Taking that next significant step in your relationship can be one of the most exciting times in your life. It can also, at times, be one of the most stressful.
There are many elements to marriage preparation and wedding planning that can be stressful and can spark communication break downs between you and your fiancé. This is where premarital therapy can help as you prepare for this next step in your relationship.
Give Each Other the Gift of Marriage Preparation & Premarital Counseling
Premarital counseling can be an important component to wedding day preparation and one of the best wedding gifts you can give one another.
Premarital counseling can help:
- Facilitate greater insights into your relationship
- Facilitate important conversations necessary for premarital couples as you begin this next chapter
Premarital Session Offerings
There are a few different ways I work with premarital couples. Since each couple is special and their relationship is unique, one approach does not meet every premarital couple’s needs.
I offer the following ways we can work together to make this important time in your life meaningful and impactful.
- PREPARE- ENRICH
- Specific Couple Focus Based on Couple’s Specific Needs
- Intensive – Longer – Sessions
I offer PREPARE-ENRICH for premarital couples interested in premarital therapy and learning more about their relationship strengths and areas for growth.
PREPARE-ENRICH is an online questionnaire that you and your fiancé complete individually. We will discuss the findings in our sessions in addition to any specific topics of interest or importance to you and your relationship. Some of which may include:
- Communication skills
- Showing affection / Sex
- Marriage roles
- Children and parenting
- Religious beliefs
- Cultural differences
- Dealing with emotions such as anger, sadness, etc.
- Hopes and dreams for future
SPECIFIC FOCUS BASED ON COUPLE’S NEEDS
For couples wanting to address specific areas of concern or wanting to dive deeper into relationship struggles, hopes and wishes, we will identify important areas for deeper discussion as it relates to your specific relationship and your specific needs.
A few common examples of important topics we will cover, in addition to your specific needs and concerns:
- Joint or separate accounts
- Breakdown of how bills are paid
- Budget planning
- Long term planning
- Family Planning
- Do you both want kids
- How do you feel about adoption
- Infertility concerns
- Vision of Your Relationship
- Short term
- Long term
- How do you handle conflict
I also offer premarital intensives where you and your fiancé can schedule longer sessions, allowing you more time to plan for your big day! Visit my couples therapy intensives page to learn more about intensives and if they are right for you.
Premarital Counseling Truly Can Help
Take the time to consider adding premarital counseling to your marriage preparation. It can be a gift that lasts a lifetime.