Come share ideas, techniques, and resources for how psychotherapists can help people enhance their intimate relationships. This group is for mental health professionals and anyone else who relishes enthusiastic in-depth discussions of clinical theory and practice.

Each meeting starts with a presentation, after which we discuss the topic and socialize.

Past topics:

  • What predicts divorce?
  • Using behavior modification techniques to improve your relationship
  • Three kinds of love: infatuation, lust, and long-term bonding
  • Attachment theory and attachment therapy
  • Useful ways to understand emotional and physical abuse
  • A brief history of couples therapy

Future topics:

  • Passion in long-term relationships: Why does it fade, and how can it be rekindled?
  • Using relationship therapy to treat "individual" problems such as depression and alcoholism
  • The first three floors of Gottman's Sound Relationship House
  • The risks of using insurance to pay for couples therapy


Note: This group respects all forms of consensual intimate relationships.

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Recent Meetups

  • March 24, 2012 · 1:00 PM

    Train Your Perfect Partner: Behavior Modification in Relationships

    21 Members | 5.00 5.005

    Many people use "the worst behavior-mod program ever" in relationships. Learn what they do wrong, and what techniques more effectively bring out the best in a partner.... Learn more
  • February 25, 2012 · 1:00 PM

    Polyamory: More Partners, New Challenges

    18 Members | 4.50 4.505

    As polyamory (consensual non-monogamy) becomes more common, therapists encounter new relationship issues. Join us as we discuss the challenge and inspiration of working... Learn more
  • January 28, 2012 · 1:00 PM

    What Predicts Divorce?

    19 Members | 5.00 5.005

    From a 15-minute conversation early in a marriage, experts can predict with over 90% accuracy if the couple will divorce within six years. Join us as we discuss what... Learn more
  • December 10, 2011 · 1:00 PM

    Is It Abuse?

    11 Members | 4.50 4.503

    When is a relationship abusive? Such behavior can be hard to recognize in clients, in partners, and in ourselves. Join us as we explore this issue with Eric, who has... Learn more
  • October 29, 2011 · 1:00 PM

    Reflective Sand Tray for Couples

    7 Members | 4.00 4.001

    Reflective Sand Tray is an intuitive, experiential way to explore relationship dynamics using small figures and objects in a box of sand. Join us for an entertaining,... Learn more
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  • New Member
    KT KT­ joined
    April 4
    "Would anything I say here be analyzed?"
  • New Member
    Courtney Courtney­ joined
    March 29
    "Mental health practitioner and researcher interested in professional networking and development"
  • New Member
    Whatever Gyrl Whatever Gyrl joined
    December 21
    Whatever Gyrl
    "I'm an LICSW in Boston."
  • New Member
    Nellie Nellie­ joined
    November 5
    "My name is Nellie Booth, and I'm a 20-year-old college student from Marblehead, MA. I find psychology fascinating and would love to have the chance to observe and, perhaps, participate in group discussions."
  • New Member
    William Sharp William Sharp joined
    September 23
    William Sharp
    "I am a psychoanalyst in private practice in Brookline Village. I see children and adults as well as couples and groups with a modern analytic frame."
  • New RSVP
    Eric Albert Eric Albert RSVPed Yes­ for Relationshi­ps: A User's­ Guide
    September 4
  • New Member
    Daniel Rodriguez Daniel Rodriguez joined
    July 30
    Daniel Rodriguez
    "Spanish mental health counselor who recently moved to Massachusetts"
  • New Member
    Laurie Davis Laurie Davis joined
    February 6, 2013
    Laurie Davis
    "I'm Laurie Davis, the founder of eFlirt Expert. I'm an online dating coach looking to help people find Love at First Click!"
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