- Do you experience disappointment when your partner doesn’t know what you expect?
- Do you feel uncomfortable telling your partner what would make you feel good?
- Do you feel like you owe your partner when they do what you request?
- Do you feel guilty when your partner does what you ask because they appear to do it begrudgingly?
- Do you feel obligated to do what your partner asks of you? Does that sense of obligation impinge on your autonomy?
If any of these things are true for you, then this workshop may be for you.
Let’s face it, asking for what you want clearly and directly can be scary. No one wants to be disappointed. We’re afraid of being too needy. Too dependent. Too … well, everything.
And your lover should know what you want and when you want it if they really love you, right?
In this workshop, we’ll explore together how making clear requests is the lifeblood of a loving relationship. You’ll see that there is nothing more intimate than asking for what you really want and picking your partner as the person you want to contribute to your joy!
That all sounds good but how do you do it? Sign up for this workshop and you and your partner will learn how to:
- Get clarity on what you really want,
- Make clear requests to your partner,
- Be flexible to ways of getting your needs met,
- Stop keeping score,
- Share appreciations for the ways in which your partner contributes to the joy in your life.
Invite your partner to invest in your relationship together …
Who is it for?
This program is for couples in a committed romantic relationship. All gender identities and sexual orientations are celebrated and invited.
This program includes exercises for both partners to do together. If you are single or your partner is not available to join you, there is another version of this program designed for individuals (search for Couples Focus: Emotional Fitness for Individuals to see what upcoming offerings are available).
This program is not for couples in crisis. If you are separated or exploring separation/divorce, if there is any current or history of abuse (physical, emotional or verbal), or if you are navigating marital infidelities, then dedicated relationship coaching is a more appropriate option to explore.
What to expect?
You and your partner will participate together from the same computer. You will be guided through a journey of sequential building blocks for gaining proficiency in asking for what you want and responding to your partner’s requests.
The program will consist of three (3) 2-hour online sessions:
- Thursday, December 3, 2020 7-9PM Eastern
- Thursday, December 10, 2020 7-9PM Eastern
- Thursday, December 17, 2020 7-9PM Eastern
You will be sent the link to join after registering.
We do not offer refunds. After purchasing a ticket, if you cannot attend for any reason, we’ll offer you a credit towards another Couples Focus workshop. No credits or refunds if you are unable to attend part of the workshop.