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Take The First Step Toward A Better Relationship What’s Involved in This Program?

The same-gender version of the OurRelationship® program is a LGBTQ+ affirming online relationship program. Many same-gender couples feel they are not represented in the relationship services available to them. Thus, we designed this version to provide couples like you with a program that is inclusive, affirming, accessible, and culturally-sensitive to the needs of members of the LGBTQ+ community.

In this program, you and your partner will work together on online activities to solve relationship issues you’re experiencing such as communication, intimacy, and trust concerns. The program will also help you consider how discrimination and lack of support from family / colleagues affect your relationship. You can complete these activities on your schedule using your phone, computer, or tablet. You’ll also have five 20‐minute calls with a program coach – calls can be scheduled during the day, evenings, or weekends.

Benefits of the Free Program

The free program is funded by a grant from the US Administration for Children and Families and designed to support same gender couples.

If you qualify for the free program, you’ll have regular calls with a program coach – daytime, evening, and weekend times are available. We’ll also send you gift cards to Amazon, Walmart, or Target worth $150 per couple for completing the program and filling out online research surveys. For more information, click here.

Confirm You Qualify to Receive Our Program for Free

Low-Cost Relationship Support Program

If you or your partner do not want to be a part of the research study that is required for the free program, you can choose to pay for the program.

You have the option to join a fully self-guided version of the program for $50, or one that includes four sessions with a relationship coach for $199.

Start with Coach: $199 Start Self-Guided: $50

If you would prefer to do this program on your own, we offer a version that is specifically tailored for individuals.

How it Works In Four Simple Steps

Step 1 – Complete an Online Survey

Before you start the program, you and your partner will both fill out an online survey. It will have questions about you as an individual as well as about your relationship.

Step 2 – Get Started

Once you’re registered, you can begin to explore the program(s) available to you. If you are signed up for the free program, or the paid program with a relationship coach, you’ll be able to schedule your first coaching session when you register.

Step 3 – Learn and Grow

As you go through the program, you will have lessons to complete on your own. After you’ve finished a section, you and your partner will come together to talk about what you’ve learned. If you’re working with your coach, you’ll have four more 20-minute calls (usually about one per week). The coach will help you apply the online content to your own relationship.

Step 4 – Put In The Time

Our programs can deliver real results, but it won’t happen overnight. Generally, these programs take between 8-10 hours to complete over the course of 5-8 weeks. Throughout the program, we will teach you new ways to communicate and identify changes to strengthen your relationship as a couple. We are confident that your relationship will improve after you and your partner have completed our program.

Same-Sex Couples have experienced improvements in the following:

  • Communication problems / too many arguments
  • Emotional distance or lack of love
  • Lack of trust or infidelity/cheating
  • Fights about money, parenting, or other specific topics
  • Difficulty recovering from painful events in the past
  • And many others

Watch one couple’s experience using the OurRelationship program – as seen on CBS news.

Does My Partner Have To Do This Program With Me?

Our research has shown that these programs are most effective when both partners work on their relationship together. This is one of the reasons that the grant-funded program requires couples to complete the program together.

If you would rather do the program on your own, you may be interested in our individual program.

If you’re not sure if your partner is willing to do this program with you, try the following ideas:

  • Present it as a way to improve your relationship — not your partner.
  • Remember to talk about how important your relationship is to you and that you’re invested in making it better.
  • Encourage your partner to think about things he/she wants to change in your relationship – this program is a perfect opportunity to make that happen.
  • If you’re worried your partner will feel cornered, write him/her a note, or email the site to your partner to look over.

Outcomes

You may be thinking, “This program sounds good, but how do I know it really works?” Good question! There are many online programs that promise incredible results, so what makes our program different?

  • Unlike other programs, ours has been tested in several nationwide, randomized trials with more than 5,000 couples.
  • 94% of participants were satisfied with our program.
  • 97% of participants would recommend us to a friend.
  • Our program has also helped to improve symptoms such as depression and anxiety.

Read one of our studies

It was very helpful, and I feel like I learned how to better communicate with my partner.

I was very happy that [the program] encouraged us to be aware of how LGBT stressors might impact our relationship while letting us focus on our specific core issue.

It was very helpful to us! We talked about things we probably never would have if it wasn’t for this program. We also learned things about one another we didn't know before.

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You’ll get access to all of our online tools so you can learn new skills and start building a better relationship.

Start with Coach: $199 Self-Guided: $50

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Supported by the Administration for Children and Families

Funding for this project was approved by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. Grant Number: 90ZB0019. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or the Administration of Children and Families.

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