What is Premarital Counseling?  

Premarital Counseling is a type of counseling that helps pre-marital couples prepare for marriage by exploring their relationship strengths and grow areas, identifying and managing major stressors, and learning important relationship skills. Premarital counseling covers at least in those fields:

  • Communication
  • Relationship type
  • Personality
  • Family of origin
  • Spirituality
  • Finance
  • Sexuality

Who will benefit  from Premarital Counseling?

Couples who want to ensure that you and your partner have a strong, balanced relationship, emotionally and psychologically well prepare for marriage, enhance marriage satisfaction, and reduce the risk of divorce.

 

What are the benefits of doing it?

  • Reduce the rick of divorce by 30%. (Stanley, Amato, Johnson & Markman,2006) (40% of all first marriage end in divorce in American.)
  • Reduce the stress of pre-wedding period.
  • Learn skills to resolve conflicts, and build a solid, balanced relationship.
  • Have Higher relationship satisfaction.

What’s the process?

I will ask you and your partner to complete an online customized survey separately- Prepare/Enrich before our first meeting. It’s a established, reliable, world well-known relationship assessment tool that has been used for 30 years. Based on the result, which covers 12 relationship areas, 5 scopes personality scales and more, I will provide 4 feedback sessions to help you and your partner discuss, understand your result as well as teach proven relationship skills. Couple Therapy is available after the feedback sessions if needed.

 

Q&A

1. Is it okay if we don’t have particular religion?
    Yes, it’s totally fine.

2. Is it confidential?
Yes, everything is confidential, unless either of you may cause critical danger to self or others.

3. Can we see each other’s answers?
Only the final result will be disclosed, both of your answer will be kept in private.

4. When are we supposed to start premarital counseling?
12-6 months before your wedding is the ideal duration, but better late than never!

 

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