Relationship Quiz

Do You Truly Know Your Partner?

Research by Drs. John and Julie Gottman—worldwide leaders in marital stability and divorce prediction—have found that one of the most important characteristics of successful relationships is the quality of friendship between partners.

Do you truly know your partner? Take this quiz* by the Gottman Institute to find out.


Relationship Quiz

Score of 7 or lower:

Your relationship may be in serious trouble. If this concerns you and you still value the relationship enough to get help, you may want to consider couples therapy to improve your relationship.

Score of 8 to 14:

This may be a pivotal time in your relationship. There likely are strengths you can build upon, but also some areas that need your attention. You may want to consider couples therapy to build upon your relationship strengths and improve areas that are challenging for you.

Score of 15 or higher:

Congratulations! You likely have a lot of strengths in your relationship! You may want to consider couples therapy for maintenance of your relationship strengths or prevention of future problems.


Thanks for taking the quiz!

How did you do? If you scored low, don’t despair: research shows that what makes a relationship successful are small things done often. There are particular words, rituals, and actions that show partners they really care about one another. They are easy to learn and fun to practice. This quiz highlights elements of what we call a “love map” of your partner, just one of the steps to help you strengthen the friendship with your partner. This, in turn, will increase the trust, fondness, and admiration in your relationship, and help deepen your friendship with your partner.

If you are interested in learning about couples therapy to strengthen your relationship, please call me at 254-751-1550 or use this contact form.


This quiz was developed by the Gottman Institute. For more relationship resources, please visit their website.

* This quiz is designed for informational purposes only. It is not intended to provide an evaluation or diagnosis of you or your relationship, and is not a substitute for professional care. If you are concerned about a mental health or relationship problem, please consult a local mental health professional. To find a trained Gottman Method couples therapist in your area, please visit the Gottman Referral Network.