NRI Couples Marriage Mentoring

Personalized One-to-One Online
Marriage Mentoring for NRI Couples

About the Program

According to a 2018 report by the Ministry of External Affairs in the Government of India, 32 million people of Indian origin live outside India, and 42% are NRIs (Indian Citizens). While it is true that many Indian couples want to move abroad to pursue a career, education, passion, or a better lifestyle, it is also disheartening to learn from a recent Hindustan Times report that three out of every five NRI marriages in the US end in divorce within a year. And this could be the case with NRI couples in other countries too.

Moving abroad, according to studies, places numerous stresses on a marriage that can make or break the relationship. Living in a new country, learning the local language, adjusting to the weather, being away from family & friends, not having the usual comforts of one’s ‘home country’, feeling lonely & alone – the list goes on – all of these things add stress to one’s life as well as relationships. Amongst all the packing and planning that goes into moving abroad, many couples overlook preparing for one of the most significant changes: the one that their marriage goes through.


According to a study by social psychologist Mark Mendenhall and J. Stewart Black of the University of Michigan School of Business, “up to 40% of foreign assignments are cut short, many because the family fails to adjust to life abroad.” Even though many overseas employers conduct interviews with couples to determine their flexibility and adaptability to change and their ability to cope with culture shock, it is tough to discern how well a marriage will do overseas.


TLT did a study with over 300 NRI couples across the globe to understand the challenges they faced while staying away from their place of origin. A small percentage of these couples were born and raised in countries other than India. The study helped discover that regardless of the number of years they were away, when NRI couples experience a rough patch in their marriage, there are multi-fold hurdles they need to cross. The stigma attached to reaching out to a couples therapist, the accessibility to a therapist, and the affordability of couples therapy are the major ones. Even when a couple musters courage and break the barriers of the stigma and can afford a couples therapist, they face another BIG challenge – access to a couples therapist who can offer them culturally and contextually relevant support for them.


TLT’s NRI Couples Marriage Mentoring program is designed to help NRI couples address various presenting issues, including managing conflict, navigating loneliness, overcoming negative patterns & betrayal, and lessening situational violence. Through this program, NRI couples learn to strengthen their friendship, increase intimacy, regulate conflict, and gain access to easy-to-use tools to help them in the process. The program combines scientific research and psycho-education to improve the quality of marital life for NRI couples.

Every Little Thing Counts


Who's it for?

NRI Couples

Indian couples living outside India

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What happens through the 12-weeks?

Connect With
Your Mentor

Set personalized objectives
Schedule program plan
Get oriented

Your Program

Personalized assessment
Map relationship dynamics
Discover growth areas

Begin Dyadic

Personalized dialogues
Fun insightful exercises
Prioritize actions

Thrive As Your
Team Of Two

Simplify your relationship
Review Progress
Thrive together

What Other Participants Had to Say?

We could identify and address most of the issues in our marriage

My wife joined me in Canada 6 months after our wedding. I have been here for a little over 2 years. It was great being with her in the beginning but we were fighting a lot very soon. I felt her family was interfering a lot even though they were back in Bangalore. We had reached a point where we thought it was best that we separate and that is when a friend suggested we enroll in the program with The Little Things. It was a good experience to go through the program. We could identify and address most of the issues we were facing. Some issues, we realized will remain and that is the DNA of our marriage! Be prepared for a lot of self-work!

> Husband, 32 years, Toronto, Canada

We decided to stay and work on ourselves and our relationship

My husband and I were living together in Mumbai and post the wedding our work took us to different parts of the world. When we finally reunited in Dubai after 3 years, we realized that we could not relate to each other at all. We were constantly fighting. Also, he confessed about having feelings for a colleague and he was not too sure if he wanted to continue our marriage. He actually suggested we try therapy and his sister gave TLT’s website. We enrolled for the program and we see a difference in our relationship. We have now decided to work on our marriage and take it forward.

> Wife, 29 years, Dubai

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How to Get Started?


CALL or WHATSAPP us at 9980082365 to connect with our marriage wellness mentor.


Customize your mentoring needs, and schedule your program start date.


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We understand that you may have further questions about the program. You may probably find the answer in the FAQ section below.

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Frequently asked Questions

You will find the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about this program below. If you did not find the answer you were looking for, please write to us at and we’ll get in touch with answers.

These are the two prerequisites:
1. That you are in a committed relationship.
2. That you can converse in English.


This is a program designed for couples to work together to form their team-of-two, hence you and your partner’s willingness to put in the time and effort to better your relationship is essential!

Yes. We have found that the most effective way to develop a connection or heal a relationship is for both partners to be present.

Each session with the mentor would be around 60-90 minutes. Some of the exercises are done during the sessions, while some are to be accomplished as a couple in between sessions at your comfort and time.

Online sessions are facilitated via a secured private virtual meeting room like Zoom, and in-person sessions are facilitated at TLT’s space in Bangalore.

We are flexible for NRI couples between 7 AM and 11 PM IST. Sessions are scheduled at a mutually agreed upon time, Sundays and public holidays included.

Each session with the mentor would be around 60-90 minutes. Some of the exercises are done during the sessions, while some are to be accomplished as a couple in between sessions at your comfort and time.

No, for online conjoint sessions, you can join from different locations too.

For you to get the best experience of this program, you must have a basic computer or mobile device and internet skills. You should be able to use a web browser, such as Chrome or Firefox, and keep it updated to the most recent version.

You can email us ( or call us (9980082365) to reschedule your program start to a later date.

Cancellation request to the program registration should be sent via an email to or via a call to 9980082365. Please read the Cancellation And Refund Policy included in the Terms of Service agreement for more details.