When you’re considering marriage…
There are many things to plan: wedding details, your honeymoon destination, and where you want to live, for example.
Premarital counseling might be last on your list (if it’s there at all).
It might not be the most fun or romantic topic as you think about your future together, but premarital counseling can help your marriage defy the odds and succeed long term.
If any of this sounds familiar…
You and your partner have arguments that don’t get resolved.
You feel like you always have to compromise to keep the peace.
You’re concerned about how your partner’s financial situation will affect you as a married couple.
You’re worried about losing affection or having a diminished sex life after marriage.
You want to find healthier ways to resolve conflict.
You want to resolve religious or financial differences.
You want to define your marital roles and expectations.
… then premarital counseling can greatly benefit you and your partner.
Here’s how it will help your relationship…
Premarital counseling can help you and your significant other improve your relationship by improving your communication skills, managing conflict, uncovering your shared values, and identifying differences that could create future conflict.
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 get your partner to hear your needs in a productive, positive way.
Premarital counseling 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. Learn how to de-escalate arguments and fight fairly, so you don’t cause emotional pain from things you can say that you can never take back.
In premarital therapy, we will likely bring up topics you’ve previously discussed with your partner and subjects you hadn’t considered before. A fresh perspective from an objective third party will help you learn more about your partner than you ever could on your own. This is an excellent time to discover those unexpected areas where you disagree and give you the tools you’ll need to handle the possibility of future conflict.
Getting married is one of life’s most treasured experiences.
Premarital therapy can help you and your partner turn that momentous occasion into a loving, lasting relationship.
So, premarital therapy is a good idea whether you’re a newlywed, just engaged, or looking to take your relationship to the next level.
Let us guide you and support your marriage needs!
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