UNIQUE CURRICULUM IMPROVES FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS AND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES, STUDY SHOWS

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UNIQUE CURRICULUM IMPROVES FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS AND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES, STUDY SHOWS Research Continues to Support the Benefits of Teaching Communication Skills for the Workplace San Diego, CA—March 23, 2016—A new study by the Relationship Education experts at Healthy Relationships California (HRC) finds that a recently developed curriculum has a dual impact: helping participants improve their intimate relationships as well as helping unemployed/under-employed individuals better their job prospects and workplace communication. Read the full study here: http://www.relationshipsca.org/store/free-resources?product_id=202 [...] Read more »

More than Marriage Education: A Larger Perspective on Transforming Lives

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By Patty Howell, Ed.M., A.G.C., President Marriage Education was the pulse of our organization from Day 1. In fact, when Healthy Relationships California was founded in 2005, the word marriage was part of our corporate name—California Healthy Marriages Coalition. Our organization has always believed in Marriage Education and we have amassed impressive evidence that shows we’re very good at Marriage Education. And, we know very clearly—from hundreds of research studies on key social factors associated [...] Read more »

5 Tips to Keep the Holidays Merry (Infographic Series)

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Happy holidays from HRC! This may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s also one of the most stressful. Try these tips to keep your holidays merry instead of harried! 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 [...] Read more »

Give a Life-Changing Gift for Mother’s Day

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Often people think Relationship Education (RE) is only for couples, or for people preparing for marriage. The truth is, the skills learned in these classes are easily applied to all relationships in life, and they can do wonders for enhancing the relationship between parent and child. Why should you try RE? Consider these four ways RE can build family relationships: 1.       RE improves communication between parents and children. While everyone knows that communication is vital [...] Read more »

Don’t Be Misunderstood in Love!

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“Te amo.” “Je t’aime.” “Ich liebe dich.” For someone who doesn’t speak these languages, these phrases are just sounds without meaning. But if you know Spanish, French, or German, you know they all express the same sentiment: “I love you.” Just as different nations speak different languages, different people speak different love languages—some ways of showing love will be more powerful for one person than for another. When two people in a relationship speak different [...] Read more »

HRC Staffer Receives Orange County Press Club Award: Best Family and Lifestyle Blog

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  Lucinda Loveland, a blogger for Healthy Relationship California, has been recognized for her talent and the relationships-supporting messages conveyed throughout her writing. Now both a staff writer and translator for HRC, Lucinda began writing about Relationship and Marriage Education programs and ideas as a student in a Marriage Education class.  Her popular blog postings include: How to Change Your Partner, Take Control of Your Anger or It Will Control You, 5 Selfish Reasons to [...] Read more »

Prepping Yourself for “Those” Awkward Holiday Conversations

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Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner. The holidays are intended to be a time for food, family, and family get-togethers. But let’s be honest–holiday celebrations rarely go down like a picture perfect Norman Rockwell painting. For many of us, our holiday family gatherings could be the inspiration for National Lampoon’s Holiday Vacation or be the focus for a week of Jerry Springer shows. You’ve heard the saying, “distance makes the heart grow fonder.”  [...] Read more »

The Little Monsters in All of Us – and How to Defeat Them

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Halloween is upon us!  Vampires, ghouls, and zombies will be wandering the streets in search of candy and other treats. Even adults get into dressing up as monsters during the fall-time festivities.  While it’s fine to don a monster costume for an evening, are you guilty of letting your inner monster get out when conflicts arise in your relationships? Think about it, most every monster emerges when circumstances are just right.  Your inner-monster doesn’t need [...] 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 »

What Schools Shouldn’t Teach Our Kids

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Sending your kids back to school with high expectations for the teachers and administration? As a parent, you want the best education for your child, and that is why you help them with their homework, volunteer at their school, and shuttle them to and from school activities. But many parents have unrealistic expectations for schools to instruct kids on lessons that parents are really responsible for.  Yes Ms. Figgelstone will teach your child grammar or [...] Read more »