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Affinity Workshops
MARRIAGE: The Gottman Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
Date    : Sat, 17th June 2017
Time   : 9am to 3.30pm
Venue : Level 7, Sakae Building, 28 Tai Seng Street, S(534106)
Fee     : $250 per couple




This interactive workshop is based on the scientifically researched New York Times bestseller, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by Dr. John Gottman. Through 40 years of research with over 3000 couples looking at all facets of marriage - communication, conflict management, marital friendship and parenting issues, the Gottman Institute has developed an approach that not only supports and repairs troubled relationships, but also strengthens happy ones. 

Join us to understand what breaks a marriage and learn practical tools to strengthen foundation, enhance closeness and weather the storms of life by building the seven storey "Sound Relationship House". 

Couples together will learn and apply principles to

  • deepen their love maps for stronger connections,

  • foster fondness and admiration for each other,

  • facilitate turning to each other for support,

  • accept influence from each other,

  • handle solvable problems,

  • overcome unresolvable gridlocks,

  • create shared meaning together.

NB: All activities will be done as a couple. No public sharing of personal information is required. 

Who Should Attend:
  • ALL couples who are in a committed relationship - whether you are married or contemplating marriage. 

  • Couples who are already having a good relationship will gain insights and tools to foster further closeness and trust.

  • Couples who want to fix their relationship issues will learn the road map for repair and rebuilding intimacy.


What's Included In Workshop Fee:


For $250 per couple, you will get a set of couple guides with interactive exercises, a copy of "Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work" book and one complimentary follow-up session. Light snacks and drinks will be provided during tea breaks. 

Feedback From Past Participants:

“Very effective, useful and necessary to strengthen the happy marriage life”


“Today’s workshop was really educational, helpful and fun. I think I will apply it to my life (Seven Principles) . It helped me to understand my husband better.”


“Because of today’s workshop, me and my husband have started to become more closer and we will try to support and respect each other from now onwards.”


“We were close (me and my wife). We support each other, share our problems, seek suggestions from each other. But the class made me realise what my wife think about me, her feelings towards me, which will definitely help us have a smooth ride in future.”


“ Class was very practical, easy to understand. Kudos to presenters. It is never too late to learn.”

About Facilitators:


Ruby Lee holds a Master degree in Social Science (Professional Counselling) from Swinburne University with specialisation in Family Therapy. Guided by a passion to help couples and families, she received training in Gottman Method of Couple Therapy (Level 2) and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) for Children and Youth. Trained at a family service centre, her experience includes working on issues pertaining to emotional distress, esteem and identity, marital disputes, parenting and child trauma.

Vincent Soo holds a Master degree in Social Science (Counselling) and a degree in Psychology. He was also trained in Gottman Method of Couples Therapy (Level 1 & 2). As a Relationship Architect, he is dedicated in coaching couples and families to design, build and maintain healthy relationships with their significance ones. He was interviewed by MediaCorp Radio 938LIVE in Feb 2014 on “How To Build A Positive Relationship With Your Child?” and Mar 2014 on “How To Build A Positive Relationship As A Couple?” 

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