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Are our issues normal? The Value of the Feedback Process for Couples in all life stages

The PREPARE/ENRICH Inventories have been designed so facilitators can give constructive feedback to couples. The feedback process is designed to help facilitators work more effectively with couples. While we encourage facilitators to follow this process initially, you should also feel free to experiment and build upon it.

PREPARE couple types are highly predictive of separation/divorce, unhappy or happy marriage

Following on from the definition of the four types of premarital couples based on PREPARE - Vitalised, Harmonious, Conventional, and Conflicted (plus Devitalised for married couples) - it was found that the couple types are highly predictive of which couples eventually become separated/divorced, unhappily married or happily married (Fowers, Montel, and Olson, 1996).

Four types of premarital couples based on PREPARE

PREPARE couple types are highly predictive of which couples eventually become separated/divorced, unhappily married or happily married (Fowers, Montel, and Olson, 1996). These four types are called Vitalized, Harmonious, Conventional, and Conflicted. Five married couple types were identified using ENRICH (Olson and Fowers, 1993). The five types are called Vitalized, Harmonious, Conventional, Conflicted, and Devitalized.

Are you dating and wondering whether marriage is for you? Couple assessment provides insights and discoveries that can last a lifetime (Dating Couples)

It can be a useful exercise for Dating Couples to assess the health of their current dating relationship, their level of commitment and to consider their future together. The Customised Version does not assume a dating couple will be getting married. Instead, it is designed to help them understand the strengths and growth areas in their dating relationship today.

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