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The Science of Intimate Relationships
30 years of scientific research has provided dramatic insights into the habits of successful couples. We know that people who are good at getting others to treat them well possess very specific relationship habits and emotional skills. The quality of your relationships (and your life) may depend on you knowing what they are!
In this seminar you’ll learn
* The 5 habits of successful couples.
* The 4 patterns that predict divorce.
* The primary difference between men and women in intimate relationships.
* Why your sex life is a good “relationship barometer.”
* Why most of the things couples fight about are NOT SOLVABLE.
* Why marriage counselling often doesn’t work.
Sig Taylor is a sought after international speaker offering top-notch keynotes, seminars and workshops on various topics. Always informative and entertaining he receives rave reviews everywhere he goes. With his depth of experience as a couples therapist, marriage counsellor and Corporate Coach, Sig has spoken to thousands over the past 25 years. Sig’s dynamic presentations always inspire couples to want to discover the keys to building successful relationships – and successful lives.
For more information on booking Sig please contact (403) 237-7501 or 888-237-7522 or via email at email@example.com.
For Media interviews and expert commentary please contact Sig Taylor at (403) 237-7501 or Toll Free: 888-237-7522 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A sampling of Sig’s expert commentary in the news!
Calgary Herald. “Three Ways to Affair-Proof Your Marriage.” Sarah McGinnis
1. Stay Connected: Couples who disconnect emotionally are the most vulnerble to affairs.
2. Set Boundaries: You can love your spouse and be deeply attached to them and be attracted to someone else, even if you’re in a good marriage. Avoid situations that provided opportunities for affairs.
3. Get Your Needs Met: Women’s primary needs are affection, conversation, honesty, financial support and family commitment. Men’s primary needs are: sex, a recreational companion, an attractive spouse and admiration.
Globe & Mail. “Made-for-TV Marriage cancelled in 10 days.” Alexandra Gill
The whole spectacle may have made many people cringe, but Calgary Marriage Counselor Sig Taylor said there are “fabulous” lessons to be learned. The whole setup was about a fairy princess meeting her knight in shining amour. “That’s a myth,” Mr. Taylor said yesterday. But he pointed out that many people still believe in such myths and continue to marry for money or prestige. “This should be a lesson for all of us about what doesn’t work,” he said. And if Mr. Rockwell came to him for advice, Mr. Taylor said he wouldn’t hesitate to tell him the hard truth: “They didn’t have a chance.”
Macleans. “Love & Marriage.” Ruth Atherley, Chris Wood, Susan McClelland.
“If you want to look at what is going on in your relationship, look at your sex life – it won’t lie to you, ” advises Sig Taylor, a Calgary marriage counselor. “It’s barometer, and it’s usually the last thing to go. If couples get to the point where there is no sexuality anymore, the relationship is pretty much dead.”
Reader’s Digest. “Five Ways to Keep Passion Alive.” Elinor Florence.
“It’s almost impossible to kiss someone passionately if you’re mad at him,” says Calgary marriage and family therapist, Sig Taylor. “Resentment kills romance.” So does dirty fighting, with tactics like bullying, screaming, interrupting, threatening, storming out of the room, psychoanalyzing your partner by making comments such as “You’re just like your mother.”
But a couple mustn’t avoid all confrontation, says Taylor. Clearing the air regularly, using some rules for fair fighting, will eliminate grievance before they start getting in the way of romance.
Together for just three years, Christina Mack & James Turnbull of Calgary had so many receptive, hurtful arguments about money that some night she sleep in the spare bedroom. Fearing for their future, the young couple attended a local course offered by PAIRS, an international marriage education organization, and learned how to fight fair.
“We’ve resolved a lot of our conflicts about money; we don’t let things build up. And we spend a lot more time snuggling,” says James. “Our relationship is 100% better.”
Taylor suggests couples clear the air on a regular basis. For some, once a week might be necessary; for others, once a month. Make an appointment to have a fair fight – state the issues clearly, stick to the point, and decide together how to resolve them. Couples who follow these steps are so invigorated by the release of tensions their feelings for each other are renewed.
Christina agrees, “Now that we clear the air regularly, the romance has returned to our relationship. Not long ago a bouquet of roses arrived at my office from James. Each balloon had a little something inside, like a movie ticket or a scratch-and-win ticket. I got all fluttery, the same as when we were first dating. I thought those butterflies had gone forever, but now they’ve come back.”
Explore the possibilities. Connect with your heart and Restore your relationship.