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The Golombok Rust Inventory of Marital State (GRIMS)

The GRIMS is a 28-item questionnaire that assesses the quality of the relationship between a married or cohabiting couple. It has been particularly designed to be sensitive to change in a relationship over time.

The GRIMS is used by relationship counsellors, marriage guidance counsellors, and also in research.

If you would like to try the GRIMS please contact the Psychometrics Centre here.

GRIMS Publications

Rust, J. & Golombok, S. (2010) The Golombok Rust Inventory of Marital State: A reflection, Sexual and Relationship Therapy, 25(1), 54-56.

Rust, J., Bennun, I. Crowe, M. and Golombok, S.  (1990) The GRIMS: A psychometric instrument for the assessment of marital discordJournal of Family Therapy, 12, 45-57.

Rust, J and Goldstein J. H. (1989) Humour in marital adjustment. Humor: Internationsl Journal of Humor Research, 2(3), 217-223.

Rust, J., Golombok, S. and Collier, J. (1988)  Marital problems and sexual dysfunction: How are they related? British Journal of Psychiatry, 152, 629-631.

Rust, J., Golombok, S and Pickard, C. (1987) Marital problems in general practiceSexual and Marital Therapy, 2(2), 127-130.

Rust, J., Bennun, I., Crowe, M. and Golombok, S. (1986) The Golombok Rust Inventory of Marital StateSexual and Marital Therapy, 1(1), 55-60.

The Golombok Rust Inventory of Marital State is a companion questionnaire to the Golombok Rust Inventory of Sexual Satisfaction.