Accessing therapeutic resources doesn’t have to be costly or out of reach. Thrive Therapy offers workshops throughout the year to provide practical ways to manage anxiety and negative self-talk so you can stay fully engaged in your life and relationships. Please RSVP for the workshops of your choosing as seating is limited.

Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

Ever wondered what the secret is to making your couple relationship work?

Do you ever feel like you’re having trouble understanding your partner? Feel like you’re stuck, repeating the same arguments over and over again?

Or maybe things are going well, and you’d like to take your relationship to the next level…This workshop is for you!

Based on the pioneering research of Drs John and Julie Gottman, this 2-day workshop will help you and your significant other learn how to navigate conflict, increase your intimacy, and strengthen the bond of friendship that holds you together. Come and learn how to use these evidence-based principles of doing small things often to increase your relationship skills. Sadly, research indicates that couples wait six years on average before seeking help for their relationship, don’t wait until it’s too late to intervene!

This material is accessible for all couples, from all life stages; from those who have been together for 60 years to those who are just starting their relationship, all can benefit from this educational training.

Please note: While many find the 7 Principles workshop experience therapeutic, it is not intended to be couples therapy. The workshop is not suited for couples who are experiencing active addictions, significant conflict, or other mental health conditions that may prevent one or both halves of the couple from actively participating and staying present emotionally during the exercises. If you have questions about the workshop being a fit for you and your partner, please correspond with the trainers via email: [email protected]

What to expect and materials included: 

• The Seven Principles of Making Marriage Work Book by John Gottman, PhD and Nan Silver

• The Seven Principles Companion Workbook that brings users step-by-step through the interactive exercises in each chapter of The Seven Principles text

• “Love Maps” and “Open Ended Questions” card decks – these are fun intimacy builders that give couples the opportunity to deepen their friendship

• Personal support from Minnesota Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists Andy and Claire Kaehr, Gottman Leaders also clinically trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy to level 2


SATURDAY, September 25th , 2021 from 9:00 am




Andy Kaehr, MA LMFT and Claire Kaehr, MA LMFT are a married couple who are both trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy to level 2, and Gottman Leaders in the “7 Principles For Making Marriage Work and Bringing Baby Home Programs”.

Andy and Claire have over 10 years of experience in supporting couples work towards becoming reconnected, unstuck, and stronger in their relationships. They practice together at Many Sparrows LLC in the suburban Twin Cities.