Shiny Happy Marriages: What to Know Before Tying The Knot

Your New Relationship Life Insurance Policy and Survival Guide
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (18 ratings)
1,769 students

Learn the real secret of a happy marriage BEFORE taking the plunge
Learn "The Five Magic Words" to stop ANY argument
Learn what you can ACTIVELY do to help your marriage whenever needed
Learn how to USE your normal and natural defensive reactions to resolve any issue


  • There are no prerequisites to take this course.
  • We only ask that you come open-minded and ready to learn!


Learn concepts, skills, and strategies to preserve the healthy relationship you have with your fiancé or spouse.

Discover the Secrets of Healthy Relationships in this Comprehensive Step-By-Step Program.

  • Build a firm, “perma-fresh” relationship with your partner

  • Become proficient in proactive and effective conflict resolution

  • Battle the root cause of relationship issues, not your partner

  • Tame your natural defensive reactions when dealing with conflict

Learn a unique perspective of what conflict really is, as well a groundbreaking and practical approach to resolving it.

A reporter once asked a couple, “How did you manage to stay together for 65 years?” The woman replied, “We were born in a time when if something was broken we would fix it, not throw it away.”

So how do you “fix” a relationship? The goal of this course is to answer that question.

By any standard, the extent of failed and failing relationships has been at epidemic proportions for quite some time now. This is easily demonstrated by the track record of couples who took a solemn vow to stay together forever. Even with all of the initial dedication, devotion, and pressure to remain intact, around 50% of all marriages end in divorce, with the rate rising at least 10% with each subsequent marriage.

And what about all the unhappy marriages that would mercifully end if not for situational circumstances? Since they haven’t figured out how to fix their relationship with each other, many couples feel emotionally imprisoned. They stay in a troubled, often mostly sexless marriage just because they feel financially trapped, don’t want to upset or leave their children, or simply don’t want to be on their own.

Of course, deteriorating relationships do not plague only married folks. Partners in any kind of relationship will suffer the same fate until they learn the root cause of relationship issues, and how to resolve them. Although some people may instinctively understand the principles of successful conflict resolution, the vast majority of us have not been properly and effectively taught how to “fix” our relationships.

This course is a 1-hour, 10 lesson lecture with handout tests and reading assignments after each lesson.

Introduction to Course and Why It’s Important for You Right Now

How to Keep the Attraction, Respect and Trust

Resentment is Kryptonite to Your Relationship

The Secret to Healthy Relationships

What Needs to be Done to Keep Your Relationship Healthy

Our Normal & Natural “Fight or Flight” Response to Threatening Information

You’ve Got Both Pieces Now, and Can Resolve Any Issue

The Five Magic Words to Stop Any Argument

How to Train Your Egoity

What You Can Proactively Do to Help Your Relationship

Enroll now, and learn what to do if and when “problems” come up in your marriage.

By the end of this course, you will have the knowledge and tools to resolve any and all conflicts with your partner and restore your relationship, without the common roadblocks that we have all no doubt experienced. You will be provided with step-by-step instructions on zeroing in on the real causes of relationship problems, and how to pull them up the roots!

The ideal student for this course is anyone who wants to fully understand the real causes of relationship problems and how to get rid of them effectively. As the issues are resolved, the attraction, trust, and respect you have for your partner are naturally restored. There are no requirements necessary to enroll. We only ask that you come open-minded and ready to learn.

After learning and applying the simple yet powerful lessons, you will be able to look at detoxifying your relationship in the same way as cleaning your kitchen, without sweeping any issue under the rug. No compromises, no sacrifices, and no forgiveness needed. You will learn how to simply remove the toxic barrier that naturally develops between you and your partner over time, restoring and even enhancing the initial attraction, trust, and respect.

Who this course is for:

  • This course is for engaged couples looking to get their marriage off to a great start
  • This course is for anyone interested in improving the quality of their marriage or relationship.


Certified Marriage Educator, Coach, Author
Joseph Jay Mellon
  • 4.4 Instructor Rating
  • 118 Reviews
  • 6,444 Students
  • 2 Courses

Joseph Jay Mellon is a Certified Marriage Educator (CME) through the National Marriage Centers, in association with the National Premarital Institute. He has conducted countless interactive lectures about The Melfox Method and effective conflict resolution.

With a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering, Joe is a trained problem solver with professional experience as an engineer, reconciliation specialist, and systems manager. As a plaque on his wall says, an engineer’s responsibility is to “list the questions, gather the facts, and solve the problem” – an approach that also applies strongly to his take on personal relationships.

Mellon’s passion for the subject of conflict resolution was born from a burning desire to fully understand what causes relationships to fail, and why. That desire led him on an exhaustive expedition of research and learning that became the foundation of his book, Curiosity Killed The Spat: The Melfox Method for Relationship Health through Effective Conflict Resolution.

Dump your resentment, not your relationship.
The Resentment Dumpers !
  • 4.4 Instructor Rating
  • 118 Reviews
  • 6,444 Students
  • 2 Courses

The Resentment Dumpers is an organization dedicated to helping people restore their relationships by effectively resolving conflict.

The Resentment Dumpers was born out of a burning desire to understand what went wrong in our respective intimate relationships and how to avoid the same mistakes in the future. It all started with the simple concept that resentment is the enemy, not your partner. That tiny ember grew into the raging fire of relationship comprehension we call The Melfox Method.