You are engaged or thinking about getting engaged and want to give your marriage the best possible start. Many faith-based ceremonies require that an engaged couple attend premarital counselling or workshops prior to the marriage ceremony. Even if you are planning a civil ceremony, premarital counselling is a great idea. It’s a great way to learn about and plan for changes that will inevitably take place in your marriage which may include:
- Moving in together (combining two households)
- Decisions about starting a family
- Blending families
- Finances and values surrounding money
- Communication styles and what to do when your styles are very different
- Navigating in-laws and extended family
- Balancing work and life
- Goal setting – retirement, travel, bucket lists, etc.
Why seek premarital counselling?
Just like people, relationships are always changing and evolving as a result of many variables – some within our control and others not. Having healthy discussions about some of those topics and preparing for them as much as possible will only strengthen your bond and give your marriage a great start. Learning tools to help you navigate through some of life’s milestones – the positive and more challenging milestones – will be helpful when you reach them.
If you feel you require further or more in-depth counselling, you can also pursue that through Insight Psychological.
Premarital counselling can help you to nurture healthy communication styles and assist you in avoiding negative patterns that can damage your marriage.
What will I get out of premarital counselling with Insight Psychological?
Your therapist may have you go through a questionnaire and/or discuss with you, your vision for your relationship and life together. You will learn more about yourself and your partner. When your relationship comes to a challenging or defining time – as they tend to do – you can recall what you learned in premarital counselling to help you to navigate any rough waters. You can develop healthy communication techniques that will help you to have a satisfying marriage.