Training & Education

7 Principles for Making Marriage Work

This workshop has 2 types of runs.

It is either conducted over a day (Public Run), or over the course of four days (Modular Run).

Please read the Details down below for more details on each run.

EMCC Training Room
177 River Valley Road
#05-19 (Level M5) Liang Court
Singapore 179030
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A Workshop for Couples

This workshop is for couples who seek to deepen their relationship with their spouses. Whether you have a stable or distressed relationship, this workshop can help you better understand your relationship and teach you ways to foster friendship, trust and intimacy with your partner. It will also teach you ways to navigate or prevent relational conflicts.

The workshop Programme

The workshop curriculum is based on 40 years of breakthrough research that Dr John Gottman conducted with thousands of couples in the University of Washington, Seattle. Dr John Gottman is world-renowned for his work on marital stability and divorce prediction. One of his most notable experiments is called the Love Lab, where he analysed the way couples create and maintain friendship and intimacy, and how this relates to conflict.

Love Lab

The first step toward improving or enhancing your marriage is to understand what happens when relationships fail. This has been well documented by Dr. John Gottman’s extensive research into couples that were not able to save their marriages. Learning about the failures can prevent your relationship from making the same mistakes – or rescue it if it already has.

In this Workshop, Couples will Learn to:

  1. Develop and deepen their Love Maps (know each other better).
  2. Foster fondness and admiration for each other.
  3. Facilitate turning towards each other to build up each other’s “Emotional Bank Account”.
  4. Accept each other’s influence.
  5. Manage conflicts by solving the solvable problems.
  6. Manage conflicts by overcoming unresolvable gridlock.
  7. Create shared meaning as husband and wife.

Workshop scheduled runs

This workshop has two types of runs:

1) Public Run

In this run, you will complete the whole workshop syllabus in ONE day, over 8 hours.

Upcoming Public Runs:

  • 21 April 2018
  • 21 July 2018

The workshop will be from 9 am – 5 pm. 

Register here.


2) Modular Run

This run splits the workshop syllabus into 4 sessions. Each session is 2 hours long.

The workshop syllabus will be split as such:

Session 1: Intro & Love Map

Session 2: Fondness & Admiration and Turning Towards

Session 3: Accepting Influence and Managing Solvable Problems

Session 4: Managing Unsolvable Problems and Shared Meaning

Couples have to attend all four sessions to complete the workshop. Couples can pick and choose between 2 dates to complete each session.

Upcoming Modular Runs:

Session 1: 7 March 2018 / 4 July 2018

Session 2: 14 March 2018 / 11 July 2018

Session 3: 21 March 2018 / 18 July 2018

Session 4: 28 March 2018 / 1 August 2018

Each session will be from 7.15 pm – 9.30 pm. 

Register here.


Feedback from Participants

“I like how the course is scientific and research driven and not religious, really gave us many wonderful takeaways and self-realizations on things to work on. There are couples who are married for 20 over years at the course too so its heartening to know that we can learn from them, continously working on our marriage for a long time to come (: Do check it out.” Lyyeow 14 Jan 2017




Modular Runs:
SGD250 nett per couple for 4 sessions

This includes workshop fee, workshop materials and dinner.

Public Runs:
SGD288 nett per couple.

This includes workshop fee, workshop materials and 2 tea breaks.


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