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  • After You Say "I Do:" Adjusting to Marriage. This fact sheet offers several strategies newlywed couples can exercise in building a strong marriage. (Ohio State University Extension, 2010).
  • Bids for Connection. Part of the Marriage Matters Series, this fact sheet describes strategies for maintaining positive relationships in a marriage. (University of Georgia Extension, 2014)
  • Building A Strong Marriage- Finding Time. This tip sheet highlights demands in an individual's life including work, parenting, and personal demands, and the strain they may put on a marriage. It provides a list of ways to cope with these demands when they interfere with the marriage. (Ohio State University Extension, 2002).
  • Creating a Strong and Satisfying Marriage (also in PDF). This guide explores the common characteristics of successful marriages, skills to effectively handle marital conflict and ways that spouses can strengthen their marriages. (University of Missouri Extension, 2000).
  • Dealing With Anger in a Marriage. Part of the Marriage Matters Series, this fact sheet discusses misconceptions of anger, how people cover up anger, how anger can actually be healthy in a relationship and how to resolve anger. (University of Georgia Extension, 2014)
  • Dealing with Conflict in Marriage Part of the Marriage Garden Series, this is a fact sheet on conflict in marriage and how to understand that every relationship even very good ones have conflict through understanding how to learn to live with things that cannot change (University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension, 2006)
  • Domestic Violence and Divorce (also in PDF) This fact sheet provides a comprehensive overview of domestic violence, its relationship to divorce, the cycles of violence, and suggestions for locating help. (University of Missouri Extension, 2007)
  • Enhancing Midlife Marriage. Part of the Marriage Matters Series, this fact sheet provides midlife couples strategies for strengthening their marriage. (University of Georgia Extension, 2014)
  • Familes Taking Charge: Talking With Your Spouse. This fact sheet is aimed at helping spouses improve their communication between one another, especially as it relates to financial matters. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2009)
  • Financial Smart Start for Newlyweds. This fact sheet and newsletter series provides publications focused on helping couples be financially responsible as they begin their lives together. From this site, participants can also enroll in Financial Smart Starts for Newlyweds (free of charge) if they would like to receive a monthly financial management newsletter.  (Arkansas Cooperative Extension, 2009)
  • Forgiveness in a Strong Marriage. Part of the Marriage Garden Series, this is a fact sheet on forgiveness in a relationship with information on the problems that need to be discussed and the problems that don't. (University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension, 2006).  
  • Getting Past Problems to Solutions in Marriage. Part of the Marriage Garden Series, this is a fact sheet on how married couples get into quarrelling jams and discusses the idea of "automatic reactions". (University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension, 2006)
  • Great Expectations! Part of the Marriage Matters Series, this fact sheet describes the influence of expectations on marriage. (University of Georgia Extension, 2014)
  • Healthy Marriage: Facts & Fiction (with Part 2 and Part 3).  A collection of three YouTube videos that address 10 common marital myths regardingly healthy relationships. Clips also highlight appropriate martial facts in response to each of the myths, various research findings, as well as recommended books for various relationship topics. (University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension, 2008)
  • Is Work Starving Your Marriage? Part of the Marriage Matters Series, this fact sheet presents information on balancing work and the marriage. (University fo Georgia Extension, 2014).  
  • Kindness Builds Strong Marriages. Part of the Marriage Garden Series, this is a fact sheet on the importance of kindness in effectively communicating and sustaining a strong marriage. (University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension, 2006)
  • Learning Languages of Love in Marriage. Part of the Marriage Garden Series, this fact sheet discusses the ways in which love in a marriage can be communicated. (University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension, 2006)
  • Love Notes. Love Notes, provided by the Alabama Community Healthy Marriage Initiative, includes a variety of brief and printable tip sheets for couples to strengthen relationships and manage stress and differences within families. A few topics included are “Routines and Rituals Strengthen Families,” “Fighting in a Way that is Fair,” and “Dates that won’t Break the Bank.” (Alabama Community Healthy Marriage Initiative, 2010). 
  • Managing Two Incomes--Yours, Mine, Ours. This fact sheet describes how dividing up the paper work and decisions make dealing with income issues a slightly less stressful subject. (University of Delaware Extension, 1996).
  • Marriage After Retirement. This fact sheet discusses how retiring couples need to adjust to retirement and provides tips for how this new life stage can begin with few problems or difficulties. (Ohio State University Extension, 2003)
  • Our Relationship...And Communicating Effectively. This publication helps couples learn how to communicate with one another. (University of Nebraska Extension, 2008).
  • Our Relationship...And Managing the Farm/Business. This publication addresses how couples can build a strong relationship while dealing with sometimes stressful situations that result from managing a farm or business. (University of Nebraska Extension, 2008).
  • Our Relationship...And Parenting Through Conflict. This publication help couples work through periods of conflict. (University of Nebraska Extension, 2008).
  • Our Relationship...And Parenting. This publication suggests ways couples can enhance their relationship during the parenting years. (University of Nebraska Extension, 2008).
  • Our Relationship...And Working Together With Extended Family. This publication helps families who work together have both rewarding professional and personal relationships. (University of Nebraska Extension, 2008).
  • Our Relationship: Making It Stronger. This publication suggests ways couples can improve or strengthen their relationship. (University of Nebraska Extension, 2008).
  • Questions May Spare Heartache, Reduce Risk of Divorce. This tip sheet encourages couples to spend time getting to know each other, aside from the romantic part of a relationship. It suggests that prospective partners ask key questions about finances, lifestyles, marriage ideals, and religion so that goals, values, and expectations can be understood before making a commitment. (Kansas State University Extension, 2007).
  • Strong Marriages for Navajo Couples.  This 43-page Couple Activity Book was prepared using findings of a research study titled, “Strong Marriages in Two Navajo Nation Chapters in the Northern Part of the Navajo Nation.” (Utah State University Extension, 2007)
  • What Happens Now? The Children Are Gone This lesson and tip sheet is for couples, but can be used by single parents, too, who are facing an empty household after the children have left home. It focuses on relationship building that might have been ignored while the children were living at home. Leaders Guide for 1-hour workshop also available. (Kansas Extension, 2002)
  • The Honeymoon is Over, Now What? Part of the Marriage Matters Series, this fact sheet outlines strategies for building a strong marriage. (University of Georgia Extension, 2014)
  • Understanding and Sharing Your Emotional History with Money. This publication provides information into the different meanings spouses can possess related to money, one of the most common areas of conflict in marriage. Multiple activities are provided for individuals to better learn and share their emotional history with money. (Utah State University, 2003)
  • Understanding Builds Marriages. Part of the Marriage Garden Series, this fact sheet explains the importance of understanding your partner's point of view and tips on how to do so. (University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension, 2006)
  • When Violence Hits Home: Bringing the Facts to Light. (also available, Teaching Guide) Publication describes the facts of domestic partner violence. (Kansas State University, 1994)
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