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Relationship workshops available in Feb

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- One of the most common problems in a relationship is ineffectual communication. The fact is the majority of us didn't learn relationship skills in a direct manner from qualified sources. We picked up bits of information from books, television, and people who had good intentions, but lacked expertise. Worse, some passed on advice that was negative or destructive.

When it comes to loving the most important people in our lives, no one can learn too much. That's why an educational program was developed by researchers at the University of Colorado - to teach couples the skills and principles they need to maintain a healthy and lasting relationship.

The Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program is a comprehensive and well-respected relationship enhancing/divorce prevention program. The PREP curriculum consists of skills designed to help partners say what they need to say, get to the heart of problems, and increase their connection with each other.

PREP is for couples who want to make their relationship the best it can be. It doesn't matter whether you just found your love, have teens in the home, or have the freedom of the "empty nest" PREP offers you the chance to discover how to enjoy your relationship no matter where you are today or what tomorrow may bring.

The next quarterly seminar will be Feb. 19 and 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. respectively at the Hurlburt Chapel. There is no cost and refreshments are provided. The programs are available to any Eglin or Hurlburt personnel. Upcoming seminars are in April, July and October. To register, call 882-1551 or 883-8024.

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