Premarital counseling is believed to offer benefit to all couples who are considering a long-term commitment such as marriage. Typically, the goal of premarital counseling is to identify and address any potential areas of conflict in a relationship early on, before those issues become serious concerns, and teach partners effective strategies for discussing and resolving conflict. Partners seeking counseling before marriage may also find that premarital counseling can help them better understand their expectations about marriage and address any significant differences in a safe and neutral environment. Premarital counseling services typically include six 60-minute sessions.
Benefits of Premarital Counseling
Premarital counseling can help partners identify areas likely to cause conflict later on—financial stress, parenting strategies, career goals, family dynamics, as well as many others. Premarital counseling helps couples better understand their own motivations for getting married, which might include building their own family, increasing their commitment to each other and creating a future together. It also helps them recognize what they want from a partnership and identify their own needs.