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Are you engaged and prepared for the eventualities of marriage? Couple assessment provides insights and discoveries that can last a lifetime.

The PREPARE/ENRICH Customised Version integrates the multiple versions of the previous inventories into one dynamic system automatically tailored to assess the relevant stage and structure of a couple’s relationship. Unlike previous assessment tools that assess overall couple functioning across a predefined inventory or set of scales, the Customised Version is dynamically generated based on the individual characteristics of each couple.

Couple relationships are quite complex and take on many variations such as dating, engaged, cohabiting, married, stepfamilies, and older couples. There are many scale variations in the PREPARE/ENRICH customised version couples may need based on their stage and family structure. This ensures maximum relevance for each couple’s relationship needs.

Relationship Stage
Relationship Stage is assessed by asking couples to identify if they are dating, engaged, or married. Each of these relationship stages presents a unique set of challenges and opportunities for couples.

  • Engaged Couples have said “yes” to marriage and a higher level of commitment, but most engaged couples spend too much time planning their wedding and too little time preparing for their marriage. The relationship stage prior to marriage tends to be an exciting and busy one.

    Unfortunately, while many of those couples may be well prepared for the wedding, they are largely unprepared for the eventualities of marriage. Unrealistic expectations and reservations about exploring potential problems often contribute to difficulties in the early years of marriage. Marriage expectations are often unrealistically high. These couples must acquire the knowledge and skills to be ready for a successful marriage. They often have very limited insight into their own strength and growth areas.

    The Customised Version of PREPARE/ENRICH presents engaged couples with all of the core scales plus a Premarital Stress scale and the SCOPE Personality section. Cohabitation Issues, Step Parenting, Previous Marriage, Health Issues, Intergenerational Issues, Role Transitions, Interfaith/Interchurch, and Cultural/Ethnic Issues are used in when relevant for the couple. The Spiritual Beliefs scale is customised for Protestant, Catholic, or Jewish groups when indicated by the facilitator.

Often the first four years of marriage are the most challenging. The PREPARE/ENRICH assessment assists couples to prepare for the eventualities of marriage and to understand and deal with the expectations and reservations each couple have about their future.

Contract: www.prepare-enrich.com.au or call today (02) 9520 4049
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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.

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