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Welcome to The Doherty Relationship Institute!  Bill and Elizabeth are thrilled to welcome you into their little corner of the world, contribute to your wellbeing, your professional growth, or participate in some part of your world (presentations, testimonial writing for books, etc.)

DRI - Bill and Elizabeth

Bill and Elizabeth at her wedding, October 2003

Combining two distinct voices

Bill Doherty, Ph.D. has been at this “marriage stuff” since the early 70′s.  His daughter was born in the mid 70′s and after years in the corporate world and raising small kids, she is joining forcing with the works of Bill Doherty while distinctly adding her own unique voice and passions around marketing, social entrepreneurship, and marriage enhancement.

We are an unusual team (for good, we hope.)  We cross genders, generations, life experiences, and for being such strong marriage advocates, we hold secular marriage advice as our core competency while having deep respect for religion.  You’ll find us talking to people from both ends of the religious and political spectrum, having deep, sincere friendships, and coming together over shared passions.

Bill Doherty and The Doherty Relationship Institute

There is distinct work of Bills that will always be separate, but we’re having fun bringing in a lot of his interests into what we’re dubbing “DRI.”  We both love grass roots, citizen engagement movements, marriage and parenting conversations, teaching and consulting, and technology as a way to enhance learning and social communities.

What we do

This list is only the beginning, but what we’re building includes:

  • a membership area for therapists and family friendly divorce professionals with advanced training, networking, and a directory around helping couples who are in discernment around whether to stay married or divorce.
  • a membership area for advanced as well as beginner training, for couples therapists across the nation
  • a brand new way to strengthen marriages, by way of helping the natural confidants (friends and family) be more confident and skilled at navigating the small to large conversation they are currently having, called Marital First Responders
  • consulting with organizations large and small, around shared passions in strengthening marriages and family life