I get it. Relationships are hard.

The thing that’s supposed to bring you the most joy brings you the most pain and stress. You fight, you can’t communicate, you fall out of love, maybe you resort to name calling or worse. And it all leaves you feeling anxious or lonely, mad or disconnected. 

Sometimes you imagine that if they just changed, everything would be better. If your boss or your wife or your kids just magically changed, your problems would go away. But in your quiet moments, you’re afraid you’re broken. Maybe you feel helpless or hopeless. 

But you’re not a bad person. It’s just that no one ever taught you the fundamental skills to building and maintaining healthy, happy relationships.  

But you can learn those skills here. 

You’re tired of repeating the same old cycle. When your relationship started you were so hopeful, but now you wish all your problems would go away. Maybe you feel like quitting.

Don’t give up!

You can transform your relationships from painful to joyful in 30 days. Rekindle feelings of warmth and connection from the comfort of your home for less than the price of one therapy session. 

I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and I’ve condensed the most essential skills I’ve taught in thousands of therapy sessions into one course. 

You are going to learn how to communicate in a way that transforms conflict into connection. Spoiler alert: it’s not by letting yourself get walked on. I teach you how to be real, to express yourself, and find true safety in healthy, happy relationships. You’re going to learn to communicate clearly.

Your relationship should be a place where you feel safe and sheltered from the stress of the world, but somehow that place got distorted into the most stressful part of your life. In 30 days you’re going to learn how to develop a close, vulnerable, real, safe place inside yourself and in your relationships.

You are not broken. 

Have you ever looked at someone else, watched them with their friends or their spouse and seen how happy they are, and wished that you had that too? You may even wonder “What’s wrong with me?” 

I’ve been there. And I can’t say that all my relationships are perfect now, but I can say that when I want to fix them, I know where to start. And I’ll walk with you every step of the way. 

Get ready, because in 30 days your relationships are going to be completely different.

How the course is set up:

This course is practical and easy to access. Every section has a 10-Minute Video, a brief workbook activity, and then what I call homework.

Homework is all about taking a little action every day to strengthen and improve your relationships. It might be something like expressing appreciation or looking through some old memories.

Each exercise is designed to transform your relationship from painful to joyful. And they take less than 30 minutes a day!

You can improve your relationships from the comfort of your own home for less than the cost of one therapy session. This course includes:

  • Condensed skills designed for quick learning
  • Researched-backed education
  • Daily sessions that take less than 30 minutes a day
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • Bonus sections on identifying abuse, setting healthy boundaries, additional resources and more

Who this course is for:

Anyone who wants to improve their relationships, whether it’s with your spouse, family members, friends, parents, or children. This course leans slightly toward improving marriages, but the skills taught can apply to almost everyone.  

*This course is not therapy or a replacement for individualized counseling. It is also not appropriate for someone in an abusive relationship. If you are in physical danger, please contact the National Domestic Abuse Hotline https://www.thehotline.org/ or check out my free preview section "Who this Course is For" in the curriculum to learn more.

About your Instructor

Hi, I'm Emma McAdam. I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and I love helping people change. I know that understanding mental health can be confusing and stressful. I also know that there’s hope! Your brain is wired to change, and deep healing is possible. My mission is to walk with people through that process. 

I make mental health skills more accessible through YouTube videos and online courses. Therapy in a Nutshell is built around the idea that small and simple steps can turn into massive change and growth. I don’t just help people get feeling better; I help people get better at feeling. 

I’ve been working in the field of change and growth since 2004. I got my Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Utah State University, and I’m currently licensed in the state of Utah. I’ve worked in settings like juvenile corrections, wilderness therapy programs, residential treatment centers, and outpatient therapy.

Communication Skills

Learn to be assertive

Set healthy boundaries

Let go of blame

Give and receive feedback

Identify and eliminate the 4 horsemen

Use a softened startup

Bring Back Joy and Fall Back in Love

Grow love and affection

Increase appreciation

Have a 5:1 positivity ratio

Learn and use the 5 love languages

Communicate shared values

Repair Hurts and Resolve Conflict

Soothe stress


Create safety

Manage Emotional Flooding

This Course Is Education, Not Therapy

The information in this course is taught by a professional licensed therapist but is not therapy. The information in this course is for education and is not meant to replace actual therapy or instructions given by a personal therapist. It's an additional tool to learn mental health skills but is best used under the care of a local professional therapist.

This course is not medical advice. Please consult your primary care physician, therapist, or other mental health professional for individualized medical advice.

Course Curriculum

  Introduction to the Course
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  Week 1: Remembering the Positive, Seeing the Good.
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  Week 2: Fostering Joy by Expressing Appreciation
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  Week 3: Building Connection
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  Week 4: Making Repairs
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  Wrap up
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You're Going to Love This!

I can't wait to hear about how your world changes when your relationships improve!

Make sure to send me a note telling me about all the amazing changes you make! And feel free to ask any questions!