Has your relationship, or the relationship of someone you know, experienced an emotional or sexual affair? The Gottman Institute is offering couples greatly discounted therapy in specific geographic areas in exchange for their participation in a new study on affair recovery. Limited space available.

Once a betrayal has been discovered there are many confusing and conflicting emotional experiences for both partners. It’s hard to know where to begin when trying to recover from such a devastating event. Let us help you!

You will be able to work with a skilled, compassionate therapist in a clinical setting. Your participation in this study will not only help your relationship, it will also help other couples struggling with affair recovery. This is the first study of its kind and has the potential to change the way affair recovery is treated around the world.

This study is a collaboration between Drs. John and Julie Gottman, The Gottman Institute, Dr. Paul Peluso of Florida Atlantic University, and participating couples and therapists.

Special discounted rate!
The therapists providing treatment for this study have agreed to see couples for 50% off their regular rate.

Do you qualify for the study?

  • Couples must be willing to travel to see a therapist located in one of the cities listed below
  • Heterosexual couples must be married
  • Gay and lesbian couples must be married or in a committed relationship
  • Couples who have attended The Gottman Institute’s couples workshop, The Art and Science of Love, or received couples therapy from a Gottman-trained therapist do not qualify for this study

Do you live in a qualifying location?

Couples must be willing to travel to see a therapist located in one of the following cities.


State Cities
California Alameda, Oakland, San Carlos, San Francisco Bay, San Diego, Rancho Bernardo
Illinois Evanston, Highland Park, Northeast Chicago
Kentucky Louisville
Michigan Grand Rapids
New Jersey Montclaire/South Orange
North Carolina Charlotte
Oregon Portland
Pennsylvania Bryn Mawr, Haverford, Havertown, Villanova, Swarthmore
Texas Houston, Friendswood
Washington Edmonds, Lynwood, Mountlake Terrace, Orcas Island, Seattle



Province Cities
British Columbia Langley, Abbotsford, Suurey, New Westminster, Burnaby, Vancouver area
Ontario Simcoe, Brandtford, Paris, Hamilton, Burlington, Woodstock, Cambridge


If you and your partner are interested in participating in this study, please complete the information on the contact form and a staff member will get back in touch with you shortly. Questions may be directed to Research Director Carrie Cole here.