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Lets celebrate the meaning of family and family life - Stronger Families, Stronger Communities: National Families Week 2018

Each year, over a hundred thousand people and hundreds of organisations celebrate National Families Week – Australia’s annual celebration of families.

Helping couples navigate life transitions

Getting engaged. Moving in together. Combining finances. Getting married. Becoming parents. Changing careers. Moving to a new city. Adjusting to an empty nest. Retirement.

Thank you for your passion and work to have a positive impact on relationships and families

PREPARE/ENRICH has helped over 4 million couples in the past 35 years and without your support and belief in the mission to build strong marriages and healthy relationships, this could not be possible. Thank you for your passion and work to committing to having a positive impact on relationships and families.

Overall, PREPARE/ENRICH is an excellent tool with substantial evidence supporting its reliability and validity

Recently, PREPARE/ENRICH was reviewed in the Twentieth Edition of the Mental Measurements Yearbook (2017), which is the most widely acclaimed reference series in education and psychology, designed to assist professionals in selecting and using standardised assessments.

Setting couple goals for 2018

This year, my wife and I have set goals for ourselves individually, as a couple, family goals and work goals.

Is conflict resolution a possible Strength Area in your relationship?

Conflict Resolution is your ability to discuss and resolve differences. Also how effectively you are able to share opinions, ideas, and feelings with your spouse, even during times of conflict.

Poor Conflict Resolution can become more problematic over time and affect other areas of your relationship such as closeness and communication

Conflict Resolution is your ability to discuss and resolve differences. Also how effectively you are able to share opinions, ideas, and feelings with your spouse, even during times of conflict.

How does non-verbal communication contribute to dealing with conflict?

Choose your attitude and behaviour, communicate openly and consider your non-verbal stance, expression and situation. This creates trust and intimacy.

Commit to evaluating your next conflict and take time to discuss how you dealt with the disagreement

Since it often takes time to learn new strategies and because conflicts organically develop, make a commitment to evaluate your next conflict.

Communicate assertively, take responsibility for your own feelings and actions, and focus solely on the issue at hand

When dealing with conflict in your relationship, it's important to resist the urge to bring up past experiences that have already been resolved and reopen them for discussion. Acknowledging the current disagreement and working through the conflict by actively listening to your partner is a great goal.

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