Dr. John Gottman developed the Sound Relationship House of which this marriage assessment is built upon. This assessment does a full inspection of your marital house, starting with the foundation – trust and commitment. From there, it inspects your walls and windows, finding out where you’re in need of repair. The Sound Relationship House measures these areas:
Love Maps: How well do you and your partner know each other’s inner world?
Fondness and Admiration: Do you admire and respect each other?
Turning Toward versus Turning Away: Is your partner the first person you turn to during the day for both small and big things?
Managing Conflict: How well do you and your partner solve and manage your conflict?
Shared Meaning and Rituals: Do you have shared meaning and rituals that help you connect at the beginning and end of everyday?
Within those walls and windows of your Sound Relationship House, you’ll also get a picture of the health of other areas and relationships in your marriage: friendship, intimacy, emotions, conflict, values, and trust.
Learn how well you manage parenting, housework, and finances, as well as individual areas or issues of concern, like depression or anxiety.
An important note about confidentiality:
We will not share YOUR results with your partner. Information provided is confidential, and the report goes directly to you. What you decide to do with the report, and with your spouse, is up to you. (Again, we highly suggest face-to-face follow-up in most cases, but it isn’t required). Having said that, there is a comment section in this assessment. If you or your partner reveal the desire to either commit suicide or harm someone else, we must take this seriously and will report these two things to appropriate authorities.