How effective is RINGS?
One way to gauge effectiveness is to observe how couples are impacted. How is our relationship different as a result of this experience? What insights have we gained? To what degree are we more hopeful and optimistic? What tools/skills have we acquired that will help us go the distance?
Another way to gauge effectiveness is through pre and post tests. Since our launch of RINGS in May, 2007 we have used pre/post tests. Couples consistently average about 30% improvement overall. Communication and conflict resolution skills improve greatly. Most couples increase in hopefulness of going the distance.