You found the love of your life, and now you’re getting married. You’re excited and energized by the future. Everything you hoped for is falling seamlessly into place. I’m a therapist, so I’m going to ask what you might expect me to: How will you keep this vibrant and treasured relationship growing? No matter how loving and cohesive a couple may be, conflict and differences will inevitably arise (which is actually a good thing!).
Premarital counseling can help ensure that the relationship you worked so hard to build flourishes into a strong, healthy, fulfilling and lasting marriage long after the “I-Do’s” are celebrated and the honeymoon phase is over. In premarital sessions we will address communication styles, conflict management, emotional closeness, creating positive resolutions, fears about marriage, weaknesses that may become problems in your marriage, and how to build the best future you can together.
I will guide you through heavy-duty conversations that thirteen years of couples counseling and my own marriage have taught me are must haves before you take your vows. In our sessions, you will have the opportunity to talk openly and without judgment about sex, money, parenting, roles, religion, in-laws, work/lifestyle balance, the influence of social media on your relationship, and children. We will make sure all stones are unturned, and you will have the chance to not only listen and hear, but also to use your voice and share how you feel. I guarantee that you will discover new things about yourselves and learn what makes long-term relationships rock solid.
Contact me today to learn how premarital counseling can help you better navigate the extraordinary, landscape of your future lives together!