What Is Relationship Coaching?

It’s *not* therapy. It’s rediscovering fun, play, and adventure in your relationship.

1/14/20243 min read

man hugging his wife
man hugging his wife

In today's fast-paced world, it's not uncommon for couples to find themselves caught up in the daily grind, losing sight of the joy, excitement, and connection that initially brought them together. Our approach to relationship coaching offers a refreshing perspective on rekindling the spark in relationships. Unlike traditional therapy or counseling, the Glassmann Family Coaching (GFC) approach focuses on helping couples rediscover the intention and meaning behind their connection.

Understanding the Need for Rediscovering Fun

According to renowned relationship expert John Gottman, extensive research reveals that a staggering 80% of couples feel that fun, play, and adventure have faded from their relationship. This loss of vitality can lead to feelings of dissatisfaction, disconnection, and even resentment. Recognizing the importance of addressing this issue, the GFC approach aims to guide couples through the process of reigniting the spark and finding joy in their relationship once again.

Citation: John Gottman, a psychologist & researcher, just finished analyzing data from forty thousand couples; 80 percent of them said that fun, play, and adventure had died in their relationship. Watch the clip, here.

The Role of a Relationship Coach

A relationship coach serves as a guide and facilitator for couples seeking to revitalize their relationship. Rather than focusing solely on the conflicts and problems within the relationship, a GFC coach helps couples shift their perspective towards rediscovering the joy and excitement of being together. Through a series of tailored exercises and conversations, couples are encouraged to explore new ways of generating intention and meaning for each other.

Rekindling Fun and Play

One of the key aspects of the GFC approach is rekindling fun and play within the relationship. Many couples may have forgotten how to have fun together or have fallen into a routine that lacks excitement. A GFC coach assists couples in identifying activities and experiences that bring joy and laughter back into their lives. By creating opportunities for shared adventures and playful interactions, couples can rediscover the joy of being in each other's company.

Embracing Adventure and Novelty

Another important element of the GFC approach is embracing adventure and novelty. Over time, relationships can become predictable and stagnant, leading to a loss of excitement. A GFC coach encourages couples to step out of their comfort zones and explore new experiences together. This could involve trying new hobbies, embarking on spontaneous trips, or engaging in activities that push boundaries. By embracing adventure, couples can inject a sense of novelty and excitement into their relationship.

Generating Intention and Meaning

At the core of the GFC approach is the concept of generating intention and meaning for each other. A GFC coach helps couples identify and articulate their individual and shared values, goals, and aspirations. By aligning their intentions and actively working towards meaningful experiences, couples can foster a deeper sense of connection and purpose. This process involves open communication, active listening, and a willingness to support each other's growth and fulfillment.

The Benefits of the GFC Approach

The GFC approach offers numerous benefits for couples seeking to reignite the spark in their relationship. By working with a GFC coach, couples can:

  • Rediscover the joy and excitement of being together

  • Improve communication and deepen emotional connection

  • Enhance intimacy and passion

  • Build a foundation of shared experiences and memories

  • Develop a sense of adventure and exploration

  • Strengthen commitment and commitment to growth

Through the GFC approach, couples can transform their relationship from one that feels stagnant and unfulfilling to one that is vibrant, playful, and full of meaning.


The GFC approach offers a unique and effective way for couples to rediscover fun, play, and adventure in their relationship. By shifting the focus towards generating intention and meaning for each other, couples can reignite the spark and create a more fulfilling and joyful partnership. With the guidance of a GFC coach, couples can embark on a journey of exploration, adventure, and shared experiences that will strengthen their bond and bring them closer together.