Every relationship is unique to the couple and goes at its own pace. Once couples begin to start considering the long term commitment of marriage, pre-marital counselling can be a great option to ensure that you and your partner have a strong foundation to build a life on. Sometimes we spend so much time and money planning a beautiful wedding day while neglecting to prepare for a beautiful marriage.
This is the absolute basis for every relationship. Without having strong, healthy and clear ways of communicating with your partner you will run into problems. You could increase the likelihood of conflict and arguments without actively putting effort into communication with your partner. These skills are necessary to understand what your partner is thinking and feeling and vice versa.
Why wait for problems to arise? Solve them before they happen. Pre-marital counselling is an open and safe place for you to address concerns or worries about your relationship. You can prevent things from building up over time and take care of them as soon as possible. Maybe you and your partner have different views on subjects you are completely unaware of? This is the place for those subjects to unfold.
Future Planning & Expectations
What are your thoughts and behaviours when it comes to finance? What are your thoughts on kids and parenting? What kind of lifestyle do you want? How do you want to retire? Where do you expect to spend the holidays? Is religion important to you in a family? All of these questions are extremely important to know about one another before saying the big “I do”. Make sure your partner and you are on the same page and won’t be running into any major surprises in your marriage.