Being a healthy couple involves spending meaningful time together and fostering a shared sense of couple identity in order to sustain a close, enduring friendship based on trust and love.
|SHR-F1||Share: Developing and Maintain Friendships to Strengthen Relationships
Brief summary for professionals about couple identity and friendship in couple relationships.
(For a copy of the full chapter, see the National Extension Relationship and Marriage Education Model)
|SHR-F2||Develop and Maintain Your Friendship
Fact sheet that will help clients understand ways they can connect and strengthen their friendship with their partner.
|SHR-F3||Making Time to Connect
Fact sheet that will help clients identify simple ways they can make time to share with their partner every day.
|SHR-T1||Ways We Like to Share
Clients will identify individual and shared interests and activities that they can do together to strengthen their relationship.
|SHR-T2||Bids for Connection
Clients will learn to notice and respond to each other's bids for connection to help keep their relationship positive.
|SHR-T3||Building a Couple Identity
Clients will learn how to identify shared values and goals and ways they can work together to protect their relationship.
|SHR-T4||Couple Rituals and Traditions
Clients will identify existing and new couple traditions and rituals that can enrich their relationship.
|SHR-T5||Sending Positive Messages
Clients will identify some ways they can communicate positively with their partner and ensure messages are understood.
|SHR-T6||Am I Ready To Listen?
Clients will better understand how distractions interfere with their ability to listen and communicate effectively with their partner.