Should we do premarital counseling?

Wedding season has arrived! During the months of May through October, a magical event occurs: two individuals choose to embark on their lifelong journey as partners in a sacred union, seeking love and happiness. 

Did I make the right choice?

Helping people realize their goal of a life-long, healthy relationship is one of the most rewarding parts of being a relationship therapist. Celebrating love and sharing in the happiness of individuals who take the jump and say “I do” are two of my favorite things. On the contrary, I see folks on the other side of their wedding when the fireworks have gone out, the euphoria from the celebration has subsided, the dream becomes a nightmare, and each partner asks themselves the question, “Did I make the right choice?”

The Job of Premarital Counseling

It is the job of premarital therapy to help people unpack the question of whether they are making the right choice when they marry. It is a priceless tool for laying the groundwork for a happy marriage before it even starts. Premarital counseling has many advantages, one of which is helping couples work on their communication skills while also having an honest conversation about their values and beliefs. It is an opportunity to co-create a relationship vision that will help guide the path on the journey they will embark on together. When partners in a relationship learn to communicate with one another in an honest and kind manner, they strengthen their capacity to understand and support one another, particularly in times of conflict.   

Skills empower couples

The skills developed in pre-marital counseling lay the groundwork for a stronger emotional connection and deeper intimacy that will sustain the marriage long after the honeymoon ends. This is the work that empowers couples to be more self-aware, empathetic, and committed to growth in their marriage. They may start their married journey with love and confidence, knowing they chose the right person and have set the foundation for a lifetime of love and happiness instead of being terrified when their boat starts to rock.  

Yes, wedding season is here, and the gift of premarital counseling is a priceless investment to keep the dream alive.  

To get started with pre-marital counseling and laying the foundation for the future of your relationship contact Ciara or check out our upcoming Getting the Love You Want workshop.