Workplace  Conference Recordings:

There is evidence that distressed couple relationships are associated with work absenteeism,
presentism (turning up at work but not doing much), substance abuse, and high health care utilization.

90-minute presentations at Smart Marriages Confrences:
Order on CD, MP3 or cassette at 800-241-7785 or at

#755- 310
Marriage Ed in the Workplace
Tim Gardner, DMin
Explore the challenge of getting business leaders to see the
benefits of marriage education and of actually presenting marriage
education classes in a corporate environment.

Calculating the Financial Cost of Divorce
Steve Nock, PhD
Divorce increases poverty, illness, delinquency, violence, unwanted pregnancy,
& reduces worker and school productivity.  Yet it also increases demands for
goods, employment, & services!  How do we measure the overall costs to the
nation, a county or a state?

Relationship Skills and Heart Disease: A New Frontier
Martin Sullivan, MD, Duke Center for Living

#757- 110
Healing the Heart: Relationship Skills and Heart Disease
Martin Sullivan, MD, Ruth Quillian, PhD, and Vince Langley
In addition to exercise, mediation and diet, this heart disease reversal program
at Duke University found that patients also benefit from skills for rebuilding
their relationship in regaining their health.

Not in this Workplace poster: not in this workplace.pdf

Chick-Fil-A Offers Marital Advice on the Side/USA Today -

Corporate Marriage Education.SherodMiller:

Work Making Way for Family Life

Divorce exacts stiff toll on U.S. -

Toll  in Australia -

Divorce/Workplace Bibliography:

Marriage & Family Wellness: Corporate America’s Business? - The Marriage Comission, 2006

What Could Divorce be Costing Your State? The Costly Consequences of Divorce in Utah:
The Impact on Couples, Communities, and Government" David Schramm, 2003 -

Adams, G. A., King, L. A., & King, D. W. (1996). Relationships of job and family involvement, family social support, and work-family conflict with job and life satisfaction. Journal of Applied Psychology, 81, 411-420.

Coyne JCR, M J Shoham, V Sonnega, J S Nicklas, J M Cranford, J A. Prognostic importance of marital quality for survival of congestive heart failure. American Journal of Cardiology 2001;88:526-529.

Forthofer, M.S., Markman, H.J., Cox, M., Stanley, S., & Kessler, R.C. (1996). Associations between marital distress and work loss in a national sample.  Journal of Marriage and Family, 58, 597-605.

Kessler, R. C., & Frank, R. G. (1997). The impact of psychiatric disorders on work loss days. Psychological Medicine, 27, 861-873.

Kiecolt-Glaser, J. K., & Newton, T. L. (2001). Marriage and health: His and hers. Psychological Bulletin, 127, 472-503.

King, L. A., Mattimore, L. K., King, D. W., & Adams, G. A. (1995). Family Support Inventory for Workers: A new measure of perceived social support from family members. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 16, 235-258.

Korenman, S. & Neumark, D. (2001). Does Marriage Really Make Men More Productive? The Journal of Human Resources, 26, 282-307. (Married men were found to earn more, be more productive in the workplace, and get more promotions.)

Pittman, J. F., & Orthner, D. K. (1988). Predictors of spousal support for the work commitments of husbands. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 50,335-348.

Stevens, D. P., Kiger, G., & Riley, P. J. (2002). Coming unglued? Workplace characteristics, work satisfaction, and family cohesion. Social Behavior and Personality, 30, 289-302.

Westman, M., & Etzion, D. (1995). Crossover of stress, strain, and resources from one spouse to another. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 16, 169-181.

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