The Us Factor Review

What is The Us Factor?

The Us Factor is a new product recently released by the same people who created the mega-popular parenting program called The Total Transformation, and from first glance it appears to be the same type of top-notch product that The Total Transformation is. It’s a product designed to show you how simple little changes can make big improvements in your marriage.

Who’s behind The Us Factor?

The creator of the Us Factor is Dr. Joseph Melnick, a licensed psychologist. Dr. Melnick is a couples and family therapist, organizational consultant and author of numerous articles and book chapters on intimacy, ethics and organizational dynamics.

Dr. Melnick has worked with couples in his private practice for over twenty years. He holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Cincinnati. Currently, he is Co-Chair of the Cape Cod Training Program and a board member of the Gestalt International Study Center. He is Editor-in-Chief of Gestalt Review, a publication that concentrates on the Gestalt approach to clinical, family, group and organizational topics.

How much does it cost?

The Us Factor is relatively inexpensive, especially if you compare the price to couples counseling (not to say that counseling isn’t an excellent route to go – we’ve been to counseling on and off over the years, and we sincerely believe that without it, we wouldn’t still be together. Dr. Melnick also makes it a point to say in the very first DVD that counseling is extremely beneficial). However, many people don’t want to go to counseling for a variety of reasons, such as the following:

  • They don’t want to expose their lives and/or problems to a stranger.
  • They can’t afford it.
  • They don’t have the time.

Because of these reasons, the Us Factor is very appealing, since you can do this privately, on your own time, in your home. Plus, you only pay a small up-front fee for shipping and handling. You have a 30 day free “test drive” period and if you decide to keep it, they have 3 month payment plan. For complete details about the program and the price, you can click here.

What do you get for your money?

The Us Factor includes the following:

  • 12 DVD Lessons
  • A 232 page Workbook
  • 800 support access
  • A Free Bonus DVD

usfactorThis is a very nice, professional looking product contained in a book-like folder, that would look great on your bookshelf. It’s very well done.

OK, enough about the physical product, what kind of information do you get?

As we review this product, and go through it ourselves, we’ll continue to add to this article. We’ve just finished watching the first DVD, and I can truthfully say I’m impressed and excited to see more. The Day One DVD is an Introduction to the Us Factor, and it pretty much mirrors much of what I’ve learned in counseling. One of the first things we noticed was that Dr. Melnick has the couples facing each other rather than him – this might not seem like a big deal, but I think it goes to show that he’s concerned with them working together, not working through him. Subtle, but important.

His philosophy comes out right at first – that small changes can make a big difference in your marriage, and that marriage is an ongoing event where you have to practice skills to succeed. The goal of the Us Factor is to teach us those skills. He gives an example of a teenager driving a car – you’re not just going to give them the keys and say “Go at it!” You’re going to teach them the skills they need first, then send them out into the world. Marriage is the same way. All too often, we get into marriage because of love, then when the love fades, we don’t have the skills to keep it going. These skills are what we’re going to learn from Dr. Melnick.

He continues the analogy of the car-driving teenager – love is like driving from Maine to California – when it starts you get lucky and get all the way there without any problems. But when you start to come back to Maine, that’s when you run into storms, bad roads, and everything else that can hamper your trip. It’s now that you need the skills you learned in driving school!

This is just a tip of the iceberg that’s discussed in the first DVD, and I have to admit I’m excited to continue on with Lesson 1. As we work through the rest of the DVD’s, you’ll be able to find our continuing comments and reviews at our Us Factor Review section. If you want to try the product out risk free right now, click here.

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Matt is the parent (along with his wife Julie) to five wonderful kids. He has been self-employed for 25+ years and is the owner of the How To Fix My Marriage website.

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  1. I actually work as a sales representative, selling the Us Factor. I tell people everyday how wonderful the program is, and most do not buy. Unfortunelatley it is hard for people to understand that people can change, relationships can get better, and they can be happy, if gven the opportunity to learn the skills appropriate. I love the review on this page!

  2. Thanks! I think this is a great product, and you’re so right that people can change and their relationship can get better without that much of a change.

  3. Michael Stidham says:

    Hello i hurd about this program but i dont no if it will work for me here is my situation…….My wife and i have been together for to years now and we have both messed up,lied,broken promises,and yes had affairs. my wife is now with my best friend i have known him since i was two years old…she tells me she loves me but is not in love with me ya no? but she still does sexuall things with me does this mean she still has feelings for me? I was her first everything. she tells meto move on find someone that will make me happy. but i an not ready to give up on my marrige i love this women to death and i want her to see that….I still where my ring…She does not :( can this program change things and fix my marrage even when its this messed up…We have a beautiful daughter together her name is Summer Katira she is 6 mpnths and 17 days old can your program help us…………….and how much is it?
    hope to hear from you soon

    • I’m sorry about your situation, Michael, that sounds very difficult. My heart goes out to you.

      I’m not sure if it will work if you both don’t want to fix the problem. You can try it, and return it and get your money back if it doesn’t work.

      The program costs approximately $300, which you can pay for in installments.

  4. Some good information in this program on acceptance of each. That is a biggie for us!

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