Terry Real Speaking Engagement

Terry Real is an internationally recognized Family Therapist, Speaker and Author.

Terry’s work, with its rigorous commonsense approach, speaks to both men and women. His ideas on men’s issues and on couple’s therapy have been celebrated in venues from the Good Morning America, The Today Show and 20/20, to Oprah and The New York Times.

A proponent of “full-throttle marriage,” as described in The New Rules of Marriage, Terry has been called “the most innovative voice in thinking about and treating men and their relationships in the world today.”



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Popular Keynote Topics for Therapists, Professional Executives, and General Public

More Sex, More Love: New Tools For New Relationships.

Would you like more passion – not just in your relationship but in your life? This keynote introduces the concept of Fierce Intimacy – how to keep passion and creativity alive by telling the truth to those you care about, at work and at home. When we stop taking each other on, clearing the air and resolving our issues, resentment builds, generosity dries up, and passion is the first casualty. We stop telling the truth because we fear it won’t go well – and, unless you know how, it might. The answer? Joining Through The Truth, the art of telling someone difficult truths in a way that leaves them feeling actually closer to you, that you’re on their side. Take a radical leap into honesty – matched with skill.

The Power Of Intimacy

Nothing is more important in our lives than our relationships. A great relationship boosts your immune system, opens your heart, and keeps you vital and creative. Relational strife can be a terrible stressor, literally making you ill. Yet most deep relationships sometimes go through very challenging periods. For years I’ve spoken to audiences about, “Normal marital hatred.” And not one person has ever asked me what I mean by that. Truth is, intimacy has the power to break and remake us – healing our deepest wounds. But not the way we think. This keynote teaches you how to leverage your relationship to work on, even transform, yourself. Because we all marry our unfinished business – and that’s a potential blessing.

Relationship 2.0

It’s sometimes hard to know just how you behave in a relationship when the nature itself of marriage and long-term relationships is being redefined. Can women truly own their power without putting men off? Are sensitive, egalitarian men great in the living room and boring in the bedroom? Can we really keep passion alive? Hear what the latest research has to tell us about our dream of a lifelong romance.

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Terry Real is an internationally recognized Family Therapist, Speaker and Author.

Terry founded the Relational Life Institute (RLI), offering workshops for couples, individuals and parents around the country along with a professional training program for clinicians wanting to learn his RLT (Relational Life Therapy) methodology. A family therapist and teacher for four decades, Terry is the best-selling author of I Don’t Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression (Scribner, 1997), the straight-talking How Can I Get Through to You? Reconnecting Men and Women (Scribner, 2002), and most recently The New Rules of Marriage: What You Need to Make Love Work (Random House). Terry knows how to lead couples on a step-by-step journey to greater intimacy — and greater personal fulfillment.

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