The Importance of Pre-Marital Counseling
Joining together in a marriage can be challenging for any couple. Before marriage, we tend to have this idea that life will be pure bliss once we are married. However, marriage does not equal a great relationship. Here are a few tips that can help you build and maintain a wonderful marriage.
Focus on building good communication skills
Communication is one of the biggest challenges that a majority of couples face, same-sex couples and heterosexual couples alike. You will be on your way to a great marriage if you can master clear and open communication with each other. We offer tips and tools for connecting with each other through ‘thick-and-thin’.
Set boundaries and talk about expectations
The best time to establish boundaries for your marriage is before you get married. Talk about the role extended family plays in your lives. How are you going to spend the holidays? Who is going to be responsible for dinner, cleaning the house, or paying the bills? Do you need time to decompress when you get home from work each day? These are all important things to discuss.
Be careful what you share with friends and family
Talking to your friends and family about problems in your marriage is not the same as couples counseling with a professional. Determine what types of topics are ok to talk to others about and what is not. You both need to agree on this or one spouse will end up feeling disrespected.
Please contact us today for more information about our pre-marital counseling sessions. Each couple is unique and our sessions are tailored to meet the needs of each couple we work with!