Does marriage commitment lead to a more Vitalised relationships?

With the Customised Version of PREPARE/ENRICH, a new section of questions was created addressing the Commitment levels for both partners. We recently began analysing some of the data gathered from married couples. We combined their commitment scores and created cutoffs for high, moderate, and low commitment levels. When we looked at the Couple Typology, which is calculated independently from commitment scores, the results were striking!

  • We looked at a sample of 1,249 Vitalised married couples. In 95% of these couples, they scored high in Commitment and not a single Vitalised couple (0%) scored in the low range.
  • In looking at a sample of 2,146 Devitalised married couples, only 23% scored high in Commitment, while 26% scored in the low range.

This begs the question: Does high marriage commitment lead to a more Vitalised relationships? Or, is it easier to be committed to a Vitalised marriage? . . . perhaps both are true.

These issues are worth bearing in mind as you work with the Communication category in the PREPARE/ENRICH inventories.

#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.

For more information on PREPARE/ENRICH or support with a couple or to simply set up a couple on the tool, please contact: or call today (02) 9520 4049 #prepareenrich

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