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For married couples, a focus on how they resolve conflict, react to daily stressors and interact with each other can reduce stress - significantly

In today’s fast paced society, it is impossible to avoid stress in our lives. Stressors being external events which cause an emotional or physical reaction can be handled in 2 basic ways:

10 things to do for your relationship this Valentines Day

By Robyn Donnelly, Co-ordinator Marriage and Relationship Education - CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning.

What a lovely reminder Valentine’s Day on 14th February is for those in a relationship – however it is a timely reminder that we should be thinking about what we should be doing daily for our partner.

The earlier the Better: Encouraging couples to take PREPARE/ENRICH

Encourage couples that are thinking about or planning their marriage to see the value of taking Prepare earlier rather than later in the marriage planning process.

14 Perfect Date Ideas for Parents

With Valentines day just around the corner happening on the 14th of February, kids can sometimes pose a problem when planning out the perfect date. We at PREPARE/ENRICH Australia thought it would be great to come up with 14 date ideas to help parents and married couples! Some ideas have the kids involved, some do not, so pick and choose or possibly use our ideas as inspiration for your own special date.

Dress in RED on Valentines for National Wear Red Day!

Whether it's your significant other, family, or someone close to you. Wear red in memory of someone you have lost to heart disease.

As you plan out your special evening with your partner for Valentines day, perhaps take the initiative and dress in red for the special occasion. Why wear red? To simply spread awareness of Heart Disease and research in order to find the cure as soon as possible.

Building and integrating family wellness programs at work has been proven to increase a company’s overall financial health

We all know that work life and family life are intertwined and research supports this demonstrating that employees who are highly committed to their roles as parents and spouses benefit companies. Conversely, employee performance and satisfaction occur easiest when outside influences like family are considered through workplace contracts and the provision of flexible work arrangements.

5 Ways to Keep Your Marriage Exciting After Kids

It’s no secret that kids can wreak havoc on even the most well-functioning of marriages. With the late nights, added financial stress, parenting arguments, and extreme focus on the kids, many couples can begin to feel as if they’ve lost their spark.

Yes, kids are a massive addition to the household dynamic, but that doesn’t mean you can’t keep your romantic relationship as exciting as it was when the two of you first met. Check out our tips, and you’ll have no trouble sustaining the electricity in your marriage – kids and all!

Nine things successful couples do differently

Successful Couples

Communication is the answer to a successful marriage - but you already knew that! Whilst the absence of communication may 

e a leading cause of divorce, fulfilling your wedding vows is easier if your marriage is based on open communication. Learning to communicate well with your partner is not as easy as it sounds, but it can help resolve problems before they start to affect your marriage.b

Navigating Problems Associated with Unrealistic Expectations - Anticipate a Surprise, the inventory may reveal a potentially problematic assumption

When couples hit the inevitable challenges of marriage, they may be tempted to believe that they have made a mistake and “the one” must still be out there somewhere. The truth is there are likely several people on this earth with whom one could have a successful relationship.
Almost intoxicated by love, engaged couples are often known for being infatuated with one another. They tend to be confident that they’ll never have problems or that existing problems will just fade away with time, they’ll never question their love, never experience a drop in romance, and already know everything there is to know about their partner. They truly are love struck.

Win-Win Communication: What is your common style?

What is your communication style? Generally, there are four common styles:

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