Premarital Counseling

Premarital Counseling

Premarital counseling can be highly beneficial to couples who are planning to get married. It helps couples prepare for marriage and can ensure that you and your partner have a strong, healthy marriage. Premarital counseling can also assist couples in early identification of areas that may be problematic later on in their relationship. Early identification of problematic areas can be beneficial in order to provide attention to the areas as the need arises. Topics often discussed in premarital counseling include but are not limited to the following:

  • Finances
  • Communication
  • Beliefs and values
  • Roles in marriage
  • Affection and sex
  • Children and parenting
  • Family relationships
  • Decision-making
  • Dealing with frustration and anger
  • Time spent together

Premarital counseling can assist couples in setting realistic expectations for one another and their marriage. Counseling may also assist in developing conflict-resolution skills, healthy communications patterns, and an overall healthy attitude about counseling if problems are to arise later in the relationship. It is important to understand that each person enters the relationship with their own life experiences, values, expectations, and opinions which may be different from their partner. Understanding the differences in each of you and the differences in your expectations prior to marriage is important. Why is this important? It is important because as the differences are identified and discussed, understanding and support can be provided as needed.

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