When couples pay for their couple assessment experience, it often assumes greater value and drives deeper engagement in the process.
For premarital couples, payment has the additional benefit of helping them focus directly on their relationship. Often, engagement is a period when couples are distracted by the externals related to the wedding itself and they fail to prepare adequately for their long-term marriage. A financial investment in the couple assessment underscores the value of “marriage preparation” as well as “wedding preparation.”
If, as some claim (www.news.com.au/lifestyle/relationships/marriage/four-couples-explain-how-to-have-a-wedding-on-a-budget/news-story/) the average cost of a wedding in Australia is between $35,000 and $65,000, then the small investment in the couples future is a small sum in the scheme of things.
The process also requires an investment of time, energy, and emotion. Discussion of payment can provide an excellent opportunity for the facilitator and the couple to talk about the need for multiple investments in a growing relationship.
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 customisation 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.