Check ups are always healthy
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a check up on your marriage where you learn ways to make it stronger and more fulfilling?
Gottman Risk Assessment
The Gottman Marriage Risk Assessment Checkup is a research-based assessment tool developed by Drs. John and Julie Gottman, leading researchers in the field of marriage and relationships. It is designed to help couples evaluate the health of their relationship and identify areas of potential risk for divorce.
The assessment is based on the results of over 40 years of research and includes a set of questions that cover a wide range of topics, including communication, conflict resolution, intimacy, and trust. The questions are designed to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the relationship and to identify areas where the couple may need to work on improving their connection.
What is the check up like?
Here are a few examples of the types of questions that are included in the Gottman Marriage Risk Assessment Checkup:
- Communication: “When you have a disagreement or conflict, do you find it difficult to listen to each other’s point of view?” This question is designed to assess how well the couple communicates during times of conflict.
- Intimacy: “Do you feel emotionally connected and intimate with your partner?” This question is designed to assess the emotional connection between the couple.
- Trust: “Do you feel comfortable sharing your deepest fears and concerns with your partner?” This question is designed to assess the level of trust in the relationship.
- Conflict Resolution: “When you have a disagreement, do you feel like you are able to resolve it in a way that feels satisfactory to both of you?” This question is designed to assess the couple’s ability to resolve conflicts in a healthy way.
- Shared Goals: “Do you and your partner share similar values and life goals?” This question is designed to assess how well the couple’s goals align.
After the assessment is completed:
Once the couple completes the assessment, they receive a report that identifies their areas of strength as well as areas where they may need to work on improving their relationship. The report also provides recommendations and resources for addressing any issues that are identified.
This assessment is available through clinician’s trained by Gottman. If you are interested in doing a check up on your marriage you might want to meet with Mike DeMoss MAPC, LPC. He is a couple’s therapist at Family Christian Counseling Center and has been trained in the Gottman Method for couple’s therapy.
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