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Local non profit offers advice for couples who've been touched by cancer

by Natalie Sparacio

WAKE UP WISCONSIN (WAOW)--  It's called www.thinkmarriage.org  and it's a secular non-profit organization pro-actively improving relationships through workshops and classes both in person and online.  They want our community to reap the benefits 20 years of social science has proven. And that is, as a whole, we are happier, healthier and wealthier when we know how to build healthy relationships and make them last.

On May 7th and 8th they are bringing a special event for couple's touched by cancer. According to organizers, there were no marriage events specifically for couple's to explore how cancer has affected their relationship, that offered a fun, light atmosphere. By focusing solely on couple's facing cancer they create a comfortable environment for everyone, where they feel like they can relax because they are in the presence of those that are facing similar challenges.  Why Wausau? Because last year they found couple's came from every end of the state, and a central location allows for that.

The program called Family Wellness to teach couples some communication skills. They learn to 'know what they want' so they can respectfully 'say what they want' and significantly improve the changes of 'getting what they want.' This is all wrapped into entertainment, an elegant dinner, and opportunities for socializing.

If you're interested in registering: 
You can always learn about programs and register on our web site at www.thinkmarriage.org, and select the 'classes' tab, or call 715-574-0879 by April 28th.

The organization's tag line is 'prepare, protect, pass it on' so we offer singles opportunities to learn healthy dating skills-at any age or point in a relationship!  They offer marriage preparation classes, as well as our marriage strengthening opportunities.  These are available both in person and online, so there is something that works for everyone. 

You can learn about those events...including a special partnership with UWSP at the end of this month at www.thinkmarriage.org and click on the classes tab.

Online Reporter: Natalie Sparacio



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