You can’t pass or fail CoupleCheckup: CoupleCheckup defines you and your partners strength and growth areas providing a basis for discussion

You can’t pass or fail Couple Checkup and yet there are categories labeled as strength and growth areas. Let’s define those terms, along with others. A strength area has high couple agreement whereas a growth area has low couple agreement. Positive couple agreement happens when both you and your partner answer in a healthy direction. … Continue reading You can’t pass or fail CoupleCheckup: CoupleCheckup defines you and your partners strength and growth areas providing a basis for discussion

Couple checkup: An assessment that primes couples to be open an motivated to discuss their relationship

The primary goal of CoupleCheckup is to get couples talking, even if that conversation doesn’t happen right away. Couple Checkup is not a test. It is an assessment of a couples relationship across several categories. To give couples a deeper understanding of what that means, let’s talk about what Couple Checkup IS and ISN’T. Couple … Continue reading Couple checkup: An assessment that primes couples to be open an motivated to discuss their relationship

Couple checkup: Taking steps toward building a stronger and healthier relationship

By taking the Couple Checkup, couples take positive steps toward building a stronger and healthier relationship. The act of completing an assessment primes them to be more open and motivated to discuss relationship topics with their partner. Making sure couples acknowledge and celebrate this effort is important! First things first, couples talk about how it … Continue reading Couple checkup: Taking steps toward building a stronger and healthier relationship

Check your environment and where you will discuss physically – check your space

By scheduling and preparing to discuss important issues with your partner, you are setting your journey up for success. By making sure you and your partner are both ready to discuss important relationship issues, you need to check your environment and where you will discuss physically - check your space. Is your environment appropriate? Do … Continue reading Check your environment and where you will discuss physically – check your space

Checking in regularly with each other is vital, but you both need to be ready

By scheduling and preparing to discuss important issues with your partner, you are setting your journey up for success. By making sure you and your partner are both ready to discuss important relationship issues you need to be emotionally and mentally ready - check yourself. 1. Are you emotionally ready? What kind of day have … Continue reading Checking in regularly with each other is vital, but you both need to be ready

Taking a long-term perspective can create a sense of hope and purpose and facilitate growth

In today’s fast paced society, it is impossible to avoid stress in our lives. Taking a long-term perspective, where couples can see above and beyond their day-to-day activities is vital. By being intentional and making an effort to start with a clear understanding of the destination and where the couple are going, they can create … Continue reading Taking a long-term perspective can create a sense of hope and purpose and facilitate growth

For married couples, a focus on how they resolve conflict, react to daily stressors and interact with each other can reduce stress – significantly

In today’s fast paced society, it is impossible to avoid stress in our lives. Stressors being external events which cause an emotional or physical reaction can be handled in 2 basic ways: Eliminate the stressor or Change one’s reaction to stress. When a stressor cannot be eliminated, it is important to look at how one … Continue reading For married couples, a focus on how they resolve conflict, react to daily stressors and interact with each other can reduce stress – significantly

For married couples, exploring your spending habits and values with regards to finances can reduce stress

In today’s fast paced society, it is impossible to avoid stress in our lives. For married couples, external sources of stress around work in and out of the home and income are overriding stresses that couples try to deal with. Communication and functional ways of handling conflict are also vital. Based on results from the … Continue reading For married couples, exploring your spending habits and values with regards to finances can reduce stress

For engaged couples, planning a wedding provides the first big set of decisions a couple will make together

In today’s fast paced society, it is impossible to avoid stress in our lives. For engaged couples, external sources of stress around work, career, income and wedding planning are overriding stresses that couples try to deal with. Based on results from the first 20,000 couples to complete PREPARE/ENRICH, the top 5 stressors for engaged couples … Continue reading For engaged couples, planning a wedding provides the first big set of decisions a couple will make together

For dating couples, work and finances are key sources of stress, or external events which cause an emotional or physical reaction

In today’s fast paced society, it is impossible to avoid stress in our lives. For dating couples, external sources of stress around work, career and income are overriding stresses that couples try to deal with. When relationships are new and with compatibility high, relationship stressors or issues with their partner are ordinarily lower down the … Continue reading For dating couples, work and finances are key sources of stress, or external events which cause an emotional or physical reaction