidential place to process through all of your challenges and questions about your relationship.
3-To Get Trained
Most people go through hundreds and thousands of hours of training on how to be successful in their career, including college classes, certifications, and continuing education. In contrast, most people receive little to no training on how to become successful in their marriage. No wonder romantic relationships can be so difficult, we haven't been properly trained! All couples need tools to be successful in their marriage and a relationship coach can provide them, such as tools on how to effectively resolve conflict, cultivate emotional intimacy, and share power on decision making.
4-To Get Hope
When couples move into winter season in their relationship it's easy to lose hope. Winter is when needs aren't being met and there's a lot of unresolved conflict and resentment. During these difficult times is when couples need help and support to see that progress is possible. Often, reading books or listening to podcasts isn't enough to move couples from winter to spring. However, a relationship coach can make all the difference by helping couples work through resentments and start meeting one another's needs again.
How does relationship coaching work?
All relationship coaching sessions are done virtually to maximize convenience. Sessions can be 45 or 90 minutes long. The longer the session, the more progress can be made! The fee is $100 per 45 minute session or $200 per 90 minute session. The first session will begin with the relationship coach meeting with each partner individually to learn more about their history for around 15 minutes each. Then, the remaining time is spent consolidating the couple's goals and areas of resentment. Subsequent sessions start by helping the couple work through resentments and build positive skills for increased intimacy and connection. It typically takes 3-6 months of relationship coaching to help couples untangle their knots and create new patterns. Our relationship coaching services are designed for all couples, whether you are dating or engaged or if you are celebrating your silver wedding anniversary and beyond.
What training do the relationship coaches receive?
All of our relationship coaches have differences in their education and helping profession experience. However, what they all have in common is they have been through Dr. Wyatt's rigorous coaching program, which specializes in helping couples heal resentments and fall back in love. To graduate from the program, each coach must attend all live training sessions with Dr. Wyatt, submit a sample coaching session to demonstrate competence, and pass a five page exam on Dr. Wyatt's six marital steps and ten marriage tools. In addition, each coach must attend weekly supervision with Dr. Wyatt for case consultation to ensure quality care is being provided to clients.
Dr. Wyatt is a licensed clinical psychologist with a master's and doctorate in clinical psychology. He's also a certified coach. Dr. Wyatt specializes in marriage counseling in Boulder, CO, is the founder of the Total Marriage Refresh marriage retreat, author of the Total Marriage Refresh marriage book, creator of the Keep the Glow couples app, and host of the Dr. Wyatt Show marriage podcast.
How do I start relationship coaching?
1-Purchase your first session at the top of this page by selecting a 45 or 90 minute session. Then click "Add to Cart" then "Check Out."
2-We will receive notification of your first session purchase for relationship coaching.
3-One of our coaches will email you within 24 hours to schedule the first session.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have about this resource or set up a live Zoom call with her here.
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