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 »

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 »

5 Big Lies about Love

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Everything you think you know about love is probably wrong! Common sentiments about love get repeated over and over. Popular sayings get passed on from generation to generation. Ideas about love get affirmed by our “feelings” and by what we hope to be true rather than by logic and meaningful information. Yep, we’ve all been duped when it comes to matters of the heart. Now is the time to crush the romantic fibs out of [...] Read more »

Kraft’s Contest Calls for Marriage Education

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The tangy taste of Miracle Whip is loved by some and hated by others. But Kraft, maker of the salad dressing, has kicked off a “Not for Every Relationship” contest that is stirring up a whole new controversy. Why? Because they are offering $25,000 for the winning story to go towards a couple’s wedding…or divorce. For some, this is simply a humorous campaign; for others, it is the source of great concern. Beverly Willett, the [...] Read more »

Those Aren’t Fighting Words, Dear (NY Times)

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“Let’s say you have what you believe to be a healthy marriage. You’re still friends and lovers after spending more than half of your lives together. The dreams you set out to achieve in your 20s — gazing into each other’s eyes in candlelit city bistros when you were single and skinny — have for the most part come true. Two decades later you have the 20 acres of land, the farmhouse, the children, the [...] 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 »

Father’s Day Highlights Importance of the Marital Relationship in Dad’s Involvement with His Kids

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“The best predictor of father presence is marital status,” says a report from the Institute for American Values, explaining that when a father’s romantic relationship with his children’s mother ends, this often ends his involvement with the children as well. While having a relationship with both parents brings balance to children’s physical and emotional welfare, data from more than 100 studies point to the extremely important role fathers play in the lives of their children. In [...] Read more »