Couples Workshops & Retreats


Have you been trying to find ways to improve your relationship? Have you been searching for a couples counseling retreat? Then the Art and Science of Love workshop might be for you.

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The Art & Science of Love 

Workshops for 2018:

February 24-25, 2018

June 16-17, 2018

September 22-23, 2018


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We’ve seen the movies about couples counseling retreats that show people doing all sorts of embarrassing exercises and silly activities trying to make their marriages better. That makes for good comedy, but a real couples counseling retreat like the Art and Science of Love workshop is very different from these portrayals. Thanks to the careful, in-depth research of Dr. John Gottman, we now understand a great deal about relationship problems, what makes relationships work and what causes them to fail. In this two day workshop, you will learn ways to be closer to your partner, such as:

  • The essential components of a great friendshipcertified-gottman
  • Practical ways to enhance your feelings of friendship and intimacy
  • The power of “turning toward” versus “turning away”
  • Building ways to feel more connected
  • Finding tools to help you communicate about sex and intimacy

We don’t just stop there. Unlike many couples counseling retreats, we do more than simply suggest ways to enhance your relationship, we offer real practical help for couples struggling with conflict. Research has taught us that conflict is universal in intimate relationships. Success in our marriages and intimate relationships hinges not on the absence of conflict, but on healthy conflict management. In this workshop you will learn practical tools to help improve your conflicts:

  • What are the four relationship “killers” and how to make them better
  • How to process an argument and come to a sense of healing and forgiveness
  • How to soften the way you bring up a problem with your partner
  • How to repair your conversations when they get off track
  • How to deal with the “gridlocked conflicts” which seem to never get any better

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We’ve also learned that successful couples have found ways to listen to each other’s dreams and deepest needs. The Art and Science of Love workshop gives you an opportunity to share those dreams and to listen to your partner’s so that you might have a better chance of making those dreams come true.  That’s a lot to cover in two days but the vast majority of those who attend marriage retreats and learn new couples therapy exercises report significant improvement in their relationship over time.


The Art & Science of Love Workshop, written by Drs. John and Julie Gottman, and presented by Dr. Don & Carrie Cole, is a two-day workshop designed to strengthen relationships through engaging presentations and experiential activities.  If you have a good relationship, this workshop will provide you with the insights and tools to make it a great one.  If your relationship is distressed, this workshop will provide a road map for repair.



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Center for Relationship Wellness
1560 W. Bay Area Blvd., Ste. 270
Friendswood, TX 77546