Are you and your partner considering marriage, recently engaged, or about to start your life together? Do either of you struggle with feelings of stress or worry about commitment? Have you had the chance to have difficult conversations, such as where to live, whether or not to have kids, or how to navigate family issues?
If so, consider giving premarital counseling a try!
Let’s Talk Psychological Wellness offers premarital and couples counseling for couples from all over New York City and beyond. You and your partner deserve the best chance at a happy and satisfying relationship, and we want to make that happen.
If you are interested and ready to get started, contact us today. To learn more about premarital counseling and how it can help, read on!
What is premarital counseling?
Premarital counseling (also called premarital therapy) is all about providing a safe haven to process, prepare, and be excited about your relationship.
Premarital counseling offers a chance to start your commitment off on the right foot. You and your partner meet together with a therapist to work towards your goals of developing a deeper understanding and using strong communication skills with each other. Everything you share would be completely confidential, and the therapist helps keep the conversation balanced, fair, and full of compassion.
In many ways, premarital counseling and couples counseling are quite similar. Couples therapists tend to use the same process of identifying issues in your communication, missing one another’s needs, and other problems that create would distress in the relationship.
Do we need premarital counseling?
If you are worried about the relationship, or if you simply want to make it stronger, premarital counseling is the right decision.
Premarital counseling focuses on helping you solve problems in the relationship while also preparing you for success in the future. First, we try to address preexisting problems before you begin the relationship.
A few common issues that come up might include:
Worries about trust or commitment
Expectations regarding sex and intimacy
Ability to manage conflict effectively
Ability to manage and cope with stress
Financial health and decision making
Differences in religion or political views
Apprehension and worry regarding marriage
Previous relationships or divorce
Major life decisions
If you and your partner are struggling with these sorts of issues, premarital counseling can help.
If not, premarital counseling can still help solidify your bond and teach you essential skills for building a thriving marriage.
Many people experience stress when a marriage or committed partnership first starts out. Too many relationships end up not working out, ending in divorce, or (much worse) turning into something toxic or abusive. What once was a loving, exciting bond becomes unhealthy, stressful, and loveless.
Here are a few common reasons why that happens:
Premarital counseling provides the opportunity for issues like these to be addressed and potentially avoided altogether.
You and your partner can learn to understand each other’s love language, express your needs, and build your strong and stable relationship house together. In other words, the two of you can learn to work well as a team. Premarital counselors work hard to help your relationship become as sustainable and healthy as possible; that way, you will be better equipped to handle life’s future stressors.
If you and your partner are interested in giving premarital counseling a try, contact us today!
Interested? Let’s Talk!
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We work with adults from all over New York City and beyond. Our treatment services cover a range of issues, such as:
Therapy for Anxiety and Panic
Therapy for Relationship Issues
Therapy for Trauma and PTSD
Therapy for Depression
Therapy for Grief and Loss
Therapy for the LGBTQ+ Community
Would you like to learn more about us? Let’s Talk Psychological Wellness was founded by Dr. Nathilee Caldeira and is home to a diverse team of outstanding licensed, experts and compassionate caregivers. Our service providers also come from a wide variety of cultural, ethnic, gender, and sexual identities.
If you have questions or would like further information, we’d love to help. Contact us today to get connected with a member of our team.