Premarital counseling is a type of therapy that helps couples prepare for marriage or if you are in the first few years of a serious relationship. It can ensure that you and your partner have a strong, healthy relationship, and giving you a better chance for a stable and satisfying marriage, if that is your goal. This kind of counseling can also help you identify weaknesses that could become problems during marriage. You will be encouraged to discuss topics related to marriage, such as:

  • Finances
  • Communication
  • Beliefs and values
  • Roles in marriage
  • Affection and sex
  • Desire to have children
  • Family relationships
  • Decision-making
  • Dealing with anger
  • Time spent together
  • How you love
  • How you want to be loved

It can help partners improve their ability to communicate, set realistic expectations for marriage and develop conflict-resolution skills. In addition, premarital counseling can help couples establish a positive attitude about seeking help down the road. The end goal here is to make sure you and your partner are on the same page and work towards the health of the unit (your relationship). We can fill your toolbox with concrete skills and tools you can use for the rest of your marriage.