The Couple Checkup is designed to help you and your partner build a more satisfying and intimate relationship. Just answering the questions will stimulate thoughts and attitudes about your relationship. It is designed to activate dialogue, discovery, and increase the overall quality of your relationship.
Why do a Couple Checkup?
A person would probably not wait a lifetime to have their car tuned-up, get a dental checkup or have a physical exam. Yet married couples rarely, if ever, do a checkup or tune-up on their marriage. When they do seek help for their marriage, they often wait too long and are already considering separation or divorce. Couples in this distressed state have often lost site of their relationship strengths and focus only on their conflicts and issues.
Stay connected and keep your relationship growing
The Couple Checkup is an online assessment process specifically designed to help couples stay connected with each other and find ways to keep their relationship growing. Individuals change and so do their preferences, needs, and desires for their relationships. Without a way to check-in with each other, couples often tend to drift apart. One way to prevent relationship problems is to identify issues early on and resolve them. Also, couples need to be reminded of their strengths and build on them by overcoming current issues.
Explore and discuss your relationship
A major goal of the Couple Checkup is to encourage couples to explore and discuss their relationship with each other. The Couple Checkup helps to identify a couple’s strengths as well as issues they need to resolve. With the direction provided by the Couple Checkup Report and online Discussion Guide, the couple can begin to resolve ongoing issues and create a stronger relationship.
The Couple Checkup was designed in response to a changing market of couples and a changing social context in the fields of marriage and family education and therapy. There has been increasing recognition that the field is moving toward competency-based, preventative approaches, and couple empowerment rather than only remedial treatments (Deacon, S.A. &; Sprenkle, D.H., 2001; Berger, R. &; Hannah, M.T. 1999). Also, the online marketplace appears to be the arena of the future and an efficient and effective way to reach a more diverse population of couples.
The Couple Checkup generates deep and productive conversations that couples would not otherwise have about their relationship. These conversations restore insight and understanding about one another. The Couple Checkup can help to revive a relationship and increase intimacy.
The Couple Checkup is an online couple assessment based on the PREPARE/ENRICH couple inventories. The Checkup assessment and Checkup report are designed to go directly to couples at any stage of their relationship (dating, engaged or married). The online system allows for dynamic customization of the assessment to each couple based on how the couple answers background questions. The goal is for the Couple Checkup to reach a more diverse group of couples, to empower couples to deal with issues on their own and to emphasize prevention over remediation.