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PREPARE/ENRICH is one of the most widely used programs designed by Dr. David Olson.  It is developed based on the National Norms over 500,000 couples with high levels of reliability and validity have been found for each instrument, making them valuable tools for research as well as clinical use.

It is a customized couple assessment tool intended for premarital counseling premarital education aiming to identify a couple’s strength and growth areas.  It is also used for marriage counseling, marriage enrichment, and dating couples considering engagement.

Via 195 statements, the inventory targets marriage expectations, personality issues, communication issues, conflict resolution, finances, having fun together, sexual issues, parenting, dealing with family and friends, spirituality, and flexibility.

Based on a couple’s assessment results, a trained facilitator provides feedback sessions in wchich the facilitator helps the couple discuss and understand their results as they are taught proven relationship skills.  There are five versions available:

  • PREPARE for premarital couples

  • PREPARE-MC for premarital couples with children

  • PREPARE-CC for cohabiting couples with or without children

  • ENRICH for married couples

  • MATE for couples who are over the age of 50