Premarital, Engagement & Newlywed Couples
Did you recently get engaged?
Are you a newlywed couple?
Would you like to feel closer to your partner?
Are you and your partner looking to take your relationship to the next level?
When you consider marriage, deciding on your honeymoon or figuring out where you want to live are among the first things you start to plan. Premarital counseling might be last on your list, if it’s there at all. While it’s not an engagement topic that’s very fun or romantic, premarital counseling can set your marriage up to succeed and survive long-term, despite the odds.
Premarital counseling can help you and your significant other improve your relationship by developing better communication skills, learning conflict management, uncovering your shared core values, and identifying differences that could create future conflict. Working with a therapist, you can discuss expectations with your partner to better prepare both of you for marriage.
Does this sound familiar between you and your partner?
- You and your partner have arguments that do not 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 resolve religious or financial differences
- You want to define your marital roles and expectations
Then premarital 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. Premarital counseling will help you learn how to be a better listener and make your voice and needs listened to productively and positively.
Premarital counseling will also show you how to handle conflict in your marriage. When you live with someone, you will have arguments ranging from very mundane to more severe 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 how to fight fairly, so you don’t cause emotional pain from things you said that you would never be able to take back.
In premarital 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. It is an excellent time for us to find unexpected areas where you disagree and give you the tools to handle possible future conflicts.
Deciding to get married is one of life’s most treasured experiences. Premarital counseling can help you and your partner turn that momentous occasion into a loving, lasting relationship. For guidance and support to strengthen your future marriage, please contact us today to schedule an appointment.