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In the United States there were 2.1 million incoming juvenile court cases (including truancy, dependency/neglect, and drug offenses) and an estimated 5.7 million incoming domestic court cases (marital dissolution, paternity, custody, support visitation, adoption and restraining orders) in 2008. Learning new skills may help the individuals involved in these cases to function better in society and manage conflict on their own. Marriage/relationship education (MRE) teaches skills that can help individuals communicate more effectively, resolve conflict constructively, recognize healthy boundaries, and grasp the concept of a healthy relationship. Emotional intelligence skills (how to recognize and regulate emotions) are also taught in many MRE curricula.