Pre-marriage counseling can help ensure that you and your partner have a strong and healthy relationship giving you a better chance for a stable and satisfying marriage. Counseling prior to a marriage can also help couples identify challenges in their relationship that could potentially lead to problems or even the possible failure of the marriage.
Couples who underwent counseling before their wedding had a 30% higher marital success rate
How can pre-marriage counseling help?
- Create mutual goals and resolutions for your marriage
- Understand, adapt to, and improve communication styles
- Heading off potential conflicts before they become a problem
- Dismiss marriage anxiety
Working with a professional premarital counselor can ensure that you are fully prepared for marriage
to your partner and help tackle any lingering questions or issues you may struggle with.
Some topics addressed in pre-marriage counseling are:
- Values & beliefs
- Marriage roles
- Affection, intimacy and sex
- Children and parenting
- Family relationships
- Decision making
- Dealing with anger
- Quality time spent together
Pre-marriage counseling is provided by one of our licensed professionals and over the course of a
several sessions. We work with each couple through a variety of activities and exercises to better
understand how they function together and their level of compatibility both in their current
relationship and in their future marriage. These exercises may include a written questionnaire, acting
out or responding to potential situations they may face in, creating marriage resolutions and goals,
and addressing issues that the couple has previously been avoiding.
Taking the time to go through pre-marriage counseling can give you the skills to effectively
communicate with your partner, proactively handle potential problem areas in your relationship, and
strengthen your mutual respect for one another. This builds the foundation on which a strong and
happy marriage can thrive.