Growing Healthy Relationships & Marriages

coupleThe National Extension Relationship and Marriage Education Network (NERMEN) strives to support Extension educators, as well as our professional partners, who are working with youth and adults in relationship and marriage enrichment programming. This website is designed to provide:

  • Extension-based resources and training materials available to support educational programming in this area,
  • Linkages to collaborative efforts and programs within Extension that are emerging across the Country, and
  • Access to colleagues across Extension who are also working to support healthy couple and marital relationships.

Consistent with our mission, the resources shared on this website are intended to inform programming and foster partnerships that advance relationship and marriage education.

To learn about more ways that Cooperative Extension can support statewide and local healthy marriage initiatives read Win-Win Partnerships: MRE and Cooperative Extension.


The National Extension Relationship and Marriage Education Model (NERMEM). What does it take to make a relationship work and last? What principles and skills can you teach to promote healthy and stable relationships and marriages? Click here to learn more!

ELEVATE: Taking Your Relationship to the Next Level. Want a research-based couple’s education curriculum that blends practical skills with an understanding of the physiology of human interaction (the heart-brain-behavior connection) to enhance individuals’ and couples’ healthy relationship knowledge and skills? Click here to learn more!

The Healthy Relationship and Marriage Education Training (HRMET). Looking for new tools when teaching clients (in a group or one-on-one setting) the skills needed to develop and maintain a healthy couple relationship? Click here to learn more!

Cultivating Healthy Couple and Marital Relationships: A Guide to Effective Programming. What do you need to know about relationship and marriage education programming before you get started? Click here to learn more!