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Relationship education is a method for providing individuals and couples with the information they need to make informed, healthy relationship choices. Even though the topics can be personal, this is not therapy. We do not ask participants to reveal information that would make them uncomfortable. Relationship education provides a non-threatening, non-invasive way for people to learn more about themselves and about the choices they make.
We don't promise to solve every problem, but we will give you information and skills that will help you in your own relationships. Our goal isn't to tell you what your relationship should look like, it's to help you get the relationship you want.
Is Relationship Education the Same as Therapy?
Relationship education is not therapy. We don't address specific personal issues at that level. If a class participant needs more help, we will certainly work with them to find the help they need. But we never ask participants to reveal more to the group than they want to reveal.
Our evaluations show that relationship education can have lasting and significant effects for couples and individuals who attend our workshops. We know that we've made a difference in the lives of many couples in Southwest Missouri. We've worked with dating, engaged and married couples, and with single adults and parents. Sometimes, folks need a little elbow grease to polish up a relationship, rather than an intensive overhaul. And we know that relationship education workshops can be that little nudge some people need.