It is very easy to believe, especially during the excitement of moving in together, becoming engaged, planning your wedding, or simply deciding that you want to be together long-term, that nothing can affect the love you have for each other or the strength of your relationship. But the truth is that in Australia we have a divorce rate that is close to 50%. There are many challenges that may affect even the most solid of couples and substantial research shows that engaging in a relationship education program can markedly reduce the chance of these challenges leading to the end of your relationship.
Engaging in relationship education can be an exciting, interesting and connecting experience for couples. Getting to deeply know and understand each other, your expectations and beliefs around intimate relationships and what these might mean, and how they might impact your relationship. Also, how to handle any differences you may have in the way you see the world and how to support each other when things feel difficult.
I use a well-established and recognised relationship tool when working with couples who want to learn more about each-other and their relationship. This tool is called-
Prepare-Enrich is a tool used with couples to explore, develop understanding and strengthen their relationship.
The couple are taken through the program by the therapist, this usually takes 4 sessions.
An online questionnaire is completed as a first step, by each partner responding to questions about themselves and their relationship.
Prepare-Enrich helps the couple understand where the strength and growth areas are in their relationship.
Prepare-Enrich looks at family of origin, personality, financial management, intimacy, and interpersonal areas such as communication and conflict resolution.
Prepare-Enrich is suitable for any couple as it is customised to the unique relationship of each couple.
Prepare-Enrich is a non-religious relationship tool however, a couple’s faith can be factored into the program if they feel it is relevant to them.
Prepare-Enrich is an internationally recognised and used program, which has been in use in Australia since 1980.