Category Archives: appreciation

Care for Self by Brianna Williams

The National Extension Relationship & Marriage Education Network (NERMEN) is comprised of researchers and practitioners who utilize research findings to better inform the effectiveness of relationship and marriage education programs. NERMEN has compiled a model of seven principles that are … Continue reading

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Mindfulness Meditation: What it is and How it Can Strengthen your Relationship Satisfaction.

When I first heard about mindfulness, I was a bit skeptical. But through much reading and hands-on learning, I have felt the benefits firsthand and I want to share them with you. Mindfulness is commonly defined as “a state of … Continue reading

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Keeping the Connection: How to Maintain Your Romantic Relationship with the Arrival of Baby by Sarah Beth Thompson

“You need to do everything fun in life now before you have children, because once you do, your life is over.” I overheard this statement from a family last summer and my first thought was, “No! It does not have … Continue reading

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Getting to Know Your Partner All Over Again by Priscilla Rodriguez

Getting to know someone at the beginning of a relationship is usually the best part of any type of relationship. Everything is fun, new, and interesting! Most conversations consist of sharing likes, dislikes, and goals in life. Initially, these conversations … Continue reading

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Relationship Health

I talk a lot about healthy relationships and marriages in my line of work. When I teach relationship education classes to couples I emphasize what behaviors are present in a healthy relationship and what a positive, loving relationship looks like. … Continue reading

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