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Marriage Education Programs: Helping Couples Reconnect

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Kane County Divorce Lawyers

Marriage is one of the biggest steps you can take in your life. A couple may think they are ready to be married and later find out they were not prepared at all, or that they are simply not happy being with their spouse anymore. If that happens, divorce may be the best option for both individuals and any children they might share.

While statistics show couples who marry for the first time have somewhere between a 40 and 50 percent chance of getting a divorce, there are programs available that help couples stay married. Data gathered by psychologists indicates these programs are beneficial to the couples who attend. 

What Is a Marriage Education Program?

There are numerous types of marriage education programs, with varying techniques, designed to help couples through their problems. 

One example is the Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP). This program focuses on educating couples on how to more effectively communicate with each other and increase their problem-solving abilities as it relates to issues in their marriage. Strategies of how to better handle conflict, techniques to ensure you clearly convey what you mean, and steps to make sure fun remains part of your marriage are also key parts of the program. 

The PREP program has been shown by numerous studies to significantly help couples who complete it before they get married. The likelihood of divorce for those couples decreased, they were more happy in their marriage and less negative toward one another. 

PREP is just one example of a program designed to help couples with their marriage. Other programs have also proven successful, and are growing in prevalence around the country. Professionally trained instructors in the PERP program and others make it less likely marriage will end in divorce, while also teaching couples how to be better partners. 

Contact an Algonquin Family Law Attorney

Marriage education programs may decrease the likelihood of divorce, but sometimes it no longer possible to keep a relationship alive. If you feel your marriage cannot be saved and you wish to initiate divorce proceedings, the knowledgeable lawyers at The Law Offices of Benedict Schwarz, II PC will help each step of the way. Our skilled Kane County divorce attorneys assist clients who are able to negotiate with their spouse and those who cannot reach agreements together on anything. Call us today at 847-428-7725 to set up a free initial consultation.

Source:

https://www.apa.org/research/action/marital.aspx

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