Many couples, preparing a sound foundation for their marriage, find that pre-marital counseling provides the needed tools.
Some may come from families where there was a divorce, some may have seen the devastation of others, but all are aware – even in the midst of their joys and hope – that they may need to do more than say vows en route to their dreams. And, as a result of knowing that the divorce rate for first marriages is 50%, many couples are opting to receive counseling prior to making their lifelong commitment. Divorce rates are higher for second marriages.
Open and honest communication with pre-marital counseling
Pre-marital counseling usually begins with a questionnaire that is designed to facilitate open and honest communication between the couple. The questions are designed to highlight greater understanding of their perspectives on important issues in marriage, such as finances, parenting, extended family, religion and values (including interfaith marriages), communication and problem-solving, sexuality, and lifestyle expectations.
Overcoming conflicts for lifelong intimacy
Pre-marital counseling can identify and support already existing strengths, identify potential issues of challenge for the couple, teach problem solving communications skills. Sometimes couples are already aware of their conflicts in certain important matters, and seek to work them through with a counselor to a mutual resolution, or learn ways to manage what they may identify as lifelong differences. Seeking pre-marital counseling reflects a capacity to face issues openly, a willingness to grow as a couple that usually leads to greater intimacy.
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