NEW YORK, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's first marriage preparation app was just released, offering in-depth discussions, counseling and analysis to help couples navigate the premarital waters to better prepare them for the big step of marriage.
The Couplet Premarital App, developed by a licensed psychologist, is available in Apple's App Store, compatible with the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Couplet is a fun and engaging way for couples to focus on strengthening their relationship while still engaged, helping them to prepare emotionally for being married, said the app creator L. Sullivan, Ph.D.
"It is designed to help engaged couples discuss and work through issues that cause nearly 50 percent of U.S. couples to end their marriages," Dr. Sullivan said. "The Couplet app demonstrates that being engaged is not simply an exercise in event planning -- it is about preparing for marriage."
The app asks fun and insightful questions that help couples discuss important marital topics like communication, family, intimacy and money.
Five weekly therapeutic exercises are designed to strengthen relationships, covering topics including conflict resolution and relationship enhancement.
For example, in the conflict resolution exercise, the app asks couples to identify topics that result in conflict. It directs couples to discuss the topic in a non-threatening manner when both are calm, without assigning blame or becoming attacking or defensive.
The app also addresses couples that are "opposites," allowing the couples to identify their differences and learn how to work together for a harmonious relationship.
The Couplet app analyzes common conflicts in wedding planning, including meddling mothers-in-law and ways the couple can work together to avoid stress over wedding details.
This is the first app in a series designed to make psychology accessible and appealing to everyone, said Dr. Sullivan.
For more information, visit http://www.coupletapp.com.
About Dr. L. Sullivan
Dr. L. Sullivan is a licensed clinical psychologist with a doctorate in clinical psychology from DePaul University. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University and is a university lecturer in psychology. Dr. Sullivan has extensive experience in working with engaged couples.
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