State of Your Union Questionnaire (anonymous)
We'd love your input as we look to share our idea with the world to help make every year together, better.
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How long have you been together as a couple?
Less than a year
More than 20 years
If you get the time to discuss goals and plans with your partner, what topics do you talk about? Check all that apply.
Relationship issues (communication, sex, etc.)
Extended family (parents, siblings)
Long term dreams
Contingency (will, godparents, etc.)
How frequently do you discuss plans and goals for the next 6-12 months with your partner?
Pretty much never
Less than once a year
At least a few times a year
About once a week.
Seems like every day!
What tools or technology do you use to help with planning as a couple? Check all that apply.
A wall calendar
Other shared system (Outlook, Office365, Evernote, etc.)
Not-shared document (MS Word, etc)
"State of Your Union" Template
Have you seen the "State of Your Union" template that Ben and Heather made?
No, not yet
If you haven't already, please go check out the first page on
. Is it apparent from that page what "State of Your Union" is all about?
No, I don't really understand what you are suggesting.
Yes, it's very clear
Based on the
website, what do you think the purpose is? Check all that apply.
To sell relationship counseling
To sell a planning trip.
To suggest a DIY approach to discussing goals and plans.
To show how awesome Ben and Heather are.
To contact Ben and Heather for help on relationship planning
If you have looked at the "State of Your Union" template, what are your thoughts? Check all that apply.
I like this a lot.
I'm going to try using it.
Seems unnecessarily complicated.
This is not my style of planning.
We don't need this level of detail.
It seems too business-like.
How do I start using the template since I can't edit it?
Why did they choose to use a Google Doc?
Realistically, how much time do you think you could get away to review and plan your goals and dreams each year? Choose one.
Our days are packed solid! No time.
We could sneak in an afternoon/evening (parents hire a babysitter).
One full day, but not overnight.
An overnighter, but not two nights.
We can do two nights, but would stay in town.
A two night weekend trip works for us.
Now that you've had a chance to look at stateyourunion.com... are you more likely to reflect and plan together this year?
Nope, I don't see us taking any aspect of this approach.
Yes! I am inspired and preparing a weekend to fill out our template.
We'd really appreciate any other feedback, or to discuss with a beer, coffee, or over the phone. Please add anything you want to tell us below. You can add your name and contact info if you are open to a short one-on-one discussion. We would love that.
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