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The Marriage and Long-Term Relationship Quiz, Part 3

To review the first six sections of this quiz from Part 1,
go here
For part 2 go here

How strong and long-term is your long-term relationship? Test
your capacity for longevity and lasting love as a couple by
taking this quiz together.

This is far more than a simple quiz. You can use the areas in
which you find weakness in your relationship as points to work
on with your partner, ensuring more happiness for more years

Print out this week's sections of the quiz and take them
somewhere you can be undisturbed.

Complete the sections by placing a checkmark next to each
statement you agree with. Score the sections by giving yourself
one point for each checkmark. Record your score for the week and
keep it on hand.

If you are in a relationship, ask your partner to do the same,
then get back together and compare your scores. Use your answers
and your scores as a springboard for discussion.

Use this quiz as an opportunity to deepen your understanding of
yourself, or if you are in a relationship, of yourself and your
partner. Use your unmarked/disagree statements as points to work

By next week you will have received all 10 sections of the quiz --
then you will combine your scores and read the quiz score

The Marriage and Long-Term Relationship Quiz, Part 3
Will You Live Happily Ever After?

Section 7: Taking Care of Your Needs

___ 1. My partner is not responsible for taking care of my needs. It's a
nice benefit of the relationship most of the time, but it is not an
___ 2. It's difficult at times, but I am working on being the one responsible
for taking care of my needs
___ 3. I do not punish my partner when he/she is unable or unwilling to be
there for me
___ 4. I do not punish myself or think badly of myself when my partner is
not able or willing to take care of my needs
___ 5. I know that it's not personal when my partner is unable or unwilling
to take care of my needs
___ 6. I do not have a problem asking my partner and other safe people,
repeatedly, if needed, to meet my needs
___ 7. I can take people saying no to my request to get my needs met
___ 8. When I feel needy, I know exactly what to do to take care of myself
to feel better
___ 9. I have soberly and calmly assessed how much and which of my needs I
am willing to not get met and for how long and still remain a relationship
___ 10. My needs are important to my well-being and must get met


Section 8: Dealing with Emotional Pain and Discomfort

___ 1. I can admit when my partner or another person is right about me doing
something wrong
___ 2. I can admit to my personality or habit flaws and can admit to their
negative impact on others
___ 3. I can feel embarrassed or ashamed and yet not have to defend or
justify my actions
___ 4. I can take suggestions for change and growth from others without
taking it as an assassination on my character
___ 5. I am grateful for suggestion on change and growth - they are
opportunities for me to continue my personal development
___ 6. I can handle discord with my partner, as long as we are being
productive in our discord
___ 7. I can handle prolonged discord with my partner
___ 8. I can tell my partner to truth about myself and about him/her and the
behavior that impacts the relationship
___ 9. I have healthy tools to deal with my emotional pain and discomfort
___ 10. I do not tolerate emotional and/or physical abuse


Section 9: Sharing What's Inside

___ 1. Vulnerability is essential to the health and longevity of a relationship
___ 2. I know what it feels like and how to be emotionally vulnerable
___ 3. I am not afraid of being emotionally vulnerable
___ 4. Vulnerability is a choice of sharing what's inside - it is not a
weakness, and it is not neediness
___ 5. I want to be seen by my partner, both the good and the bad of me
___ 6. I want to see all parts of my partner, to love the good and to accept
the bad
___ 7. I reveal myself for the sake of being known, even if being knows does
not guarantee acceptance
___ 8. I may keep some information hidden from my partner for a time, as the
relationship matures and grows to be able to embrace the information
___ 9. I seek out healthy avenues to deepen our connection and sharing
___ 10. I am smart about not sharing information of I know it will be used
against me



Next week, you will receive the last section of this quiz plus quiz results
interpretations. In the meantime, continue exploring your relationship by
discussing those statements in this week's portion of the quiz that you
left unmarked or did not match up with your partner's answers.

Your Relationship Coach,
Rinatta Paries

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