Course Description

Learn more about this online "crash course" and listen to the free audio introduction on Debra Macleod's official site at 

Marriage Author & Conflict Specialist

Debra Macleod, B.A., LL.B.

Debra is a relationship author, conflict specialist, and former couples mediator who offers a proven, plainspoken alternative to couples counselling. She specializes in affairs, inappropriate friendships, midlife crises, chronic arguing, and marital apathy. Debra's trademark "Fair, but Aware" approach has helped thousands of people navigate their marriage problems with clarity and confidence. So don’t wait for a reluctant partner to join in – take the initiative and make a change. Visit Debra's main website at

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Fair, but Aware: A Quick Word from Debra Macleod

    • Platform is monitored daily - we're here for you (yes, we're real people)!

  • 2

    PART 1 - Stabilizing & Fact-Gathering (Even if it's past this point, you will find powerful, usable info here...)

    • Welcome to Part 1 (quick read intro)

    • Core Audio Content - Part 1

    • Core Audio Content with Calming Video - Part 1

    • Program Supplement / Workbook - Part 1

  • 3

    PART 2 - Dealing with a Resistant or Uncooperative Spouse (Handling the "tough stuff" with clarity and confidence)

    • Welcome to Part 2 (quick read intro)

    • Core Audio Content - Part 2

    • Core Audio Content with Calming Video - Part 2

    • Program Supplement / Workbook - Part 2

  • 4

    PART 3 - Healing, Recovery & Prevention (Even if things aren't "perfect," you can move forward)

    • Welcome to Part 3 (quick read intro)

    • Core Audio Content - Part 3

    • Core Audio Content with Calming Video - Part 3

    • Program Supplement / Workbook - Part 3

  • 5

    Q&A's - Quick Answers from Deb's Desk (Audio Clips)

    • Question: Should I Let My Spouse Know That I'm Taking This Course?

    • Question: My Spouse Won't Talk to Me. How Do I Know What's Going On With Him/Her?

    • Question: My Husband Won't End His Affair Because He Says It's "Special." Now What?

    • Question: My Spouse is Threatening Divorce. Is She/He Serious?

    • Question: Should I Make My Wife Take a "Time Out" From Her Affair?

    • Question: How Do I Know If I'm Doing the Right Thing?

    • Question: How Can I Talk To My Spouse When He/She is Acting Immature?

    • Question: I "Bowed Out" of the Love Triangle, but Now I'm Second Guessing My Decision. What Should I Do?

    • Question: Why Does Every Conversation Between Me and My Spouse End in An Argument?

  • 6

    An Exclusive PDF Book for Course-Takers - 30 Lifelines to Revive Your Marriage in One Month

    • 30 Lifelines to Revive Your Marriage in One Month

  • 7

    Daily Lifelines (printable sheet)

    • Daily Lifelines from Deb's Desk (What NOT To Do)

  • 8

    Bonus Exercises

    • How to See "Both Sides" of an Issue: A communication exercise to enhance understanding and empathy

    • How to Improve Insight & Interactions: An exercise to help couples enhance intimacy and get along better

  • 9

    Watch - Simple Tips for Better Self-Control & Course Success

    • The ABC's of Course Success

  • 10

    TV & Radio Segments

    • TV Clip: Midlife Crises & Marriage

    • TV Clip: Privacy, Texting & Marriage

    • Celebrity Marriages AV Radio Clip

    • Partner Predators AV Radio Clip

    • Is Divorce Contagious AV Radio Clip

  • 11

    Post-Course Self-Assessment

    • Post-Course Self-Assessment Booklet

    • Post-Course Self-Assessment: Course Care