Create an unbreakable bond for your marriage early on
Congratulations on getting married!
As busy as you are planning for your wedding, you should also be as steadfast in preparing for your marriage. While you begin your journey through life together, considering premarital counseling in order to build a solid foundation should be at the top of your list.
According to a survey published in the Journal of Family Psychology, couples with premarital education reported higher levels of marital satisfaction and experienced a 30 percent decline in the likelihood of divorce over five years.
What are some of the benefits of premarital counseling?
- Learning how to resolve conflict effectively. Life gets complicated when you join families, build a financial future together and consider having children. Heightened conflict can come in-between some of these monumental life shifts, and it is important that healthy problem-solving skills are established to connect- rather than disconnect- when tackling big life decisions.
- Working through past resentments. Marriage counseling can be a safe haven to process and heal from past wounds that can creep into your relationship later on if left unattended to. A couple’s counselor can help you resolve these issues so that built-up negativity isn’t left looming in the air.
- Tending to overwhelming fears about marriage. You may come from a divorced or dysfunctional family where fighting and hostility were the norm and you developed faulty ideas about relationships. Premarital counseling can help identify these misguided beliefs so that you can make peace and break the cycle with your future spouse.
- Touching on the “hot topics.” Money, parenting, faith, in-laws and sex are at the top of the list of disagreements between couples. It’s important to understand and find appreciation in one other’s personal beliefs and expectations. How long can extended family members stay when visiting? What is my partner’s spending habits and beliefs about money? How important is faith to them? How do we want to raise our kids? Marriage counseling can help you uncover the meaning behind these issues and find common ground.
During one of the happiest and most exciting times of your life, you should feel confidant, rest-assured and secure in knowing that you’re marrying your perfect match. Consider premarital counseling for a stronger and more unified bond.