The premarital stage of your relationship is a strategic time to consider what your relationship needs for the future.
Falling in love is the easy part, but preparing for your future together should not be overlooked. Your marriage is one of the most important and satisfying relationships you'll ever have. And like any quality relationship, to get a lot out of it, you have to put a lot into it. A successful marriage takes an investment of time, effort, and commitment to your partner and the relationship.
It takes trust, honesty, sharing your goals and dreams, and understanding each other's values and outlook on life. It also requires good listening skills, having an open mind, and embracing realistic expectations. One of the keys is healthy communication. But how do you encourage those heart-to-heart conversations that are so important for really understanding one another? The Couple Checkup can help you have those discussions and begin to understand your partner like never before. If you're in premarital counseling, make sure the Couple Checkup or PREPARE/ENRICH inventory is part of your marriage preparation process.
When your relationship is getting serious, it is common to begin thinking about the next step for your future together. Is this Mr. or Mrs. Right? Do I really want to spend the rest of my life with this person?
The Couple Checkup is a relationship inventory that will help you explore the health of your relationship today, identifying strengths and growth areas in your relationship which predict long-term success. It can help you make better decisions and provide direction for your future. The content of the Couple Checkup is automatically customized for your relationship stage as you take the inventory. Dating couples get their own specialized assessment process.
The Couple Checkup is a great companion to premarital counseling, allowing you to concentrate on the areas of greatest need. Many therapist, marriage educators, and mentors use the Couple Checkup as part of their marriage preparation process. It helps provide objective feedback and direction for couples and counselors alike.