We all know that one couple who does everything together – he tags along to book club, she comes with to watch the game. They share every leisure activity and rarely attend activities independently. Conversely, you know that other couple that seems to live completely separate lives—different friends, hobbies, and ways of spending their free time. We can recognize this variety and acknowledge there is no perfect way to balance being together and apart from your partner.

Maybe you and your partner are engaged or newly married and you are happy, in love, and feel more connected than ever – you’re more on the “we” end of the spectrum.

Perhaps you recently welcomed your third child to the family and you have gone back to work fulltime. Your household is hectic and you and your partner rarely get to enjoy quality time – you’re more on the “I” end of the spectrum.

Regardless of where you are, address your current balance and take initiative in the direction you and your partner would like to move.


  • How much time, on average, do you spend with your partner during the week?
  • Does this feel like too much, not enough, or just right?
  • How does the quality of your time together impact the good it brings to your relationship?
  • What does it feel like when you have a stretch of time when you barely see your partner?

Tune in next week for more relationship ideas – Balancing, I and We.

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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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