Planning a wedding is such an exciting event! It can feel all-consuming at times with decisions ranging from color schemes to wedding parties and more. But what about post-wedding married life? Investing the time now to learn how to increase your love and passion while building a solid foundation for those tough topics ahead, can strengthen and validate your commitment to one another.
Stressors and conflicts can creep up on any of us, including the strongest relationships. Over time, life offers a variety of changes and challenges. From losing loved ones to career changes or relocations, starting a family, in-laws moving in, handling finances, trust, roles, and values, couples face hurdles. Having some awareness of how each of you communicates or avoids tough topics and emotions will help you build successful long-term communication.
Learning how to navigate life’s challenges can help you prepare and glide with ease into the many facets of your upcoming married life. If you have questions about future decisions, pre-marital counselling offers an excellent opportunity to discuss them while building understanding and compassion towards each other’s opinions. Whatever is going on for you in the relationship, we’ll discover how to address concerns effectively.
What I expect from you
I expect you to commit and honor our work together. With that, please be open to learning, developing, and receiving feedback that directly relates to your contribution to the relationship. I expect you to lower your defenses and be aware of your role in and out of sessions, making a commitment to altering the behaviors that may potentially damage the relationship. As you meet these conditions, we have an excellent chance that your relationship will not only survive but thrive in a lifetime of wonder.