Living in Love

These workshops are for couples who desire to deepen and enhance their relationship. Whether a couple is contemplating marriage, engaged, newly married and just starting out, or even married for many years, Living in Love will help couples understand what really makes loving relationships work!

The workshop is based on the research of John Gottman, who has studied more than 3,000 couples over the past 40 years. By systematically observing and coding couples behavior, Gottman and his associates have constructed a model of successful relationships, they call the Sound Relationship House. The Seven Principles described in this model help couples understand how to improve their love lives by:

  • Increase respect, affection, and closeness
  • Breakthrough and resolve conflict when they feel stuck
  • Generate greater understanding between partners
  • Keep conflict discussions calm
  • Building a solid foundation of friendship

About the Presenters:

Andy and Cindy Counts have been married for 37 years and have three married daughters and three grandchildren. Together, they have taken training at the Gottman Institute in Seattle, Washington, and are credentialed Gottman Seven Principles Educators.  Andy is a staff therapist with Kanawha Pastoral Counseling Center. He holds an MA in Counseling Psychology and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (WV #879) and a Certified Gottman Therapist. Cindy holds a BA in Music Education and has taught private piano and voice lessons for 20 years.  As a couple, they have a passion for helping other couples succeed in their marriages. 

Additional Info:

KPCC’s Living in Love Program is available to the public. For a list of upcoming workshops, please click here.

If you would like to host a Living in Love workshop, please click here.

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