Marriage Education Helps Couples Even in the High-Divorce-Risk Years – PR Newswire – The Sacramento Bee

Data from the nation’s largest and most diverse study on the impact of Relationship and Marriage Education (RME) classes show that marital satisfaction improves substantially after participating in RME, a finding with significant ramifications during the high-risk early years of marriage.

Half of all divorces occur within the first eight years of marriage, making this a high-risk time for couples. In a study of 17,245 Californians taking an RME course, researchers at Healthy Relationships California found high levels of marital dissatisfaction among those married eight years or less. Researchers also found a 42% increase in marital satisfaction among those who participated in RME for 8 to 16 hours.

The results of this study are important for four reasons:

via Marriage Education Helps Couples Even in the High-Divorce-Risk Years – PR Newswire – The Sacramento Bee.

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