Relationships always change over time, they go backwards or forwards but rarely stay the same for any length of time. If you’ve reached a point where you want to review where you are and how you can move forward, we can help as we have with thousands of other couples.
It’s great to lay down tracks of healthy approaches to communication and dealing with differences that keep the relationship working well long term. These are skills that can be learnt and will benefit you throughout your life together.
Married and wanting to improve what you have, get back on track or plan for new growth and challenges?
Marriages need regular investment to keep them fresh. Don’t let yourselves get in a rut – explore new ways of connecting. Over time, we all change and encounter new situations. Within the lifetime of a marriage we may experience relocation, bereavement, a growing family, new opportunities, with all their accompanying sorrows and joys. Keeping our relationships in good condition requires commitment to working issues through. The flexibility to adapt to new situations, perhaps even more than initial compatibility, is essential to enjoying your marriage.
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The answer to all these questions: – invest in your relationship and learn new skills!
Your candid responses to a questionnaire provide a very effective way of gathering highly relevant data about your unique relationship. The responses are confidential, and it’s your answers that form the basis of the process.
The Prepare-Enrich questionnaires will ask you to agree or disagree with many propositions. Remember as you respond to these questions that it is not a test, there are no ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ answers and you cannot ‘fail’. As a couple you will provide a snapshot of your unique relationship at that moment…. but, you will then be encouraged to talk and plan for your future.
In feedback sessions which follow:
- You will be helped to practise important communication and conflict resolution skills.
- You will gain a fuller understanding of the strengths within your relationship on which you can build and also any areas where growth is still needed.
- You will be guided through a number of exercises to help you focus on different aspects of your relationship.
Who provides the feedback?
The Prepare-Enrich programme is offered by people who have been trained in the use of the materials and are known as facilitators. They may be professional counsellors, clergy, or others who have developed skills in working with pre-married and married couples. Some make use of the inventories as part of a group course, particularly for marriage preparation. So click here to search for a facilitator in your area.
What about cost?
£30 covers the costs of analysis and scoring, providing a structure for feedback sessions. Charges for facilitators’ time are by arrangement with them – some groups provide the feedback free as part of the operation of a charitable trust.