Many people feel this way and are worried about the group context, yet we have found most people become surprisingly comfortable fairly quickly. We emphasize a warm and supportive environment. There is a substantial teaching component done in the larger group, we spread out through the space to have the couple conversations, and there is no pressure to interact with other couples. Although there is an opportunity to share experiences afterwards in the larger group, only some people do so, and there is no expectation or pressure to speak. On the first day, participants do introduce themselves by their first name.