The sooner couples can identify issues and learn ways to resolve them, the better their lives and the lives of their children will be

Prevention is as an important model in a variety of disciplines, including medical care, dental care and mental health issues. Until the 1950’s, there was very little awareness of the need for annual dental exams. Now it is accepted as a standard preventative practice embraced by our culture. In the field of mental health, various professional organizations have … Continue reading The sooner couples can identify issues and learn ways to resolve them, the better their lives and the lives of their children will be

Early detection, prevention, and education are also important in relational issues. 

Prevention is as an important model in a variety of disciplines, including medical care, dental care and mental health issues. Early cancer detection is a good example of the value of the preventative approach in reducing the mortality rates of cancer patients. Now 50% of women older than 40 receive regular mammograms (National Breast Cancer Foundation, 2006). Early screening … Continue reading Early detection, prevention, and education are also important in relational issues. 

Premarital education has been shown to reduce divorce by 30% and to improve overall marital satisfaction 

A study carried out by Meier and colleagues (2011) to assess the benefits of the online Couple Checkup for couples using it on their own (“Self-Directed”) and in a “Small Group” setting revealed that couples liked the ease of taking the Couple Checkup, the objective feedback provided by their report, and the practical help found in the … Continue reading Premarital education has been shown to reduce divorce by 30% and to improve overall marital satisfaction 

The Effectiveness of the Couple Checkup and Couple Programs

A study carried out by Bill Meier (2011) to assess the benefits of the online Couple Checkup for couples using it on their own (“Self-Directed”) and in a “Small Group” setting revealed that couples liked the ease of taking the Couple Checkup, the objective feedback provided by their report, and the practical help found in the Discussion Guide. … Continue reading The Effectiveness of the Couple Checkup and Couple Programs

Take a more positive approach in your relationship: Build on your Strengths

The Couple Checkup builds on the strength model, which has become increasingly popular in a variety of professional disciplines including psychology, industrial consulting and couple and family studies. Instead of focusing on issues, there is a growing trend to introduce a more positive perspective building on strengths. Historically, the field of psychology emphasized emotional disorders and pathology. In the … Continue reading Take a more positive approach in your relationship: Build on your Strengths

Suggest options to distract from the busyness: 10 Ways to Take Care of Your Extroverted Partner

By Sheila Frye, guest author - Associated Counselors & Psychologists Sydney Speaking of issues, sometimes the only way around them is to compromise. Your partner will not miraculously stop being an extrovert, but you can help to assist your partner to understand that he or she needs to take a break lest your relationship will suffer. … Continue reading Suggest options to distract from the busyness: 10 Ways to Take Care of Your Extroverted Partner

Don’t take it personally: 10 Ways to Take Care of Your Extroverted Partner

By Sheila Frye, guest author - Associated Counselors & Psychologists Sydney Just because your partner has to go out regularly doesn’t mean that he or she doesn’t want to spend time alone with you. Extroverts are hardwired to socialise the same way introverts recharge by staying in. Making friends with an extrovert is the easy part. … Continue reading Don’t take it personally: 10 Ways to Take Care of Your Extroverted Partner

Invite them to take a break: 10 Ways to Take Care of Your Extroverted Partner

By Sheila Frye, guest author - Associated Counselors & Psychologists Sydney A typical day for an extrovert is likely to include lots of talking, being with people, or just being busy, but what they might not realise is that they are already too exhausted to function properly. Making friends with an extrovert is the easy part. … Continue reading Invite them to take a break: 10 Ways to Take Care of Your Extroverted Partner

Appreciate what they bring to the table: 10 Ways to Take Care of Your Extroverted Partner

By Sheila Frye, guest author - Associated Counselors & Psychologists Sydney Take the time to appreciate how your partner’s extraversion rakes in good stuff to your relationship. Extroverts make friends like they’re born to do it, and through this gift you can enjoy certain perks. There are times when clashing of a couple’s personalities can’t be … Continue reading Appreciate what they bring to the table: 10 Ways to Take Care of Your Extroverted Partner

Remind them of your needs: 10 Ways to Take Care of Your Extroverted Partner

By Sheila Frye, guest author - Associated Counselors & Psychologists Sydney There are times when clashing of a couple’s personalities can’t be resolved between partners alone. If you have a reason to believe that you and your partner’s issues are bordering on being out of control, you can opt to escalate your relationship problems to a … Continue reading Remind them of your needs: 10 Ways to Take Care of Your Extroverted Partner