Are you planning to get married or have recently gotten married?
The best way to prepare for your future together is by learning the tools and skills that form the foundation of a successful long-term relationship.
Why do Premarital Counseling?
All couples start with a strong commitment to make their relationship successful. But between 41% and 50% of them end up in a divorce! Did you know that one in every four adults in the US has been divorced at least once?
Without realizing it, most couples have unrealistic expectations about their marriage, fueled by myths and popular media. Moreover, most people don’t have good relationship role models and despite their best intentions, end up repeating patterns that they witnessed in those relationships.
Here are three facts that most couples don’t know when they get married:
1. A relationship goes through predictable stages
In the first stage the relationship is usually easy and exciting. However, in the second stage it is inevitable for couples to go through a period of conflict and disagreement. The more prepared you are as a couple the easier it is to navigate this phase.
2. A successful relationship requires certain skills and knowledge
You probably know that in order to be successful in your career you need to gain knowledge and skills. The same applies to your relationship. A successful relationship is something that you do, not something that you have and most couples need to learn the tools to make it happen.
3. You have to be aligned around important life values.
Love is not enough! Each one of us has certain values and expectations from our relationship that are absolutely important to us. For a successful future, couples need to have the same core values and vision of the future.
We have two premarital counseling options:
Couples who have gone through premarital counseling report:
“I would definitely recommend premarital counseling to any soon-to-be newlyweds. I learned so much about my partner, how we relate to each other, and the ways in which we communicate, and what the other person values.”
“The [premarital] sessions do improve your relationship! Our communication has dramatically improved. In addition, you learn to delve deeper into who you are as a person, what triggers you, how you communicate, interact, and come across to your partner.”
“We got so much out of each session and had such valuable conversations.”
“We gained valuable tools and skills. It made us feel more secure and hopeful about our future.”