I BelieveWhat counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility. - Leo Tolstoy
About Lori & Bob Hollander
As Marriage/Couples Coaches & Counselors and co-founders of Relationships Work, we believe that Relationships can Work. And as husband & wife, business partners, and parents, we know that Relationships take Work. We've been practicing for 25+ years.
Our passion for helping couples create a lifetime of love and connection comes from our own desires for just that - a deep, genuine relationship with intimacy, passion and joy.
Lori: I grew up in a family where my parents divorced when I was 12 years old. I know the pain of a child trying to love the two most important people in her life when they no longer love each other. I was determined to create the marriage I never witnessed and have children who saw loving parents.
Bob: Until my late 30's I was convinced I would be alone, longing for deep connection and commitment, and at the same time fearing it. When I had my mid-life crisis and realized I might miss out on marriage and kids, I met Lori.
Together, we have journeyed through ups and downs like other couples, with a fierce commitment to get it right and a devotion to the family we created.
We founded Relationships Work to provide individuals and couples (straight and gay) with an an unprecedented level of relationship support - 24/7. We know the real work is done outside our office. In our private practice, we work with individuals and couples one-on-one and as a team in Couple-to-Couple© Coaching.
Other interesting facts about us:
- For 7 years we were Relationship Experts for the Baltimore radio show WomanTalk Live hosted by Ann Quasman. You can listen to the podcasts on our website to hear us talk about a variety of relationship issues.
- Our work with John Gray, Ph.D., author of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, for 10 years as a certified Mars Venus Counseling Center, gave us expertise on gender differences.
- From 2010-2012 we worked with the LGBT community and Equality Maryland to help get Marriage Equality passed in the State of Maryland. And we march in the Baltimore and DC Pride Parades every year.
- In 2011-2012 we launched, produced and hosted our own radio show, Black, White and Gay in America, The Human Side, to help the community understand why gay couples wanted Marriage Equality. Listen to the podcasts, which are still posted.
Did you know that the average couple waits 7 years after problems arise to seek counseling? Many couples come to us in crisis as the last hope for their relationship.
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After all, what's more important in this life than our relationships?
Lori & Bob Hollander Success Stories
Kind words from John Gray, Ph.D. Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus
"I’d like to introduce you to Lori and Bob Hollander, the owners and directors of the Mars & Venus Counseling Center of Greater Baltimore. They were personally trained by me, and present the Mars Venus principles with skill, humor and passion. I enthusiastically offer them to you for relationship counseling, seminars, and presentations.” (John Gray, Ph.D. 2005)