When most people think of couples counseling, they think about couples that are on the verge of divorce. But the reality is that couples counseling can be extremely valuable for all types of couples. One style of couples counseling, known as pre-marital counseling, is specifically for engaged couples – couples that are on the verge of having their wedding.
Pre-marital counseling is a great choice for couples that are looking to get married. It provides a safe space for couples to talk about their problems, learn to communicate, and even find out more about marriage and themselves. Some of the benefits of pre-marital counseling include:
- Goals and Expectations – Many marriages struggle these days, and one of the likely culprits is that few couples seem to talk about what they expect after they’re married, and the work that they need to put in. As a pre-marital couples counselor in Long Island, I consistently talk to people that expect to breeze through marriage. Though this happiness level is great for a successful marriage, both members of the couple need to be ready for the financial obligations, family expectations and conflicts, questions about kids, and the amount of work necessary to successfully sustain a relationship.
- Preventing Future Problems – For many, the happiness of an engagement puts any problems on hold. But marriage has a way of amplifying those problems. That’s why open communication early is important. Not only can you solve problems before they become larger, but you can learn to communicate about problems for issues you have to deal with in the future.
- Wedding Planning Stresses – The time leading up to a wedding can be intensely stressful, leading to financial arguments and more. In addition, many couples experience anxiety over the changes they’re going to face in the future, like moving in together, sharing finances, and more. Having someone to talk to while these issues occur can minimize the stress they put on you and your relationship.
Creating a lasting marriage is about learning to communicate and dedicating yourselves to each other. As a Long Island couples counselor, I’m confident that working with couples before their wedding can be highly beneficial for improving the communication, trust, and love that is essential for a successful marriage. If you’re interested in learning more about my Long Island pre-marital counseling, call me today at (516) 732-0273.