The Making Marriage Work Program for Couples:
Strengthen your friendship and affinity with your spouse
Stop yelling, shutting-down, walking on egg-shells and criticizing each other (& yourself!)
Find alternative ways to communicate
Stop being defensive
Create less anxiety during conflict and manage it with more appropriate tools
Invite more calm in your relationship
Learn how to give and receive more respect and love
Accountability to devote more energy and time with your partner
Obtain more intimacy, connection, bonding, and respect
Create shared goals and meaning in your relationship
What results to expect:
Improved communication techniques.
Stronger friendship and affinity for one another.
Less yelling, shutting-down, walking on egg-shells and criticizing.
More intimacy, connection, bonding, respect.
Increased toolbox of ways to communicate with your partner.
Less anxiety during conflict.
Improved conflict management skills.
Less of only running around with and for the kids.
More dedicated time to devote time and energy on you and your loved ones.
Built-in week date-nights (Tuesdays at 730pm CT) although you can certainly start earlier or play later.
Less of the roommate feel and more of the fluttery soulmate feel.
More shared goals.
Deeper meaning in the relationship.
Kate’s coaching helped me realize that I have been very closed with myself and others which means I have held back and resisted many things in the last several months or more! It helped me understand that by being more open and patient with myself, I can be more accepting of others and create boundaries that are not walls, but more likely bridges. I noticed that I am less present when I let other people’s thoughts and words affect me. I only have control over myself so I need to start with myself instead of focusing on what other people may be thinking or saying.
I am approaching myself with more kindness and compassion, more patience and breathing room. I am also going to embrace quiet time instead of feeling like I have to respond with words all the time.
I walked away from coaching with Kate thinking less which helps me because I usually overthink and dwell on the past or future which I cannot control anyway. I need to and will focus exclusively on the present and how I can move onto the next step without looking too far ahead and especially not back! I also understand now how I can find joy and peace by prioritizing joy and peace no matter what situation I am in.
- DL, D.O. (Family Medicine)
Ever since working with Kate, I have strengthened all relationships in my life including myself, my staff, my in-laws, my parents, my sister, and my children. Kate opened my mind to the realization that I am not the victim I had often been playing in my relationships. I have learned to take back control of my own thoughts and emotions which I previously believed was impossible. Prior to working with Kate, I would often spin out of control when faced with a personal relationship or workplace conflict as I often assumed a victim mentality. Now, I am not only able to better control my emotions during confrontation, but I am also much less anxious. The inevitable day-to-day conflicts that arise at home or at my work are much more easily manageable as I have now realized how much more in control I actually am than I previously thought. I know that each day and each week will bring new challenges; however, I worry much less knowing that I can pull out the tools Kate taught me to more effectively navigate my personal life and workplace relationships.
I had done reading on thought work prior to working with Kate, but working directly with her gave me better insight and a more customized approach to the difficult relationships and situations I was finding myself in with my family members.
I am fortunate to have this experience of life coaching with Kate. I encourage anyone who is interested in improving their relationships to work with her.
-Sara K. (Oncologist)
- Inside the Love Lab: The Truth About Happy Marriages
- What Does Make Marriage Work
- How The Gottman Institute Predicts Divorce
- Enhance Your Love Maps
- Nurture Your Fondness and Admiration
- Turn Towards Each Other Instead of Away
- Let Your Partner Influence You
- Two Kinds of Marital Conflict
- Solve Your Solvable Problems
- Coping with Typical Solvable Problems
- "Unplugging" from Distractions
- Overcome Gridlock
- Create Shared Meaning
If you have a question that you can't find the answer to here, email me at [email protected] and I'll be happy to help!
Will we have to share personal problems with the class?
Should we do the exercises at home or in class?
Must both partners attend a Seven Principles Couples Program class?
Is this only for Physician Couples?
Must I read the Seven Principles book?
Let's start on March 21, 2023 (Tuesday) at 7:30pm CST.
Kate Mangona, MD—
began practicing as a board-certified pediatric radiologist in 2015 after completing a 6-year medical school program at The University of Missouri-Kansas City, Radiology Residency at Beaumont Health System in Royal Oak, MI and Pediatric Radiology Fellowship at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas.
Dr. Mangona is a supportive physician’s wife and mother to three little girls and a mini poodle. She and her husband Victor, a pediatric radiation oncologist and tax code enthusiast, are active and passive real estate investors in over 3 thousand multifamily units and single-family rentals including a luxury Airbnb and lead a Multifamily Masterclass course where they teach others how to passively invest in real estate to grow their wealth as they sleep.