NERMEM Model choose, know, care for self, care, share, manage, connect


The National Extension Relationship and Marriage Education Model

With both the demand and the need for broader offerings of RME, a large number of programs have been developed, presenting somewhat of a dilemma for practitioners who are interested in providing effective programming that is research-informed.

Based on an extensive review of the research, this model presents key patterns of thinking and behaviors associated with healthy, stable couple relationships that can be taught in an educational setting.

Each chapter of the NERMEM includes a brief summary of the research literature showing the connection between the principle and healthy relationship development as well as recommendations when teaching these principles and skills.

The core of three curricula

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