Research indicates that the PREPARE-ENRICH program offered by marriage mentors to 1,070 low income couples over a four year period had a very significant impact in improving the couples’ relationship. 62% were married and 38% were premarital couples.
The mentors worked one hour per week for 8 weeks with the couples. At pre-test, 20% of the couples were Vitalized (most happy), 19% were Conventional, 31% were Conflicted and 25% were Devitalized (most unhappy). At post-test, the number of Devitalized dropped from 25% to 5%, Conflicted dropped from 31% to 15%, and Vitalized increased from 20% to 47%.
In summary, the Program had a very significant impact in improving the couples’ relationship.
Reference: Carroll, J. S., & Doherty, W. J. (2003). Evaluating the effective- ness of premarital prevention programs: A meta-analytic review of outcome research. Family Relations, 52, 105–118
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PREPARE/ENRICH is a customised online assessment tool that identifies each couples unique strength and growth areas. Based on their assessment results, a facilitator provides feedback sessions, helping couples to discuss and understand their results while teaching them proven relationship skills.