Relationship Education Manatee County

Relationships in our County

Looking for ways to connect and get closer with your partner? Want to know more about healthy relationships, life and family and couples interactions? The SMART Couples project is offering ELEVATE and Before You Tie the Knot, free, research-backed relationship enhancement classes for couples or individuals in Manatee County. Both programs are taught by trained UF/IFAS professionals and are welcoming to all.

Learn how to decrease stress, enhance your relationship, trust and love each other more, and live a healthier, calmer life. UF/IFAS Manatee County Extension is helping individuals and couples that want to find the answers to these questions. This free, 5-week program meets weekly between 6:00 – 8:30 pm at the Extension office in Palmetto. Classes are held on community partner’s site locations as well for convenience to the participants around the county.

Participants will be be facing real situations as they think back to the last time they and their partner had a disagreement. Was your heart racing? Did your face flush? ELEVATE is a research-based program that helps couples understand the connection between emotions and physical reactions. Learn how to decrease stress, enhance your relationship, trust and love each more, and live a healthier, calmer life. Taking Your Relationship to the Next Level is a research-based program that blends practical relationship skills with human physiology to enhance marital and couple relationships

Are wedding bells in your future? Marriage is a big and exciting step. With the help of our fun, research-based classes, you and your partner can be better prepared for the years ahead. Learn about healthy communication, money management, effective parenting, how to handle conflict, and more.

“Being in a long marriage is a little bit like that nice cup of coffee every morning – I might have it every day, but I still enjoy it.”

  • Stephen Gaines

Manatee County couples are taking advantage of our research-based relationship workshop, ELEVATE. Discover skills and techniques to reinvest in your marriage. Remembering why you love that cup of coffee every morning!

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Posted: November 1, 2017

Category: Health & Nutrition, Relationships & Family, Work & Life
Tags: Couples Relations, Relationships

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