This is such an exciting time for you, moving to the next step in your relationship.
When you’re considering marriage, deciding on your honeymoon or figuring out where you want to live are among the first things you start to plan.
Premarital counseling might be last on your list if it’s there at all. While it’s not an engagement topic that’s very fun or romantic, it quite possibly is the most important item on the list – and could make the difference in a long-lasting, loving, and ever-growing marriage. Premarital counseling can set your marriage up to succeed and survive long-term, in spite of the odds.
Couples who invest in this proactive type of counseling find that it improves their relationship by helping them develop better communication skills, learn conflict management, and uncover shared core values. In addition, it can identify differences that could create future conflict. Now THAT in itself is worth the investment.
Working with a therapist, you can discuss expectations with your partner that will help better prepare both of you for marriage.
7 Ways Premarital Counseling can Help:
Get tools to help with arguments that don’t get resolved
Both partners work toward keeping the peace
Combining financial situations and how they will affect your marriage
Affection and sex life after marriage
Learning how to have a healthy way to resolve conflict
Resolving religious or financial differences
Define your marital roles and expectations
Being proactive and learning tools to help you have a healthy and successful marriage is half of the battle! Why wait until you are in a mess to start? When investing in premarital counseling can be a great benefit to both you and your partner.
The intimate nature of marriage requires that you talk to your partner about everything, no matter how awkward or uncomfortable. Premarital counseling will help you learn how to be a better listener, and how to make your voice and needs be heard in a productive and positive manner.
You Will Argue!
So let’s learn how to do it right! We will also show you how to handle conflict in your marriage. When you live with someone, you will have arguments ranging from the very mundane to more serious issues.
How you argue will be a part of the story of how you are as a couple and can be the difference between growing apart or growing together. When you learn how to de-escalate arguments and how to fight fairly, you don’t cause emotional pain from things you said that you’ll never be able to take back.
In premarital counseling, we will likely bring up topics that you’ve discussed with
your partner previously. And then there will be subjects you hadn’t considered before. This fresh perspective from an objective third party will uncover new details from your partner.
This is also an excellent time for us to find unexpected areas where you disagree, and give you the tools to handle possible future conflict.
Getting married is one of life’s most treasured experiences. Premarital counseling can help you and your partner turn that momentous occasion into a loving, lasting relationship.
For guidance and support to strengthen your future marriage, please contact us today so we can schedule an appointment.