The "8 Ingredients of a Smart Relationship"

A research-based e-course for cultivating the relationship skills that impact our lives. No matter how much time we devote to improving ourselves, we still need the company of others to feel and be our best. From dating to marriage, parenting to the workforce, how we affect others and shape the relationships in our lives is a matter of having the skills to succeed.

Green Bay, WI, September 28, 2012 --( Smart Relationships (, a non-profit organization that focuses on teaching and promoting healthy relationship skills, announces a new eCourse, “The 8 Ingredients of a Smart Relationship.” The eCourse teaches participants how to recognize, cultivate and improve the quality of their relationships. It begins on Monday, October 1, 2012 and will be offered monthly thereafter.

In over six years of training with more than 14,000 participants, Smart Relationships has seen the positive impact that improved relationship skills have on people’s lives.

“At our core, human beings are relational. We have an innate need for connections with others. But positive, connected relationships don't just happen automatically,” said Susan Dutton, Smart Relationships founder and director. “How we affect others and shape the relationships in our lives is a matter of having the skills to succeed. This course was developed to fill that vital need.”

The “8 Ingredients of a Smart Relationship” is a 10-day eCourse comprised of daily modules, each of which includes multi-media video presentations, interactive activities, and participant exercises. Participants will gain the following benefits:

Learn the proven skill set for building healthy and successful relationships
Discover how to identify lessons from the past
Gain valuable insight about themselves as an individual
Evaluate their own role in current relationships
Set clear expectations for the future
Interaction with fellow course participants
The support of a Certified Relationship Coach moderator

Topics for the eCourse include:

Positive Interaction
Shared values
Honesty and confidence
Effective communication
Authenticity and vulnerability
Standards of respect

The “8 Ingredients of a Smart Relationship” eCourse is designed so participants can work according to their own schedule, at the location of their choice. Participants will have 30-day access to complete the 10-day course.

Registration for the “8 Ingredients of a Smart Relationship” eCourse, which begins on Monday, October 1, 2012, may be purchased at the Smart Relationships website ( store. Participants in this course will need regular access to a computer with an Internet connection for participation in online discussions, streaming video, and viewing and printing
PDF files.

Smart Relationships is a non-profit organization comprised of certified relationship educators, coaches, therapists, and writers. Since their founding in 2006, more than 14,000 teens, individuals, and couples have benefited from their healthy relationship workshops. To expand their offerings, they have transformed their most popular skill-based relationship workshops into webinars, eCourses and digital publications via Online coaching is also available. Smart Relationships is headquartered in Green Bay, WI, with offices in Milwaukee.

Susan Dutton is the founder and president of Smart Relationships. A graduate of Canadian Academy of Kobe, Japan, and Middlebury College (VT), her recent speaking engagements have included the International Law Conference on Women and Children, Lagos, Nigeria; World Congress of Families V, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; The Gathering, Phoenix, Arizona; Building Biblical Community: Transforming Sex, Power, and Prejudice, Seattle, Washington.


For additional information or to schedule an interview, please contact:

Susan Dutton
Smart Relationships
( 920) 430-7300
1496 Bellevue St., Green Bay, WI 54311
Smart Relationships
Patricia Catto
Susan Dutton - Director 920-430-7000