Weston, FL (February 24, 2010) — PAIRS Foundation today released a new iPhone® app that helps couples, parents, families, and friends stay connected — to each other — through their iPhone® or iPod touch and Facebook.
The app, called PAIRS DTR®, guides users through five steps that strengthen love relationships, from sharing appreciations to wishes, hopes and dreams.
“Confiding is the lifeblood of intimacy,” said Seth Eisenberg, President of the nonprofit PAIRS Foundation in Weston, Florida. “With our lives busier than ever, it’s important to stay actively connected to the people we love.”
PAIRS DTR, which stands for “Daily Temperature Reading,” guides users through a practical, step-by-step communication exercise to express appreciations, keep loved ones up-to-date, ask questions, confide concerns, and share wishes, hopes and dreams. Once users tap out their text in each area, they can post a DTR to a Facebook page or by e-mail and watch their relationship temperature rise.
Eisenberg said 30 years of research shows that communication is key to strong marriages and families. “We all need to know we’re appreciated and valued by the people we love,” he said. “PAIRS DTR for iPhone will help people who love technology and gadgets remember to stay connected with the people they love too.”
PAIRS DTR is currently available for free on iTunes.
PAIRS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit established in 1984, is one of the world’s oldest and leading providers of relationship skills training. The foundation develops educational programs and best practices, trains program facilitators, and conducts research. In 2006, the foundation was awarded a multi-year, multi-million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, to provide marriage education and relationship skills training to thousands of couples, singles and teenagers in South Florida and conduct research. Learn more at www.pairs.com or explore other opportunities for marriage education and relationship skills training at www.smartmarriages.com.