Why Marriage Education

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When I tell people I am getting a Master’s degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development they immediately jump to the conclusion that I want to do therapy. Like them, when I began my degree in Family Studies my intention was to go into therapy because that was what I knew.  I believed couples were either happy or needed therapy.  I only knew of one line of defense against divorce, and one that is often not effective.

However, since then I have found a third option.  I found the real first line of defense: Marriage and Relationship Education (MRE).   However, in discovering MRE, I also began to wonder why so few people take advantage of such a wonderful opportunity.

Why Marriage and Relationship Education is For You

As I began to explore a career in MRE, I also began to explore why such a helpful option is so unused.  What I found were some common barriers to MRE that people encounter.  So what are these barriers and how can you break them down?

Barrier 1: My marriage is happy.

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