The benefits of premarital counseling.
Marriage is a beautiful milestone in your life. Marriage is when you wholeheartedly connect two lives into one, share what life has to offer, the good and bad, and often have children. Once you are engaged, you’re radiating with positive and happy energy envisioning your life ahead. The last thing you’re thinking of is therapy. Therapy is not always about mental health disorders, illness, or conflict. Marriage can be difficult with emotional and financial troubles. Often, newlyweds do not have the tools and skills to resolve the dispute and react with negative behavior. Premarital counseling supports couples to build a strong, healthy foundation before entering the commitment of marriage, and it’s a step to being positive and proactive, elevating some conflicts in the future and reduce the risk of divorce. There are many types of premarital counseling, one maybe more of a preference than another for you and your partner.
The GTS team will help identify conflict areas and offer practical tools to address and prevent future issues. The counseling will establish expectations for the present and future. You and your partner will develop the values and morals you want for your family unit and teaches excellent communication skills. Furthermore, the conversation will begin discussing each partner’s position on spirituality, religion, finances, career goals, intimacy (emotionally and sexually), extended family dynamics and their roles, explore the option to have or not to have children. These conversations are to establish awareness and understanding of each partner’s wants and needs. Collaboratively, our clinicians will guide the loving couple to move forward in the blissful journey of love and marriage.