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Our Happiness is Bound Together.

We are RelationshipsFirst™

We envision a world where all people have the skills to learn, lead and thrive in relationship.

2016 Executive Summary

2016 was a year of growth for RelationshipsFirst™. See an overview of all we accomplished.

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Our Team

Our team is a dedicated community comprised of board members, staff, volunteers, program participants and community partners, as well as our supporters.

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Special Recognition

In 2016, RelationshipsFirst™ received special recognition from Mayor Mike Rawlings for service provided to the city of Dallas.

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The Movement is Happening. See who’s talking about RelationshipsFirst™.

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Learn about the movement with informational videos and event highlights.

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Our Mission

When relationships are first, everyone thrives in all areas of their lives.

RelationshipsFirst™ uses Safe Conversations® to empower people to talk without criticism, listen without judgment and connect through their differences. The practice of Safe Conversations strengthens the social, emotional and physical wellbeing of individuals, couples, families, friends and coworkers which, in turn, contributes to the social cohesion and economic success of communities and cities.

Our History

In July 2010, Harville Hendrix, Ph. D., and his partner Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D., invited six therapists and their spouses for a weekend discussion about collaborating on a project to translate their therapy systems and processes into educational curricula that could be distributed in the public domain. What began as a think-tank of distinguished relationship experts has grown into a dynamic group that has come together to catalyze a national healthy relationship movement — and to provide public access to the best science-based resources on building and sustaining healthy relationships.

Community Partners

Our Community Partners are vital to our sustainability. These community organizations, places of worship, companies, and schools work with RelationshipsFirst™ to bring our Safe Conversations program to their communities.  

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