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PREPARE/ENRICH began in 1980 as a result of several research projects at the University of Minnesota in which Dr. David Olson developed a set of inventories for couples; known as PREPARE/ENRICH. Because of the demand for inventories David and Karen Olson formed PREPARE/ENRICH to provide these helpful tools for counselors, clergy members, mentors and other marriage educators.

Over the years this small dream has continued to grow at a remarkable rate. We have trained over 100,000 PREPARE/ENRICH Facilitators in the U.S., and have over 10 International Offices around the world. Over 3 million couples have completed one of the couple inventories.

About the Founders

David H. Olson  Ph.D., Founder and CEO of PREPARE/ENRICH, Inc. Professor Emeritus, Family Social Science, University of Minnesota where he taught for over 25 years.
Karen Olson,  CFO and manager for over 25 years, as well as Director of Marketing and Outreach for PREPARE/ENRICH

David and Karen Olson

Together, they worked as a team to create a company that has a mission of building strong marriages and healthy relationships.


Discover your strengths as a couple.  Identify and learn to overcome your issues.

Find a PREPARE ENRICH Facilitator

Outside the U.S.?  See our International Offices

Questions?  Call 1-800-331-1661
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