Dealing With Conflict
Before they realize what’s happened to them, many couples develop an unhealthy cycle of interactions including criticism, stonewalling, defensiveness, and/or contempt. Even so, Dr. John Gottman’s research found that 83% of newlyweds who criticized, stonewalled, and/or made defensive attacks were able to stabilize their marriages over time if they learned how to make adequate repairs of the damage after the fight.
Take the Dealing With Conflict Quiz to find out how you’re doing on this important dimension.
How well are you doing as a couple?This quiz, based on findings of marital research, can help you get an idea of how well you are doing in some vital areas of your relationship. After you submit your answers, your quiz results will be instantly emailed to you.
Love & Respect Quiz
This quiz is adapted from J. Gottman, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.
Take this 10-item quiz to start you thinking and talking about your relationship with your partner. It is only a sample of the type of items included in the PREPARE/ENRICH Inventories. Unlike the actual 165-item PREPARE/ENRICH Inventories, this 10-item Quiz is not designed to be scientifically accurate or a predictor of a successful relationship.
In this online quiz, you’ll be asked to answer questions about your parents, your partner, and your best friend. When you’re finished, the program will analyze your responses and provide you with an interesting summary of how these different relationships are organized in your mind.
(It takes about 5 to 10 minutes to complete.)