While many 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 and couples often have very limited insight into their own strength and growth areas. Those who seek and acquire relationship knowledge and skills are often more successful in marriage.
The PREPARE/ENRICH relationship assessment 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.
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.
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.
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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.