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Published:September 14th, 2008 20:05 EST
Judyth Piazza chats with David H. Olson, Ph. D, Author of The Couple Checkup

Judyth Piazza chats with David H. Olson, Ph. D, Author of The Couple Checkup

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)

David H. Olson, Ph. D., is founder and president of Life Innovations, a twenty-five-year-old company with a variety of products such as the PREPARE/ENRICH program and the Couple Checkup, which are designed to build stronger marriages.

A national and international marriage and family expert, Dr. Olson is professor emeritus at the University of Minnesota, where he taught for nearly thirty years, and has written more than twenty books an over one hundred articles. Dr. Olson has appeared on a variety of television shows, including The Today Show, The Early Show, Good Morning America, and Oprah.

A book and online profile that identifies a couple`s strengths to help them build a more vital relationship.

Based on an unprecedented national survey of 50,000 marriages, The Couple Checkup presents the principles for creating a successful couple relationship. The free online profile includes fifteen to twenty categories that are customized based on the relationship stage-whether dating, engaged, or married-the age, and whether or not children are involved. The book also includes the SCOPE Personality Profile and the Couple and Family Map of the relationship.

Each chapter of the book matches a category in the free individual profile. While the book stands on its own, using the Couple Checkup with the book provides the maximum benefit. In addition, each chapter contains couple exercises to help build couple strengths in a variety of areas.