When one person in a couple is affected by a chronic illness, the other person lives with it as well--chronic illness is a family affair. The challenge lies in finding ways to address the illness as a team so that neither of you feels as if you are alone. Here are some tips to help you strengthen your teamwork. (Author abstract)
This fact sheet explores marital challenges adults may face when their adult children leave the home, including feelings of depression, sadness, and grief. Symptoms of Empty Nest Syndrome are described, as well as the challenges faced by the Sandwich Generation that is taking care of their own children while taking care of their aging parents, challenges related to boomerang kids, and the challenge of forced retirement. The impact of these challenges on marriage is noted and the need for couples to feel connected to overcome the challenges is emphasized. 9 references.
Presented by the National Healthy Marriage Resource Center on March 25, 2009, this one hour, 30 minutes webinar focuses on how severe economic stress affects couple relationships and children, strategies Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood educators can use to help couples cope with economic stress, and how Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood program providers can coordinate with the Workforce Investment Act to offer their economically distressed clients job and other financial services support. The first presentation is provided by Dr. William Bailey an Associate Professor…
This volume highlights 7 simple steps that parents can take, which could help themselves and their children adjust more appropriately to the trauma and the pain that often follow divorce. It is written by Psychotherapist and Parenting Educator, Dr. Percy Ricketts, and in plain, simple language that parents will find enjoyable, informative and easy to read. (Author abstract)
Money can be the number one source of frustration in relationships. These frustrations ring true for couples regardless of the length of their courtship or the number of years they have been married. This Tip Sheet offers tips to help couples handle the financial strain that often accompanies a long-term relationship. (Author abstract)
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The Money Habitudes Professionals Guide is designed for those working with Money Habitudes cards and covering money-related issues. Easy to understand and broadly applicable, the guide helps counselors, educators, therapists, financial practitioners and coaches when working with individuals, couples or groups. It provides plans for short icebreakers and longer standalone activities (15 minutes to 2 hours) as well as suggestions for using Money Habitudes cards with other programs: pre-marital, marriage enrichment, couples counseling, communication, conflict management, and life skills, as well…
A DVD produced by Dr. Percy Ricketts, which is designed to give divorced and divorcing parents some simple steps that they could take, which could help make their adjustment and their children's adjustment to divorce, quicker and more effective. (Author abstract)
This bibliography is a compilation of resources regarding the impact of military service on marriage and family life. It is divided into two sections-- 1) Further Scholarly Summaries of Research on Military Service and Marriage and 2) A Bibliography of Research on Military Service and Marriage.
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This packet provides information useful to creating a workable and thoughtful parenting plan.
Discussion Points for Parenting Apart:Parenting Time CalendarHoliday & Special Occasion WorksheetA Child’s Fundamental RightsCommunication Skills SheetValues Worksheet