The Couple Checkup is intended for dating, cohabiting, engaged, or married couples. Based on background questions couples answer about their relationship, the computer selects the relevant scales and questions for each couple. It selects specific scales based on the stage of the relationship (dating, engaged, married), the living situation (cohabiting or living separately), the age of the couple (younger, middleage or older), whether or not children are involved in the relationship, and whether or not they are step-parents (custodial or non-custodial).
The Couple Checkup is an online couple assessment consisting of 20-25 relational content areas that have been found to be significant for couples. The Couple Checkup is based on the PREPARE/ENRICH Program (Olson, 2002) and contains many of the same categories. While the PREPARE/ENRICH Inventories are designed for counseling, the Couple Checkup is designed for relationship education and enrichment. The Couple Checkup report is made available directly to the couple, while the PREPARE/ENRICH report is for the trained facilitator working with a couple.
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.