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Breakup Prediction Test

Based on the work of psychologist John Gottman, this test assesses couples for the presence of six factors that predict breakups with overwhelming certainty. Tell-tale signs that have been used to foretell breakups with 90% accuracy.

Will your relationship end in a breakup? For each of the following items, indicate how strongly it applies to your relationship.

Question 1 of 32

If my partner and I must criticize each other, we take care to do it in a constructive and cooperative manner.



The IDRlabs Breakup Prediction Test is the property of IDRlabs International. The original research was conducted by John Gottman and colleagues, in partnership with the University of Washington.

The Breakup Prediction Test is an instrument based on widely cited research in the area of relationships and marriage. Psychologists have observed hundreds of couples engaging with one another in order to identify conversational factors that can make or break a relationship: harsh start-ups, “the four horsemen” (criticism, contempt, defensiveness, and stonewalling), flooding, body language, failed repairs, and bad memories. Free online tests such as this one are only initial considerations of the psychological concept being examined and cannot provide entirely accurate assessments of your relationship or psychological state. This test is provided exclusively for educational and informational purposes; it should not be construed as representing a professional assessment or intervention and is not to be confused with professional recommendations of any kind.

As the authors of this free Breakup Prediction Test, which allows you to assess the current state of your relationship, we have strived to make the test as reliable, valid, and complete as possible. Like our other online psychological tests, as well as other professional tools available elsewhere, our free online test is subjected to statistical controls and validation.

The authors of this free online Breakup Prediction Test are certified in the use of numerous psychological tests and have worked professionally with psychometrics, typology, and personality testing. Before completing our free Breakup Prediction Test, please keep in mind that while some of the results provided may be similar to the results of other tests or quizzes, this test should not be confused with any official trademarked tests. The results of this free online Breakup Prediction Test are provided "as-is” and should not be interpreted as comparable to professional assessment or recommendations. For more information, please consult our Terms of Service.

Why Use This Test?

1. Free. This online Breakup Prediction Test is delivered to you free of charge and will allow you to obtain your scores on this unique psychological instrument.

2. Validity and reliability. Empirical testing has shown the validity of this test in predicting with extreme certainty the probability of breakup. The evidence has been published in scientific journals and the test has been shown to have good scientific validity.

3. Based on peer-reviewed research. The present test is based on peer-reviewed research, as published in the Journal of Marriage and Family.

4. Statistical controls. Test scores are logged into an anonymized database. Statistical analysis of the test is conducted to ensure maximum accuracy and validity of the test scores.

5. Made by professionals. The authors of this free online test are certified in the use of numerous psychological tests and have worked professionally with personality and psychological testing.