DIY Couples Counseling just got easier. Since “To Fall In Love with Anyone, Do This” went viral, I looked into the usefulness and legitimacy of it’s “36 Questions.” Having been conducted by Drs. Arthur and Elaine Aron, the research behind the questions is well respected and thorough. The premise is also legitimate when viewed from the broader lens of effective couples counseling: rather than assuming you really know your partner, you become really curious to know more. Plus, for IVF-experienced couples redefining a relationship, these questions can help to lift your chins up towards what else is important.
The 36 Qs are an interesting exercise for long marriages and first dates, plus all the between scenarios. Here are the Qs and the full backstory.