Buffering the Effects of Stress on Health through Relationship Education: The Important Role of Improving Relationship Confidence

by Alan J. Hawkins

The Bottom-line First: Relationship education programs that help couples disconnect stresses in their lives, like financial hardship, from their relationships build confidence in the future of their relationship. In turn, this improves their reports of physical health. Continue reading “Buffering the Effects of Stress on Health through Relationship Education: The Important Role of Improving Relationship Confidence”

Does Involvement in Relationship Education Affect Children’s Social Skills?

by Jennifer Griffith

The Bottom Line (at the Top): The ultimate goal of RE is to improve children’s lives. This study found that mothers participation in a RE program improved their coparenting skills which in turn led to better social skills for their children at school. RE programs can affect more than couple relationships.

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Is Communication Key?

How Communication-Skills Training in Relationship Education Affects Couple Relationships

by Jennifer Griffith

The Bottom Line (at the Top): Some critics don’t think learning better communication skills in RE programs is responsible for any improvements seen in couple relationships. This study begs to differ. Improved communication leads to improved satisfaction.

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