Preparing for Marriage

Pre-marital counseling

Preparing for Marriage

By Ruth Rodriguez October 5, 2023 10.05.2023 Share:
Communication Conflict Connection Counseling Couples Expectations Family Marriage Premarital Transitions

Getting married is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in life. Your decision today will impact your future, because not only are you considering your life but the life of someone you care deeply about. Whether you’re feeling the weight of that decision or excited and ready to spring forward, you’re going to be on the same team as you journey through life together. So, why not consider pre-marital counseling to build a strong foundation for your marriage?

Pre-Marital Counseling 

My approach to pre-marital counseling will cover important topics like communication, conflict resolution, finance management, sexual expectations, parenting, and family-of-origin among others. I believe that participating in pre-marital therapy is a crucial stepping stone to a healthy and strong marriage.

Prepare & Enrich

I use the assessment that Prepare & Enrich uses. Prepare & Enrich (P/E) is a great tool to help couples strengthen their relationships and explore key areas that will come up in marriage. Once both partners complete the assessment we take the next several sessions to go over the results and talk about the couple’s strengths and growth areas. I have found that many couples already married in a long-term relationship may have issues that could have been resolved before marriage. It’s not to say that pre-marital therapy is a guarantee of a conflict-free relationship, but it sure helps.

The article Pre-Marital Counselling: Function of Sustaining Marital Life, indicates that participating in pre-marital counseling can help a couple prepare for the realities of marriage and commitment.

It states, “pre-marital counseling has become all the more necessary as the first step for marriage preparation…it can help the individuals cope up with the increasing mutual demands and expectations of marriage partners, and thereby reduce the risk factor associated with marital life” (Joseph and Subhashini, 2012).

In other words, when you open yourself up to get vulnerable with your expectations and needs, pre-marital counseling can help you anticipate any potential issues and stresses in your future relationship.

So, take the step and make plans to go to pre-marital therapy. It can be one of the best decisions to make to prepare yourself for a lasting and sustainable marriage. I am here to walk you through the highs and lows of preparing for marriage. 

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