Are You Planning a Wedding or a Marriage?

It may sound intimidating at first, but it’s actually quite the opposite. Premarital counseling gives you the opportunity to get it all out in the open, solidify a game plan for the future, and develop the necessary skills to make your relationship succeed. Read on to find out exactly how premarital counseling can give your marriage a jumpstart.

Managing Conflict

Most people know that conflict resolution is an enormous part of any relationship, especially marriage.

A lot of new couples believe that either they have a good handle on how to fight fair or that they will cross that bridge when they come to it. Perhaps while planning a wedding the two of you have hit some speed bumps already. You’ve probably discovered that managing conflict while still maintaining that special connection can be difficult at times.

For your marriage to succeed, you and your fiancé have to master this one.

Premarital counseling can help you with this challenge. Your therapist will help the two of you examine your most common conflicts and teach you skills to positively resolve them.

Solidify Your Goals

Planning a wedding is the first big, exciting adventure you two get to embark on together. There is so much more to come. It’s important that you’re both on the same page regarding all of your plans.

Things, like buying a house, starting a family, or changing careers, are all heavy topics. Remember not to leave them on the back burner to “work themselves out,” later.

Even if you don’t know exactly what you want for your future, premarital counseling can help you talk about your options together.

Have the Money Talk

Money and marriage, marriage and money — two things that go hand in hand on a daily basis.

In the middle of planning a wedding or even amidst romance, few couples want to focus on this.

It’s so important to talk about this in detail, though. The topic of money is often at the heart of marital disputes. A lot of couples fight about the green stuff.

In premarital counseling, you’ll talk about who will handle the money, how you will save, what to do in emergencies and so much more.

Much like handling conflict, knowing how to handle your money together is important to a successful marriage.

Discuss Intimacy

Intimacy is more than just sex, but discussing your sex life does need to be a part of your marriage preparation plan. For instance, a premarital counselor will help you navigate through sensitive subjects like sexual satisfaction and the level of romance in your relationship.

Aside from sex and romance, you will also establish a game plan on how to stay involved with your friends and family. Sometimes this can get messy, so setting boundaries early can help your marriage stay on a peaceful path.

Domestic Duties

Talking about who will sweep up the dog hair from under the couch or take out the trash isn’t exactly the most romantic conversation, but it is necessary.

Like everything else presented, solidify a plan of action with household responsibilities. Maybe, to both of you, it seems obvious who will do what, but is it really? In premarital counseling, you’ll talk it out and get all the nitty-gritty details out in the open, literally.

Give Your Marriage A Jumpstart

While planning a wedding is very important to you, preparing for your marriage should be equally as important.

Enter into your marriage fully equipped with the skills to make your relationship succeed.

Contact a premarital counselor today and give your marriage a jumpstart for the future.