Category Archives: Connection

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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The Not so Newlywed Game by Julianne McGill

A few years ago my husband Tyler was a professional swimmer. When he was still swimming professionally we used to talk about what he would do once that chapter in his life closed. His college degree was in economics, so … Continue reading

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Let’s Laugh Together by Shu Su

“Laughter is the closest distance between two people.” – Victor Borge We probably are familiar with this situation: You were at some gathering, and you found something really funny, and started to laugh and the person next to you just … Continue reading

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Quality Time by Julianne McGill

Last weekend I had the pleasure of going to a wedding for one of my college friends. I was really excited because my husband, Tyler, was able to come with me (see picture above). He has a very busy job … Continue reading

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How Expressions of Gratitude Can Strengthen Your Relationship by Sarah Beth Thompson

  Gratitude is defined as “the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.” We might show gratitude in many small ways, verbal or nonverbal. A verbal expression may look like an “I appreciate you,” … Continue reading

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