Chances are that if you are considering getting married you feel like your relationship is already really wonderful but that you also want to make sure to prepare well and give your marriage the best chance possible for outstanding success. Premarital counseling is one excellent way to help couples prepare for marriage by helping to ensure that you and your partner have a healthy, strong, understanding of each other, have developed useful skills and techniques to assist with your marriage, and have identified and developed strategies for dealing with weaknesses in your relationship.
For the last thirty years, the divorce rate in the United States has ranged between 40 and 50 percent(Clark-Stewart & Brentano, 2006; Gaulier, Margerum, Price, & Windell, 2007), and research indicates that the divorce rate is approximately 10% worse for second marriages (Engblom-Deglmann, 2009; Ganong, Coleman, & Weaver, 2002). With this level of marital dissolution it is more essential than ever to properly prepare for marriage. A good Premarital Counseling process with a licensed therapist can help provide the necessary steps to give you a better chance for a vibrant, healthy, successful and satisfying marriage. Premarital counseling may sometimes be offered through religious institutions (i.e. churches, temples...) as some spiritual leaders require premarital counseling before conducting a marriage ceremony. This type of premarital counseling is encouraged but should not be confused with a more extensive process completed with a licensed therapist.
At the Counseling Corner we have several therapist that can provided excellent premarital counseling and help you and your partner prepare well for your upcoming marriage.