09 Jan
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Is It Ever Too Late for Marriage/Relationship Education?

Couples often struggle in their relationship for several years before reaching out for help. Sometimes the couple postpones seeking help for so long that the damage seems irreparable, leading to divorce. The reasons for delaying help vary, but the devastating end result often can be avoided—if the couple is aware of and willing to practice […]

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09 Jan
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Supporting Married Couples Becoming Parents: Tips for MRE Practitioners

Becoming parents is one of the biggest changes and challenges a couple can experience. Satisfaction typically declines in couple relationships over time, whether there is a new baby or not. But first time parents experience a greater and more sudden decline in marital satisfaction than married couples who are not parents. Approximately half of new […]

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09 Jan
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Mental Health and M/RE: What’s the Connection?

The fields of mental health and marriage/relationship education (MRE) both reflect knowledge and expertise in relationships and human communications. Together, they can support a common goal: to help individuals and couples form and maintain lasting, healthy relationships. This Tip Sheet is intended to give marriage/relationship educators information and ideas to develop partnerships with providers of […]

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09 Jan
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Retreats with Military Couples

Benefits of the military family lifestyle include stable income, housing, health insurance and built-in support systems. Military families are frequently self-reliant and resourceful. They have a keen appreciation for diversity and global communities and a commitment to a national mission. A service member’s desire to return to his or her romantic partner and/or family is […]

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09 Jan
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Helping Couples Cope with Cancer: Tips for MRE Practitioners

New cancer diagnoses are expected to be around 1.5 million in 2010 (this number excludes some forms of skin cancer). The National Cancer Institute estimates that approximately 11.4 million Americans with a history of cancer were alive in January 2006. Some of these individuals were cancer-free while others still had evidence of cancer and may […]

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09 Jan
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Helping Low-Literacy MRE Participants

One out of seven adults—an estimated 32 million adults in the United States—have low literacy skills. This makes it difficult for them to read anything more challenging than a children’s picture book. Low literacy is a great trial for delivering marriage and relationship education (MRE) or any other education-based prevention program. Thus, the need to […]

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