Marriage Transitions

Does Divorce Make People Happy?

A report, issued by the Institute for American Values suggests that on average unhappily married adults who divorced were no happier five years after the divorce than were equally unhappily married adults who stayed married.

Should I Try to Work it Out?

Are you or your spouse thinking about getting a divorce? The Utah Healthy Marriage Initiative has developed a GUIDEBOOK for those at the crossroads of divorce. 

Marriage Counseling Alternative

The online, self-directed version takes approximately 4-6 hours to complete (you don't have to do it all at once).  It is supported by the National Institutes of Health. 

The Marriage Map

Like children, marriages go through different developmental stages and predictable crises. 

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Why Change?

 Have you and your partner been so angry with each other that you've gone your separate ways and stopped interacting with each other? 

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Things to Consider in a Divorce

Divorce Has Lasting Toll on Health

Divorce and the death of a spouse frequently have long-term negative consequences for health, even in people who remarry, new research shows

Your Divorce Questions

The website does not offer counseling, but answers questions with solid research-based information so you can make the best decision possible for your situation. 

Step Family Relations

Smart Steps for Step Families

This 6-session research-based educational curriculum is designed for remarried or partnering couples and their children. 

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The Non-Biological Parent

Step-parenting your non-biological kids can be a challenge. Patience and perseverance can make step-parenting a productive and rewarding experience . LEARN MORE

Stepfamilies are Unique

Many people enter new relationships as stepfamilies with the same expectations they entered their first marriage. The reality may be quite different and it pays to understand and deal with the complexities of stepfamilies . 

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Marriage Research

5 Marriage Myths, 6 Marriage Benefits

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A Glimpse at the Marriage and Divorce Statistics for Utah

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Cohabitation, Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage in the U.S.

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Linking Religion, Divorce Rate Faulty

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Ideas for Spicing Up Your Relationship

10 Ways to Show Your Wife You Care

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10 Ways to Show Your Husband You Care

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How to Plan a Date on a Budget

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Video-5 Tips To Save Your Marriage

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GUIDEBOOK- Should.I.Keep.Trying (pdf)

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