Frequently Asked Questions

What about insurance?


We do not accept insurance, mainly because of the privacy concerns created on your patient record. Instead, we encourage our clients to utilize an FSA or HSA for reimbursement, if possible, or take this work as a tax deduction. We'll give you a comprehensive statement to make this possible, or if you'd like to submit to out-of-network insurance on your own. Book a call (HERE).




What is the new Gay Relationship Revolution Program?


The Gay Relationship Revolution Program is a powerful system for helping same-sex couples in committed relationships, as well as individuals looking to rapidly increase their relationship happiness and satisfaction in just 90 days. This program removes the obstacles that I felt as a young gay person, going to therapy and reading relationship books when I really wanted a straightforward plan. So if you want a crystal clear and predictable roadmap to help you create a long-lasting connection with a partner, as well as feel personally confident in your relationship abilities, look no further! Book a call (HERE).




Who are you?


My name is Sam Garanzini, and my husband, Alapaki Yee, and I are licensed therapists, gay, and certified to do the Gottman Method with LGBT couples. Since we opened the Gay Couples Institute in 2007, I've been OBSESSED with relationship happiness and satisfaction for same sex couples. Like many people wanting a better relationship when i was in my early 20's, I enrolled in every course, read every book, and tried every crazy relationship program on the market. I quickly realized that most of the material out there is only teaching one small part of the puzzle... Why didn't anyone teach the complete solution!?! Finally, we were able to piece together all the different things that worked (and tossed out what didn't work) and I really started seeing a transformation in our relationship. We wanted to build something meaningful for other couples just like ourselves, who were struggling at some point. This led me to distill all of my lessons learned into a signature program - the COMPLETE step-by-step program people just like you are using to create a long-lasting connection with a partner, feel personally confident, and someday retire happily together... ...in just 90 days. It doesn't matter if you're just starting out, or you have already been on this journey for a while... This works! Book a call (HERE).




How does it work?


Our approach is based on the core belief that there are three elements required for success for anyone serious about increasing their relationship happiness and satisfaction as quickly as possible: Commitment You have to be 100% “all in,” serious about taking action, and motivated to get unstuck and achieve your goals. Without commitment, no one will ever be able to make a lasting change!
Clarity Instead of spending days, weeks, months, or even YEARS searching, clicking, and scrambling to put together all the pieces required for success, you must follow a proven system, roadmap, or path from Point A to Point B. This is what the Gay Relationship Revolution Program provides: The exact formula you need to get where you want to go with little to no overwhelm or information overload.
Confidence The final element is confidence knowing you have dedicated support and coaching to help you customize our proven roadmap to your specific situation. This helps keep you accountable and maintains forward momentum. We're actively building it with you, week after week until you're successful. So if you’re frustrated with the current state of your relationship happiness, we have the clear path to follow and unparalleled support to help you reach your goals. Book a call (HERE).




What are the steps and phases involved?


From the moment we start working together as partners in your success, we’ll help you complete each of our signature steps required for achieving your relationship happiness and satisfaction goals: The "Me" Phase

  • First, we’ll utilize our Personal Mindset System that helps our clients take control of their relationship mindset. You must believe that you're capable of improving your situation, otherwise the rest of the steps do not take hold.
  • Then, our unique Personal Happiness process will ensure you will take control of your life's path. You need to feel happy as an individual. We devote specific resources toward this for you.
  • The third step shows clients how to take control of their body using our Personal Connection framework. Avoiding overwhelm and working through personal trauma are good goals to have for this step in the Program.
The "You" Phase
  • The "Connection With Others" step will help us grow your emotional bank account that works wonderfully! We get you and your partner talking about needs in a way that brings you closer together, just like when you started dating.
  • The core mechanism for ensuring our clients can use differences to grow closer is our "Conflict With Others" system. Many couples do not know how to use conflict to their advantage. We have studied and tested this, and thus have many tools for this step.
  • The last step in the "You" phase is to customize our "Correction With Others" framework. About 25% of clients approach us after a break in trust of some sort. This framework is structured especially for those who need to repair and move forward.
The "Us" Phase
  • Once we have the first two Phases in place, we’ll kick off the "Us" stage by working through the "Become Lovers" lessons that help you cultivate your physical passion. We utilized concepts from breathwork, tantra meditation, different types of yoga, and massage to help our couples renew their physical vitality.
  • Next, we show you how to "Become Friends" again. We found that it's very possible to love someone, but not necessarily like them. We show you how to proactively work on your friendship and connection, just like when you started dating.
  • The final step of our Gay Relationship Revolution Program coaching is to ensure all of our clients are able to create a shared vision of the future using the Become Partners system. We help our clients set up new rituals, roles, goals, and symbols, and create a new way to recalibrate if things go off track again.
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How is this different from other things I have tried?


Great question! If you’re reading this right now, there’s about a 99.999% chance you’ve spent more than a fair amount of time and money trying to reach your relationship goals. There’s little doubt that you’ve probably clicked on countless ads, consumed more than a healthy dose of blogs or videos, and purchased more than a few courses - all from self-proclaimed experts and gurus who say they can help you figure out gay relationships... overnight. Heck, if you’re like most of our clients, you may have even invested a hefty amount in coaches, courses, and therapy... But you’re here because you’re most likely still...

  • Struggling to figure out the skills on your own needed to keep an emotional and physical bond alive long term...
  • Experiencing the stress of having a difficult partner (or no partner at all)...
  • Or simply not feeling confident as a gay person wanting to bond with someone else...
Am I right? We’ll here’s (probably) why: You’re likely not following a complete system or roadmap for doing ALL OF THE THINGS required in the right order, to get your relationship where you want it to be. Instead of wasting your time stuck in a state of complete information overload, trying to duct tape together all the pieces required for success (like I experienced when Alapaki and I first met), our Gay Relationship Revolution Program coaching provides a crystal clear step-by-step pathway to reach your destination! Book a call (HERE).




How do I know if this will work for me?


Since opening our doors in 2007, we have seen approximately 3000+ LGBT couples and individuals. PLUS, we're the ONLY program gay or straight to publish our own outcome results in an empirical journal. But, the best way for both of us to gain 100% confidence that this is the absolute best way for you to reach your goals is to jump on a short call so we can get clear on the exact steps you should be taking based on your specific background and situation. Book a call (HERE).




Is there a deadline?


Unfortunately, yes. We can only reasonably handle 15 clients at a time, and are often on a wait list. Rather than wait your turn, or let the opportunity go by, I'd suggest you book a call now to get your questions answered. If it's a good fit, we'll discuss how to move forward. If not, you will still walk away from the discussion with the three most important things for you to implement on your own. If you have any other questions about Gay Relationship Revolution Program, feel free to respond to book a call HERE.