Congratulations! You’re getting married! A couple’s engagement can be a time of joy, excitement, romance, and hope for the future. As an engaged couple, you may be thinking about the lifetime of love you’ll have together, the accomplishments you’ll achieve, the family you’ll create, and many other hopeful thoughts. The exciting part is, so much of this can, and often will, happen for you. The reality of marriage is that the wonderful and hopeful aspects also come with trials and times of stress in your relationship. At Proliance Center in Boca Raton, FL, we believe that the best marriages are those in which couples are as prepared as possible for what their marriage will entail. Fortunately, much of this preparation can be achieved through premarital counseling.
Premarital counseling consists of a series of sessions you and your partner have with a licensed marriage therapist to prepare you for what your marriage has in store. It will help you be best equipped for future pitfalls by identifying potential issues within your relationship and helping you work through these issues before you walk down the aisle. In premarital counseling an experienced therapist will teach you new skills such as improved communication techniques, healthy problem solving, ways to increase intimacy, and many others, that will help you navigate through tough times.
There are several areas most commonly addressed in premarital counseling. These include financial issues, relationship problems and patterns, life after getting married, individual and couple goals, religious beliefs, and children and parenting. Many questions often arise for couples in these areas that have never before been discussed. By talking about these issues in premarital counseling and planning for the future together, couples can be more prepared for their marriage and have a better understanding of their partner’s wants and needs. Your marriage therapist will help you to do this in a safe and comfortable environment, teaching you new and effective skills along the way.
The benefits of premarital counseling has been shown over time through a multitude of studies. It has been shown that premarital counseling can not only help you to create a happier and more fulfilling relationship, but also significantly decrease your risk of divorce. If you are considering premarital counseling or have questions about how premarital counseling can benefit you and your partner, a Proliance Center marriage therapist is available to provide you with answers and information!