“Wedding bells around the corner. Are you tormented by many doubts and questions?” “What if the marriage doesn’t work well? Am I taking the right decision…..should I wait a bit?” “Is this person I am marrying right for me?”
Even when you feel elated and excited to start a new life with your partner, deep down you are nervous and there is an unknown fear. It becomes difficult for you to understand where all your anxieties are coming from. Well no matter how much you are in love with the person you are marrying it is quite natural to be nervous before taking this major step of your life.
Good pre-marriage preparation can reduce the stress of the pre-wedding period. It is based on the reality that it’s important to strengthen your relationship and prepare constructively for future challenges and conflicts that everyone will inevitably face at some point in their marriage. Early attraction does not guarantee a strong relationship. People change over time in ways contrary to early expectations and fantasies of future perfect life. Pre-marriage counseling can reduce the risk of divorce by up to thirty percent and lead to a significantly happier marriage, according to marriage research.
Just a little effort now, while you have so much fresh positive energy in your relationship, can make your odds a whole lot better over the long run. The research shows that there is a window of opportunity during the year before the wedding and the six months or so after when couples get the optimum benefit from marriage preparation. Later, under stress, negative habits and relationship patterns may become established and be much harder to resolve. You want to do everything you can to ensure that your dreams of a great marriage and a great life are realized.
We provide Premarital Counseling and Premarital Preparation using the Imago Relationship Therapy approach. This approach helps you realistically prepare for a healthy marriage by having a deep and honest dialogue about important relationship aspects and resolve potential differences around themes like
• Mutual expectations, goals and shared dreams
• Attitude towards spending money and finances
• Issues with your families and future in-laws
• Expectations about future kids, parenting styles and responsibilities
• Career paths, goals and career-ambitions
• Household responsibilities and duties
• Ideas about love and affection
• Ideas about having fun as a couple
• Ideas about romance and sex
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