Are you and your partner looking to take your relationship to the next level?
Did you just get engaged?
Are you a newlywed?
When you’re considering marriage, deciding on your honeymoon or figuring out where you want to live are among the many things a couple starts to plan. The idea of Pre-Marital Counseling might be last on your list, if it’s there at all. However, engaging in Pre-marital Counseling has been proven to be highly effective with preparing marriages for long-term success.
Pre-marital counseling can help you and your significant other improve your relationship by helping you develop better communication skills, learn conflict management, uncover your shared core values as well as identify differences that could create future conflict. Working with a therapist, you can discuss expectations with your partner that will help better prepare both of you for marriage.
So if these sound like you:
- You and your partner have arguments that don’t get resolved
- You feel like you’re always the one who has 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 pre-marital 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. Pre-marital counseling will help you learn how to be a better listener and how to make your voice and needs heard in a productive and positive manner.
Pre-marital counseling will also show you how to handle conflict in your marriage. When you live with someone, you will have differences ranging from the very mundane to more serious issues. Learn how to create solution focused strategies to effectively resolve relational barriers. This therapeutic process will offer a fresh perspective from an objective third party.
In pre-marital counseling, we will likely bring up topics that you’ve discussed with your partner previously, as well as 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.
For guidance and support to strengthen your future marriage, please contact us today so we can schedule an appointment.