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!

Healing Your Relationship After Infidelity — This worksheet is designed to help couples build trust by committing to specific activities. The worksheet also lists do’s and don’ts to remember in rebuilding a relationship. (marriage counseling, infidelity, couples therapy, 0720)

Practicing Forgiveness — This worksheet gives couples the tools they need to understand and practice forgiveness. (0720, marriage counseling, couples therapy, relationships)

Decreasing the Strain on Your Relationship During the Pandemic — This worksheet gives people ideas on how to foster their relationships while living with the stress of the pandemic. It asks people to pick out ideas that they think will be most helpful and then record how they helped their relationships and if implementing the ideas reduced stress. (marriage, communication, couples therapy, pandemic, coronavirus, COVID-19, marital counseling, 0420)

How Do You Know When You Cross the Line? — This worksheet is designed to help couples identify harmful or verbally abusive patterns in their communication partner and learn healthier ways of approaching conflicts. (couples communication, marital therapy, couples counseling, conflict management, 1018)

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. (quick, 1015, values clarification, goal-setting, motivation)

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. (0415, ACT, DBT)

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. (compassion, flexibility, relationships, DBT, 0516, CBT).

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Preventing Suicide of a Spouse — This “card” gives people six simple (and highly researched) questions to ask their spouses about suicidal intention. The guidelines make it easy for a spouse to determine the risk as mild, moderate, or high. Directions are clear for a spouse to immediately seek professional help if a spouse indicates he/she is at a high risk. (suicide prevention, depression, 0919)

bullet Cartoons
Compromise is the Foundation of Good Relationship — This is a cartoon about relationships. (relationships, communication, 0613)

bullet Ebooks
Couples Communication Workbook — The workbook provides couples with therapeutic homework assignments to help build a foundation for a happier and more fulfilling relationship. In completing these assignments, couples can rehearse new communication strategies and challenge harmful beliefs, strengthening the insights that surface during counseling sessions. This book offers fifty-two worksheets that will help couples learn strategies to manage their emotions in constructive ways, instead of turning to behaviors that erode their relationship. (marriage, couples therapy, communication, 0720)

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 worksheet describes the six techniques used in Active Listening. (couples, conflict resolution, marriage counseling, marital therapy, 0117)

bullet Worksheets
Interacting with People Who Annoy You — This worksheet is designed to help people deal with anyone who they consider annoying. It gives them specific tactics to deal with a variety of annoying behavior. (0521. relationships, social skills, conflict resolution)

Evaluating the Problems in Your Relationship — This worksheet encourages couples to identify problems they are experiencing in their relationship to start communicating about them. (0121, marriage therapy, couples counseling, relationships, communication)

How to Tell Your Partner You Cheated — This worksheet is designed to address the issue of infidelity in a relationship. Guidelines are given as to how to best talk to a partner and how to repair the relationship. (infidelity, cheating, marriage, marriage and family therapy, marriage counseling, 1120)

Overcoming Codependency in Your Relationshp — This worksheet is designed to help people see if they are being codependent in their relationships. It gives them various ideas on how to be more independent and set appropriate boundaries. (1120, codependency, addiction, marriage and family therapy)

Understanding Your Partner — This worksheet is designed to people understand the problems that their partners are bringing to a relationship. Each partner is asked to fill out a worksheet. The worksheet promotes empathy and problem-solving. (marriage and family therapy, relationships, compromise, 1020)

Thinking About Becoming a Parent — This worksheet is designed to help couples consider the pros and cons of becoming a parent and open a dialog on this important subject. (parenting, couples, relationships, 1020)

Increasing Trust and Bonding in Your Blended Family — This worksheet is designed to give parents in a blended family activities to help them build trust and bonding. (divorce, blended family, couples counseling, family therapy, marriage counseling, 0920)

Exploring Your Identity After a Divorce — This worksheet is designed to help people get a better sense of their identity after a divorce. It encourages people to explore their interests, favorite activities, values, and more. (divorce, separation, family therapy, relationship counseling, 0820)

Learning to Appreciate Your Partner — This worksheet is designed to help people focus on the positive things about their partners, rather than just paying to attention to their faults. (marriage, marital therapy, relationships, communication, 0820)

Coping with Sadness Following Your Divorce — This worksheet can help people understand and get past the feelings of sadness and sense of loss that come after a divorce. The worksheet asks people to write a goodbye letter to things from the past and a hello letter to the possibilities of the future. (divorce, narrative therapy, depression, marriage, 0820)

Understanding the Impact of ADHD on Your Relationship — This worksheet is designed to help couples understand how ADHD can affect their relationship. The person with ADHD and the partner without ADHD are both asked to identify their feelings and think about how ADHD can influence their feelings. Suggestions are made how to resolve conflicts caused by the misunderstanding of ADHD symptoms. (couples therapy, marriage therapy, ADHD, 0720)

Identifying Your Communication Style — This worksheet is intended to help people understand how their communication style is affecting their relationships. (communication, interpersonal effectiveness, relationships, DBT, 0720)

Rebuilding Trust in Your Relationship — This worksheet is designed to help couples rebuild trust. It contains specific suggestions for each person to do to show respect and caring. (marriage counseling, couples therapy, infidelity, 0620)

Healthy Techniques to Resolve Conflicts — Based in Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), this worksheet is designed to give people a better understanding of what they can to help resolve conflicts in any relationship. (ACT, marriage, couples therapy, conflict resolution, 0620)

I Do Not Feel Respected in My Relationships — This worksheet asks people to think about whether their relationships have mutual respect. It asks people to practice a technique where they are fair, truthful, respectful, stick to their values, and apologize when necessary. (communication, couples, marriage therapy, 0520)

Identifying Strengths in Your Relationship — This worksheet is intended to help couples build their relationship by identifying both their personal strengths and the strengths of a partner. The worksheet also provides couples with questions to reflect on how they can build on the strengths of each other. (couples counseling, communication, marriage, 0520)

Identifying and Solving Communication Problems in Your Relationship — This worksheet helps couples identify if they have a serious communication problem in their relationship and suggests specific skills to practice as a speaker and as a listener (marriage, relationship, communication, 0520)

Maintaining Your Identity in Your Relationship — This worksheet is designed to help people maintain their identity as a separate person, while creating intimacy, closeness, and connection with their partner. (couples counseling, marital therapy, marriage, communication, 0520)

Reduce the Impact of Stress on Your Relationship — This worksheet is designed to help couples understand how stress affects their relationship. It gives them ideas on how to manage stress and support each other in the relationship. (0320, marriage, couples therapy, communication)

Reduce Your Need to Control Your Relationship — This worksheet helps people see that trying to control their partners can can lead to resentment and emotional distance. It is designed to help people find other ways to get what the need in a relationship. (marriage counseling, 0329)

Express Gratitude to Your Partner — This worksheet is designed to help couples strengthen their relationship by finding ways to express their gratitude towards each other on a regular basis. (couples therapy, marital counseling, gratitude, marriage, 0320)

Understanding What You Can Control In Your Life — This worksheet is designed to help feel understand what they can control in their lives and to develop a sense of self-efficacy. (DBT, depression, Bipolar Disorder, anxiety)

Understanding Body Language — This worksheet is intended to introduce the concept of interpreting body language in interpersonal communication. The worksheet asks people to consider the meaning of body language in their own communication as well as in the communication of others. (communication, marriage, divorce, relationships, 1219)

Using I Statements to Communicate Effectively — This worksheet teaches people to express their thoughts, feelings, and needs more directly using “I” statements. (communication, interpersonal effectiveness, DBT, 1019)

Responding to Relationship Abuse — This worksheet is designed to help someone identify relationship abuse and to find immediate help and support (1019)

Decreasing Criticism and Judgment in Your Relationship — This worksheet is designed to help reduce criticism in a relationship and increase support and respect. (marriage, communication, couples, criticism, marital therapy, couples counseling, 0619)

The GIVE Technique for Interpersonal Effectiveness — This worksheet is designed to help clients lower their emotional reactivity and be more of aware of the emotional needs of others. (DBT, 0424)

Mood Diary — This simple Mood Diary can help clients keep track of their predominant mood each day, what influenced their mood, and what they did in response to their mood. (0219, emotions, log)

Talking About Your Sexual Needs — This worksheet is designed to help people talk about their sexual needs and desires with a partner, rather than keeping them secret. (couples, communication, intimacy, sexuality, 0219)

What Is Your Attachment Style? — This worksheet is designed to help you determine the attachment style (secure, anxious, or avoidant) you bring to your important relationships. Suggestions are given to help people who are anxious or avoidant in their relationships. (0119)

How Do You View Yourself? — This worksheet is designed to help people develop a positive self-image using 12 assignments including developing a kinder inner voice, understanding what you can control and what you can’t, avoiding comparing yourself to others, and more. (self-esteem, positive psychology, depression, anxiety, 1218)

Does Technology Interfere with Your Relationship? — This worksheet is intended to help couples identify the ways that technology is affecting their relationship. It is also designed to help people identify concrete steps to change behaviors that can interfere with building a trusting and fulfilling relationship. (couples counseling, marital therapy, technology addiction, relationships, 1218)

Getting Control of Your Finances — Financial problems often contribute to psychological and interpersonal problems. This worksheet is designed help you identify the financial problems that are causing you stress and to develop a plan to address these problems. (depression, anxiety, addiction, 2018)

Are Financial Problems Affecting Your Relationship — This worksheet is designed to help couples identify the communication problems in their relationship regarding their finances. It is intended to help couples develop more productive strategies for resolving their financial concerns. (marriage and family therapy, marital counseling, conflict resolution, 1118)

Understanding the Point of View of Your Partner — This worksheet is designed to help couples find new ways to show that they understand each other’s point of view. Skills covered in this worksheet include: active listening, responding non-defensively, positive communication. (couples communicating, marriage, 1018)

Responding and Not Reacting to Feelings — This worksheet is designed to help people respond to difficult situations in a positive way rather than mindlessly reacting in ways that might be self-destructive or destructive to others. (0718, anger control, addictions, impulsivity)

Using Open Body Language to Connect with Your Partner — This worksheet is designed to couples be more aware of using their body language to connect with their partners in intimate conversations. (couples therapy, marriage therapy, 0618)

Is Your Relationship Affected by Your Deep-Seated Fears? — This worksheet is designed to help people recognize when disagreements are fueled by their deep-seated fears. People are asked to write down situations when a disagreement occurs and note associated triggers, feelings, and fears. (relationships, couples therapy, marriage, 0418)

Sex Addiction - Identifying Your Values — This worksheet is designed to help people recognize the impact of their sexual behaviors on their values. People are asked to write down what they value and think about they can take behaviors with their values. (relationships, sex addiction, marriage, couples therapy, values assessment 0518)

How Do Your Relationship Conflicts Affect Your Self-Image? — This worksheet is designed to assist people in recognizing when their self-image is negatively impacted by the conflicts in their relationship. People are asked to identify the negative self-statements they make after a conflict and the negative emotions these statements evoke. (relationships, couples therapy, marriage, self-esteem, 0518)

Steps to Address the Lack of Sexual Intimacy — Couples are asked to write down their sexual needs, expectations, and desires to address the lack of sexual intimacy within a marriage/committed relationships. (couples therapy, sex therapy, relationships, marriage, sexual intimacy, 0418)

Communicating for Effective Conflict Resolution — This worksheet is designed to help couples find more productive ways to resolve conflict. (couples therapy, problem-solving, mediation, marriage, divorce, marital counseling, 0418).

Reducing Situational Stress — This worksheet is designed to help people identify their situational stress and determine how specific stresses can be reduced. (0817)

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. (DBT, CBT, Thought-Changing, 0916)

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. (ACT, meditation, happiness, mindfulness, depression, 0616)

Accepting Your Mistakes and 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)

What Is For Dinner, Dear? — How well do you know your spouse or partner? This exercise is deceptively simple. Draw in what you would think is a perfect dinner and also what you think your spouse or partner would say. Then check out your answer with your significant other. Don’t be surprised if you are off the mark. This worksheet can start a discussion of what each of you like or don’t like. (couples, empathy, 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. (marital therapy, marriage counseling, relationships, 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. (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, marital counseling, 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. (stress management, 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. (quick, decision-making, 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.(quick, self image, 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 include: listing positive events at different stages of life, influential people at different stages of life, anticipating future milestones, and more. (coaching, resilience, 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. (quick, anxiety, depression, resilience, 1015)

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, motivation, problem-solving, 0815)

Take a Break — This worksheet encourages people to take a day off from their stress and dedicate that one day to relaxing. (stress management, 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. (0815, Solution-Focused)

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

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. (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.(resilience, stress management, depression, 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. (0615)

Asking for What You Want and Need — This worksheet is designed to help people think about how assertive they are when they ask for something. (DBT, assertiveness, 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. (boundaries, relationships, 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. (spirituality, 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. (0415)

Domestic Violence Safety Plan — 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, and more. (domestic violence, trauma, abuse, relationships, 1120)

Looking at the Big Picture — This worksheet is designed to help people put their problems into perspective. Taking an art therapy approach, people 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. (values, art therapy, problem-solving, 0215)

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. (DBT, judgment, 0215)

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. (divorce, relationships, coping strategies, 1115)

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. (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. (1114)

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.

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. (conflict management, communication)

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.

Creating a Gratitude Journal — This research-based worksheet can be used to treat mild depression and help people through difficult times. (gratitude, journaling, depression, 0614)

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. (conflict management, relationships)

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

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. (conflict management, relationships, problem-solving)

Fostering Closeness In Your Relationship — This worksheet is designed to help couples find activities that would be mutually enjoyable. (relationships, marital therapy, couples counseling)

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. (relationships, couples counseling, marital therapy, 0214)

Dealing with Frustration In Your Relationship — This worksheet is designed to help people communicate the things that frustrate them in a relationship in a positive way. (relationships, couples counseling, marriage, marital therapy, 0520)

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.

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. (couples counseling, marriage, marital therapy, relationships, 0614)

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

Emotions Below the Tip of The Iceberg — This worksheet is designed to help people identify emotions they hide from others. (emotional intelligence, feelings, relationships, 0214)

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.

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.

Lack of Commitment — This worksheet can help couples explore their commitment in a relationships. (marital counseling, marriage, couples, relationships, 0814)

Couples Check-Up Quiz — This worksheet can help couples see how much they agree on basic relationship issues. (marriage, marital therapy, relationships, couples counseling, 0214)

Changing Faulty Assumptions In Your Relationship — This worksheet is designed to help people see that unrealistic assumptions can interfere with a positive relationships. (marriage, marital therapy, couples counseling, divorce, 0214)

Asking For and Giving Forgiveness — This worksheet helps people think about the importance of forgiveness in their relationships. (forgiveness, 0314)

Handling a Bullying Spouse — This worksheet is designed to help people find ways to deal with a bullying spouse. (bullying, relationships, marital therapy, couples counseling)

Adult Bullying — This worksheet explores useful ways to deal with adult bullying. (bullying, relationships, resilience, 0214)

Managing Disagreements — This worksheet teaches some basic rules about handling disagreements with others. (conflict management)

Changing Unrealistic Assumptions — This worksheet is designed to help people identify when they are making unrealistic assumptions about their partner. (marriage, couples counseling, marital therapy, 0614)

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