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People love love. But that does not mean we are always ready for it. Think of how nice it would be if you were born with the skills to understand relationships, to just walk right into love and know all of the "right" things to say and do.

Unfortunately, love is not that easy. If you are feeling frustrated with dating or keep finding yourself with the same type of person, this program may help.

Our Loving Bravely Course highlights the features that make a relationship healthy. You will learn the ins and outs of love and gain the insights, skills and tools you need to create a happy and healthy romantic relationship. 

Regardless of your current relationship status, our Loving Bravely Course can help you expand your relational self-awareness. This six-session educational series will help you gain an understanding of your patterns, strengths and weaknesses in intimate relationships.

Consider this program if you:

  • Find yourself repeating the same relationship problems with different partners
  • Are not over an ex and are having a hard time opening up in a new relationship
  • Are single and looking to learn the skills to find and keep a great partner
  • Are in a relationship and want to learn how to build and maintain a great connection over time

This course is open to all individuals regardless of sexual identity and relationship status.

Group Type
Day of Meeting
Thursdays in Evanston (January 10 - February 21)
6 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
The course costs $400 for six sessions and includes a copy of the bestselling book, Loving Bravely
Insurance Accepted
Self Pay

What to Expect

Based on The Family Institute's own approach, Integrative Systemic Therapy (IST) and on the bestselling book, Loving Bravely: 20 Lessons of Self-Discovery to Help You Get the Love You Want by Alexandra H. Solomon, Ph.D. LCP, our Loving Bravely Course will help you develop a deeper understanding of who you are in your romantic relationships as well as how to handle the emotional issues that emerge when you fall in love.

Here's what former students are saying about the course:

"The course allowed such a safe environment to be vulnerable. Being part of a small group with people who are open and willing to share made me want to fully engage in the process."

"I have loved every single minute of the class. It has forced me to face my truths about intimate relationships. I feel a new sense of awareness and closer to finding what I really want in a relationship."

Participant Requirements

Contact Jen Rafacz to add your name to our waiting list our upcoming Loving Bravely course in Spring 2019.


Jen Rafacz, Ph.D., CST

AASECT Certified Sex Therapist
Dr. Rafacz works with an array of individual and couple concerns. Her specialty area is sex therapy, but other common areas of treatment, for couples specifically, include addressing: desire concerns, sexual discrepancies, conflict, infidelity, nonmonogamy/polyamory and communication problems around sex.
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