An Investment for Your Future
It's decided... They're the one for you, for now and for always! Let me start by saying, "Congratulations!" Where you're at is an incredible place to be. Now for the fun/stressful part! It's time to talk about the date, venue, flowers, food, friends, family, rings, music, Therapist, and honeymoon. Yes, if you're wanting a happy, healthy, satisfying and successful relationship then finding a good therapist is a box that should definitely be checked off as you go down your wedding list.
What Is Premarital Counseling And Why Do I Need It?
Premarital counseling is a time for you and your partner to talk about what the future means for you as individuals and as a couple. It's an opportunity to start this new chapter of your lives on the same page. Most importantly, it's a positive, affirming and bonding experience that will only help enhance your commitment to each other. Research shows that couples who engage in premarital counseling have higher levels of relationship satisfaction and are able to communicate and resolve conflict more effectively.
During premarital counseling, I will help you and your partner gain a deeper understanding of yourselves and each other. Together, we'll explore the healthy and successful patterns that work for you now and build upon them so they work for you in your future as well. Additionally, we'll discuss any issues or concerns that may create future conflict or disagreement in your relationship. Finally, during premarital counseling you will acquire several tools that will continuously assist you throughout your relationship.
A Few Topics You Might Discuss In Premarital Counseling:
- What does marriage mean for each of you?
- What is your love language? How do you show love, affection and intimacy?
- What are your feelings about how money is managed? What about debt? What are your financial goals as a couple?
- Do you want to have children?
- How do you manage conflict? How do you repair after conflict?
- What are your values? Your philosophies of life? Religion? Politics? Do they differ?
- How do you communicate when you disagree, are tired, are frustrated or perhaps angry?