What Is Premarital Counseling?
Getting engaged is an exciting time as you and your partner prepare for life together. However, in the whirlwind of wedding preparations, it’s important to invest in the long-term health of your relationship. You can build a strong foundation for your marriage with premarital counseling. Are you and your fiancé taking the time to focus on the things that will shape your relationship in the future?
You will learn about yourselves as a couple, be made aware of unhealthy habits that easily form if you’re not careful, and discuss topics that may not have naturally come up in your dating relationship. Come ready to discuss communication styles, conflict resolution, marriage expectations, and more. Once the wedding day comes, you’ll have a better understanding of what you’re walking into, and you also will have built a relationship with a counselor you can reach out to again if you and your spouse encounter something difficult in the future.z
Why Go to Premarital Counseling?
Attending premarital counseling sessions can help you start your marriage well. This type of counseling offers a variety of benefits to strengthen your relationship, including:
- Wisdom from an experienced therapist. When you go to premarital counseling, you can learn from your counselor’s professional and personal wisdom about the crucial aspects of a good relationship.
- Tools for looking ahead. Premarital counseling helps you set goals and proactively address potential relationship struggles, so you can develop effective solutions.
- Improved clarity and communication. As you talk with an objective third party, you and your significant other can unpack difficult conversations and articulate deep emotions and thoughts while learning effective communication techniques.
- A better understanding of each other. The insights you gain from premarital counseling will help you better understand how your partner thinks as well as your own thought processes and responses.
When to Start Premarital Counseling
Because premarital counseling can be such an integral part of a healthy relationship, it’s important that you start sessions earlier rather than later. Instead of trying to fit in premarital counseling during a flurry of last-minute wedding preparations, find a trusted counselor at least three months before the wedding
Pre-Marital Counseling lasts anywhere from 6-8 weeks and helps couples build a foundation in their relationship that will make the difficult parts of marriage easier. Where marriage classes or conferences are helpful supplements, pre-marital counseling will focus specifically on you as a couple. Are you concerned about finances? In-laws? How your past will impact your relationship? We will spend more time talking about the issues that are most important to you.
Reap the Benefits of Premarital Counseling With Taylor Counseling Group
If you and your partner are ready to take the next step toward a stronger relationship, Taylor Counseling Group has expert counselors available to help. Schedule an appointment online for premarital counseling in Dallas, Fort Worth, or one of our other central Texas locations today.