“The best gift you can give your kids is a strong relatIONship BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR SPOUSE.”

Teaching couples how to deepen their connection and more effectively resolve conflict through leading Gottman-based Relationship Workshops throughout the Triangle area of NC and the USA.

Hi! I’M Ali Parnell.

I teach couples how to deepen their connection, resolve conflict more effectively and create deeper meaning in their relationship using sound, relationship based research and principles.  

I do this by leading 2 in-person workshops for couples:

The “7 Principles for Making Marriage Work” Workshop:

This is a comprehensive workshop based on over 40 years of relationship research that benefits all types of couples (not just married). You will learn how to deepen your friendship with your partner, how to resolve conflict more effectively, how to process an argument after the fact, how to create meaningful rituals that build on your values along with so much more!

This workshop is hands-on where you and your partner get to put into practice the skills and concepts you are learning. (Don’t worry! There are no group exercises, only exercises for the two of you!) Learn More about the 7 Principles Workshop…

The “Bringing Baby Home” Workshop: 

The Bringing Baby Home workshop is one of the ONLY researched-based workshops designed for new parents and parent-to-be. Based on over 40 years of relationship research, this one of a kind workshop will equip you and your partner to make the transition to parenthood as a strong family unit, strengthening your bond to each other and your baby. You will learn how to  address some of the most common problems that arise when you have a new baby, how to connect with your baby as a couple, how to deepen your intimacy and so much more!

This workshop is hands-on where you and your partner get to put into practice the skills and concepts you are learning as we go. (Don’t worry! There are no group exercises, only exercises for the two of you!) Learn more about the Bringing Baby Home Workshop…

I run these in-person workshops throughout the Triangle area of North Carolina (my home base) as well as throughout the USA.

Ali is fantastic. I had breakthroughs with her that I haven’t had in YEARS of therapy. If you’re a Mom of young children and you’re dealing with emotional outbursts and feelings of inadequacy, shame, and guilt- you NEED Ali. Don’t walk- run towards her.”

Allana Robinson

Parenting Coach