Stay or Leave? - Virtual Class


You can experience The School of Life from your home by joining into our programme of virtual classes. Classes are delivered via Zoom and feature expert teachers, enlightening content, interactive exercises with other participants, practical guidance, comfort and consolation. Further information on how to connect to the class will be made available once you have purchased a ticket.

What is ‘Stay or Leave?'

Stay or Leave is a 2.5 hour class by The School of Life which takes place regularly in our virtual classroom over Zoom. It is one of 12 classes around our 4 core themes: Love, Work, Self and Culture. 

Why should I attend?

What is ‘a good enough’ relationship? Is this what we should accept, might things get better, when is it right to compromise? It can be difficult to know what levels of hard work, difficulty and everyday scratchiness we should accept in love. Our culture provides us with seductive images of constantly intense and passionate versions of love, although it provides us with little guidance as to what is an acceptable degree of realism. 

How do we assess our relationships? How do we understand what the right levels of joy and frustration are? What if we can’t find anyone better? Are we worthy of anything else? Are we just being spoilt? This is a class that offers us a variety of approaches for either improving existing relationships or helping us to exit them with grace. 

What will I learn?

Stay or Leave teaches us:

  • How much should two people argue and how should they ideally do it

  • What level of passion and intimacy is ‘normal’?

  • How do we assess our own ideas of a ‘deal-breaker’?

  • What is ‘good enough’?

  • What level of sexual satisfaction is to be expected?

The format of this class is highly interactive and involves a combination of teaching, group discussion and individual reflection. The facilitators of the class aim to create a confidential space where all participants are welcome to contribute freely and comfortably. If you have any questions about the format of the class please get in touch at

Morning/Afternoon/ Evening Classes -  All timings are in British Summer Time (BST).

This event is being streamed globally, please use a time zone converter to check your local live streaming time.

Dates and times are available to book below. New dates for this class are added throughout the year.

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Buy tickets for
Stay or Leave? - Virtual Class

£40 Friends | £55 Standard (plus fees)

When and where:
  • Wed 8 Dec 2021 6.15pm BST
    Virtual (Zoom)