Meeting the right person is important, but knowing how to stay in love matters even more. In this course, you’ll learn how to build a solid foundation for your relationship that will last far beyond “I do.”
You will start by reviewing the basic stages every relationship goes through, and you’ll learn the importance of balancing your needs as an individual with your needs as a couple. You will gain key strategies for maintaining your relationship and great tips for “tune-ups” that help keep love alive, including a frank discussion of the role of sex in marriage. You’ll also develop insights into the problems so many couples encounter in married life. Whether you face disagreements over money, the challenges of relationship triangles, or even unfaithfulness, this course gives you the tools you need to identify these problems and work toward resolution. You will discover how to fight fair and arrive at a compromise, or maybe the possibility that it is time for a relationship to come to an end.
By the end of this course, you’ll understand how to nurture your relationship and build a partnership that lasts.
Maintaining a relationship is a skill that anyone can improve, and in this lesson, you’ll start to learn how. Then, you’ll find out about the seven stages that every relationship goes through. Knowing these stages will help you to predict problems and defuse them.
Explore the balancing act between the focus on the “we” of the relationship and the focus on the two individual “I’s” that define each partner as you find out how you and your partner can each fulfill your needs and still have the freedom to grow individually. Then, learn the rules of fair fighting to properly handle inevitable disagreements.
Learn to recognize the warning signs of marital problems that could lead to divorce, and take action to keep your relationship healthy. Then, we’ll explore repairing a damaged relationship, dealing with grudges, and rebuilding trust.
In this lesson, we’ll talk about how to make relationship tune-ups effective and fun. Then, you’ll learn how to make sex enhance, not disrupt, your closeness with your partner.
In this lesson, we’ll tackle the topic of adultery. By understanding the source of adultery, you can either avoid it in the first place or withstand the emotional turmoil that cheating can bring. Then, learn how to deal with relationship triangles which form when your relationship involves more than two people (children, family, friends, etc.), or when money issues or other problems outside the relationship demand attention.
Learn to deal with money issues that may arise and keep your relationship happy, healthy, and loving—regardless of how much money you might have! And finally, we’ll talk about reasons to end a relationship and reasons to hold on.
Prerequisites / Requirements
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
- This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac device.
- PC: Windows XP or later.
- Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
- Browser: The latest version of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari (We recommend Firefox or Chrome).
- Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
- Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
- Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
- Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
Instructional material requirements:
- The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
WHEN CAN I GET STARTED?
A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO COMPLETE EACH LESSON?
The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
WHAT IF I NEED AN EXTENSION?
The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.