Marriage

Help your clients work through relationship difficulties with our marriage therapy worksheets. We also have couples therapy worksheets and family therapy worksheets so you can help clients at every stage of their relationships. These worksheets are developed and designed by a professional team, so you can feel confident that you are giving your patients high-quality resources without spending more time in front of your computer and less time in session. Be sure to check out relationship therapy resources for teens, too. Download the resources you need, including worksheets, stories, audio files and more!

Creating Your Future — This worksheet is designed to help individuals think about their future and see that they have the power to create the kind of lives they want. PDF (quick, 1015, values clarification)

Thinking About Your Emotional Strengths — This worksheet is designed to help people think about their emotional strengths and how they can bring these strengths to their current problems. It contains a list of strengths for clients to rate, as well as questions about how significant others perceive the person’s emotional strengths. Form Type: PDF (0415) ACT, DBT

Couples Check-Up Quiz — This worksheet can help couples see how much they agree on basic relationship issues. Form Type: PDF

bullet Assessments
What Do You Want From Your Relationship? — This form is to designed to help people think about the most important things they desire from a partner or spouse. The assessment can be done by both people in a couple and then shared following the rules of active listening. (marriage, relationships, couples, 0117).

Developing Flexible and Compassionate Thinking — This worksheet is designed to help people consider how they think about others. It is designed to help people see that flexible and compassionate thinking can improve their relationships as well as their own self-image. The assessment asks them to rate 20 questions on a 5-point scale. A score under 75 suggests the need for people to work on being more flexible and compassionate towards others. PDF (DBT, 0616, CBT).

bullet Cartoons
Compromise is the Foundation of Good Relationship — This is a cartoon about relationships. (PDF)

bullet Games
Family Communication Dice Game — This dice game can be printed on heavy stock paper and then assembled. It is a fun game designed to enhance family communication. The blank die makes it easy to customize the game for many purposes. Type: PDF (1014)

bullet Handouts
Active Listening Techniques — This form describes the six techniques used in Active Listening. (couples, conflict resolution, marriage counseling, 0117)

bullet Poster
Daily Gratitude — This mini-poster can be used to help remind people of the importance of gratitude in their lives. PDF

bullet Worksheets
What Went Right? — This worksheet is designed to help people develop a more positive attitude towards themselves and others by having them focus on three things that went right each day and what they did to make these things a positive experience. (depression, happiness, positive thinking, CBT, 0217)

Are Your Judgments Causing You Problems — This worksheet is designed to help people think about their negative judgements and how these affect their moods and behavior. The worksheet asks individuals to think about how they judge others as well as themselves. (DBT, CBT, anxiety, depression, 1116)

The Costs and Benefits of Your Problem Behaviors — This worksheet is designed to help people develop insight into their problem behaviors, including the positive as well as the negative consequences. The worksheet is intended to help people step back from just judging themselves negatively and to see how their problem behaviors play a functional role in their daily lives. This worksheet can be used in writing a CBT oriented treatment plan. (CBT, DBT)

Learning to Accept Reality — Learning to accept reality is an important part of living in the present. Distorting reality can lead to depression, anxiety, disappointment in your relationships and more. This worksheet has three parts to help people understand how they distort memories from their past, events in the present, and thoughts about their future. PDF (DBT, CBT, Thought-Changing)

Loving Kindness Meditation — This worksheet is designed to teach people the technique of Loving Kindness Meditation. Research suggests that this simple meditation can have a long term effect on people’s happiness. PDF (ACT, meditation, happiness, depression, 0616)

Accepting Your Mistakes & Moving Forward — This worksheet is designed to help people understand factors that led to a significant mistake and to identify what they can do differently to avoid repeating this mistake. (CBT, 0416)

Tell The World! — This worksheet is designed to help people think about what is really important for them to communicate to others. It asks people to design a billboard for the world to see and to identify one specific person they want to read it. PDF (0316, art therapy, communication)

What Troubles Your Partner? — This worksheet is designed to help spouses/partners see how each other’s problems can affect their relationship. It’s designed to elicit empathy and understanding in the relationship. PDF (0216)

Focusing On Solutions — This worksheet will help you start thinking about how you solved problems in the past and how your life can be better today when you make even small changes. Focusing on solutions, rather than dwelling on your problem, can open many new possibilities. PDF (solution oriented therapy, problem solving, positive attitude, 0116)

Your Vision of Your Relationship — This worksheet is designed to help people in a relationship think about the things they really want together and talk about their differences. PDF (relationship, marriage, conflicts, marriage counseling)

Brainstorming Solutions To Your Problems — This brainstorming technique asks people to identify a specific problem and then come up with 10 uncensored solutions while they complete a mindful "coloring activity." PDF (0116)

What Makes You Feel That Way? — This worksheet can help people gain insight into what triggers different emotions. PDF (1215)

Handling Your Stress Buttons — This worksheet is designed to help people identify the things that cause them stress and develop strategies to reduce each stressor. PDF (1115)

Just Scribble — This worksheet can be used for two purposes: to help people relax when anxious or stressed and to help people think about their feelings. PDF (1116, relaxation, insight)

You Decide-Fork In The Road — This worksheet is designed to help people consider the merits of important decisions. PDF (quick,1015)

Make a Movie of Your Life — This worksheet is designed to help people think about and communicate important aspects of their self-image. The worksheet asks a people to name a movie about their life and draw a picture of the most important scene. PDF (quick, Narrative Therapy, 1015)

Looking At the Timeline of Your Life — This worksheet suggests five activities that can help people get a “bird’s-eye view” of their lives as they note events and milestones at different ages. Suggestions for the worksheet include: listing positive events at different stage of life, listing influential people at different stages of life, anticipating future milestones and more. PDF (1015)

Give Yourself A Compliment — This simple technique asks people to think about something positive they did each day and give themselves a compliment. Recommended for anyone going through a difficult time, but particularly for people who are anxious or depressed. A positive attitude is an important part of good mental health. PDF (quick, 1095

Draw A Picture Of Your Family — This classic projective technique asks a client to: to “draw a picture of your family doing something.” Besides using it for assessment, you can also use it to start a conversation about the client’s perceived role in the family, feelings about other family members, relationship to other family members, and so on. Form Type: PDF (Art Therapy, Quick, 0814)

Write A Letter To Your Problem — This Narrative Therapy technique is designed to help people externalize a specific problem and motivate them to develop new behaviors to help overcome it. (Narrative Therapy, Quick, 0815)

Take A Break — This worksheet encourages people to take a day off from their stress and dedicate that one day to relaxing. Form Type: PDF (Quick, Solution Focused)

What Are Your Positive Psychological Skills? — This worksheet is designed to help people see their positive psychological skills and apply them to their current mental health issues. Form Type: PDF (0815, Solution Focused)

Do Something Different — This simple behavior assignment can help people who feel they are stuck in unhealthy patterns. Form Type: PDF (0815, quick assignment)

Understanding Your Emotions When You Are Upset — This worksheet is designed to help people understand their emotions when they are upset and learn positive coping techniques to handle difficult emotions. Form Type: PDF (0715)

Creating A Personal Mission Statement — This worksheet is designed to help people clarify their purpose in life. The worksheet includes a serious of questions to help people develop a meaningful personal mission statement in just a few sentences. Form Type: PDF (0715)

Finding Joy and Balance In Your Life — This worksheet describes a daily technique to help people be mindful of the positive things in their lives. This technique is particularly important for people who are stressed and depressed, but it should also be considered a resiliency tool which can help you find daily happiness in your life. Form Type: PDF (0615)

Coping Cards — These Coping Cards can be used by people who want to replace negative behaviors with positive ones. A useful technique to help in breaking negative habits. Form Type: PDF (CBT, 0615)

Sharing Things As A Couple — This worksheet is designed to help couples think about the things they share and have in common rather than on only paying attention to the negative things in their relationship. PDF (0615)

Asking for What You Want & Need — This worksheet is designed to help people think about how assertive they are when they ask for something. Form Type: PDF (DBT, 0615)

Developing Healthy Personal Boundaries — This worksheet is designed to help people develop healthy boundaries in their relationships. Individuals rate themselves on positive behaviors related to their personal boundaries, and they are then asked to consider one problem area to work on. Type: PDF (0615)

Feeling Better Through Spiritual Awareness — This worksheet is designed to help individuals who wish to bring spirituality into their lives as a way to help them with emotional problems and enrich their day-to-day lives. Type: PDF (0515)

Understanding the Messages You Received As A Child — This worksheet is designed to help people examine the explicit and implicit messages they received as children and how these messages affect their self-image and self-efficacy. Type: PDF (0415)

Domestic Violence Safety Plan — Produced by the National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence, this form can be used to help women increase their degree of safety and make appropriate choices for themselves and their children. Sections include what to do after a violent incident, what to think about when leaving an abusive situation, how to be safe in your own home, what to take when leaving a home, and more. This form would be most helpful to women when filled out with the guidance of a therapist, counselor, or trained case worker. Form Type: PDF (0315)

Looking At the BIg Picture — This worksheet is designed to help people put their problems into perspective. The worksheet takes an art therapy approach, asking people to draw their small problems in little frames and the important things in their lives in the big frame. This worksheet can be a good opening to introduce a discussion about values. Type: PDF (0215)

Giving Up Judging People Negatively — Giving Up Judging People Negatively: Rooted in the work of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), this worksheet is designed to help clients let go of their style of negatively judging others, and to help them understand the negative effects of these thoughts and their associated behavior: Form Type: PDF (0215)(DBT)

Coping Strategies For Recovering From A Break-Up — This worksheet presents strategies to help people recovering from the break-up of a relationship and encourages them to come up with their own coping techniques. File Type: PDF (0215)

Accepting Unpleasant Experiences — This worksheet, derived from Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), is designed to help people accept unpleasant internal experiences, and not use them as an excuse to avoid life-affirming situations. Type: PDF (1114)

The Tree of LIfe — This exercise is designed to help clients communicate positive aspects about their lives. The technique is derived from Narrative Therapy. Type: PDF (1114) Type: PDF

Practicing Assertive Communication — This worksheet helps clients to identify a conflict, describe it in nonjudgmental terms, explain how the other person's behavior has affected them, and ask for a specific response. File Type:PDF

How Do You Deal With Conflicts? — This short questionnaire gives clients the opportunity to identify their behaviors and attitudes as assertive, aggressive, passive, or passive-aggressive, and provides some information about conflict strategies. File Type: PDF

Solving Problems With Reverse Brainstorming — This form can be used to help clients who are “stuck” in a particular situation and can’t seem to find any appropriate solution to a problem or challenge. It can be used with individuals, but any kind of brainstorming is generally most productive in a group situation.PDF

Creating A Gratitude Journal — This research based form can be used to treat mild-depression and help people through difficult times. Form Type: PDF

Managing Expectations In A Relationship — This worksheet is designed to help people identify if they have unreasonable expectations in a relationship and if this is causing a problem.PDF

Identifying Emotional Abuse — This worksheet is designed to help people identify emotional abuse in their own behavior or the behavior of others. PDF

How to Take a Time Out When Arguing — This worksheet is designed to help people know when arguing is unproductive and they need to take a time-out.

Fostering Closeness In Your Relationship — This worksheet is designed to help couples find activities that would be mutually enjoyable. PDF

Evaluating Your Relationship — This seven question form is designed to people a quick sense of how satisfied they are with their relationship and to identify areas they wish to see improvement. PDF

Dealing With Frustration In A Relationship — This worksheet is designed to help people communicate the things that frustrate them in a relationship in a positive way. (PDF)

Thinking About the Roles In Your Relationship — This worksheet is designed to help people evaluate their roles and responsibilities in a relationship and discuss whether they wish any of their roles to change.PDF

Relationship Memory Quiz — This worksheet asks couples to remember the last time that they did important things together (had a date, had an argument, etc.) and then compare their answers with the intent of understanding their partner’s point of view. PDF

Confronting Issues In Your Relationship — This worksheet asks couples to prioritize issues that are important in their relationship, and then decide which ones would be easiest to change. Form Type: PDF

Trusting Too Much or Too Little — This worksheet is designed to help people learn about their "style" of trusting others in different relationships.PDF

Emotions Below The Tip of The Iceberg — This worksheet is designed to help people identify emotions that they hide from others. Form Type: PDF

Taking A Closer Look At Your Relationship — This worksheet is designed to help people work on their relationships by seeing the similarities and differences they have with their partners. PDF

Respecting Your Partner's Emotional Needs — This worksheet is designed to help people respect and respond to the emotional needs of their partners.

Preparing To Break Up — This worksheet can help individuals in a relationship anticipate how a partner might react to a breakup. PDF

Lack of Commitment — This worksheet can help couples explore their commitment in a relationships. PDF

Changing Faulty Assumptions In Your Relationship — This worksheet is designed to help people see that unrealistic assumptions can interfere with a positive relationships. Form Type: PDF

Asking For and Giving Forgiveness — This worksheet helps clients think about the importance of forgiveness in their relationships. (Form Type PDF)

Handling Frustration — This worksheet is designed to help people gain some perspective on how they react to frustration. PDF

Handling A Bullying Spouse — This worksheet is designed to help people find ways to deal with a spouse who is bullying. PDF

Adult Bullying — This worksheet explores useful ways to deal with adult bullying. (PDF)

Managing Disagreements — This worksheet teaches some basic rules about handling disagreements with others. PDF

Changing Faulty Assumptions — This worksheet is designed to help people identify when they are making unrealistic assumptions about their partner. PDF

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