Sunday, 2 September 2012

Relationship preparation for couples

Family Relationships Online is an initiative of the Australian Government. The website is a place where families - whether together or separated - can find information and advice about relationships and associated issues.

Whether it's pre-marriage education, communication, building trust, dispute resolution or parenting issues, there are links to external agency websites, government websites and general information that will assist.

Pre-marriage education is an important part of family relationships education. Having some sort of idea about what you're getting yourself in to is probably a good idea for both parties. Some of the major issues that pre-marriage education may deal with are:
  • finances
  • children
  • religious beliefs
  • family issues
  • conflict management
Having some idea of your partner's thoughts and stance in these areas is vitally important prior to actually getting married! An interesting article in the Straits Times shows that marriage preparation eudcation is taken seriously by many couples in Singapore.

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