What is Couple Checkup?

Couple Checkup is a series of online relationship tests designed to help you and your partner build a more satisfying and intimate relationship. Just answering the questions will trigger thoughts and reveal attitudes about your relationship. A Couple Checkup is designed to activate dialogue and discovery, and increase the overall quality of your relationship.

Why take a Couple Checkup?

Whether you are looking for compatibility tests to better understand a new relationship, premarital preparation or online marriage counselling tools, Couple Checkup will help you discover your strengths as a couple. Strengths are what enable you to enjoy, and to continue developing a healthy relationship. The Checkup will also help you identify issues that are threatening the vitality of your relationship and may need to be addressed.

Who can take a Couple Checkup?

Whether you are dating, thinking of living together, living together already, engaged or married, Couple Checkup’s online relationship questionnaires are valuable and relevant. After you indicate the stage of your relationship, the Couple Checkup will automatically select applicable questions for you and your partner. It is designed for any couple desiring to enrich their relationship.

Will a Checkup be relevant for us as a couple?

A powerful and unique aspect of the Checkup is that the questions are tailored to you as a couple. Based on background questions you answer, your Checkup will be customized to include questions specific to your couple type.

How long does it take to receive our Checkup Report?

Within 30 seconds of you and your partner completing the Checkup online, you may view and print your Checkup Report.

What feedback do we receive?

You will receive a 15-to-20 page Computer Report, with your results broken down into relational categories. A Discussion Guide is also available to help you interpret the results.

Can I do the online relationship test in a language other than English?

Yes, Couple Checkup facilitates several different languages and is adding additional options all the time. It is currently available in the following languages:
  • English
  • Español
  • Français
  • Chinese
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Hungarian
  • German
  • Turkish
After selecting Dating, Engaged or Married on the Get Started page, you will be brought to a Create Account page. Select your ideal language from the drop-down list on the right.

With different language options available for Couple Checkup do my partner and I need to take the assessment in the same language?

No, you or your partner can take the assessment in two different languages. We will provide your report in both of languages in which the assessment was taken.

What topics are covered in a Checkup?

Twenty important relationship areas are explored. There are also questions about your personality and family-of-origin.

How much does a Couple Checkup cost?

Unless you have a prepaid voucher, the Checkup costs $29.95 (USD). Couples consider it an economical and worthwhile investment in their current and future relationship.

Who developed the Couple Checkups?

The Couple Checkup was developed by Dr. David Olson and Dr. Peter Larson at Life Innovations in Minnesota.

Dr. David Olson is a nationally and internationally known expert in marriage and the family. He is a licensed psychologist and marital and family therapist, as well as Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota. He developed the well-known couple assessment called PREPARE/ENRICH and he has more than 30 years experience in the field of marriage and the family.

Dr. Peter Larson, President of Life Innovations, is a licensed psychologist and co-author of PREPARE/ENRICH. He has extensive experience using PREPARE/ENRICH with couples and with training others in this program.

Are the Couple Checkups scientifically accurate?

The Couple Checkups are very accurate and are based on the highly respected PREPARE/ENRICH couple questionnaire. The Checkups have high levels of scientific rigour, which means the scores are reliable and accurate.

What if we have relationship problems?

If you have issues that you are not able to resolve, it is important for you and your partner to get professional help before the problems escalate, or cause resentments, which will destroy the intimacy of your partnership.

I am a professional counsellor, can I use Couple Checkup with clients?

Yes, however you should look at our sister product PREPARE/ENRICH which is specifically designed for a counsellor to use with couples.