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Learn how to build successful relationships with your partner at our communication and psychology short courses online & in Sydney!

Every intimate relationship can at times be difficult, on occasion we might feel like tearing our hair out and other times we might be ready to shout our love and affection for our significant other from the rooftops.

How does a couple manage the highs and lows of a partnership? How do you navigate the tedium of day to day life but keep the intensity of love burning? How do you show respect and admiration for your partner when you can't communicate your needs?

This course will help you understand the simple insights and tools that are needed to facilitate loving, respectful and understanding relationships with your partner whether you have been together for 2 months or 20 years. The information presented in this course is scientifically validated and is based on the fantastic work done by researchers Dr's John and Julie Gottman, creators of the Gottman Institute. This institute is the culmination of the Gottman's life work as researchers and clinical psychologists. Their approach to relationship health has been developed from over 40 years of ongoing research of more than 3,000 couples—the most extensive study ever done on marital stability.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this successful relationships course, you should be able to:

  • describe the natural and normal stages of development of all intimate relationships.
  • identify and label the 4 common communication errors that have been shown to destroy a relationship and what to do about these.
  • identify how conflict can damage a relationship or help it to thrive.
  • apply the use of "bids" to deepen love and connection and intimacy.

What will be covered in this successful relationships course?

  • Definition: What is a “successful “relationship according to the two theories?
  • Understanding how all relationships must progress in stages to reach a mature love.
  • Pitfalls in each stage of development.
  • Three reasons why a relationship may get stuck and stale.
  • How to turn bad conflict into good.
  • Common conflict patterns and styles and the effect they have on a relationship.
  • Understanding 'bids' your partner makes
  • Recognising your partner's connection style: The 5 love languages.

Who is this successful relationships course for?

  • Anyone who is just beginning a relationship
  • Anyone who has had an unsuccessful relationship in the past or has been in one for years and is looking to solidify their bond with their long term partner
  • Anyone who is looking to learn techniques to strengthen the union with their partner before things become difficult
  • Those who are currently struggling to keep the peace in their relationships
  • Anyone curious about the psychology of human relationships, how they work and what techniques and skills can be employed to ensure they are strong, fulfilling and long-lasting.

Additional information

Sydney Community College is an education organisation dedicated to the provision of quality adult education. Classes are intended to develop skills and knowledge. Classes are not intended as individual therapeutic solutions. In health-related matters, guidance from a suitably qualified health professional is recommended.

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for How To Build Successful Relationships Course

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for How To Build Successful Relationships Course

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