Throughout June we released a range of resources that focus on strong couple relationships.
These resources include:
- A CFCA paper that reviews recent research findings about couples in long-term relationships (married and de facto) that provide insight into the couple relationship over time.
- A webinar that was held on June 19, from 2pm – 3pm – Lasting couple relationships: Recent research findings and implications for practice. The audio recording, slides and a transcript are now available.
- A series of short articles describing effective approaches to working with couples, and outlining what practices and programs work best.
- In our first article in this series, Cathy Dixon - Assistant Manager of the Marriage and Relationship Education Unit, CatholicCare Archdiocese of Melbourne – describes the benefits of marriage and relationship education programs.
- Our second article in this series outlines findings from the Enduring Love? research project.
- In our third article in this series, Linden Green – Senior Manager, Clinical Services at Interrelate – discusses ways to bring the relationship into focus when working with couples.
Readers may also be interested in the following publications:
In recent decades, conflict and communication have been a primary focus of relationships research. However, there is increasing interest in the role of pro-relationship behaviours in repairing and maintaining couple relationships. This paper examines the research and application of two of these behaviours: forgiveness and sacrifice.
This paper reports on a recent study of Australian married and cohabiting couples that suggests that gender differences may have been overstated in relationship research.
This paper discusses some of what is known about why many marriages last for very long periods, and considers how knowledge of the ways in which marriages can be made to last can help young couples create and maintain their own enduring and rewarding marriages.
This AIFS facts sheet focuses on partnership and fertility trends in Australia, with a view to informing policy decision-making, including program design and service delivery.
You can also search the latest material added to the Australian Institute of Family Studies library database on the topic of Marriage health and wellbeing.
Please feel free to share additional resources via the comments field below.
If you could like to contribute a short article to this series, please contact us.