Relationships

Between Sessions offers therapy resources for clients experiencing relationship issues. While we offer marriage therapy resources and couples therapy worksheets, relationship issues aren’t exclusive to the institution of marriage. In this section, you’ll find cognitive therapy worksheets, games, handouts, and more to help with a variety of relationship issues. Download what you need for your next session and know that you count on Between Session for the high-quality therapy resources you need.

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)

Improving Your Ability to Say No — This worksheet helps people reflect about their communication with others and whether or not they are expressing their values and getting their needs fulfilled. It teaches a two-step technique to designed to help people be assertive without offending others. (assertiveness, communication, interpersonal effectiveness, 1119)

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)

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Comparing Points of View — This worksheet is designed to help people see that others may have a different point of view when they are upset. (anger issues, communication, relationships, 0614)

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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).

Do You Have a Problem with Alcohol? — This questionnaire asks people to think about their alcohol consumption and if it is a problem. (alcoholism, alcohol abuse, addiction, 0514)

Understanding Your Habits — This worksheet can be used to help people identify their problematic habits and see the affect these habits have on their lives.

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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)

Do Some Good Pocket Guide — This pocket guide from the UK Mental Health Association has some great ideas to help people help others. It also reviews studies showing how acts of altruism increases our own mental health. (altruism, RAOK, 0111)

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

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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)

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Thinking About Emotions Game — This worksheet is designed to help people think and talk about their feelings. Players pitch a penny on the worksheet and then talk about the feeling where the penny lands. The game can be played in a small group or even by an individual. (emotional intelligence, depression, communication, social skills, 0317)

The Importance of Self-Disclosure Game — This simple game is designed to help people reveal their thoughts and feelings to others and to reinforce the mental health benefits of self-disclosure. It consists of a die with six questions that can be printed and assembled. A blank template die can be used to custom-make other self-disclosure games. (0216, communication, social skills)

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)

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

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Tolerate Stress Mini-Poster — This mini-poster is a humorous reminder that life can be hard at times but we can learn to tolerate our difficulties. (DBT, emotional intelligence, 0616)

Kindness - Pass it On Poster — This poster is designed to help people remember the importance of daily acts of kindness. (0715)

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Acting Opposite to Your Impulses — If you find that your emotions are causing you to behave in ways which are self-defeating, you can use this worksheet to find out what happens if you do the opposite of what you would normally do. (DBT, CBT, Behavior Program, 1016)

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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)

How Do You Deal with Emotional Pain — This worksheet is designed to help people build resiliency by understanding how they react to emotional pain. (0421, resiliency, awareness, self-perception)

Understanding and Changing Your Habits — This worksheet is designed to help people whose habits are holding them back and gives them concrete tools to help change unhealthy habits. (0421, habits, behavior problem)

Words That Heal — This worksheet is designed to help people find quotes that can inspire them to face and conquer their problems. It asks people to write down meaningful quotes and write down their own thoughts as well. It encourages people to keep a journal of words that heal for 21 days to see if this technique is a useful habit to continue. (0321, healing, grief, inspiration, motivation)

Reducing Conflict with Your ADHD Teen — This worksheet suggests more than 15 strategies to help parents improve their relationships with their ADHD teen. It also gives them a chart to help evaluate the success of their strategies. (0321, ADHD, relationships, parenting)

Are You Obsessively Repeating Conversations? — This worksheet is designed to help people who deal with anxiety by constantly repeating conversations with friends and acquaintances (co-rumination). It guides them towards finding better ways to deal with their anxiety such as problem-solving and self-compassion. (anxiety, co-rumination, 0321)

Conscious Uncoupling — This worksheet goes through the basic principles of Conscious Uncoupling, a five-step process used to end a relationship with a minimum of anger and stress (0121, divorce, relationships)

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)

Preparing to Date After the End of a Relationship — This worksheet is designed to help people think about issues involved in dating after a long-term relationship has ended. The worksheet is designed to help people explore issues from their past as well as what they are expecting from a new dating experience. (1020, relationships, dating, divorce, anxiety).

Avoiding All or Nothing Thinking — This worksheet helps people understand that their judgments about others are on a continuum, rather than on one extreme or another. (anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Personality Disorder, depression, 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)

Understanding Your Social Circles — This worksheet is designed to help people understand their relationships. It is intended to help people see that there are ways to build more stable relationships built on trust and understanding. (Personality Disorder, Bipolar, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, relationships, community, 0920)

Learning How to Negotiate with the VASE Technique — This worksheet teaches people a positive way of negotiating using the VASE technique. This stands for validating what the other person wants, asking for a compromise, suggesting alternatives, expressing yourself in a kind and appropriate manner. (negotiation, mediation, borderline personality disorder, BDP, 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)

Redefining Your Relationship with Your Ex — This worksheet helps people think about how they can best shape their relationship with an ex-spouse after a divorce. The worksheet suggests a range of new ways to relate to an ex and also points out red flags that might mean it is best to sever ties entirely. The worksheet also provides ways for a person to redefine the past behavior of a spouse to forgive and move on. (divorce, co-parenting, 0820)

Maintaining Strong Social Connections — This worksheet helps people see the importance of building and maintaining strong social connections. This is particularly important during highly stressful times. (resiliency, stress management, COVID-19, coronavirus, pandemic, 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)

Letting Go of Grudges — This worksheet is designed to help people understand how grudges are affecting their happiness. The worksheet asks people to identify their grudges and then decide how their lives will change if they can let them go. Suggestions are given on how people can learn to forgive and move on. (relationships, forgiveness, marriage, divorce, 0820)

The Problem with Being a People Pleaser — This worksheet is designed to help people who put pleasing others as more important as trying to fulfill their own needs and desires. The worksheet helps people understand how people pleasing can be a problem and gives them specific ways to practice balancing their own needs with the needs of others. (assertiveness, depression, self-esteem, self-image, 0720)

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)

Improving Your Time Management Skills — This worksheet helps people with time management problems become more aware of the passage of time and the distractions that can become “time-eaters.” It gives specific techniques to use to help people plan their time more effectively. (ADHD, ASD, time management, 0620)

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)

Creating a Forgiveness Ritual — This worksheet provides suggestions to help people forgive others who have hurt them. It helps them understand the thoughts, feelings, and memories they are holding on to and understand how these may be hurting them. (ACT, relationships, divorce, anger, 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)

Staying Connected to Others During the Pandemic — This worksheet suggests many ways that people can still stay connected to others during the coronavirus pandemic. It provides a chart for people to keep track of their social activities and asks people to reflect on how this is helping their mental health. (0420, depression, loneliness)

Maintaining a Sense of Humor to Build Resilience — This worksheet is designed to help people maintain a sense of humor during stressful times. Humor has been shown to increase our ability to cope with stress and even improve our immune system. (resilience, COVID-19, coronavirus, pandemic, 0320)

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 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)

Pausing During a Distressing Situation: The REST Technique — This worksheet helps people deal with overwhelming emotions by using the REST technique (relax, evaluate, set an intention, take action). It is designed to help people regain control over their emotions. (DBT, emotional regulation, 1119)

Rehearsing Values-Based Behavior — This worksheet teaches the importance of values and on basing goals and intentions on those values. It asks clients to identify their core values, think about goals and steps to live those values, and then rehearse them. (ACT, DBT, 1119)

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)

Pay It Forward Cards — These cards remind people to think about others and look for opportunities for random acts of kindness. (empathy, social connection, 0819)

Understanding the Stress in Your Life — This worksheet is designed to help you identify the stress in your life and take steps to cope with it. (prevention, depression, relationships, 0819)

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)

Using the Repeat Technique to Make Your Communication More Effective — The Repeat Technique can be an effective tool to help people express themselves more assertively. This worksheet asks people to think of examples of how they would use this too and then keep a record of how successful it was in real-life situations. (communication, assertiveness, 0519)

Making Simple Requests — This worksheet is designed to help people get more of what they need learning how to make appropriate simple requests. This a DBT technique intended to help people develop their personal effectiveness. (DBT, assertiveness, 0419)

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)

Treat Yourself Like a Good Friend — This worksheet is designed to help people understand the importance of self-compassion and to treat themselves as they would a good friend. (depression, anxiety, addiction, prevention, 032719)

Do You Often Feel Guilty or Ashamed? — This worksheet is designed to help people who are overwhelmed with guilt and shame. It helps people examine the causes of these feelings and what they can do to get closure. It also teaches the concept of self-compassion. (depression, PTSD, bipolar disorder, guilt, shame, self-compassion, 0319)

Do People Say You Talk Too Softly? — This worksheet is intended to help people who get constant feedback that they talk too softly. It helps people consider the reasons they talk softly and then take steps to change the way they communicate. (social anxiety, speech and language, 0219)

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)

Are You Anxious About Dating? — This worksheet can be used with people who have social anxiety to help them overcome symptoms that may keep them from dating. The worksheet uses the principles of exposure therapy to help people address this problem. (0119)

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)

Stages of Change — This worksheets describes a 5-step model which can help people consider whether they are ready to make a significant change in their lives. (0119, motivation)

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)

Are You Oversensitive to Criticism? — This worksheet is designed to people identify situations where they are oversensitive to criticism and to develop strategies for countering that pattern. (social anxiety, shyness, criticism, 1218)

Understanding How Social Media Affects Your Social Anxiety — This worksheet is designed to help people understand how social media can affect their social anxiety. It asks people to keep track of the time they spend on social media and note the positive and negative effects it has on their real-life relationships. (1218)

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)

Creating a Family Contract — This worksheet is designed to help a person in your family with problems by using a family contract. Creating a family contract will help you addresses your role in your loved one’s struggles, identify the family members specific problems and behaviors, and determine the best strategies for providing useful assistance. A family contract is designed to help a family be proactive in supporting a family member, while still not impeding the person’s sense of self-reliance and self-worth. (contracts, 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)

Reducing Over-Stimulation to Focus on Yourself — This worksheet is designed to help people reduce stress in their lives by paying attention to how much time they spend emailing, using social media, and participating in listening and watching various media. (101518, mindfulness, anxiety)

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)

Seeking Treatment for Sex Addiction — This worksheet is designed to assist people in recognizing sex addiction and the benefits of seeking treatment. People are asked to write down the benefits and drawbacks of seeking treatment and deciding whether or not they are ready to move forward with sex addiction treatment. (behavioral addiction, couples therapy, marriage, compulsive sex, 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).

Using Your Character Strengths to Solve Your Problems — This worksheet asks people to identify all of their character strengths and then pick one which could be helpful in solving a predominant problem. (CBT, DBT, 0418)

Conversation Starter Kit-End of Life Care — It’s very difficult to talk to loved ones about the end of your life, but it is also one of the most important conversations you can have. This Conversation Kit is from The Conversation Project, dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care. (012917)

Your Family Coat of Arms — This art therapy exercise asks people to think about the symbols or words that would represent the identify of their family. (insight, values clarification, family therapy, 1117)

What Do You Want To Hear From Others When You Have Cancer? — This worksheet is designed to help people diagnosed with cancer think about how they can improve their communication with those who care about them. The worksheet asks people to think about the supportive words they wish others would say as well as the things people might say that unintentionally makes them feel worse. (communication, recovery, cancer, 0916)

What Has Helped You? — This worksheet asks clients to consider anything that might have helped them in finding solutions to their problems, whether it was something they learned in therapy or something they learned on their own, such as self-help books, advice from a friend, sudden insights, and so on. (0217)

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)

What Are They Saying? — This worksheet asks people to imagine what a person is thinking or saying by simply looking at his body language. (social skills, Asperger Syndrome, social anxiety, 1216)

Anticipating Difficult Holiday Interactions — This worksheet is designed to help people deal with difficult interactions during a holiday event. The worksheet asks the user to think about what kind of difficult interactions are likely to occur and consider positive ways to respond. (holiday stress, communication, difficult people, 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)

Developing a Self-Care Plan — This worksheet is designed to help people take better care of themselves. It will be particularly useful for those spending a great deal of time caring for others. (caregivers, self-care, emotional help, wellness, DBT, 0516)

Compromising With Yourself — This worksheet is intended to help people make compromises rather than be stuck between two extreme positions. (DBT, CBT, problem-solving, 0216)

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)

Building Your Support System — This worksheet is designed to help people think about the people in their support system and the kinds of support they might be missing. (social support, 0116)

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)

Words You Want to Hear — Everyone likes encouragement, but most people don’t get enough support when they really need it. This worksheet is intended to help people think about the words they really want to hear and give themselves “self-support” anytime they need it. PDF (0116, praise, self-image, identify, support).

What Did You Learn in Grade School? — This worksheet asks people to think back to their years in grade school and the “life lessons” they learned. Answering the questions on this worksheet will likely bring up other thoughts and memories about what happened in these childhood years. (0115)

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)

Just 3 Words — This worksheet is designed to help people gain insight into their values and how they incorporate them into their daily lives. (values, 1112, ACT)

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)

Get Back In Touch — This worksheet can help people think about others who have been important in the past. The exercise asks people to write a “postcard” to get back in touch with someone important in their life, helping them focus on their memories and their values. (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)

Be Aware of Your Strengths — This worksheet is designed to help people see how their character strengths can be important in seeing solutions to daily problems. PDF (ACT, problem-solving, 1015)

The Miracle Question — This worksheet asks people to think about how their lives would change if a miracle happened and their most pressing problems no longer existed. This exercise can be the start of a conversation to help people see ways to live without being overwhelmed by problems. (Solution-Focused Therapy, quick, 0915)

Draw a Picture of Your Family — This classic projective technique asks a person 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. (assessment, family therapy, relationships, 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, motivation, problem-solving, 0815)

Write Down Your Most Powerful Dream — This worksheet asks people to write down a powerful dream from the past. It also asks them to think about how the dream affected them. Form Type: PDF (Quick, NLP, Emotional Intelligence, 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)

Becoming More Assertive — This worksheet is designed to help people think about the skills they need to become more assertive. Form Type: PDF (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)

Behavior Contract for Adults — Behavior contracts are not just for kids! This worksheet is designed to help people commit to changing specific behaviors that interfere with their lives by breaking down goals into sub-steps, identifying rewards for achieving each step, and sharing the intention to change with supportive individuals. (contracts, behavior change, goal-setting, 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)

Tolerating Upsetting Thoughts & Feelings — This worksheet helps people deal with difficult thoughts and feelings by having them focus on their core values rather than rely on self-destructive symptoms. There are two forms to complete, one to help people identify their core values and another to help them determine how much time they spend in activities that reflect these values. (0415, ACT)

Talking About Your Emotions Helps You Manage Your Anxiety — This worksheet is designed to help people identify their moods during the day and talk about their feelings to someone else. Copies should be made, and the worksheet should be used for a minimum of seven days. (0315)

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)

Enhancing Self-Esteem By Changing Negative Thoughts — This worksheet can help people identify and change the negative self-talk that can lead to low self-esteem.(self-esteem, negativity, 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)

Your Perceptions About Yourself — This worksheet asks clients to think about themselves objectively, based on the facts in their lives rather than on a subjective interpretation of their experiences. This exercise is derived from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT, 1114).

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)

If the Problem Were a TV Show — This worksheet is a Narrative Therapy technique which can be used to help clients get more perspective on their presenting problem and see that they have the power to change their “life story." (narrative, therapy, problem-solving, 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.

Acts of Kindness Lead to Happiness — This worksheet can be used to help people who have mild to moderate depression, or for people who are not clinically depressed but who are seeking a happier and more fulfilling life. (RAOK, positive psychology, resilience, depression)

Are You Ready To Date? — This worksheet will help people think about the issues in dating after a divorce or the break-up of a long-term relationship. (dating, relationships, divorce, 0214)

Thinking About Others When You Have A Problem — This worksheet is designed to help individuals see the value of helping others in modifying their emotions.

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.

Pushing Your Anger Buttons — This worksheet is designed to help people identify situations or events that trigger their anger.

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.

Rules In Your Home — This worksheet is designed to help teens understand and respect rules in their home.

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)

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)

Personal Meaning and Direction — This worksheet is designed to help people think about their values and goals.

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)

Saying How You Feel — This worksheet teaches people to state their feelings clearly using "I" statements.

Rules for Better Communication — This worksheet will help people develop better rules for communicating.

How Inflexible Are You? — This worksheet will help people identify attitudes they have that are inflexible and acknowledge there are other ways to act. (resilience, flexibility)

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