Engagement can bring a couple a unique set of problems. Oftentimes, a wedding is a couple’s first joint expenditure. Financial disagreements are not uncommon during the wedding planning stages. It can also be difficult to integrate your two families. Perhaps his mother is living up to the dreaded mother-in-law stereotypes. Maybe familial arguments are causing strain between you and your fiancé. Some couples have fall-outs over napkin colors. This is a high-stress time, and many couples are so blinded by their wedding that they lose sight of their marriage.
Getting married also means a lot of changes for both parties. Every two people will have somewhat differing views about beliefs and values, raising a family, intimacy, communication, and more. Pre-marital therapy is a great way to address these factors before they become issues.
Even if you haven’t been going through pre-wedding stress, pre-marital therapy offers many benefits. Premarital counseling helps partners improve their ability to communicate, set realistic expectations for marriage and develop conflict-resolution skills. In addition, premarital counseling can help couples establish a positive attitude about seeking help down the road.
You’re investing a lot of time, money, and energy on your wedding. Invest in your marriage too!
Sign up for Elaine’s premarital course and you could qualify for a discount on your Florida marriage license!