PAIRS Passage to Intimacy Couples Workshop

  • Presented By: Relationship Institute
  • Speaker / Facilitator: Joe Bavonese, Shirley Bavonese
  • Topic Area: Marriage Enrichment

  • Start Date: 02/12/2011
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Daily Schedule: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Recurring: 4 times: Feb, May, September and November
  • Registration Deadline: Feb 10 2011 12:00AM

  • Location: 27172 Woodward Avenue Royal Oak, Michigan, 48067
  • Fee Info: $295/couple; $25 discount for couples who have had 10 sessions or more.
  • Open To: Couples

  • Contact Information: 248 546 0407

Falling in love is the easy part, PAIRS Founder Lori Gordon often says. Sustaining love, nurturing love, creating and maintaining a relationship in which love can not just survive, but thrive, that's what creating extraordinary relationships is all about. PAIRS stands for Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills. PAIRS is for any couple: if you have a good relationship that you want to make even better, or you're struggling with distance; unresolved anger, resentments or hurts; or difficulty communicating or creating as much intimacy as you would like.

Extraordinary relationships don't happen by accident. Look around. You won't have to look very far. Do you know how to tell the married couples in a restaurant? Sadly enough, it's usually those who aren't talking to each other. It didn't start out that way. And it doesn't have to be that way.

PAIRS is invaluable for couples in any stage of relationship, from dating or engaged couples, newly married couples, long-term relationships and/or those on the brink of separation or divorce. Whether you're having a good relationship that you just want to make better, or are having serious problems, PAIRS can help you. PAIRS technology offers participants knowledge and skills to talk and listen to others with empathy and compassion, to understand emotions in themselves and others, to deal with conflict and differences in ways that strengthen -- rather then destroy -- relationships, and much, much more. PAIRS is an incredible personal journey of self-discovery and learning that will enable you to truly connect with the most important people in your life -- including spouses, children, friends and even co-workers.

You'll come out of PAIRS with a tool chest (graduates call it a 'treasure chest') overflowing with skills, knowledge and experiences that make extraordinary relationships possible. From the daily temperature reading and dialogue guide to fair fight for change and caring behaviors, PAIRS is filled with dozens of usable, practical skills that you can put to use to sustain love, pleasure and happiness in your relationships. The experience of thousands of couples who have taken PAIRS since 1975 has confirmed -- over and over again -- that PAIRS works! Call 248 546 0407 for more information or to register for the workshop on Saturday, February 13, 2010.

Here are some testimonials from previous PAIRS participants:

'PAIRS changed our relationship. We entered the program at a very low ebb - in despair and feeling pretty hopeless about the potential we had for happiness in our life together. From the first exercise, warmth and trust returned and our appreciation and gratitude and love for each other began to revive. We fell in love again.'

'PAIRS tools have changed patterns that I've been working with in therapy for 10 or 15 years and could not budge. We were going over the edge and didn't have any options. You threw us a lifeline with your commitment, your compassion, and your devotion to getting us the material in an effective way.'

'For a young couple enjoying the beginning of our relationship, I think this gave us a variety of ways to better share with each other, learn about ourselves and our partners, resolve conflicts and develop relationship skills to maintain the happy partnership we have now.'

'Reclaiming the value of our relationship has caused me to remember the value of myself. Instead of living beside each other, PAIRS has helped us to be living with each other again. Any organization - a church, a family - can only benefit when the bonds between people are healthy and emotionally people feel safe and free. PAIRS teaches people how to heal the bonds and free the love in safe ways.'

'PAIRS makes available the tools to have a relationship on purpose instead of accidentally, as well as to know your partner and yourself better than you may have believed possible.'

'The course changed a 29-year marriage of confusion, hurt, silence and missed opportunities into a vibrant relationship of pleasure and trust that thrives on change and growth.'

'Don't pass up the opportunity! It's far more valuable than any college class you may have ever taken, and could enhance happiness for a lifetime.'