MARRIAGE TEST

This test will assess the quality of your marriage on several dimensions. After submitting a completed form, you will receive a brief description of the theory underlying the test and a personal assessment of your marriage based on your responses.

Instructions: The test is composed of 18 questions. Please read each question carefully and choose the option that best represents your feelings. You make your selection by clicking on the button next to the most appropriate answer. Every question must be answered before you submit the completed form. You may change a selection at any time before you submit the form merely by clicking on the button next to a different answer. When you're satisfied with your answers to all 18 questions, click on the SUBMIT button at the bottom of the page.
The test is anonymous so no one will be able to associate your selections with you. It is extremely important that you be absolutely honest in your answers since the selections are used as the sole basis for the assessment. Please answer the questions as you believe things "are," not as you might hope they would be.

1. How often do you and your spouse touch physically (e.g., sitting close, holding hands?)
Almost Always Frequently Sometimes Seldom Never
2. To what extent do you and your spouse like the same kind of things?
Completely Substantially Somewhat Not Much Not at All
3. To what extent do you trust your spouse in his or her personal dealings?
Completely Substantially Somewhat Not Very Not at All
4. To what extent do you and your spouse respect the other's ways of thinking (even when you disagree)?
Completely Substantially Somewhat Not Much Not at All
5. How often do you have feelings of sexual desire for your spouse?
Almost Always Frequently Sometimes Seldom Never
6. How certain are you that, if given the opportunity, you would marry your spouse again today?
Completely Substantially Somewhat Not Very Not at All
7. To what extent would you agree with the following statement: "I would just as soon spend time in my spouse's company as I would anyone else's?"
Strongly Agree Agree Neutral or Uncertain Disagree Strongly Disagree
8. To what extent would you agree with the following statement: "I really want our relationship to work forever."
Strongly Agree Agree Neutral or Uncertain Disagree Strongly Disagree
9. To what extent can you and your spouse honestly share deep feelings and personal details about yourselves?
Completely Substantially Somewhat Superficially Not at All
10. To what extent do you and your spouse feel pleasure while in the presence of the other?
Completely Substantially Somewhat Not Very Not at All
11. What would be the emotional impact on you if you and your spouse were to separate?
Devastating Terrible Not too Good Not Too Bad Not at All
12. To what extent do you and your spouse view yourselves as an intertwined couple, distinct from other people (including kids)?
Completely Substantially Somewhat Not Very Not at All
13. How often do you and your spouse look for opportunities to bring pleasure to each other in your day-to-day dealings?
Usually Frequently Sometimes Seldom Never
14. Given periods of free time, how often do you choose to spend time with your spouse in engaged in joint activities?
Usually Frequently Sometimes Seldom Never
15. How often do you feel strong passion for your spouse?
Often Occasionally Seldom Rarely Never
16. To what extent do you and your spouse avoid situations that would cause the other distress?
Completely Substantially Somewhat Superficially Not at All
17. How often do you and your spouse have fun together?
Almost Always Frequently Sometimes Seldom Never
18. How do you typically feel when a period of extended separation between you and your spouse comes to an end?
Very Happy Moderately Happy Neutral Moderately Unhappy Very Unhappy

Copyright Jay Alden 2002