FAQ

Many people ask the same questions when they are deciding if they can tackle their relationship problems through couples coaching. Below, you will find some common questions and answers.

What's the difference between couples coaching and couples therapy?

There is a lot of overlap between couples coaching and couples therapy. In both, you work with a well-trained professional, learn tools, and figure out how to be happy with one another. In couples coaching, the focus tends to be more on the present and future. In couples counseling, you are more likely to focus on childhood and past relationship issues. While there are plenty of exceptions, this is the general difference. If you are looking for help improving your relationship, coaching may be a better option. If you are looking to resolve deep relationship injuries or completely change the relationship, couples counseling is probably the better option.

Do we have to be married to use the relationship tools?​

The relationship tools taught in the courses and programs offered by Synergy Coaching are equally effective for married and other long-term relationships.

Will coaching services affect my security clearance?​

A major benefit of coaching is that it does not related to your medical or mental health records. It is considered “psychoeducation and support.” Therefore, there are no records or information to disclose in a background check.

I just learned that my partner had an affair/My partner just learned about my affair. Will coaching help us save our relationship?​

In most cases, learning about an affair is a serious crisis in a relationship. For most couples, they need the structure, support, and clarity that couples counseling can offer. A small number of couples will be able to repair their issues when 1) they have decided to stay together and understand why the affair happened or 2) they can follow the activities in a course such as Put the Past in the Past: Roadmap to Relationship Repairs. You will need to carefully weigh the options to decide what is the best path for you and your partner.

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Which couples get the best results from coaching?​

The best couple for these programs:

  • Has felt close to one another in the past.
  • Has something that acts as glue for them (a shared mission, values, history, or business).
  • Has a long-term commitment to the relationship.
  • Has a history of cycling in and out of periods of bickering and periods of silence.
  • Recognizes that they are stuck in Roommate Syndrome.
  • Has already learned a lot about how relationships are “supposed” to work but have not been able to make those strategies work for them.
  • Is not currently in a crisis that threatens the relationship (i.e. active affair, affair recovery, last chance couples considering separation, etc.).
  • Have never had an argument escalate to violence.

How do we sign up?​

The instructions for signing up are on each product page. Start here, then click on the individual program.

How do we pay?​

All payments are made through a credit card.

What does "Lifetime Access" mean?​

“Lifetime Access” is available on the Date Your Way Back to Desire program. It means that you will be invited to join the group every time the program is run for as long as the program is in existence.

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My partner doesn't think we need help. Can I participate alone?​

You will get good results when you use the Courses, Workbooks, and Relationship Guides alone. The Date Your Way Back to Desire program requires both of you to participate.

My partner doesn't think we need help. Can I participate alone?​

If you complete each piece of the Date Your Way Back to Desire program, your relationship will improve. In rare occasions, the information that you learn during your participation will result in the end of the relationship. No results are guaranteed or promised.

All free products are for informational and educational purposes only.

What is your guarantee?​

If you complete each piece of the Date Your Way Back to Desire program, your relationship will improve. In rare occasions, the information that you learn during your participation will result in the end of the relationship. No results are guaranteed or promised.

All free products are for informational and educational purposes only.

Can I give the program as a gift?​

Yes! The Courses, Workbooks, and Programs make great gifts. Please contact Cheri at ctimko@cheritimko.com if you want to arrange a gift for a loved one.

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Will we need to interact with other couples in any of the programs? ​

You will get the best results from the programs if you interact with Cheri (and each other!). Any other contact is left strictly to your comfort level. You will never need to interact with others unless you want to.

I have questions that aren't covered here. Are you available to meet with me?​

Yes, we can meet for a free 15-minute video consultation to discuss any questions. To schedule, please send an email to ctimko@cheritimko.com to arrange a time.

Who exactly will be providing the program? ​

Unlike other programs who hire coaches to run their program, you will be interacting directly with Cheri Timko throughout the program.

How are the programs delivered? ​

The Date Your Way Back to Desire program is delivered through weekly live videos, supplemental recorded trainings, a client portal, and email.

The workbooks and relationship guides are delivered as a pdf directly to your email.

You can access the courses through a client portal. They contain a combination of recorded videos and worksheets.

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