The Marital Health Check-up:

Despite the ongoing prevalence of marital distress, very few couples seek therapy. Researchers and clinicians have increasingly been calling for innovative interventions that can reach a larger number of untreated couples.

Based on a motivational marital health model, the Marriage Checkup (MC) was designed to attract couples who are unlikely to seek traditional tertiary therapy.

The objective of the MC is to promote marital health for as broad of a population of couples as possible, much like regular physical health checkups.


Free Marriage Health Check-Up 

Use this questionnaire to assess your marriage on a regular basis to see if you are on the right track.
Sometimes couples can get off track without even recognizing it. 

This questionnaire will give you some idea for what to “tweak” or talk over with your partner.

My spouse and I generally know what is happening in each other‘s life.

We touch each other with love during each day.

We do not let small issues escalate into bigger ones.

Neither I nor my spouse are often irritable or in a bad mood.

We can control our temper, take a time out if necessary, and work through disagreements in healthy ways.

We laugh together and are generally in a good mood.

We regularly find time to be together and, when we do, we enjoy each other’s company.

When we disagree, we find ways to “repair the damage” to our relationship.

My spouse and I both respect and feel respected in this marriage.

There is a lot more positive than negative in our relationship.

We do not keep secrets from each other.

We are “friends” on face book, have access to each other’s email and cell phones, but really feel no need to check up on each other. Neither one of us has given the other reason to lose trust.

We would agree that there is a lot to be grateful for in our lives.

While there has been a lot of stress in our lives lately, we have worked through it together and would both describe our relationship as stronger.

We connect, we rarely feel like two ships just passing in the night.

We are emotionally present for each other.

When we talk with our friends about each other, 90% of it is only positive, not complaints.

While we know that some problems may never have a solution, neither of us feels like we just have not resolved an issue very often.

Neither of us would describe ourselves as feeling lonely.

 For therapy with the core principles of Respect, Empathy, Tact, Consent, Confidentiality, 

Accountability, Expertise and Evidence based.