Engaged or Newly Married? Invest in Your Relationship...
Congrats on reaching this new, exhilarating level in your relationship! This stage of your relationship journey is a very exciting time for you, your partner, and your families.
Marriage is a big decision and a lifelong commitment. Although it can be easy to get swept up in the details of the wedding planning process, premarital counseling is one of the most important investments you can make in your relationship.
Research shows that attending Premarital Counseling before getting married greatly decreases the risk of divorce and significantly enhances relationship satisfaction.
Let's face it... It’s not fun to think about the reality of the divorce rates being over 60% in our country, but unfortunately that's fact.
If you knew seeing a therapist who specializes in Premarital Therapy could help prevent divorce, wouldn’t that make it a top priority? Your wedding is going to go by in the blink of an eye so make sure you’re focused on the most important aspects of nurturing your relationship during the process.
Benefits of Pre-Marital Counseling
Enhanced marital satisfaction and signinicant decrease in risk for divorce
Effective communication and conflict management skills
Increased understanding of family of origin relationships, past experiences and boundaries
Strategies to nurture friendship, intimacy, and affection across the lifespan
Clarity regarding roles, expectations, and goals individually and relationally
Increased understanding of hopes, life dreams, and possibilities to create shared meaning
Practical strategies for staying true to the couples wishes and better coping with potential familial stressors during the wedding process
Increased insight regarding individual and relational strengths
Safe Guard Your Relationship
We work collaboratively with each partner in a way that highlights their strengths, resources, individual goals, and dreams for their relationship. Couples who attend premarital counseling can expect that the therapist will explore their relationship journey and vision for the future.
The therapist will also discuss family of origin relationships and patterns regarding communication, conflict management, love and affection, commitment, finances, culture, beliefs, and values. We will also discuss each partners expectations about their roles as husband, wife, mother, father, etc to ensure each couple is on the same page before tying the knot.
The therapist will take an active role offering tips and strategies for enhanced relationship and marital satisfaction across the life span. We utilize an integrative, evidenced based approach comprised of Family Systems Theory, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (Dr. Sue Johnson’s research informed approach) and Gottman Method Couples Therapy (Drs. John & Julie Gottman’s research based approach). These approaches are highly effective for couples at any stage in their relationship.
During sessions, we will explore additional areas based on each couples needs, desires, and goals. Sessions are always collaborative, strength-based, and solution-oriented.
We invite you to take the next step by investing in your relationship’s future and calling us to set up your initial consultation at 954.391.5305 or email us at Info@BayviewTherapy.com.