Are you tired of ineffective, band-aid approaches to violence, environmental destruction, economic inequality, and other seemingly intractable problems?

Join the Partnership Systems movement today. We get to root causes of problems and provide solutions.

The Center for Partnership Studies

CPS provides insight into a lost worldview and offers a roadmap to shift from domination systems to partnership systems.

Together we can create a partnership future that nurtures our humanity and saves our environment by rebuilding four cornerstones of society:

Family & Childhood
Gender Socialization
Economics & Values
Stories We Tell/Words We Use


Watch the September 12, 2019 webinar “Safe Conversations: Shifting from Domination to Partnership in Relationship” with Riane Eisler and Relationships First co-founders Dr. Helen LaKelly Hunt and Dr. Harville Hendrix. “These three people are devoted to helping us understand and be understood — what could be better than that?” —Gloria Steinem

New Book!

The perfect holiday gift: Nurturing Our Humanity: How Domination and Partnership Shape Our Brains, Lives, and Future, by Riane Eisler and Douglas P. Fry

What is the Partnership System?

It is a social framework for organizing all relations around life-supporting values of mutual respect and responsibility, non-violence, equality, empowerment, and caring.


Receive program announcements and invitations to special events.

Give to the Center

Help move from band-aid approaches to Partnership Systems

Steps for Systems Change

Sign up for courses and webinars, use our connect up resources and action plans, and inspire others. Get started below.