Skills for Successful RelationshipsTM
The Mission of PAIRS is to teach those attitudes, emotional understandings and behaviors that nurture and sustain healthy relationships and to make this knowledge broadly available on behalf of a safer, saner, more loving world.
Best Practices in Marriage, Family and Relationship Education
For more than a quarter century, the mission of the nonprofit PAIRS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charity, has been to teach those attitudes, emotional understandings, and behaviors that nurture and sustain healthy relationships and to make this knowledge broadly available on behalf of a safer, saner, more loving world. We accomplish our mission by developing and delivering evidence-based, best practices in marriage, family and fatherhood education, conducting research, and training instructors worldwide.
"My husband and I came to this retreat looking for a solution for our problems. We've been through a lot and practically we weren't able to address the issues because we had so much anger build between us that we couldn't even talk about what were our feelings. Here, these wonderful people helped us to take the first step towards the resolution of our problems. They gave us several tools to use that my husband and I committed to use in order to have the life we wanted since we said 'I do.' We actually had an argument, a fight during the retreat and they were so kind, patient and helpful.They went to our room and spoke to us. They guided us through the tool's instructions we were learning at the seminar and definitely gave us so much hope. This experience was what we needed, it is what I needed, to help my relationship to gain the confidence that my husband is my partner in crime, not my enemy. Thank for everything you have done for us."
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How Does Your Relationship Measure Up?
Your answers to six questions on the" PAIRS Relationship Pleasure Scale, a scientifically-validated assessment of relationship cohesion, will give you a free, confidential instant snapshot of the health and strength of your closest relationship.
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Relationship Education Impact Reports
Five-year study on " impact of marriage and relationship education" for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Childen and Families.