Here's What You Get
- 1Online Video Course - Get immediate access!
- 2Support from our TMF Certified Counselors
- 3Bonus - Breaking The Cycle (eBook) - The marriage manual!
Remember, the bonus is yours to keep, just for trying the course!
Step #1: Select The Plan That Fits Your Needs
100% GuaranteeD for 90 Days!
90 Day Guarantee: You have a full 90 days to work through the course with no risk. Most couples start seeing positive results within the first few weeks, sometimes within days. The course takes about 2 months of part time study on your own schedule. However you get a full 90 days to evaluate it. If you decide it's not for you, just contact us for a full refund of your payment.
The Marriage Foundation is a non-profit organization
Our only agenda is to help your marriage. We are supported by large corporations and individuals who truly care about your family.
What is your success rate?
Our system has a proven track record of being the most effective means by which individuals or couples can heal their marriages efficiently, quickly, and inexpensively. Over 90% of our clients have had great success in rebuilding their marriage stronger than ever. Read our reviews.
Why? Because we empower our clients with an education on how to properly manage their marriage from top to bottom. We don't want you to have to keep going to a traditional counselor every time an issue comes up. Our clients become equipped to gracefully handle any challenge long before it becomes an issue.
The Marriage Foundation has been around for 15 years, with thousands of clients in over 30 countries. Our system is very effective and we want to completely remove any and all concerns you may have about trying it.
We give you a full 90 days to decide if it is right for you. There is no fine print. However if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to our customer service so we can answer them right away.
How does the process work?
- When you sign up, you'll immediately be taken to your private dashboard so you can start reviewing the course and start improving your marriage.
- Over the next 10 weeks, you'll continue to receive new lessons. Keep studying, write in to our counselors, and apply what you are learning to your marriage.
- Enjoy your new, happy marriage.
Want To Know More? Reviews & Frequently Asked Questions
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What's the difference between the couple's and individual courses?
Our founder likes to say, "Marriage is something you do individually, together." There is no couple's course, nor any group exercises. What will make all the difference in your marriage is what you as an individual learn. So, we have two independent courses: one for men, one for women. The principles taught in each are the same, but in a way most applicable to each gender.
We offer a couple's bundle, which is simply both the men's and women's courses for a significantly cheaper price.
Can we upgrade to the couple's bundle later?
Yes, absolutely. At any time, we can upgrade you from an individual course to the couple's bundle for the current price difference, so you can take advantage of the couple's discount.
Just contact customer service and let us know you'd like to upgrade.
How do my spouse and I both access the course?
If you are looking at the couple's bundle, you will sign up for the program with one email address. That email and your chosen password are the credentials you and your spouse will share to log in to our website.
Once logged in, you'll see both courses available on your dashboard. There's nothing secret in the other course. We teach the same principles in each, but they are taught in ways much more applicable to each specific gender.
On your account page, you can add your spouse's name and email. This adds them to the drop down on the contact us page so our counselors can respond directly to them should they write in.
What situations can you help?
Many of our clients came from a long string of ineffective counselors. Other clients had been turned away by counselors because their problems seemed too difficult. Yet in the end their marriages were saved with our methods. We've helped couples in all of the following situations and more:
- Cheating and emotional affairs
- Lack of intimacy
- Fallen out of love
- Constant fighting, nagging, criticism
- Lazy, depressed, or withdrawn spouses
- On the brink of divorce or separation
- Resenting your spouse
- Poor communication
- Verbal and emotional abuse
Are there situations you can't help?
We can usually help couples that other professionals can't or won't help. There are however some unfortunate circumstances where we may not be able to help:
1) If there is abuse, where you or your children are in danger, we do not recommend you stay in the home. Get away from the abuser and into a safe environment. However, we have seen couples move back in together when it is safe to do so.
2) If you or your spouse are abusing drugs or alcohol, realize that chronic abuse of any substance is never good when you want to make positive change. Individual efforts are much easier without the burdensome effects caused by drugs and alcohol. Our system will certainly help a lot with your marriage, even in this situation, but please seek professional help to address the addictions.
3) If your wife has left the home and is involved with another man, we've not been able to save marriages in this situation. It is different if the husband leaves due to different motivations causing the separation. We've had determined wives attract their husbands home, even after they had been living with younger women for months. However when a woman leaves, she usually leaves with her heart. Men, if this is your situation, our system might help you interact more positively with her and your children, but sadly we cannot offer hope for a full recovery. Please read the Men's FAQ for more information.
For all other circumstances, we can help. Your relationship is unique and the problems you are facing probably seem pretty complex and huge. But in our experience they are all easily resolvable if you fix the right things. If you focus on the symptoms (i.e. the cheating or fighting), you'll never resolve the real problems and fix the marriage. If you have any questions about your unique situation, feel free to contact our counselors.
How long will it take to save my marriage?
Most people experience individual results in days. Definite marriage improvements might take from days to weeks, though some difficult cases might take longer. Once you're past the trouble zone, your marriage will continue to improve from there. Many of our clients tell us that even years later, their marriages are still getting better day after day.
Our courses are delivered over two months. Every week you'll receive new lessons for you to study and practice in your marriage. Just follow the course, apply the principles, and you'll see for yourself within the first two months (though usually the first week) that our system is working. Our 90 day guarantee covers you in case you aren't sure right away.
The course structure was designed by our founder, Paul Friedman, who personally trained hundreds of clients. He found there are some key lessons like the S.E.W. technique that you must learn and use every day in your marriage to effect a permanent recovery.
However we get emails all the time from students who really took the system seriously. After starting the course, they use the S.E.W. technique in all aspects of life, they apply the new concepts and methods of thinking. Things move very quickly for them. Often they write to us something like, "My husband says he likes the new me, but are you sure it will last? How do I convince him I've changed?"
Opening your eyes is the big first step. Establishing the new habits is the next big step, but we assure you, if you stick with it, your marriage will permanently change. Your spouse will be convinced over time and often will join you in making improvements.
Does it really work even if only one spouse uses the system?
Yes absolutely. This is unique about our system, and once you understand the principles we teach, and why marriages succeed or fail, you'll see for yourself it makes complete sense.
Even if only one of you is willing to learn and apply these principles (regardless of who committed the errors), that one can still enjoy the benefits of an incredible marriage. Time and time again, we see one spouse start their course, all fighting stops, peace descends on their home, our student becomes happier than ever, and their spouse starts wondering what happened. The buttons they used to push no longer work, the arguments never come. Their spouse often becomes interested in how they can participate in making their marriage amazing.
We've had cases such as a husband left the home to move in with a younger woman. But the wife was not willing to give up. She took the course, eliminated all fighting and negative interactions with her husband, forgave and loved him (a tough pill to swallow for sure, but she wanted a happy marriage, not to blame her spouse) and after several months he moved back home. They rebuilt a wonderful marriage from that point on. We can't promise results like this to everyone, but we have seen some amazing miracles.
My spouse is the problem. How can I fix them?
Many clients come to us with this question. You already know from your own experiences that people only truly change when they make the effort themselves.
Very often when a spouse makes a mistake, the impulse to react negatively is strong. However this reaction is nearly as destructive for your marriage as the initial mistake, because it perpetuates the cycle of negative reactions (fights, cold shoulders, yelling, etc). Surely you've already seen this happen, over and over again in your marriage.
We have found a way to break this cycle and teach you how in our system. Learning this is essential for a happy marriage.
You must learn to stop the impulse that drives your negative reactions. After this, when your spouse makes a mistake, you can respond with love and wisdom. We do not teach you to become a doormat. Instead, we teach you how to respond from an empowered place where you can choose the action that is best for your marriage, rather than respond from a hurt, victim, or emotional place.
When you have changed your own attitudes and behaviors, you will see a marked improvement in how your spouse reacts to you. When you respond only with love, it's very hard for them to put up a fight or continue making mistakes.
Is your course religious or from a religious organization?
The Marriage Foundation is not affiliated with any other organization, religious or otherwise. We have clients in 27 different countries from all faiths and none. We have clients referred to us by pastors, rabbis, and other religious leaders who have reviewed our materials. Our principles, books and courses are practical, not religious and work for all religious, spiritual, and secular marriages.
Here is a summary of the "spiritual" tenets discussed in our system:
No one can deny that we have a consciousness. Religious circles call this a soul. Same thing.
Marriage counseling, based in western psychology, believes that we are an organism: a body and brain that has developed consciousness as a result of its chemical processes.
Our courses are based in eastern psychology which believes that we are a consciousness that possesses a body and mind. Evolution isn't denied, it's just that we are not biology, we are consciousness inhabiting biology.
How we got here is for religions to decide. We don't care unless it is useful for your marriage. However this fundamental difference in marriage help derives from the question of what we are, which is critically important for your marriage.
If you ARE a body, then your consciousness is a perpetual victim of the emotions and habits that drive 90% or more of your actions. You have no control over your life. Love is just a chemical that comes and goes solely as a response to outward stimuli or inward chemical reactions. You are simply a pinball being bounced around as your emotional triggers fire all day long.
However if you ARE a consciousness, though most of our actions are still driven by emotions and habits, we can separate ourselves from them because we are not them. They are our possessions. They are like wild horses driving our chariot. If in our whole life, we've never controlled the reins, the horses fight when we start to drive. But with the right process and patience, we can rein in our emotions and habits.
Because we regard humans as a consciousness or a soul, we regard marriage as a union between souls seeking to exchange Love, rather than between organisms seeking to experience chemical highs. In our system we use the words consciousness and soul, and God and Love interchangeably. However we don't preach any dogma. We don't care what you believe as to how we got here or where we are going. You don't even have to take our word for any of it. Unlike religion, everything we teach is provable through your own experience, in your own life.
We maintain that trying to fix your marriage without exercising any control over your emotions, mind, and expressions is futile. So being just an organism permanently and hopelessly subject to outward stimuli and chemistry will never make your marriage work.
However approaching your marriage as a "spiritual union" between two consciousnesses has proven very effective. It provides a useful conceptual model even atheists can accept. Now we are beings who naturally love but that expression gets blocked by bad mental habits like yelling, criticism, and other negative emotional reactions. Once we learn to control them, our natural love can flow freely.
Which conceptual model resonates most profoundly with you? Are you the result of a chemical reaction; an organism subject entirely to (and not responsible for) your own biology? Or are you a consciousness with free will that has the ability (and responsibility) to manage your own emotions and mind so you can freely love your spouse? If you are comfortable at least working within the latter conceptual model, then you'll have no problem using our system.
If you want a happy marriage, give our approach a shot. We can show you how to have an incredibly happy marriage, regardless of your religious beliefs. However feel free to contact one of our counselors if you would like to discuss this topic further.
Is TMF a non-profit or for-profit organization?
The Marriage Foundation was established in California in 2009 as a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit organization. We are registered as Global Foundation For Marriage, dba The Marriage Foundation.
Prior to founding the organization, Paul Friedman had been developing and testing his marriage saving material through his private practice, beginning in 2003. He established the foundation so we could spread this very necessary instruction worldwide, hence the name Global Foundation For Marriage.
If you would like to participate in our cause, purchase our books or video course and improve your marriage. Create a good example for your kids, and tell others about us. You can also provide a tax-deductible donation, which helps out tremendously.