Category Archives: Relationships

Choose by Brianna Williams

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

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Practicing What We Preach by Rachel Savasuk

When I first started here at Auburn University I wrote a blog about long distance relationships – I had just moved 7 hours away from my boyfriend and it was tough. In my blog I busted some typical myths and beliefs … 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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Going beyond Saying “I’m Sorry” by Carlie Cave

You might have had an experience where you were having an argument and all of a sudden you blurt out, “I’m sorry” in an attempt to end the conflict quickly. Or, maybe you were on the other side of the … Continue reading

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Dropping Your Guard: Tips for Avoiding Defensive Communication by Ania Evans

Defensive communication is a common issue that can have devastating effects for individuals and their relationship. It occurs when someone is sensitive to a flaw that they view within themselves or their loved ones, but refuses to admit it to … Continue reading

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