Long Distance Relationships
A Navyman stationed in Okinawa won first place in an international contest for his active commitment to marriage and family through deployment.
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.”
The most important thing you can do for your relationships is looking for what’s right in the people closest to you and developing the habit of generously, sincerely, and specifically appreciating them. Here are 300 inspiring examples to help you get started.
PAIRS DTR can be a frequent flyer’s most valuable traveling companion to stay connected with kids, spouse, friends and other loved ones when work takes you away.
Many of our fathers knew very little about what it takes to sustain love and intimacy. Whether or not couples loved, or even liked each other, may not have been important.
PAIRS Relationship Apps are designed to guide you, from the privacy of your home or smartphone, to think about issues that are important to you and confide your thoughts, feelings and requests with the significant others who matter most.
Dianna Nash was raised in a single-parent household. “Because of that lifestyle,” she says, “I always wanted to be apart of a two-parent family.” But as an adult, Ms. Nash says her relationships failed. “Because of my failures, I sought love in the wrong places and for the wrong reasons.” Today, through Talk It Out Relationship Services in Roseville, California, Ms. Nash is helping couples and singles learn to build healthy, vibrant relationships by “talking it out.”
As a chaplain at Naval Station Norfolk, the worlds largest Naval Station, Lt. Sharon Wheaton helps military families find the strength and skills needed to navigate stressful lives. Chaplain Wheaton completed PAIRS Professional Training at the Hampton VA Medical Center in September to bring evidence-based, relationship skills classes to the Sailors, Marines and Coasties she serves.
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers about marriage education and relationship skills training from PAIRS Foundation’s Inbox.
Long distance relationships are a challenge for millions of couples. As they began their college studies this year, Andrea and Alvaro have continued their relationship with commitment, imagination, and many of the new tools that help couples keep the flame of romance alive when miles keep them apart.