A Quick Marital Check-up

Discover your strengths as a couple by doing this quick checkup. Strengths are what enable you to enjoy, and to continue developing a healthy relationship. Go quickly down the list of statements and indicate honestly your level of agreement beside each one.

Compare your responses with those of your partner. For those items where you both ‘agree’ or ‘strongly agree’ try to think of an example to share.

Note the items for which your response differs from your partner’s. In the next few days schedule a time (preferably after a meal) to talk constructively together about the topic and what you both could do about it for the benefit of your relationship.

Similarly, arrange to talk as constructively as you can about items that both have marked ‘disagree’ or ‘strongly disagree’. If there are a number of these do please consider getting the help of a qualified third party; don’t risk these issues becoming terminal. 

Note: Don’t attempt to discuss more than any one topic in a single sitting.

  1. I am very satisfied with how my partner and I communicate.
  2. We are creative in how we cope with our differences.
  3. We feel very connected to one another.
  4. My partner seldom seems too controlling.
  5. My partner is able to understand my opinions and ideas when we discuss problems.
  6. My relationship is satisfying and fulfilling to me.
  7. We have a good balance of leisure time spent together and separately.
  8. My partner’s friends or family rarely interfere with our relationship.
  9. We usually agree on how to spend money.
  10. I am satisfied with how we express spiritual values and beliefs

Adapted from www.prepare-enrich.com.au

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Take the Couple Checkup

Simply click on the Get Started button below relevant to your relationship – it couldn’t be easier. Once you have finished the questions you should receive your comprehensive personalised report in about 30 seconds.

Take the Couple Checkup

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.

For more information on the use and analysis of the Couple Checkup or to simply use the tool, please contact: www.couplecheckup.com.au or call today (02) 9520 4049 #couplecheckup #relationship

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