The rings have been purchased, the big question has been asked, and wedding plans are well on their way. You may be asking yourself, “what steps can I take to help my marriage get off on the right foot”. Prior to their marriage, many couples wish to engage in premarital counseling as a way to better understand their future spouse, avoid common marital pitfalls, and learn how to communicate in ways that are effective. Premarital counseling is an important step in building a strong foundation for your future marriage, and is a place to develop skills that will last a lifetime.
Areas commonly addressed in premarital counseling include: marriage expectations, cohabitation issues, marital satisfaction ideals, personality issues/differences, communication, conflict resolution, financial management, leisure activities/interests, sexual expectations/preferences, children and parenting, family and friends, gender roles/expectations, spiritual beliefs, life transitions, and health issues.