Healthy couple relationships lead to family stability that benefits the physical, social, and emotional well-being of adults and children.

  • In the context of unhealthy relationships and unhealthy and unstable marriages, we find greater incidences of physical and mental illness, maltreatment among family members, delinquency among youth, and community instability.

  • There is a high level of need and interest in relationships and marriage education across a broad population, including lower-resource populations and youth.

  • Cooperative Extension has a long history of addressing marital quality in education programs.