Before AND After – Creating your “Happily Ever After”
What a truly exciting time! We all move into marriage in the springtime of joy and anticipation. The future is filled with unspeakable optimism and possibility. Love hopes all things…
Our premarital program begins with this thought: couples who learn to invest in and care for their relationship build their own “happily ever after” story. We want this to be your story. Each therapist at Well Marriage Center has their personal philosophy on what’s best for couples to do before their wedding. The number and length of meetings can vary from therapist to therapist. However, we all share common themes: we explore past personal histories and your dating story, talk through present relationship strengths and dynamics, and discuss shared goals, vision, and hopes for your future together.
What couples find most helpful is we then meet again twice after your wedding, once at the 6 month point of your marriage and then again around your 1 year anniversary. Couples find these 50 minute conversations to be incredibly beneficial because you are able to talk about your real life and real marriage. Couples reflect on the beginning of their marriage and talk through real life adjustments and dynamics. You benefit from a trained professional helping you explore what you’re doing well and the emerging strengths of your relationship. You also create a safe space for whatever life hands you along the way…we support you from dating till “death do you part!” ;)
Call us today to learn more about our pre-marital counseling.