Robert Johnson and Tanisha Asamu sat knee to knee, gazing into each other’s eyes.
“I appreciate your patience, because I know I’m not always the easiest person to deal with,” Johnson said.
“I appreciate how important family is to you, including us, of course,” Asamu said back.
It was not the most romantic setting — a conference room at the Center for Urban Families, a social services organization in Baltimore. The exercise was part of a class designed to help low-income couples raising children build more solid relationships.