One (baby) step at a time – The Change Model

On the surface, big-picture goals can seem daunting. Where do you even begin? What small, simple things can you and your partner do each day to work toward your goal? Think about all the tasks that go toward achieving your goal. Break down the larger goal into bite-size chunks. 
The CHANGE Model can help you develop an action plan for your relationship goals in 2016, with six easy steps: 

    3. Action – one (baby) step at a time. 
    Small and thoughtful gestures can have exponentially positive effect. Perhaps you log into your Netflix account and make sure the next movie that arrives is one that your partner casually mentioned he/she wanted to watch (show them you were listening!) Maybe you treat yourselves to takeout one evening if one or both of you has had a long day and don’t feel like cooking—not only can you relieve some of your partner’s stress, but you create an opportunity for quality time while sharing a meal.

Get started today and develop an action plan for a successful 2016. Tune in for step four next week.

Source: The Couple Checkup Book ©2008

#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 to simply set up a couple on the tool, please contact: or call today (02) 9520 4049 #prepareenrich

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2 thoughts on “One (baby) step at a time – The Change Model

  1. Robbin

    Good discussion – I was fascinated by the information . Does someone know where I might be able to acquire a template a form example to fill out ?


    1. Post author

      This information is based on the PREPARE/ENRICH inventory, assessment that identifies each couples unique strength and growth areas. The PREPARE/ENRICH CUSTOMISED VERSION is the latest form of the PREPARE/ENRICH resources. This on-line system has been available in Australia since mid-September, 2009.

      The program is designed to assist a variety of professionals (mainly counsellors, educators and religious celebrants) working with premarital or married couples. Professionals who have been trained and accredited to work with the PREPARE/ENRICH materials in Australia are called Facilitators. For a couple, after being invited to participate and having the program explained to them, the first step is to take online the Customised Version of the PREPARE/ENRICH inventory in order to provide a self-report description of their relationship. This inventory has been carefully constructed to be comprehensive, diagnostically valuable and is designed to facilitate a meaningful dialogue between the Facilitator and the couple. It has been scientifically developed to have high levels of reliability, validity and clinical utility. Standardised norms have been developed for the inventory. For more information on PREPARE/ENRICH, please contact: or call today (02) 9520 4049 #prepareenrich



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