About Dr. Dana Fillmore And StrongMarriageNow

StrongMarriageNow.com was founded to help couples stop the pain, learn to be happy together and save their marriages.


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Dr. Dana Fillmore is an internationally recognized marriage and family expert, Clinical Psychologist and author of “Happily Ever After: How To Be Happily Married To The One You Already Married.” In her 20-year marriage counseling practice and through StrongMarriageNow.com, she has saved thousands of marriages. She is also renowned for helping individuals transform their relationships even when their spouse is checked out.

Dr. Dana has an INCREDIBLE success rate:

Three out of four couples who learn and apply Dr. Dana's Marriage Success Skills say they WANT to stay together *

The national average success rate for the typical marriage counselor is only one out of four. We offer an new alternative to marriage counseling that couples can use in the privacy of their own home.

*Results may vary. See footer for more details.

As Seen On

Dr. Dana On Steve Harvey Show, "Is Bickering A Sign Of The End?"

Dr. Dana recently appeared on the Steve Harvey Show and helped three different couples who were struggling with bickering in their marriage. There were three couples: newlyweds, tired parents with kids, and empty nesters and Dr. Dana's powerful advice helped them get back on track.


Clip of Dr. Dana on the Steve Harvey Show

Dr. Dana On Oprah Winfrey Network Hit Show, "Unfaithful, Stories of Betrayal"

Dr. Dana recently appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Network hit show, Unfaithful, Stories of Betrayal. She helped Anna and Oscar survive the pain of an affair and heal their relationship.


Clip of Dr. Dana on the Oprah Winfrey Network Hit Show, "Unfaithful, Stories of Betrayal"




Renowned Author


Happily Ever After BookDr. Dana Fillmore, along with StrongMarriageNow co-Founder, Amy Barnhart, are authors of "Happily Ever After: How to Be Happily Married to the One You Already Married". In the book, they reveal the secret to finally feeling happy.

You'll learn what it takes to be happily married, how to work together to build a beautiful future, how to end the fighting, how to effectively communicate, and how to ignite the fire in your sex life. Read this book today and start living Happily Ever After with the one you already married!

Dr. Dana Gets Right To The Point

Dr. Dana is known for being a clear, straightforward communicator. She knows what works for couples because of her more than sixteen years of direct client contact. Consequently, she teaches only the key concepts and skills that make a dramatic difference in a relationship. Dr. Dana dives right in and provides empowering and thought-provoking information quickly. Everything Dr. Dana teaches is "doable" and delivers immediate results.


On a Personal Note...

Dr. Dana has applied the very skills she teaches on StrongMarriageNow.com to her own relationship and consequently has weathered the ups and downs of marriage for over 20 years. She lives in San Diego, CA with her two children, her husband and her two dogs.


About StrongMarriageNow

All of the products are designed to be straightforward and practical. Our programs are dedicated to helping people feel more love, connection, commitment and safety in their relationships. Also, we also surveyed hundreds of couples about the most important areas to improve in their relationship. These areas included:

  • Spouse is checked out of the marriage and you're trying to make it work
  • Struggling to survive an affair
  • Marriage is in crisis and you're trying to save it from separation or divorce
  • You've grown apart, the love is gone and want to feel close and connected again
  • Tired of fighting
  • You can't seem to communicate and get on the same page
  • Marriage is in trouble, you've got problems or big issues you're struggling with and need some help
  • Looking for ways to improve your relationship
  • One of you is unhappy and just wants to feel good again
  • Looking for ways to help your friends, clients, church members or parents
  • Previous marriage ended and you don't want to make the same mistakes again
  • Going through a midlife crisis
  • You don't want to give up hope. You want to give it one last chance to make it work

The StrongMarriageNow System teaches principles of love, commitment, openness, trust and connection. Dr. Dana teaches that we all have choices in how we think, act, and behave and she gives you the tools to make better choices. We also can choose our attitude towards our life and our relationships. She's empowering and thought-provoking. StrongMarriageNow.com is compatible with all faiths and walks of life.


Our Goal at StrongMarriageNow.com is to enrich and inspire

1 million couples and families to have strong, happy, healthy lives together.


Our mission as a company is to teach the knowledge and skills that help couples have happy, healthy marriages and to be amazing parents that help their kids be responsible, empowered and joyful people. To help people change their lives and families for the better by providing clear, caring, supportive, “doable” and impactful information. To help people adopt healthy habits that create lasting change for the better in their marriages, families and lives.

Our StrongMarriageNow values that we live by are:

  • Positively impacting people's lives
  • Giving people not just hope, but concrete steps they can take to change their lives for the better
  • Putting families first, including our own
  • Taking courageous, positive action at all times
  • Always learning and growing and being the best we can be

StrongMarriageNow Expert Contributor: Amy Barnhart



Amy Barnhart, President & CEO of StrongMarriageNow




Amy Barnhart is the President & CEO of StrongMarriageNow. Amy is especially passionate about saving marriages having because of growing up with literally 13 broken marriages in her immediate family. Her mother was divorced 4 times, her oldest sister, 3 times, her next sister, 2 times, her brother twice and her father married three times, divorced twice. She witnessed a pattern of marrying the same problems over and over again. And, she felt the pain of so many broken relationships and vowed that when she married she would not follow in the foot-steps of her family. She committed to staying married and learning what she needed to learn to be happily married. Thankfully she found Dr. Dana and decided to partner with her to spread those skills to the general public so that more people could avoid the pain she witnessed growing up.She began her career as an engineer and developed into a successful business executive. She has developed consumer products that millions of people love, including TurboTax ® and QuickenLoans ®. Amy spearheads the technology and business side of StrongMarriageNow. She also leads the customer research that ensures the StrongMarriageNow System is focused on the most important topics people have requested. Amy has been happily married for 22 years and has two children.


Check Out Our Experience at Maria Shriver's Women's Conference in Long Beach, CA


We had an amazing experience at the California Governor and First Lady's Women's Conference in Long Beach, Oct 24-26, 2010. This is the largest Women's Conference in the World! Maria Shriver, First Lady of California, hosts this event to empower women to be Architects of Change in their own lives as well as for others.

Last year at the 2009 Women's Conference, our business was an idea. We wanted to start a business that was in line with our values of making a difference in people's lives. We had the idea of developing an alternative to traditional counseling where people could get advice from a highly successful therapist through online videos in the privacy of their own computer. Last year's conference inspired us to put in the hard work to bring our idea to fruition. We were so happy to exhibit at the Women's Conference this year as a tribute to Maria's inspiration. We felt that "It's Time" to bring StrongMarriageNow to a bigger audience.

Amy Barnhart was especially honored to meet Maria Shriver and Martha Beck to thank them for their inspiration. They were as kind, gracious and encouraging face-to-face as they are on stage. In 2009, Martha Beck told a story about change cycles. She taught us that when we're going through a major change, it's like going from being a caterpillar and blossoming into a butterfly. This story deeply resonated with us and gave us the tools to work through the phases and develop the business. Her teaching helped us get over the fear of failure and do the hard work to build the business. Thank you Maria and Martha! You are truly extraordinary women!

We loved meeting the thousands of people who stopped by our booth. It was thrilling to hear from the conference attendees: "What a great idea!," "I need that.," "Who doesn't want to improve their relationships?"

We also had more than 1,500 people sign up in person or via text to receive relationship tips. One woman who used the text tips came by to tell us: "Thank you so much for the tip. My husband texted me that he loved me and he never does that!"

The Women's Conference was an amazing experience. We had the opportunity to meet actresses, Rachelle Carson and Tia Carrere. They were fabulous and encouraging.

We had a special treat in the Day of Transformation Session: It's Time! Negotiating Life and Work Balance. Darren Hardy, Publisher of Success magazine, introduced Daymond John, CEO of FUBU, and one of the most successful African American entrepreneurs. He also is one of the Venture Capitalists on the TV show "Shark Tank." It was very special to be able to tell each of them a little about StrongMarriageNow.com.

Amy also had the honor of meeting Deepak Chopra, a world-renowned authority in the field of mind-body healing, a best-selling author, and the founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing. Dr. Chopra has been heralded by Time Magazine as the "poet-prophet of alternative medicine," he is also the host of the popular weekly Wellness Radio program on Sirius/XM Stars. We met in the lobby of the Westin Hotel as we were headed to the Convention Center.

James White, CEO of Jamba Juice, was active at the Women's Conference and his company sponsored delicious smoothies for breakfast and wrap sandwiches for lunch. They also provided mini fitness breaks to keep the attendees fresh, energized and focused. Amy very much appreciated meeting him after the Daymond John session.

At the "Night at the Villiage" event on the evening of October 25, 2010, we began exhibiting StrongMarriageNow to the Women's Conference attendees. Approximately 30,000 people attended the conference, and we were so happy to be a part of it. The Main Event featured many prominent speakers, including: Michele Obama, Laura Bush, Chief Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Former Chief Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, Diane Sawyer, Eve Ensler, Matt Lauer, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as well as gubernatorial candidates Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown, . The evening was capped off with the Grand Finale, the Minerva Awards with speakers including Oprah, Mary J. Blige and a performance by Sarah McLachlan.

We couldn't have done it without the help of our amazing team! They worked tirelessly in the booth and promoted StrongMarriageNow in many sessions. They came in early and stayed late. They fielded countless questions and helped thousands of conference attendees signup to get their gifts. Thank you Carol Brown, Randi Hosking, Susan Wittering, Heather Samarin, Kathleen Webber, and Sondra Hirsch as well as Osvaldo Batista (not pictured)!

And in closing, thank you Maria Shriver for putting together such an incredible event. We are so happy that we were able to be a part of it. You inspired us last year and you amazed us again this year. We are thrilled with the opportunities ahead of us. We agree with you, Maria! It's Time to be an Architect of Change! Today's the day!

We donate a percentage of our profits to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. ® Find Out How Our Marriage Counseling Has Helped Couples At StrongMarriageNow.com.



Maria Shriver


Actress Tia Carrere with Amy & Dana


Daymond John, CEO of Fubu


Deepak Chopra, "Poet-profit of Alternative Medicine"


Dr. Dana in our event booth!


Carol Brown, Randi Hosking, Susan Wittering, Heather Samarin, Kathleen Webber, and Sondra Hirsch


Martha Beck


Rachelle Carson with Dr. Dana!


Darren Hardy, Publisher of Success Magazine


James White, CEO of Jamba Juice

Gary Chapman, bestselling author


Gary Chapman, bestselling author