Don’t expect Tony Robbins, Les Brown, or Nick Vujicic to be giving you any tips in a Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills (“PAIRS”) class. Unlike many popular self-help and motivational training programs, PAIRS isn’t about the presenter; it’s about the participant. More and more, those participants are passing it on.
Healthy personal relationships thrive on empathic practices. But in the workplace, empathy is a crucial skill for both organization leaders and mental health professionals. Learn how to incorporate empathy into the workplace by educating employees, listening, and showing clients that they are accepted as they are.
Billie Eilish, billion stream pop star, has a superpower, and it’s not her voice.
The whole health approach is improving outcomes for Veterans. Online experiential learning, such as a recent Warrior to Soul Mate training, is helping make programs and services more accessible to military families nationwide.
Dr. Bernard Guerney was one of the giants of 20th century psychotherapy. He died Saturday from complications of cancer.
Lori Heyman Gordon, 90, created the PAIRS program to help marriages and families worldwide. She died Thursday, March 21, 2019, at her home in Bethesda, MD.
A Navyman stationed in Okinawa won first place in an international contest for his active commitment to marriage and family through deployment.
It’s not love we can honestly promise when we unite our lives. How can we promise a feeling that naturally waxes and wanes through the transitions and passages of our lives?
There were fewer high profile celebrity divorces in 2015, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t lots of couples who were celebrating together a year ago who won’t be in each other’s arms or watching Anderson Cooper, Kathy Griffin or Donald Trump ring in the new year tonight.
We wait too long to do what must be done today, in a world which gives us only one day at a time, without any assurance of tomorrow.
Can couples in a marriage and relationship skills training retreat learn to keep that loving feeling alive? Will those who lost each other years ago be able to rekindle what they once had?
Mike and Barb were no longer that young couple in love. They were in a weekend retreat searching for any last-ditch sign of hope for a marriage that had more years of sour than sweetness. For a moment, he remembered his sweet Baton Rouge. And there she was, sitting beside him.
“Seen this sky from the Afghan mountains, deserts of Iraq, Sinai and Saudi Arabia. Plenty of other places too. Even on the worst of days, it’s always been my place of peace,” Mike said. The pair sat in silence for a few minutes, quietly acknowledging the beauty and solitude in which they were embraced. Realizing the 15-minute break was about to end, the instructor broke the silence.
“I’d like the fighting to stop,” Barbara said. “I’d like the pain to stop. I’d like to stop feeling angry, scared and sad all the time. I’d like to stop suspecting him all the time. I’d like to either know we can make things better, like it once was, or, as hard is it might be, call it quits. I can’t take this anymore. I wont,” she said as the sobs began.
Evelyn smiled, not surprised that bringing her wife to the weekend marriage retreat would raise some eyebrows. The couple hadn’t expected anything to change in their relationship after they married. But something had changed.
Ashley turned to catch a glimpse of Barb and Mike several rows back. “See what you mean, AJ,” she said. “But I told you already, you ever leave me, I’m coming with you.”
Entering the conference room within a few inches of each other, the gulf between the couple betrayed canyons of hostility and despair as they dragged themselves like two people who’d had their knees broken to a last chance weekend for a miserable marriage from which both seemed eager to flee.
When it comes to feeling loved, millennials are much more likely to be wowed by a lover’s acts of service than older generations. But across the generations, some things haven’t changed at all.
Couples and families who create a habit of appreciating each other tend to be happier, healthier and enjoy more fulfilling relationships.
Fifteen homeless Veteran families will have a chance to move into permanent housing at next weekend’s Miami Homeless Veterans Stand Down thanks to an initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.