Are you and your partner looking to take your relationship to the next level?
Are you looking to divorce-proof your marriage?
Are you hoping to learn how to sustain a healthy relationship over time?
When you're considering marriage, deciding on your honeymoon, figuring out where you want to live, and the wedding venue are among the first things you start to plan. Premarital counseling might be last on your list, if it's there at all. While it's not an engagement topic that's very fun or romantic, premarital counseling can set your marriage up to succeed and survive long-term, in spite of the odds. This is by far the best and most durable gift you can give each other.
Premarital counseling can help you and your significant other improve your relationship by helping you develop better communication skills, learn conflict management, uncover your shared core values as well as identify differences that could create future conflict. Working with a therapist, you can discuss expectations with your partner that will help better prepare both of you for marriage.
All things we don’t regularly have intentional conversations about and often lead to painful disappointments and preventable conflicts.
There’s no class in high school that teaches us how to create and maintain healthy relationships. Some of us have great examples of healthy relationships in our lives and a lot of us aren’t that fortunate. Premarital counseling gives you an opportunity to learn the recipe for a long-lasting and fulfilling relationship with your partner.
Premarital counseling at Healing Connections is tailored to the specific areas of strengths and needs of each couple. It’s not a one size fits all, we understand that each couple is unique and deserves an individualized approach.
Premarital counseling at Healing Connections entails an assessment process comprising of a couple session and one individual session with each partner along with online assessments and a feedback session with both members of the couple. During the feedback session, the therapist will share what they gathered and discuss goals for future sessions. The feedback session is an open and collaborative process, where you decide what goals you want to work towards and how many sessions you want to attend. Most of our couples engaging in premarital counseling attend between 6-8 sessions post-assessment.
So if these sound like you:
You and your partner have arguments that don't get resolved You feel like you're always the one who has to compromise to keep the peace You're concerned about how your partner's financial situation will affect you as a married couple You're worried about losing affection or having a diminished sex life after marriage You want to find healthier ways to resolve conflict You want to resolve religious or financial differences You want to define your marital roles and expectations You want to discuss parenting You want to address issues with extended family members You and your partner having a hard time making decisions regarding the wedding or maybe where you are going to live
… Then premarital counseling can be ideal for the two of you.
The intimate nature of marriage requires that you talk to your partner about everything, no matter how awkward or uncomfortable. Long-lasting fulfilling marriages have one thing in common, lots of hard and vulnerable conversations throughout the years. Premarital counseling will help you learn how to be a better listener, and how to make your voice and needs heard in a productive and positive manner.
Premarital counseling will also show you how to handle conflict in your marriage. When you live with someone, you will have arguments ranging from the very mundane to more serious issues. How you argue will be a part of the story of how you are as a couple. Learn how to de-escalate arguments and how to fight fairly, so you don't cause emotional pain from things you said that you'll never be able to take back.
In premarital counseling, we will likely bring up topics that you've discussed with your partner previously, as well as subjects you hadn't considered before. This fresh perspective from a trained objective third party will uncover new details from your partner. This is also an excellent time for us to find unexpected areas where you disagree, and give you the tools to handle possible future conflict.
Marriage is not easy, engaging in premarital counseling can make it less difficult.
Getting married is one of life's most treasured experiences. Premarital counseling can help you and your partner turn that momentous occasion into a loving, lasting union. If you and your partner are ready to set divorce-proof your marriage, contact us today and we will be happy to answer any questions the two of you may have.
Healing Connections provides individualized premarital counseling to couples in all throughout Florida utilizing a safe online therapy platform.
Genesis Games, Psychotherapist & Owner of Healing Connections
I help college students and young adults adjust to life transitions, navigate the dating world, manage relationship issues, set boundaries with family, and develop adult friendships. I am passionate about working with individuals enduring heartbreak heal by attaining closure and making meaning of their loss. I’m a Gottman Trained Couples Therapist and work with couples through all the stages of their relationship. I see couples struggling with connection, conflict management, betrayal, parenting, and sexual fulfillment.
I look forward to working with an individual, couple, or a family who are seeking real change. In the course of sessions, I want you to discover what works for you! I want you to walk out of my office with practical tools and tangible goals. I want you to thrive and create the life that you wish and deserve!
If you are still wondering if we are a good fit, give me a call for a complimentary 10-minute consultation. I have availability in the mornings, afternoons, and evenings to accommodate you. Therapeutic services are also provided in Spanish!