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Want to Know What Your Lover Wants after Sex? Ask!

June 19, 2015

Is your lover waiting for you to break out in song after love making? Not likely, according to a study of 891 adult men and women conducted by PAIRS Foundation, a longtime industry leader in marriage and relationship education.

Benefits of a Healthy Marriage!

Benefits of Healthy Marriages For Children and Youth (Marriage Statistics) Researchers have found many benefits for children and youth who are raised by parents in healthy marriages, compared to unhealthy marriages, including the following statistics: More likely to attend college Physically healthier Emotionally healthier Less likely to abuse drugs or alcohol Less likely to commit… Read More ›

Danny Bonaduce Amy Railsack Married

Amy Railsback and Danny Bonaduce Marriage Tips

Danny Bonaduce, 51, and Amy Railsback, 28, got married this week in Maui. With the wedding behind the celebrity couple, here are six unsolicited tips for a lasting, loving, healthy marriage that will be waiting for Bonaduce and Railsback in their inboxes when they return to work at WYSP.

365 Days of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving isn’t meant to be celebrated just once a year. Couples, families and teams that regularly and naturally share appreciations with each other are happier, stronger, and better able to make the most of life’s challenges and opportunities.

Alvaro Andrea UCF

Long Distance Romance: Planning Our Adventures

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.

Infidelity

Infidelity and Technology’s Dual Threat to Couples

Texting and social media are creating greater opportunities for infidelity. Mike Green learned the hard way. Technology is also helping couples keep their relationships from becoming vulnerable to infidelity.

Andrea and Alvaro

Long Distance Romance: Keeping the Flame Alive

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.

Valentine's Day breakups

Instead of Asking Local Tween, Journalist Creeped 10,000 Facebook Profiles to Produce Riveting Study

Instead of checking with a local tween, a British journalist creeped 10,000 Facebook profiles to figure out when couples are most likely to break-up. How can you avoid finding yourself included in a future study?

Helping End Estrangement

Training Helps Families End Estrangements

Vicki Rohring reconnected with her children 34 years after being told they had died. While Rohring’s story is unique, the instance of former loved ones becoming estranged is not. Marriage education classes include skills to help men and women of any age decide if ending estrangement is a welcome decision.

Emotionally Hijacked

Fed Up Flight Attendant Pops His Emotional Jug

Shouldn’t a true role model working as a flight attendant have used practical skills to deal with an agitated passenger? Curious after reading about Steven Slater’s ride down the emergency slide, I checked in with experts at PAIRS Foundation to learn more about how the upset worker could have successfully dealt with the frustrating situation, rather than losing his cool and, possibly, his career.

Helping marriages and families after combat deployment

Soldiers, Spouses Talk About Death to Embrace Life

A veteran Navy chaplain confided the surge of emotions and thoughts experienced as his helicopter landed amidst fierce enemy fire. “My thoughts immediately turned to loved ones far away. Had I told them everything that needed to be said? Had I let them know how much they meant to me? Were we complete with each other?” At a PAIRS Retreat, hundreds of deploying soldiers and spouses talk about death and loss as they learn to more fully embrace life and each other.

Resolving Work Knots

Resolving ‘Work Knots’ That Can Sabotage Jobs

Resolving Work Knots that can sabotage teamwork is vital to collaboration and success for enterprises, large and small. Consider these tips to uncover and resolve hidden expectations and assumptions that may be getting in the way of success at your workplace.

Work Knots Sabotage Jobs

Beware of ‘Work Knots’ that Can Sabotage Jobs

For many, finding and keeping jobs is more challenging than ever. Understanding the hidden expectations and assumptions that often sabotage the workplace — “Work Knots” — gives managers, supervisors and employees a better chance to succeed. Learn to identify and resolve these typical office minefields.

Do what you can with what you’ve got where you are

President Obama this week urged the Class of 2010 to persevere, take responsibility, deepen empathy, and give back. He encouraged young people to build skills, not make excuses, learn what it’s like to walk in someone else’s shoes, and give back, values that are the foundation for strong families, organizations, and communities.

Inspiring human potential at home and work

Just 45 percent of workers are satisfied with their jobs according to a recent national study by the Conference Board, the lowest number ever recorded. What can you do to make your office a great place to work? These five steps will help you get started.

Effects of marital discord

Marriage and health

For more than 150 years, policy-makers and researchers have known there’s a direct connection between marriage and health. Today, studies are increasingly identifying the specific aspects of marriage that promote wellness, healing, and increased life expectancy. This information provides a road map to strengthen couples, families and communities with significant medical, social, and economic benefits.

Artyom Savelyev

Bonding critical for adoptive parents and children

As he celebrated his eighth birthday in a Moscow hospital this week, little Artyom Savelyev’s experiences continued to betray the hope of his Russian name, to be “safe and sound.” Artyom’s story and many others demonstrate the importance of improving post-adoption services through skills that enhance communication, emotional understanding, promote forgiveness, bonding, attachment, and healthy conflict resolution.

How does your relationship measure up?

Answer these six questions to find out how your love life measures up with a free report.

This is Not The Story You Think It Is

Marriage crisis offers path to deeper happiness

While many respond to marital crisis by freezing, the emotional and physical consequences may be far-reaching. Prolonged stress responses may result in chronic suppression of the immune system, increasing the likelihood of infections and illness while also often leading to bottled up emotions that eventually either implode (isolation, sadness, depression) or explode (anger, rage, violence).

The Happiness Project

The Happiness Project reminds us to remember love

After 14 years of marriage, Lauren and Michael DelGandio both wanted more. Their experience in a marriage education class gave them the road map and tools to discover greater happiness. Lauren reflects on her journey and the guidance offered by The Happiness Project.

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