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Relationship Rescue

A Seven Step Strategy for Reconnecting with Your Partner

By Dr Phillip McGraw

Relationship Rescue
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  • Hardcover: Feb 2000,
    272 pages.
    Paperback: Jan 2001,
    272 pages.

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RELATIONSHIP HEALTH PROFILE TEST


This test is designed to give you a quick snapshot of the health of your relationship. Be honest and go with your first reaction. Circle either True or False for each item.


1. I am satisfied with my sex life. True False

2. My partner doesn’t really listen to me. True False

3. I trust my partner. True False

4. I feel picked on and put down. True False

5. I am hopeful about our future. True False

6. It is not easy to share my feelings. True False

7. My partner often says “I love you.” True False

8. Sometimes I feel rage. True False

9. I feel appreciated True False

10. I am out of control. True False

11. My partner is there for me in hard times. True False

12. My partner is harsh in his or her criticism. True False

13. My partner understands me. True False

14. I fear my partner is bored. True False

15. My partner doesn’t like to share what’s on his or her mind. True False

16. I imagine myself divorced. True False

17. My relationship is what I always dreamed of. True False

18. I know I am right. True False

19. My partner treats me with dignity and respect. True False

20. My partner is a taker. True False

21. We often do fun things together. True False

22. Sometimes I just want to hurt my partner. True False

23. I feel loved. True False

24. I would rather lie than deal with a problem. True False

25. We still have a lot of passion in our relationship. True False

26. I am trapped with no escape. True False

27. My partner thinks I am fun to be with. True False

28. Our relationship has gotten boring. True False

29. We enjoy going out on dates alone. True False

30. My partner is ashamed of me. True False

31. We trust each other a great deal. True False

32. We have become nothing more than roommates. True False

33. I know my partner will never leave me. True False

34. I am no longer proud of my body. True False

35. My partner respects me. True False

36. My partner constantly compares me to others. True False

37. My partner still finds me desirable. True False

38. We just seem to want different things. True False

39. I am allowed to think for myself. True False

40. I feel crowded by my partner. True False

41. I am honest with my partner. True False

42. People have no idea what our relationship is really like. True False

43. My partner is open to suggestions. True False

44. My partner has shut me out. True False

45. My partner is my primary source of emotional support. True False

46. I feel judged and rejected by my partner. True False

47. My partner cares if I am upset or sad. True False

48. My partner treats me like a child. True False

49. My partner puts our relationship ahead of all others. True False

50. I’ll never satisfy my partner. True False

51. My partner wants to hear my stories. True False

52. I chose my partner for the wrong reasons. True False

53. I look forward to our time together. True False

54. My partner thinks I am boring in bed. True False

55. My partner is lucky to have me. True False

56. My partner treats me like an employee. True False

57. I win my share of disputes. True False

58. I envy my friends’ relationships. True False

59. My partner would protect me if necessary. True False

60. I am suspicious of my partner. True False

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Copyright© 2000 by Phillip C. McGraw, Ph.D.

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