Rings on a Table

Feature Resource

Happy Couples: How to Keep Your Relationship Healthy – American Psychological Association
Romantic relationships are important for our happiness and well-being. Yet with more than 40 percent of new marriages ending in divorce, it’s clear that relationships aren’t always easy. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to keep your romantic partnership in good working order.

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Communicating with Your Partner

How Stress Affects a Relationship – ComPsych (login required – available to all LISD employees | LOGIN INSTRUCTIONS)
Finding a way to have a conversation about what is causing you stress can strengthen your relationship.

The Secret to Staying Close to Your Partner – Psychology Today (Link coming soon)
In the intimate quarters of a romantic relationship, the reactivity between couples can be electric, the slightest jolt from one person sending the other into sparks…

How to Nonverbally Communicate Openness and Set Boundaries – Psychology Today
Recent news stories have increased awareness of the amount of unwanted sexual attention that women receive from men. It can leave women feeling more vigilant and men feeling super-cautious about approaching any woman…

Life’s Most Persistent Question – Psychology Today
Like Guy Noir, many of us are still looking for the answer to life’s most persistent question. (If you don’t know who Guy Noir is, you can find out by listening to any “Prairie Home Companion” radio program). Then again, there are many who are still wondering what life’s most persistent question is….

Building Better Family Communication – ComPsych (login required – available to all LISD employees | LOGIN INSTRUCTIONS)
Being able to express both positive and negative feelings and solve problems together are keys to a successful and happy family. Unfortunately, few parents were raised in families where open, empathetic listening and communication was the norm…

Getting Married

Marriage and Divorce Resources – American Psychological Association
Marriage and divorce are both common experiences. In Western cultures, more than 90 percent of people marry by age 50. Healthy marriages are good for couples’ mental and physical health. They are also good for children; growing up in a happy home protects children from mental, physical, educational and social problems. However, about 40 to 50 percent of married couples in the United States divorce. The divorce rate for subsequent marriages is even higher.

Combining Your Lives Without Losing Your Identity – ComPsych (login required – available to all LISD employees | LOGIN INSTRUCTIONS)
Two of the greatest benefits of a healthy relationship are sharing your interests with someone and learning new things. Being in a relationship should not change who you are…

Benefits of Healthy Marriages – ComPsych (login required – available to all LISD employees | LOGIN INSTRUCTIONS)
There are at least two characteristics that all healthy marriages have in common. First, they are mutually enriching, and second, both spouses have a deep respect for each other…