Responsible drivers do not wait until their car is running poorly or breaks down before they change the oil or get the car tuned up. Most parents do not wait until their children’s teeth are full of cavities before taking them to the dentist for a cleaning. It simply makes sense for couples at all stages to be proactive in understanding and “tuning up” their relationships as well.
- Seriously dating couples need objective feedback about their relationship quality before they commit themselves to an engagement and become caught up in the distractions of planning a wedding.
- Only 30% of engaged couples receive any premarital education (Stanley, Amato, Johnson & Markman, 2006). This study was based on over 3,000 adults who were surveyed in four states across the Midwest. This study demonstrates a broader net must be cast across the world-wide-web to offer quality services to those who are not being reached by traditional methods.
- Since married couples tend not to seek enrichment or counseling until their marriage is struggling, proactively encouraging regular Couple Checkups could help identify and address minor issues before they became major problems.
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.