Love Skills for Couples

One Weekend Can Make Such a Difference!

NIRE 16We all have special, golden weekends in our lives…the special fishing trip, that perfect time at the beach, the weekend you knew this love was different….

What about a special weekend to renew and develop your love as a couple?  Two days can make all the difference in the world.

Here is what workshop particiapants say:

“The skills created such a safe environment for us to communicate that we were able to say things to each other and share hopes and hurts that we had never dreamed would be possible.”

“My husband and I experienced a quantum leap in our intimacy in this one weekend. With your help, we learned to leave our egos and our self-righteousness behind, which enabled us to connect and really communicate, almost for the first time.”

“Such a small investment of time for such a great benefit.”

These comments by attendees at a Mastering the Mysteries of Love (MML) Relationship Enhancement  Workshops® at NIRE give the heart of the story.  They talk about the benefits of  learning and practiciing skills for a lifetime of love.

Mastering the Mysteries of Love (MML) Relationship Enhancement® Workshopsare for couples who are:

Dating     Engaged     Married Remarried

Take a weekend for just the two of you to nurture your relationship.  Concentrate on nothing else. Give it all you have.   Your relationship deserves it.   It’s up to you to decide when to tend your relationship.  It’s up to us to give you the skills to keep your love alive!

Learn the secret:   Love isn’t magic, it’s skill!!

Day one you learn to fully express yourself, understand at a deep level, find and express positives, and change conflict patterns.

Day two you build on the core skills, learn effective problem solving, replace nagging with reinforcement, stop patterns of conflict, and build affection activities.

Each Mastering the Mysteries of Love workshop is small (3-8 couples), and couple discussions are private.  Workshops are intended for  couples who wish to increase overall relationship satisfaction and for couples who want to begin to open channels of caring and love in their relationship.

Time - Day One – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; Day Two – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Information on discounted hotel room rates for those visiting from out of town are available upon registration.  Snacks and beverages are provided; participants have lunch on their own.

Cost - $450

For current schedule, please click on Workshop Schedule.

Telephone: 301-680-8977

Fax: 502-226-7088
NIRE – Administrative Office
306 West Main Street #507
Frankfort, KY 40601

If you register by fax, e-mail,  or mail, please include your name, home and e-mail addresses, home and work phone numbers, and the dates for which you are registering.

Payment may be made either by check or credit card. Registrations by fax must be accompanied by a credit card number.  If payment is made with a credit card number, please write your name exactly as it appears on the card, the expiration date and your signature.

Workshop Leaders

All workshop leaders are certified as Couples Relationship Enhancement® Program Educators/Leaders.

Current staff includes:

  • Robert F. Scuka, Ph.D., M.S.W., LCSW-C, Program Director
  • Carrie Hansen, M.S.W., LCSW-C
  • Joan Liversidge, M.S., LCMFT

If you are unable to attend a Mastering the Mysteries of Love Relationship Enhancement® Workshop

1. Contact one of the other Relationship Enhancement® Centers and Institutes or consult our International Directory of RE Providers.

2. Complete NIRE’s Homestudy Program, designed for couples who wish to participate in a Mastering the Mysteries of Love Workshop in the privacy of their own home.

For those professionals, community  or faith based leaders interested in learning to conduct the Mastering the Mysteries of Love Workshops,  information is also available about NIRE’s