Marriage counseling – a scary thought – right? Many couples think that marriage counseling is only needed when divorce is imminent, but it is very beneficial to go to counseling before marriage.
You’re going to spend the rest of your life with one person, so you want to make sure that you’re both on the same page before you sign on the dotted line.
Why should you get counseling before marriage?
- Face Issues: Every relationship has issues, except those relationships that are extremely rare. Counseling allows you to work through these issues that may grow over time and lead to divorce.
- Wisdom: Marriage counselors are professionals. These professionals can help you transition from life as a bachelor or bachelorette to a life of being a couple.
- Communication: The key to a happy marriage is communication. If one partner is not communicative or is submissive, this can lead to resentment and divorce in the future. It’s important to determine these issues prior to marriage and work them out so that you start your marriage on a strong footing.
Divorce is heartbreaking, and it is much more difficult than getting married. When a divorce occurs, it will be a stain on your life that is filled with heartbreaking agony. Getting counseling prior to marriage has been linked to lower divorce rates, and happier marriages.
If you’re willing to spend the rest of your life with someone, you should be willing to attend counseling. Call Jan Rakoff, a San Diego therapist, today at 858-481-0425 or fill out the email form to schedule your free 15 minute initial consultation.