Presented by Delores Puterbaugh, PhD, LMHC, LMFT, BCC
Marriage and divorce are both common experiences. In Western cultures, more than 90 percent of people marry by age 50. Healthy marriages are good for couples’ mental and physical health. They are also good for children; growing up in a happy home protects children from mental, physical, educational and social problems. However, about 40 to 50 percent of married couples in the United States divorce. The divorce rate for subsequent marriages is even higher.
Adapted from the Encyclopedia of Psychology
Marital education programs help keep couples together.
Upon completion of the program, participants will be able to:
1. Identify three assessments to use with couples preparing for marriage when one or both have been divorced, and explain the benefits of each
2. Describe at least four areas of challenge for couples preparing for marriage when one or both has been divorced, and interventions to reduce negative impact of those challenges.
3. Explain the rationale for assisting couples in preparing for marriage when one or both has been divorced.