New Study Finds Prison Bars Are No Barrier to the Positive Benefits of Relationship Education

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San Diego, CA—September 17, 2014—A new report finds that inmates who are taught communication and conflict-resolution skills believe these skills will improve the quality of their relationships, decrease their likelihood of re-offending, and increase their chances of finding employment post-release. Unshackled Potential: The Impact of Relationship Education on Incarcerated Populations is the most recent publication by Healthy Relationships California (HRC), the nation’s largest Relationship Education (RE) organization. The study’s findings are drawn from the responses [...] Read more »

3 Ways Hispanics Benefit from Relationship Education (Infographic Series)

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HRC’s research shows that Relationship Education benefits people from all walks of life. Here’s a look at how our Hispanic participants specifically have been helped. HRC is releasing an infographic series summarizing the research on Relationship and Marriage Education (RME). Watch for more infographics to come. Please share with your friends through email, Facebook, and Twitter, and feel free to share these images on your websites. Help us get the word out about the power [...] Read more »

Surviving the Empty Nest Years (Infographic Series)

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Have your kids flown the nest? The Empty Nest years can be a rewarding time in marriage, but it also brings its own unique complexities. HRC’s “Surviving the Empty Nest Years” infographic shares the secrets to falling in love again, as well as research on how Marriage Education can benefit couples in this stage of life. HRC is releasing an infographic series summarizing the research on Relationship and Marriage Education (RME). Watch for new infographics [...] Read more »

Relationship Tools for Every Season

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Welcome to Fall. As the air gets crisp and the leaves start to turn, the rhythm of our daily schedule changes, reminding us that life is all about transition. We enter the world as infants and then progress through each new season, learning as we go. Relationships pass through seasons, too, and we need to equip ourselves to deal successfully and caringly with people and situations as they develop. It is understandable to think that [...] Read more »

Marriage Education Helps Couples Even in the High-Divorce-Risk Years

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Data from the nation’s largest and most diverse study on the impact of Relationship and Marriage Education (RME) classes show that marital satisfaction improves substantially after participating in RME, a finding with significant ramifications during the high-risk early years of marriage. Half of all divorces occur within the first eight years of marriage, making this a high-risk time for couples. In a study of 17,245 Californians taking an RME course, researchers at Healthy Relationships California [...] Read more »

Why Every Couple Should Attend Marriage Education Classes

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Millions of couples have improved their marriage while sitting on their butts! No, they weren’t just sitting around doing nothing: They sat in a Marriage Education class and learned key skills for speaking, listening, understanding and connecting to their spouse. Their reasons for attending the program varied. One or both of them may have felt they were missing something in their marriage. Or, their relationship may have been in the doldrums and neither knew how [...] Read more »

California Marriage Organization Name Change Reflects Expanded Vision

California Healthy Marriages Coalition is capitalizing upon its prominence as a national leader in Relationship and Marriage Education in a name change to Healthy Relationships California (HRC). “Since all relationships can benefit from the skills taught in Relationship Education classes,” says HRC’s president Dennis Stoica, “we hope our new name will inspire all Californians to bring these benefits to their relationships with their spouse, kids, family, friends, colleagues—everyone in their lives.” “The skills taught in [...] Read more »

It Is Never Too Early to Build a Strong Foundation of Great Communication

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Nathan James King reached a turning point in his life. After embracing religion he was able to put his addiction behind him and focus on his education and relationships. Nathan is a bartender where he met his girlfriend, Erica, an exercise instructor at the Clovis Community Senior Center. They are both continuing their education at CSU Fresno. They had been dating for several months when they decided to take steps to strengthen their communication. They [...] Read more »

Daily, Monthly & Yearly Ways to Keep Your Relationship Alive

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In a Sonoma Valley Sun article, “The ecology of marriage,” Dr. Jeffrey Low has several recommendations to “keep (your) relationship loving and healthy.” He gives some daily, monthly and yearly things you can do to keep your relationship alive. His suggestions: Daily – It takes just fifteen minutes a day to maintain the connection between two people. This is not just some random number, but the result of scientific studies demonstrating that if two people [...] Read more »

How Nine Hours in a Classroom Can Change a Life

How can nine hours in a marriage and relationship education class help couples speeding towards separation or divorce suddenly embrace each other with a renewed sense of purpose, hope and passion? From our friends who bring us one the best Relationship Education classes out there: PAIRS. Original Article. Find PAIRS class. Read more »