Just Released Research Brief! California Relationships Improved by Marriage Education

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Data released by Healthy Relationships California (HRC) from the largest study ever conducted on the impact of Marriage Education classes showed that these programs help couples significantly improve their communication and levels of relationship satisfaction. Surveying 17,245 Californians who took one of several programs available for couples, HRC found a statewide average increase of more than 13% in relationship satisfaction immediately after taking a Marriage Education course, and that this improvement increased to 16% after [...] 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 »

5 Tips to Improve the Quality of Your Relationship

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Whether you’re in a new dating relationship, engaged or married for years, one of the fundamental elements of a solid relationship foundation is communication. Lisa Brookes Kift, MFT, fellow healthy marriage supporter released signs of a great relationship The following tips can only help to improve communication and thus the quality of your relationship. You tell each other when something is bothering you. You don’t criticize each other. You’re not defensive with each other. If you have a misunderstanding you try [...] 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 »