Valentine’s Day may be over, but couples can still get a spring cleaning on their relationships by attending one of March’s Couples Café workshops hosted by the UCF Marriage and Family Research Institute.

The free workshops– held March 1, 15 and 22– will help couples build stronger connections and enhance their relationships. Partners will learn about the best ways to communicate with and understand their mate using strategies such as affirmation, quality time and acts of service.

Couples Café workshops on March 1 and 15 will be held at the Marriage and Family Research Institute next to UCF’s Recreation and Wellness Center on the main campus. The March 22 workshop will be taught in Spanish and held at the institute’s South Orlando campus, 7200 Lake Ellenor Dr.

Workshops are open to the public, but space is limited. Attendees must be 18 or over to participate. To reserve a space, call 407-823-1748.

The UCF Marriage and Family Research Institute is part of the College of Education’s graduate counseling program. Created in 2003, the institute conducts research and provides free counseling services for individuals, couples and families. To see the institute in action, watch this video about one of its research studies, Project T.O.G.E.T.H.E.R.

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