Why should you get your relationship evaluated by a Pre-Marriage Counsellor before taking the plunge? Getting married is a serious commitment and can often raise some concerns. Some people have a fear of divorce, and others have a fear of incompatibility. If you have any concerns that need to be revolved before getting married, then Pre-Marriage Counselling can help.
What Is Pre-Marriage Counselling in Perth?
Pre-marriage counselling, also called premarital counselling, is a form of therapy attended by couples who are planning to get married in the future. It is an opportunity to talk with a licensed Pre-marriage counsellor and talk about naturally occurring issues in married life . Overall, these counselling sessions can help ensure that you and your partner have a strong, healthy relationship before the wedding. Often, many couples do not address some of their issues before marriage, which can make for complicated situations later on. Premarital counselling can address some of the skipped-over potential issues and better prepare you for marriage in the long term. Otherwise you might find that you need marriage counselling later on.
Why Have Pre-Marriage Counselling in Perth Before You Get Married?
Pre-marriage relationships are often very idealistic, and marriage can be a difficult commitment. Attending Pre-Marriage Counselling in our Perth office can ensure that you and your partner are ready for this life-long promise. Some people attend Pre-Cana together to prepare themselves for marriage. A pre-marriage session of counselling is similar in that it gives couples a place to discuss the future with a therapist.
Meeting with a pre-marriage counsellor can greatly benefit your relationship with your partner, too, because they can help set realistic marriage expectations. Some people believe that tying the knot is the final step in solidifying a relationship. However, it takes a lot of work to keep a married relationship healthy and successful. When you attend a premarital counselling session together with your partner, you can gather the skills you need for a successful and happy marriage, including communication, understanding, and conflict-resolution skills.
What are the Benefits of Pre-Marital Counselling?
As mentioned above, couples can get a lot out of attending a counselling session together pre-marriage. Here are some of the specific things you can get from meeting with a counsellor in Perth:
- Healthy communication about marital issues like starting a family, finances, and relationships with other family members
- Learning or improving conflict resolution skills since you can almost always expect argument-level issues
- Gaining realistic expectations about timing, especially as it relates to children, travelling, and careers
- Effective communication about any fears or concerns that may come with being married
- Addressing potential issues that might spring up later on in the marriage
With a pre-marriage relationship, anxiety is natural, and attending one or more counselling sessions can help you feel competent and confident about your relationship.
How Can Our Pre-Marital Counselling in Perth Make Your Upcoming Marriage All the Better?
Marriage counselling for couples that have yet to be married is best conducted with a licensed therapist with a top-tier education. Our counselling services can greatly benefit you and your partner before becoming a family.
When a couple comes to one of our counselling sessions, we must first consider past relationships and how they affect their current relationship. These relationships might be amicable, familial, or romantic. Still, it is ultimately important to recognize that each person in a relationship comes with different experiences that affect their current and future behaviour.
When couples come into a marriage counselling session, we always prioritize effective communication. This is the foundation of a healthy relationship, and addressing all concerns, issues, and hopes is a great way of preparing for being married. For counselling to work as effectively as possible, a counsellor is going to ask you to be as honest as possible. This can ensure that the future of your relationship stays grounded and healthy.
What Expectations to Have Before a Session
Just as you may be nervous about your wedding, you may also be a bit nervous about your couples counselling session. You should know that there is nothing to be concerned about. This process is to ensure you get the confidence and communication you need for your marriage.
First, a counsellor is most likely going to ask each of you certain questions to enable him or her complete a Confidential Case History form. This provides the counsellor with information that can guide the session. They can also plan certain amounts of time dedicated to different topics. The questionnaire’s information can also give you and your partner a better understanding of your strengths and weaknesses. While you can get concerned about not being 100 per cent on the same page, counselling gives you the opportunity to find a resolution to any of these weaknesses.
Ultimately, be open to answering questions, even if they are difficult to answer. These questions can centre on topics like children, handling conflict resolution, and identifying expectations for the marriage.
Are There Particular Signs of a Couple Needing Counselling Before Getting Married?
There are no exact signs that indicate a couple should seek counselling before marriage. We think it is important for all couples to attend at least one counselling appointment, but it is ultimately the decision of the couple.
If you feel concerned about the future or would like reassurance about your relationship before tying the knot, we are always happy to help.
Plan for the Future, Start with Us in Perth
If you live in Perth or the surrounding area and would like some marriage preparation, please contact us. It is always better to address concerns, rather than to leave them to chance. We can conduct face-to-face or online sessions.
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The process of entering into marriage can get chaotic and overwhelming. Please contact us today to get the reassurance you need.