There are very few experiences in life that are as exciting as the “real thing” of getting married. However, there are very few as disappointing as finding ourselves attached to the wrong person. Learning about what healthy relationships look like is important if we are going to make good decisions about who to marry. This 4-page fact sheet was written by LuAnn Duncan and Victor W. Harris, and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, August 2012.
Americans love romantic books and movies that involve wedding vows and “happily-ever-after” endings. But in response to the high rates of divorce, a growing trend has emerged that focuses on developing a healthy marriage, rather than just the act of marriage. This 5-page fact sheet presents ten ways to achieve a healthy marriage of your own. Written by Victor W. Harris and Ginny Hinton, and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, August 2012.
The inventor, statesman, and scholar Benjamin Franklin provided some wise advice to all those thinking about tying the knot. “Keep your eyes wide open before marriage,” he said, “[and] half shut afterwards.” Marriage is a partnership that has emotional, financial, and legal implications. Before entering into this union, it is important for you and your partner to have your “eyes wide open” as you examine your individual attitudes and behaviors about both social and financial issues. This 4-page fact sheet was written by Lisa M. Leslie and Victor W. Harris, and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, August 2012.
Revised! FCS2178, a 4-page fact sheet by Eboni J. Baugh and Deborah Humphries, is part of the Florida Marriage Preparation series. It encourages couples to look at the importance of learning and practicing the
relationship skill of listening and of expressing thoughts and feelings. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, January 2010.