Falling head over heels for someone brings its share of joys; however, entering into a marriage is not simple. It's a big step in your life. Getting married requires healthy decision-making and continual adjustments.
The family is a central institution for delivering both premarital and post-marital counselling. The family instills many norms in soon-to-be couples, from finding mates and family planning to setting socio-economic goals and managing challenging times.
With the rapidly changing life patterns, individuals have become less connected with family experiences and norms. As a result, there is a lack of a safe space for counselling and teaching ways to build healthy marriages.
Premarital counselling is necessary because individuals today have independent personalities and may lack the skills needed to make space for a spouse, and by extension, a family. Premarital counselling helps potential spouses set clear expectations and limitations for their marriage and may reduce the chances of living your life with regret and disappointment.
Does Premarital Counselling Avoid Problems?
One big key to having a successful marital relationship is adequate preparation. This groundwork includes knowing the strategies of effective communication or how to manage conflict. When we receive couples seeking support, it's usually surrounding their inability to solve longstanding communication and relational issues.
Premarital counselling can help you plan your wedding with your partner without confrontations and difficult conversations. This counselling is a journey where you'll learn how to keep the spark alive and see ways to support your partner's differences.
Indeed, our lives do not unfold as we plan. We're unprepared for most situations, but you and your partner can overcome most challenges with proper counselling. Let us walk you through the steps we will take together.
What Are The Next Steps?
Step 1: You get in touch with Positive Circles for your first premarital counselling consultation session. You can come alone or with your partner. It’s your choice!
Step 2: At the end of the session, we set goals based on your needs and wants. These may be regarding your finances, sexual interests, or ideal way of running a household. The goal is to get you and your partner on the same page regarding the core values you want to define your marriage.
Step 3: We work together to develop a plan to identify the potential ways you and your partner can visualize and achieve your goals. This preparation will include setting boundaries with family and friends, dealing with emotional ups and downs, learning to appreciate the other.
Step 4: Our counsellors will provide exercises to help couples practise marital goodwill.
Step 5: We will review information on martial adaptability from the exercises you perform.
Step 6: We will evaluate how to work on yourselves as individuals and as a married couple.
Step 7: We’ll see you off with final recommendations for a happy married life.
Premarital counselling can save you from harbouring insecurities, distrust, and a host of other negative emotions. Married life is challenging, but effective counselling beforehand is practical. Want more information? Book your consultation with Positive Circles free today!
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