We know couple relationships are quite complex and may be at different stages in the lifecycle of marriage and relationship. Whilst some premarital couples may be living together, others may not be cohabitating. Some engaged couples may be entering into a second marriage and will be forming a step-family, some may or may not have children. While some married couples may be just starting a family and expecting their first child, others have launched their adult children and are dealing with intergenerational issues. Mature couples may be facing retirement and the marital challenges and opportunities that come with that major life transition.
Instead of there being one standard Couple Checkup tool, there are many variations of the assessment that different couples at different life stages will experience as they progress through the checkup process. This ensures maximum relevance for each couple’s relationship needs.
Relationship Structure takes into account whether a couple is living together, whether children are involved, and age of the couple (i.e. over 55).
The Couple Checkup identifies the types of issues, by topic, that can be assessed for couples depending on their relationship stage and structure.
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.