Premarital Counseling in Bethesda, MD—Premarital Counselors and Therapists

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Marriage is the natural next step for many couples who are serious about each other and want to build a life together. But marriages don’t just magically work out. Believe it or not, they actually take hard work, time, and a whole lot of effort. We often forget that it isn’t all smooth sailing because we’re so busy fantasizing about our wonderful future with our significant other. And while it’s perfectly okay to fantasize, to dream about all of the good times you will share, it’s important that you also prepare for the obstacles your relationship might encounter as you take on this life-long commitment.

“In a happy marriage, neither spouse insists nor attempts to manipulate the other into giving up their dream. They work it out as a team. They fully take into account each other’s wishes and desires.”

–Dr. John Gottman

So, how can you do your due diligence and prepare your relationship for the next step? You can work with a premarital counselor at Thriveworks Bethesda. We have premarital counselors on staff who are experts on marriage—they have relevant skills and experience to help you and your partner ready for this life-long commitment. Our providers are ready to get started when you are. All you have to do is call us when you want to schedule an appointment or hear more about our services, and we’ll get it taken care of for you.

Important Conversations in Premarital Counseling

Premarital counseling is something you should consider if you’re recently engaged or even if you are talking about a potential engagement. In either regard, a premarital counselor can help you and your partner to understand whether your relationship is ready for this level of commitment, how it might change when you enter marriage, and how you can overcome the challenges that you face as a couple.

The premarital counselors at Thriveworks Bethesda want to help you build your forever relationship. If you have concerns about marriage or there is a problem that needs to be addressed in your relationship, now is the time to talk about it and counseling is the place to do it. Here are some common issues or topics discussed in premarital counseling:

  • Intimacy issues
  • Parenting decisions
  • Marital roles
  • Childbearing
  • Visions for the future
  • Work schedules
  • Career paths

Say you and your partner disagree about how to discipline your children; or, you don’t have children and you want to keep it that way, but your partner has always dreamed of having a big family. Your Thriveworks Bethesda premarital counselor can help you to understand if these are problems you can work through and how.

What Can I Expect from Working with a Premarital Counseling?

You’ll probably be happy to know that your experience in premarital counseling is based on you and your significant other. There isn’t a generic process for every couple seen in premarital counseling; instead, your counselor will meet you and your partner, assess your relationship, listen to your needs, and then develop a treatment plan customized just for you.

Your counselor might find it beneficial to meet with you and your partner together as well as individually. This way, they can understand individual needs and concerns, especially if you’re scared to speak up in front of each other. Ultimately, you and your partner will work with your premarital counselor to overcome current obstacles in the relationship, better understand what to expect from marriage together, and develop tools for overcoming issues that might arise in the future.

Schedule Premarital Counseling at Thriveworks Bethesda

We’re happy that you’re excited about marrying the love of your life. And we want to make sure you build the long-lasting relationship you look forward to. To ensure your relationship is able to weather the storms that may come, consider working with a premarital counselor at Thriveworks Bethesda. They are experts on helping couples to take this next step in their relationship and build a joyful life together.

If you are ready to book an appointment, or you want to hear more about our services, reach out to Thriveworks Bethesda. Call (240) 513-3093 to speak with a scheduling specialist and set up your session. You’ll get to choose from flexible options, including evening and weekend appointments.

We hope to hear from you soon and look forward to helping you prepare for the life-long commitment of marriage.

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Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Bethesda is located at 4401 E W Hwy #504, Bethesda, MD 20814, near Bethesda Chevy Chase High School.

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