09 Jan
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How Does Gratitude Affect Romantic Relationships?

Everyday gratitude serves as a booster to romantic relationships and binds couples together. Check out these resources to learn more: It's the Little Things: Everyday Gratitude as a Booster Shot for Romantic Relationships. (journal article) To Have and to Hold: Gratitude Promotes Relationship Maintenance in Intimate Bond. (journal article) What is Gratitude? (essay) Why Does […]

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09 Jan
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Mediator in a Box

Mediator in a Box is a conflict resolution tool that looks like a board game. Any two people can use it, to guide them through conflict or disagreements to solutions.   In a simple and straightforward way, Mediator in a Box provides the structure and safety for two people to discuss with each other their […]

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09 Jan
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To Have and to Hold: Gratitude Promotes Relationship Maintenance in Intimate Bonds

Dr. Gordon’s study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology explores the role of gratitude and appreciation in maintaining long and healthy relationships. In the study, 50 committed couples were given a week to fill out appreciation journals. On days when one partner reported feeling more appreciated, he or she tended to appreciate his […]

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09 Jan
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Supporting Healthy Marriages, 2003-2013

The Supporting Healthy Marriage project, being led by MDRC, is an impact and implementation evaluation of healthy marriage education and related services for lower-income married couples with children provided by eight programs across the country. The major study questions include: (1) What are the experiences, issues and challenges in designing, implementing and operating healthy marriage […]

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09 Jan
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Spending Time Together:

A number of leading marriage and relationship education programs encourage couples to value and to understand the benefits of spending time together, as it is an important condition for a flourishing relationship. There has been some concern that poor couples may have less time and energy for each other than other couples — and less […]

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09 Jan
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Measuring Couple Relationships, 2003-2007

The Measuring Couple Relationships agreement transferred funds from the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to support activities of the NICHD Family and Child Well-Being Network, through the Network’s grant at Child Trends (HD30930/Moore), to review the state of the art in measuring couple […]

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09 Jan
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Couples on the Brink Project

The Minnesota Couples on the Brink Project led by Bill Doherty has just released an online training course on Discernment Counseling. Discernment Counseling is a new way to work with mixed-agenda couples (one leaning out of the marriage, the other leaning in).  It teaches marriage therapists and counselors a step-by-step protocol for offering couples a multi-session […]

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