We’ve all heard the term premarital counseling, but what does it really mean in common terms? Is it the same as therapy? Here’s a clear cut definition for you.
“Premarital counseling is a specialized type of therapy that helps couples prepare for marriage. By participating in premarital counseling prior to their wedding, couples can begin to build a healthy, strong relationship that helps provide a healthier foundation for their union. Premarital counseling can help couples of any gender, race, or religion identify and address potential areas of conflict in their relationship. Additionally, counseling can prevent small issues from escalating into serious concerns at some point in the future.”https://careersinpsychology.org/premarital-counseling/
At Regain.us, we offer premarital counseling online. There is no travel time, or work missed, just convenience and your choice of a counselor who fits your needs. Plan an evening together, order in some take out and find a therapist who you both click with.
Premarital counseling can address many topics. Do you and your partner to be have different modes of communication? Is one of you shy about stating what you want? Perhaps the other person has a “tell it like it is” personality.
What types of topics will you discuss in a typical session? Well you might start out with setting realistic goals and expectations about marriage. What about conflict, how will you resolve your differences? What about finances, how is the money spent, and on what? Maybe you are accustomed to having your own checking account. Is this something you wish to keep separate? Or are you the type that wants to combine all of your assets? These are big questions to face when getting married.
Premarital counseling covers all of the topics that are essential to starting off your marriage on the right path. With the high divorce rate looming over us, it really is a wise step to lay all the cards on the table before the wedding. All couples dream of enjoying a stable, long term marriage. At Regain.us we have the counselors and the tools to get you started on the right path.
Here are some questions you may want to ask during your premarital counseling session.
These are just a few questions or thoughts that couples should go into premarital counseling thinking about. Everyone wants a fairy tale wedding and marriage, but we have to be realistic about how people change along the course of their lives. Will we be compatible in 10 years? This is the time to ask the questions, get to know your partner even better, and learn something new about each other during the process.
Keep the lines of communication open, have a blast planning your wedding and honeymoon. Enjoy your future together!