What is Relationship Education?

Relationship education is scientifically proven to help your relationship and give you tools you need to communicate better.  Our relationship programs utilize evidence-based curriculums that teach couples how to communicate better, relieve stress, and fight less often. Relationship Education can be described as a road map for helping people find strategies and solutions that fit their circumstances, values and relationship goals. By using evidence-based skills training, people can learn techniques to navigate typical relationship challenges and safely express emotions. All of our skills are safe and provide time-limited structures for conversations that matter. Ultimately, relationship education is grounded in the understanding that our relationships impacts our quality of life, happiness, and the ability to pursue cherished dreams and aspirations.

Funding for this project was provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Grant: #90FM0078. These services are available to all eligible persons, regardless of race, gender, age, disability, or religion.

Project Harmony is classified as a research study at the University of Central Florida, UCF IRB SBE-15-11828. This study is under the direction of Dr. Sejal Barden, Principal Investigator and Dr. Dalena Dillman Taylor, Co-Principal Investigator.

 

ENHANCING RELATIONSHIPS.
EMPOWERING CAREERS.

“But what if I already have a great relationship?”

RE can benefit all couples. Whether you argue often or not, you can gain valuable skills to continue strengthening your relationship. By participating in Project Harmony, you will learn to:

  • Listen and be heard
  • Understand your partner better
  • Relax in stressful situations
  • Work together to solve problems
  • Find more time for fun

Interested in learning more about our current project, Project Harmony? Find out more here.

 

Administrative Contact Information:

Telephone: 407.823.1748 | Fax: 407.823.1749 | Email: mfri@ucf.edu

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If you are interested in receiving more information about Project Harmony, please fill out the inquiry form at this link and one of our team members will be happy to contact you: http://mfri.ucf.edu/contact-us/
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UCF Marriage & Family Research Institute3 days ago
Some times the little things go unnoticed. We would like to offer you a challenge for the next two weeks.

✨ Week One: Actively look for moments when you appreciate your partner. This can be a mental note or written it down. Recognize how you feel when you have a good laugh together. Find 3 things each day to appreciate about you partner.

✨ Week Two: Continue the steps above-- but instead verbalize it in the moment. That can look like-- "You know, I appreciate you for having breakfast with me this morning knowing you were busy-- the time we spent together meant a lot to me." or to start easy "I appreciate you grabbing the snacks for the movie".

Remember to practice this challenge in a positive light. The key is to make sure the appreciation is genuine. The goal is for you to notice the times your partner shows you love from day to day.
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UCF Marriage & Family Research Institute1 week ago
This book written by The Gottman Institute is a great read for all couples no matter how far you are in your relationship journey. This book covers ways to refresh your relationship, fantastic conversation ideas, and provides prompts to stay talking and curious about one another. Try checking if your local library has this book available. Learn new and fun ways to have conversations that range in topics from money, sex, and trust. Learning something new about your partner can happen at all stages in life. 💖
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UCF Marriage & Family Research Institute1 week ago
This interesting article provided by Psychology Today states that there is new research that shows an association between experiences of personal growth on a given day and the passion individuals felt in their relationship. The article goes on to talk about how both partners should engage in shared and individual development that helps us grow together. For full context please read the article linked below.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/talking-apes/202103/does-personal-growth-benefit-relationship