What kind of couple is this for?

If you are thinking of moving in together, getting engaged, or preparing for marriage, then you are an ideal couple for Epic Couples coaching. That said, a serious couple at any stage can benefit from coaching.

Do we really need couples coaching? We're already pretty awesome.

Contrary to what many may think, we are not born great partners and relationship skills are not intuitive. When you learn these core RQ skills, you'll form a stronger, healthier, and more supportive relationship than ever before.

Couples that don't learn these skills may see a deterioration of their partnership. Being in an unhappy partnership not only affects your state of mind, but it can also affect your health and lifespan. Researchers have found that an unhappy marriage increases your chances of illness by 35 percent and shortens life by four to eight years. On the other hand, those who are happily married live longer and have healthier lives than either those who are divorced or those who are unhappily married. 

Should we sign up for the group salon or the private salon?

Both are valuable for different reasons. The group salon is a great way to learn the fundamentals of epic partnership and learn from other couples in similar situations. The private salons are a great way to get more personalized support and go deeper into certain issues. Many couples choose to do the group salon first and then sign up for a private salon package afterwards. In the end, it's up to you and your needs. Feel free to email me at shannon@epiccouples.com for a complimentary consultation and determine which approach would work best for you. (Note: I only conduct private salons with five couples at a time, so there may be a short wait list.)

What is the difference between couples coaching/education and therapy?

In general, couples therapy helps couples recover from serious conflict or trauma. Couples coaching and education, on the other hand, is intended to help you transform an already good relationship into something better. We are focused on practical skills to help you fight less, play more, and intentionally design the relationship that is going to bring you both the most joy over the long-term.

How personal do we get in our sessions?

The more open and honest you can be with your partner, the more you will get out of our sessions together. That said, we do keep things classy. If you are interested in sex topics, I will give you conversation starters and playful activities to continue in the comfort of your own bedroom.

How do we prepare for our salons?

It’s easy to prepare. Simply fill out the prompts and homework I provide you with. This will take around 30 minutes to complete. If you would like to prepare more, I am happy to provide book or video recommendations as well.