Program Effectiveness for Different Couple Relationship Health Types

By Sarah Hokanson

Bottom-Line First: Some couples come to couple relationship programs distressed while others are functioning pretty well. A recent study found that the brief Couple Checkup program delivered to couples in their homes helped both struggling and well-functioning couples, but those struggling benefitted the most. Continue reading “Program Effectiveness for Different Couple Relationship Health Types”

What’s Happening with Relationship Education for Same-Sex Couples?

By Sarah Hokanson

Bottom-Line First: Recent couple relationship education programs have been developed to cater to the unique needs of same-sex couples. This blog reviews several studies of same-sex couples in couple relationship education programs and discusses implications and emerging best practices. Continue reading “What’s Happening with Relationship Education for Same-Sex Couples?”

Types of Romantic Relationships in Emerging Adulthood: Implications for Relationship Education

By Sarah Hokanson

Bottom-Line First: This study identified different types of romantic relationships in emerging adulthood. Understanding different relationships can help relationship educators better serve participants with different types of relationships who can benefit from different skills and principles. Continue reading “Types of Romantic Relationships in Emerging Adulthood: Implications for Relationship Education”