When you and your partner begin premarital counseling, your counselor will want to get to know you both as well as your relationship. In order to accomplish this, they will ask questions around the following:
- Common interests and activities
- Marital expectations
- Budget and Finance
- Children and parenting
If there is a particular area that they feel needs to be explored further (for example, you note that you and your partner have very different spending habits and views on money), they’ll guide the conversation in the given direction.
For many long-term couples, the next step is obvious: marriage. They’ve worked the last couple of years to build a strong, happy relationship, and they’re ready to put a nice shiny bow on it. But for others, this next step isn’t so obvious. Some couples have reservations about marriage: they aren’t sure they’re ready for this next-level commitment, or they question the concept of marriage altogether.
Either way, whether you’re the couple that is all on board the marriage train or the couple that is a little more cautious, you can benefit from working with a premarital counselor. Premarital counseling is designed to help couples prepare for marriage. It can help the former couple acquire the tools needed to handle conflict and manage other issues that might arise in their marriage, and it can help the latter couple to decide whether this commitment is right for them right now. Premarital counseling can help couples with many different backgrounds, needs, and goals to find the answers and solutions they’re looking for.
“Every successful marriage is the result of two people working diligently and skillfully to cultivate their love.” –Henry Ward Beecher
The premarital counselors at Thriveworks Counseling in West Hartford are leaders in their field. They have an impressive set of skills, as well as extensive experience helping couples to explore the idea of marriage and better prepare for it. If you and your partner are talking about marriage, recently engaged, or know that it’s the next step for your relationship, and you are considering Hartford therapy for your relationship, reach out to Thriveworks in West Hartford. We can set you up with one of these skilled, experienced premarital counselors. Just give us a call at (860) 553-3374 to schedule your appointment.
Who Can Benefit from Premarital Counseling?
As we touched on above, premarital counselors see a range of couples: those who have recently gotten engaged, those who are talking about marriage, and those who want to prepare for the possibility! In any regard, a premarital counselor at Thriveworks can prove beneficial to your relationship. It can help you and your partner to decide whether marriage is the right next step, and if it is, equip you two with the tools and skills you’ll need to maintain a happy, healthy relationship.
The premarital counselors at our office want to help you improve your relationship and prepare for marriage. If you are concerned about the fate of your relationship, such as how marriage might change your relationship dynamic, they can help you work through these worries and find resolve. Here are some other challenges you might worry about experiencing in marriage:
- Absence of intimacy
- Parenting roles
- Visions and plans for the future
- Financial woes
- Poor communication
- Career changes
This list is endless. It’s inevitable that your marriage will encounter challenges, just like your relationship now! In any case, a premarital counselor can talk with you about these challenges and equip you with the right tools for working through any given issue. Additionally, if one of these challenges is present in your relationship right now, a premarital counselor can provide you with the right guidance and support.
Schedule Premarital Counseling at Thriveworks in West Hartford
If you are recently engaged, you should feel excited—not stressed and worried about your future. That being said, it is important to do the work and prepare your relationship for this big step. A premarital counselor at Thriveworks in Hartford, CT can help you put in this work and build a strong foundation for marriage.
If you’re ready to schedule an appointment, call us at (860) 553-3374. A scheduling specialist will walk you through the quick and easy process. This involves collecting some basic information from you and then giving you the choice of flexible scheduling options—in addition to weekday and daytime appointments, we also offer evening and weekend sessions. This is part of our mission to meet the needs of our clients. Additionally, we work with most major insurance companies and offer self-pay options, too!
The team at Thriveworks looks forward to helping you explore the idea of or prepare for marriage. And we’re ready to get to work when you are!