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Strengthening Resources and Supports for National Guard Couples and Families Report

Strengthening Supports for National Guard Families

A groundbreaking effort to convene many of the best minds on the subject of the intimate relationships of National Guard service members and their families focused on the importance of relationship and marriage education in identifying and effectively dealing with the stress of multiple deployments for the “citizen Soldier.”

Marriage education

Marriage Education’s Roadmap for Relationships

This month, more than a hundred federally funded relationship and marriage education programs offered nationwide began their fifth, and possibly, final year. Evidence-based programs available across the country and online deliver powerful, practical skills that are making a lasting difference to many couples, families and their children.

Working it out together

Study Shows Marriage Education Classes Benefit Couples Navigating Job Loss and Financial Stress

Studies show marriage education classes are providing significant benefits for low-income couples, many of whom have been impacted by job losses and financial stresses. With expectations that unemployment will remain elevated, programs that strengthen marriages are becoming increasingly important to helping couples keep families intact as they pursue training, job opportunities, and await economic recovery.

hazards of marriage therapy

Questions to ask a potential marriage therapist

Going to a marriage therapist may be one of the worst decisions a couple can make for their relationship. For many, it’s the beginning of an expensive, time-consuming journey that often contributes to divorce. Through incompetence, neutrality, pathologizing, and undermining relationships, therapists can actually harm marriages and lead couples rapidly down the road to divorce. Consider asking these important questions before deciding if marriage therapy is right for you. As an alternative to marriage therapy, many couples have found marriage education far more effective.

Francisco and Viviana Robledo

How to know if you have a healthy marriage

What’s working well in your marriage? These tips from the National Healthy Marriage Resource Center can help you take the pulse of your relationship and consider opportunities to take your marriage to another level.

Sex life improves after marriage classes

Women more satisfied with sex lives after marriage classes

Sexual satisfaction improved for 85 percent of women participating in the nine-hour PAIRS Essentials relationship skills curriculum, according to a six-month follow-up study. The educational program included exercises to improve communication, emotional understanding and expression, and constructive conflict resolution skills.

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