20. Relationship Education

  1. Patricia Noller2 and
  2. Gery C. Karantzas3
  1. Judith A. Feeney2 and
  2. Jennifer Fitzgerald1

Published Online: 23 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444354119.ch20

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Couples and Family Relationships

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Couples and Family Relationships

How to Cite

Feeney, J. A. and Fitzgerald, J. (2012) Relationship Education, in The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Couples and Family Relationships (eds P. Noller and G. C. Karantzas), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444354119.ch20

Editor Information

  1. 2

    School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Queensland, 4072, Australia

  2. 3

    School of Psychology, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, 3125, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Medicine, Discipline of Psychiatry, K Floor, Mental Health Building, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Herston, Queensland, 4006, Australia

  2. 2

    School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Queensland, 4072, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 JAN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444334500

Online ISBN: 9781444354119

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Keywords:

  • relationship education;
  • popular culture and psychological theory;
  • hurtful events, in couple relationships;
  • hurt feelings, elicited by different events;
  • attachment injuries;
  • emotional turmoil, sadness, fear, and anger;
  • confidence in constructive communication;
  • Hurtful Event Record, and Feeney's Typology of Hurtful Events;
  • relationship education program

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • What Types of Events are Hurtful?

  • Relevance of the Broader Context

  • Emotional Turmoil

  • What Does the Hurtful Act Seem to Signify?

  • A Complicating Factor: Differences in Perceptions and Responses

  • How Do Couples “Get Over” Hurtful Events?

  • Can Education Help Newly Committed Couples to Prevent and Resolve Hurtful Events?

  • Conclusions

  • References