About us

Our mission is to help as many couples as possible live happier, healthier and more loving lives together. We do that by delivering the most engaging, effective, and convenient marriage education in the world.


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Power of Two is a unique online program that:

  • Teaches you how to stop fighting.
  • Improves communication, builds trust and enhances intimacy.
  • Includes videos, podcasts, worksheets, and interactive exercises.
  • Works on your own schedule, alone or with your partner.
  • Is for couples at all stages — dating, engaged or married for years.

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See how your relationship measures up and find out what areas could be improved!

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In Power of Two you will learn how to:

  • Maintain an emotionally calm, supportive relationship.
  • Communicate without arguing or compromising.
  • Interact without being controlling or feeling controlled.
  • Listen so your partner feels heard.
  • Speak so that your partner will listen.
  • Make satisfying win-win decisions together.
  • Incubate positivity, intimacy and trust.

The program has been scientifically proven to enrich intimate relationships. It's an excellent substitute or supplement to marriage counseling-online.

Created by

Dr. Susan Heitler

Founder


Dr. Susan Heitler has been saving marriages in danger of divorce as a clinical psychologist for over 30 years. She’s a graduate of Harvard University, holds a master's degree in education from Boston University and a doctorate in clinical psychology from New York University. In 1993, Susan Heitler Ph.D. wrote her first book for clinical psychologists, From Conflict to Resolution. In 1997, realizing that lay-people needed their own book, she wrote the world-renowned marriage help book (published in 6 languages), The Power of Two: Secrets to a Strong & Loving Marriage, on which this site is based. Dr. Heitler’s newest book, Prescriptions Without Pills: For Relief from Depression, Anger, Anxiety, and More offers techniques for resolving the problems that have been provoking uncomfortable emotions.

Dr. Heitler is quoted frequently in national media as an expert on relationship skills. She currently posts regularly on sites such as Huffington Post, Psychology Today and YourTango. Dr, Heitler was featured on the CBS Early Show where anchor Harry Smith described her as "the most influential person in my life — my therapist."

For more information, see Dr. Heitler's website.

Dr. Abigail Hirsch

Founding CEO


Dr. Hirsch co-authored the original Power of Two Workbook and leads the online coaching team.

She holds a B.A. in Quantitative Studies of Social Policy from Harvard University, an M.A. in Educational Psychology from the University of Colorado, Denver and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

Abigail has been happily married for over a decade and is the proud mother of 4 young boys who keep life interesting with their bikes, tennis, drums, and fencing.

Team

Lia

Coaching


Lia brings a background in Psychology and years of experience working as a marriage educator. Married for eight years, Lia knows first hand how powerful relationship skills are in creating a healthy and lasting partnership. She is passionate about this incredibly unique and innovative way to teach couples to have a thriving marriage. When she’s not saving marriages, Lia spends her time raising her two boys alongside her husband and pursuing her other passion, ceramic arts.

Linda

Coaching


Linda has a background in Social Work and Education. She has been a Power of Two coach since early 2014. She loves being able to help members apply the Power of Two skills in their relationships and to share the insights garnered from having been married since 1980. Now, “empty nesters,” she and her husband remain avid hikers and have surpassed their goal of going on over 1,000 hikes together that they set as newlyweds.

Jacob

Co-Founder, Product


Jacob believes that creating happy healthy relationships is a skill that can be taught and practiced. He’s passionate about applying technology to improve people’s lives. Both prior to co-founding Power of Two and since, he’s contributed to both financial and consumer web technology companies, largely as a product manager. He holds an MBA from UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business and an undergraduate degree in Applied Math from Yale University. He lives in Berkeley California with his loving wife and 2 small kids. When he does sneak away, he tries to spend as much time as possible outside, preferably in the wilderness.

Jesse

Co-Founder, Engineering


Jesse is passionate about dynamic, fast moving companies and the technology that enables them. Jesse both leads and contributes to developing the technology of Power of Two and is a founding partner. A relentless problem solver, he makes sure that our tech doesn't slow us down. Jesse holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Yale University, and Torque is the 3rd business he's helped found. He is happily married with 3 children.

Daniel

Co-Founder, Creative


Daniel is an actor, writer, director and founding partner at Power of Two. His comedy shorts and web series have been featured on Funny or Die, College Humor, The Huffington Post, and Gawker, and he has appeared on television on ABC, TBS and the History Channel. He has developed an original sitcom for eOne Television, and performs improvisational comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade theater in Los Angeles. He enjoys eating super-spicy meals and exploring Los Angeles with his beautiful screenwriter wife, Katie and their 2-year old daughter. He holds a bachelor's degree in English and Theater Studies from Yale University.

Clayton

Engineering


Clayton is a senior designer and user experience expert. One of the original members of the Power of Two team, Clayton worked to create the fun and engaging model we use to teach relationship skills. Clayton holds a BFA in sculpture from The University of Kansas. He lives in Northern California with his lovely wife and their two children.


Dr. Susan Heitler, PhD developed Power of Two as a result of 20+ years of helping hundreds of couples in her private practice remember why they chose to marry their spouse in the first place. She believes deeply that great therapy isn’t a permanent crutch… it should teach people the skills to walk on their own feet, lovingly, together.


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