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It’s Time to Tell the Truth about Love

January 20, 2016

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?

Fewer celebrity break-ups, but still challenges for America’s marriages

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.

Should Mike and Barb Save Their Marriage? Will They?

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.

love knots

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.

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.

VA Chaplain Andrew Sioleti

VA Expands Efforts to Help Chaplains Boost Veteran Marriages and Family Resilience

The Department of Veterans Affairs is expanding training for VA Chaplains and Behavioral Health professionals to help Veterans and their significant others learn evidence-based skills for improving interpersonal communication, emotional understanding and expression, and healthy conflict resolution.

Hampton VA Chief of Chaplain Services Sue Cross and Lauren DelGandio

Protected: DelGandio to Lead Initiative for Veteran Families

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Trinity of a Paradigm Shift

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.

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.

Daily Temperature Reading

Five Steps for Building a Connected Community

The Daily Temperature Reading helps teams stay motivated and maintain high levels of customer satisfaction. Communities for formerly homeless adults are using the Daily Temperature Reading to strengthen relationships among neighbors.

Annual Coast Guard Chaplain Meeting Tampa

Coast Guard Chaplains Explore Soul of Leadership

Coast Guard chaplains from around the country are meeting in Tampa this week to consider the “Soul of Leadership.” PAIRS CEO Seth Eisenberg spoke to the group about the impact of evidence-based marriage education and relationship skills training.

PAIRS Inbox: Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers about marriage education and relationship skills training from PAIRS Foundation’s Inbox.

I Am ME: Michelle Lynn, Augusta, Georgia

“I Am ME” profiles individuals and couples who are touching the lives of families and children in communities throughout the nation through Marriage Education. This week, Fatherhood Channel features Michelle Lynn, a PAIRS Instructor for marriage enrichment retreats for veterans sponsored by the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia.

Five-Year Roadmap for Marriage Education

A five-year roadmap for the field of relationship and marriage education on behalf of a world in which all children are safe, loved, and able to pursue life’s promise and potential.

Embracing life

Marriage Education’s Invitation to Embrace Life

For many, learning to have conversations that matter about death and dying becomes an invitation to embrace the gift of life with passion and intensity.

Nicole Ganguzza

A reminder to live, love and treasure

Two years after the death of 26-year-old Nicole Ganguzza, a UCF graduate student and PAIRS instructor, her memory reminds us to fully live, love and treasure life and each other.

Helping marriages and families after combat deployment

Marriage Education Retreats Helping Veteran Couples Adjust to Family Life Post Deployment

Marriage education programs are becoming increasingly important to helping returning veterans strengthen family life after combat deployment. Veterans Administration and Pentagon officials are encouraging efforts to expand evidence-based programs nationwide. A training next month in San Diego will prepare Chaplains and behavioral health specialists from more than a dozen states to lead retreats for veteran couples throughout the country.

Lauren DelGandio

Five essential steps for love and intimacy

Join PAIRS National Trainer Lauren DelGandio for a complimentary one-hour online preview of five essential steps for love and intimacy, Monday, May 3, 7:00-8:00PM Eastern.

Traumatic Brain Injury Caregivers Guide

Helping families and marriages impacted by TBI

Caring for service members and veterans impacted by traumatic brain injury has become an increasingly urgent national priority. A new publication from the Defense and Brain Injury Center and innovative programs offered through VA Hospitals in collaboration with PAIRS Foundation help caregivers and families address the impact of TBI, promote healing, and strengthen marital resilience.

appreciating administrative professionals

Shared appreciations boost morale, success

Much has changed in the daily life of administrative professionals and support staff over the past 58 years since the International Association of Administrative Professionals began sponsoring Administrative Professionals Week. From mailings and phones, checkouts to banking, information distribution, analysis, customer development, and many areas in between, modern technology has taken over many of the traditional tasks that are vital to successful businesses and organizations, large and small. High levels of employee involvement in decision making, adequate training, an environment where it is safe for employees to speak up, or speak their mind freely have been shown to increase levels of employee satisfaction.

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