Laurie has a Bachelors Degree and a Law Degree from Harvard University. She specializes in Couples Mediation to Stay Together and regularly meets with couples and individuals in her private practice to help them establish new communication habits that will quickly end conflict and re-energize their relationship.
“The course got to the root of our problems and we didn’t need hours and months of counseling to solve them. All we needed was the Fight Less, Love More Course .
The online virtual format felt like all the couples and course leader were in one room together.
It was great and we didn’t have to leave our home. Taking this course was one of the best things we ever did for our marriage!” – John and Melissa N., Coloma, MI
” We have seen the results, now anytime we disagree on something we have a way to discuss it that brings results not frustration. A great class.” – Meredith and Tom, KS
“This class was amazing! It gave us the chance to openly acknowledge and confront actual situations that we have with each other in a way that gives respect. We’ve been married for twenty three years but every couple, however long they’ve been married, should learn the concepts that this class offers. It would be great for engaged couples too. Thank you Family Dynamics and Laurie Puhn for such an amazing class.” – Dawn and Steve, OK
“This class really did help us to fight less and love more. It was great to learn the different kinds of conversations and have examples of them to read and learn from. Then to try them out and see how well they worked is helping my husband and I in a number of ways. Thanks it is a great class!” – Wendy and Mike, OH
“We think this is a perfect starter class for your marriage, we wish we had learned these conversation styles before we were married, would have stopped a lot of stupid arguments. It was an easy and actually fun course to take.” – Marty and Lynn, TX
Bestselling author, Harvard lawyer and couples mediator Laurie Puhn of Laurie Puhn Communications, in partnership with the non-profit Marriage Dynamics Institute, bring you powerful communication and conflict resolution tools in the Fight Less, Love More Course. Based on her book Fight Less, Love More: 5-Minute Conversations to Change Your Relationship without Blowing Up or Giving In, this nationwide course teaches couples the vital skills needed to grow lasting love. In each of the nine one-hour classes, you will experience the benefit of using the 5-Minute Conversations to avoid and reduce conflict, increase appreciation, intimacy and respect, give a perfect apology and create a personalized daily communication routine that will keep your marriage strong and healthy for a lifetime. Whether you are a couple who wants to enrich your marriage, or are engaged to be married, or seeking to keep love alive, this step-by-step course is perfect for you.
Class Session Topics Include:
Tame Rudeness & Inspire Appreciation
Be More Lovable & Criticize with Influence
Short-Circuit Arguments & How to Have a Good Fight
Kick Start Intimacy & Deter Cheating
Control Overreactions & Negotiate for Love
Reject Stubbornness & Disarm the Know-it-All
Keep It Confidential & Awaken Your Silent Mate
Orchestrate the Perfect Apology & Be Optimistic
How the Course Works:
Guided Resources: Fight Less, Love More Leader book, Student Workbooks and DVD. Utilizing these resources with a facilitator, which can be YOU learning the material for the first time, couples examine communication problems and hidden patterns of interaction while learning new concepts about relationships and specific conflict resolution and verbal skills to enhance love, respect, appreciation, compassion and intimacy.
Guided Activities: Each week, couples complete a series of assignments that reinforce the lesson learned the week before and introduce new concepts for the week ahead. In class, couples practice using the new verbal skills in 5-minute conversations and receive positive feedback from peers.
Guided Questions: Weekly, the group meets to discuss and apply the skills taught in that week’s lesson. Throughout the course, the group helps reinforce new verbal skills and support the growth of all the couples.
Guided Group Interaction: Through interacting with other couples who are learning and challenging themselves too, a unique support and accountability system occurs. The varying personalities and life experiences of the group creates stimulating discussions and an encouraging environment for change. By the end of the course, you and your spouse have come together to create a new, more fulfilling way of living, loving and understanding each other. You now have the skills to fight less and love more every day.…