Relationships are the most exciting, infuriating, wondrous, frustrating, loving, annoying parts of our lives! They just happen to also provide us with the greatest possibilities for where our lives can go. I created this group because talking to people about relationships is my passion. It's why I became a coach.
When we talk about the relationships in our lives, whether they be our marriages, work relationships, relationship to money or success or failure, this is where we paint a picture of who we are in the world, where we belong and what we see as possible or not possible. There is no place that you can help someone more than if you help them with their relationships. There's no place we can learn more than in our relationships. And that is what we are going to do. Help each other with our relationships and learn. We'll support each other, offer our own wisdom and often just listen, because our relationships are also where we hide our concerns, fears and secrets. Just offering someone the chance to be heard can be the greatest gift.
We will be discussing our own lives. This is not about TV relationships, celebrities or other distant projections. It's about what we know best, what we are going through and have been through ourselves.
My job is to moderate the conversation and introduce concepts from the world of relationship coaching. I will stay out of the way as much as I can, because communication is the number one medium for relationship, so we all might as well practice it together. The real meat of our group will be created by YOU. Without you, there's no conversation. So, bring your life, your appetite for conversation and your desire to support others and spend a few hours with us.
Another wish is for this group to be populated by equal parts men and women. YourTango, the leading relationship advice site on the net estimates that 88% of their readership is women. Men are in relationships, too and the lack of conversation in the male community on the relationships of their lives gives us great material to work with. If you are a man reading this PLEASE join, because what you have to say and learn about relationships makes a difference for everyone, especially the women in the group.
Obviously, we'll need to observe strict confidentiality, so we can trust each other with such a sensitive part of our lives.
Thanks for your interest. I am also available for one-on-one, couple/partnership or small group work in my private practice. This meetup group is meant as a community resource and a chance to do what I love with as many people as want to join the conversation and to do it in my backyard. I myself am a resident of Chevy Chase, DC.