Marriage and long-term relationships are complicated and the challenges of a military lifestyle can place additional demands on a couple. When a Marine is wounded, ill or injured the strain on a relationship only increases. Marine Corps Community Services holds classes to help couples communicate and connect more effectively.
Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP) is a one day workshop that helps couples communicate and connect more effectively. Participants learn and practice proven techniques. Key topics include: Relationship Risk Factors, Communication Danger Signs, Safety and Structure in Communication, and When Forgiveness Isn’t Easy.
Before “I Do” Marriage Foundation Workshop is a two-day workshop offered twice a month for couples planning to marry or those married for two years or less. This workshop covers a wide variety of topics and focuses on how each of these matters affects the marriage and the couple. Things such as communication, finances, expectations and roles, values and spirituality, personality, drugs and alcohol, resources, family, friends, in-laws, even sexuality and sensuality are all topics explored through this workshop.
Marriage Enrichment Workshop uses the P.R.E.P. approach to help couples learn the power of the floor to forever change the way you communicate when upset; how to effectively increase marital intimacy by decreasing the emotional and physical distance within your marriage; and gain a greater understanding of one another’s sexuality.
Here’s a list of upcoming sessions:
MCB Quantico – http://www.quantico.usmc-mccs.org/MCFTB/prep.cfm
PREP – 5 October, 1 December, 4 January, 1 February, 1 March, 6 April, 3 May, 7 June, 12 July, 3 August, 6 September
MCB Camp LeJeune – http://www.mccslejeune.com/mcftb/lifeskills.html
Marriage Enrichment Workshop - 27-28 September, 25-26 October, 29-30 November, 13-14 December
Before “I Do” Marriage Foundation Workshop - 6-7 September, 20-21 September, 11-12 October, 18-19 October, 1-2 November, 15-16 November, 6-7 December, 15-16 December
MCB Camp Pendleton – http://www.mccscp.com/mcftb
PREP - 6 September
Classes are offered on all bases. Check with your local Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) for dates and additional information.