Harnessing technology to provide online couple interventions

Brian D. Doss, Stephen Gabe Hatch

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The logistical, financial, and attitudinal barriers to in-person treatments for relationship distress become even more formidable during periods of social isolation and physical separation. Digital couple interventions are a way to overcome these barriers to work with distressed couples in a remote and asynchronous fashion. We present the OurRelationship program as an example of such approach and detail its significant effects on relationship functioning, mental health, health behaviors, coparenting, and child adjustment across several randomized controlled trials. Notably, the program is more effective (and more likely to be completed) when it is provided with a coach and with the romantic partner—illustrating the importance of social connection even when treatments cannot be provided in person.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)114-118
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Opinion in Psychology
StatePublished - Feb 2022


  • Digital Couple Intervention
  • Internet
  • OurRelationship
  • Relationship Education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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