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Love Millennial Style

June 23, 2015

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.

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

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.

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$100 Million Reveals Who Can Save Your Marriage

The person who will save your marriage is closer than you may have realized. The most significant study ever conducted on marriage and relationship education, at an estimated cost of $100 million, reveals who can save our marriages and who can’t.

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Landmark study finds skills training improves marriage happiness, but doesn’t reduce divorce

A landmark national study of 9,363 low-income, married men and women in eight American cities found many of those who participated in 30 hours of skills training classes were more likely to have boosts in relationship happiness and marital stability sustained 30 months later.

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Untangling a World of Love Knots

Social media has enabled PAIRS Foundation to advance their mission to help create a safer, saner, more loving world in ways the longtime industry leader in marriage and relationship education couldn’t have imagined 30 years ago.

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Harvard Study: Love Can Buy You Money

Money can’t buy you love, but a Harvard study finds love can buy you money.


Survey Says: When it Comes to Love, People Want to Be Heard, Not Fixed, Ignored or Dismissed

A global survey found striking similarities in what causes relationship and marriage problems.

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‘Giving Me a Massage,’ Tops List of Caring Behaviors

Money won’t buy you love, according to a recent survey. Giving a massage and weekends away topped the list of how couples increase their Love Bank balances. Going to the game together and expensive gifts were at the bottom.


Fifty Years after Masters and Johnson Study, Many Myths About Sex Remain Widely Held Beliefs

A global survey revealed many myths about sex remain widely held beliefs and showed when it come to sex, older remains wiser.

American Relationship Study

More Than Half of Americans in Happy Relationships

A study of 10,548 people reveals most Americans are ‘satisfied’ or ‘thrilled’ with the quality of their intimate relationships. Less than 20 percent were found to be at high risk for separation or divorce. The study showed a minimal seasonal decline in overall relationship satisfaction from November to January.

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Is Your Marriage Strong Enough? Find Out.

How does your marriage score compared to these five famous couples? Discover six ingredients to lasting love and get your confidential marriage score for free this weekend.

PAIRS VA Marriage Retreats

Relationship Retreats: Warriors to Soul Mates

The Department of Veterans Affairs has a new goal to care for and heal our wounded Veterans. In addition to repairing their damaged bodies and minds, VA has embarked on a unique campaign to repair their crumbling intimate relationships.

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National Study Shows Strong Consumer Satisfaction with Marriage and Relationship Education Classes

A landmark national study of leading evidence-based marriage and relationship education programs shows strong consumer satisfaction and the potential for significant industry growth.

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PAIRS Collaboration with VA Recognized with Prestigious 2012 Spirit of Planetree Award

PAIRS Foundation’s collaborative program with the Department of Veterans Affairs was recognized Wednesday with the prestigious “Spirit of Planetree” award for strengthening relationships among family, friends and social supports as a critical component of patient-centered care and improving outcomes for Veterans impacted by post traumatic stress.

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New Paradigm Emerging for Helping Veterans Heal

Strong marriages and families may be the most effective tool for helping Veterans overcome visible and invisible wounds of war. The Veterans Administration is investing millions in new approaches that help loved ones help each other.

Relationship Skills Classes Gaining Traction

More and more couples are participating in marriage education and relationship skills training. Two recent studies provide strong scientific evidence that brief educational programs deliver lasting improvements in marital satisfaction, resilience, and can prevent divorce.

Study Shows Lasting Gains from Marriage Education

A large, multi-year, federally-funded study of South Florida couples shows significant improvements in relationship consensus, cohesion, satisfaction, and affection a year after completing nine hours of skills training.

Helping Others Begins with Looking After Ourselves

The BBC reports on helping aid workers better understand and care for themselves as the foundation to helping others.

Study Shows Six Questions Assess Marriage Strength

A new study found answers to six questions provides a reliable measure of relationship satisfaction.

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Study Shows Young Men Becoming More Vulnerable

A new study suggests young men are becoming more emotionally involved in their relationships.

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