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Relationship Check-Ins in Marriage Counselling

Relationship Check-Ins

Relationship check-ins are an essential practice in marriage counselling, allowing couples to reflect on their relationship’s health and progress.

Common Challenges

Relationship check-ins help address common issues such as communication breakdowns, unmet needs, unresolved conflicts, and emotional disconnects that couples may face over time.

Counselling Approaches

Relationship check-ins involve regular, structured conversations guided by an experienced therapist. These sessions provide a safe space for couples to discuss their feelings, share concerns, and celebrate their relationship’s strengths. Key features include:

  1. Open Communication: Encouraging honest and transparent dialogue.
  2. Emotional Connection: Strengthening the bond between partners.
  3. Conflict Resolution: Addressing and resolving ongoing issues.
  4. Goal Setting: Establishing and working towards relationship goals.

Regular relationship check-ins are a proactive approach in marriage counselling, helping couples maintain a healthy and fulfilling partnership.

How It Helps

These check-ins encourage a deeper understanding between partners, enhance emotional intimacy, and provide tools to manage and resolve conflicts productively.

How It Works

An experienced therapist guides the couple through structured sessions, facilitating open communication and ensuring both partners feel heard and valued.


What are relationship check-ins?
Relationship check-ins are regular, structured conversations between partners, often facilitated by a therapist, aimed at assessing and improving the health of the relationship.
Why are relationship check-ins important?
They provide a safe space for open communication, help address unresolved issues, and strengthen the emotional bond between partners.
How often should couples have relationship check-ins?
The frequency can vary, but many couples benefit from monthly or quarterly check-ins, depending on their needs and the guidance of their therapist.


  1. Psychology Today – Relationship Check-Ins
  2. The Gottman Institute – The Importance of Relationship Check-Ups
  3. Marriage.com – Relationship Check-Ins
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This glossary provides definitions of various counselling terms and approaches for informational purposes only, without implying endorsement or service provision