As a couple, my husband and I enjoyed a vibrant social life, romantic getaways, daily walks and talks, parenting, and travel. Despite having so much going for us, we were on the verge of divorce in 2002.
Once on the other side of our crisis, our marriage was not just intact but thriving. I started talking to family and friends about what my husband and I had learned. I witnessed their relationships improving because of the information that I was sharing with them. In order to reach more singles and couples, I decided to create a website, blog, give talks, write relationship books, and develop an innovative curriculum called Loving For Keeps.
I wrote Le Budget Envelope Game: Get More Cash Flow In Your Relationship because a component of my relationship curriculum is about money. Understanding money is key to a successful relationship. My other two books, How to Save Your Relationship…From Yourself: Myth-Busting Guide to Successful Love and Hot Relationship Topics: Secrets of an Extraordinary Relationship are also part of my Loving For Keeps classes.
For over a decade I have been a relationship teacher, author, and speaker. I meet my students in all kinds of locations — at retreat and community centers, spas, bars, health clubs, cafes, corporations and nonprofits, private homes, conferences, therapists’ offices, and even grocery stores. I also teach virtually anywhere in the world. Everyone, young and old, wants to know how to have a fantastic romantic relationship. Don’t you?
Change your life by getting some relationship education. My husband and I didn’t break up; we got educated, which means that we now understand our relationship in new ways. After more than forty years together, we’re happier than ever.
Some of the places where I’ve taught relationship myth-busting classes are:
- The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn Spa
- Coaches’ Corner Fitness Center
- The Institute of Noetic Sciences
- Sebastopol Cultural Community Center
- The Angela Center
- Coffee Catz
- Hopmonk Tavern
- Osmosis Sanctuary and Spa
- Guayaki Cafe
- Sonoma County Library
- Many Rivers Bookstore
- Luther Burbank Housing
- Parenting and Family Festival
I’ve lived, raised my son, and worked in Sebastopol, CA since 1991. Check out the pages of exciting testimonials that my students and therapists have written about the Loving for Keeps concepts.
Melissa Smith Baker
Smith College, BA
University of Rhode Island, MA
Loving for Keeps concepts will help you understand your relationship in new and exciting ways.
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