The Sustainable Marriage Quiz

Studies show that the more self-expansion a person experiences through their partner, the more satisfied and committed they are to the relationship. How much is your relationship expanding your knowledge and making you feel good about yourself?

Instructions: Answer each of the 10 questions below according to the way you feel, to see how your own relationship ranks. Take your time and answer truthfully for the most accurate results.


I am a year old / /

1. How much does being with your partner result in your having new experiences?

2. When you are with your partner, do you feel a greater awareness of things because of him or her?

3. How much does your partner increase your ability to accomplish new things?

4. How much does your partner help to expand your sense of the kind of person you are?

5. How much do you see your partner as a way to expand your own capabilities?

6. How much do your partner’s strengths as a person (skills, abilities, etc.) compensate for some of your own weaknesses as a person?

7. How much do you feel that you have a larger perspective on things because of your partner?

8. How much has being with your partner resulted in your learning new things?

9. How much has knowing your partner made you a better person?

10. How much does your partner increase your knowledge?



All rights reserved. Based upon the Sustainable Marriage Quiz by Gary W. Lewandowski, Jr., Ph.D., Monmouth University. For personal use only. For educational/research use, please contact Dr. Lewandowski at [email protected] Other use of this material may be prohibited by law.



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APA Reference
Research Team, P. (2020). The Sustainable Marriage Quiz. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 31, 2020, from


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Last updated: 29 Jul 2020
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 29 Jul 2020
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