The Gottman Relationship Checkup (GRC) is foundational to the method and is the research-based and evidenced assessment that draws from more than 10,000 data points to scientifically measure three primary domains in your relationship: friendship, conflict, and shared meaning.The GRC automatically scores a couple’s strengths and challenges and provides detailed clinical feedback and suggestions for a treatment plan with specific recommendations for intervention. The questionnaire consists of 480 questions about friendship, intimacy, emotions, conflict, values, and trust, as well as parenting, housework, finances, individual areas of concern, and more.Developed from over 40 years of research, this relationship assessment relies on intensive, detailed, and evidence- based information on why relationships succeed or fail.With the results to the GRC, we are able to tailor a guide-map for our counseling time together to help you and your spouse with any conflicts, communication or reconnection issue you might have.Using this method and assessment allows us to be specific with our efforts in the therapy ime as we work towards strengthening your marriage.
Friendship: A deep friendship is the foundation of every good relationship. This means knowing each other intimately – being well versed in each other’s thoughts, feelings, hopes, aspirations, dreams, values, and goals.
Conflict: Conflict is natural in relationships. Couples with healthy conflict management skills are gentle toward one another, start conflict discussions without blame, accept influence, self-soothe, repair and de-escalate, and make compromises.
Shared Meaning: A relationship is about building a life together, a life that has a sense of shared purpose and meaning. Couples create meaning together in many ways, including creating formal and informal rituals of connection.
For more information go to: The Gottman Institute.