Pre-Marriage Counselling Sydney
Premarital counseling is a type of therapy that helps couples prepare for marriage. It can help you ensure you and your partner have a strong, healthy relationship which is an excellent foundation for a stable and satisfying marriage.
With years of experience working as a therapist, I have seen numerous married couples with longstanding issues that could have been prevented with premarital counseling. That is exactly why I encourage couples to explore the key questions with me and share a vision of an ideal future, so I can help them establish effective communication and sustain feelings in the long run.
Imagine having the benefits of having someone to help you with common marriage concerns like raising children, how to deal with extended family, and more. The purpose of this proactive pre-marriage counseling strategy is to prevent couples from engaging in negative behavior, and deal with all the issues that may pop-up and break their marriage.
What is Pre-Marriage Anxiety?
As your big day is getting closer, feelings of stress, doubts and ambivalence may overwhelm you. Getting married is a life-changing event that may bring relocation, starting a completely new family life and making other big and important decisions. It may even cause you to start wondering if the marriage is the path you should follow.
You may be surprised that ambivalent feelings are present in every relationship and that we may have contradictory feelings about our partner. Both partners feel appreciation and irritation, fulfillment and disappointment at the same time. The only method to make headway is to acknowledge our concerns. If couples deny frustrations and hope for the best, that will certainly lead to resentment.
Your marriage success will be determined by how you decide to deal with premarital anxiety. Effective pre-marriage counseling Sydney is the only way to beat these inevitable challenges and make your communication smooth.
How Does the Premarital Counselling Process Look Like?
First of all, we will focus on constructively addressing any fears and concerns you and your partner have. After that, I will teach you essential relational and communication skills, and then we will proceed exploring questions that are vital for the health of your relationship.
Once we resolve the issues that may undermine your marriage, we will be able to create a strong bond between you two and engage each other with honesty, care, and understanding. In the end, I will help you create a shared vision for the future which will lead to a happy marriage.
Pre-Marriage Counselling Sydney Can Help You Identify the Issues
Many people think that premarital therapies are only for couples who are already facing challenges and difficulties. However, this kind of counseling can also help you and your partner learn how to identify the issues and handle the conflict that can rise at some point in your marriage.
Pre-marriage counseling is a form of family therapy designed to help couples stay connected even during the time of crisis. I will work closely with you to provide conflict resolution strategies which will help you realize you are not the enemies even in situations such as financial crises when partners are usually blaming each other for the situation they are in.
If you want to build your marriage on a strong cornerstone, don’t hesitate to contact From 2 to 3 today and schedule your pre-marriage counselling Sydney. Take the first step by giving me a call, or sending an email, so we can schedule an appointment and prepare you and your partner for the future life in the best possible way. I am looking forward to helping you and your partner overcome all the challenges and get back to the core of your relationship – love and respect.
Is it normal to have fear before marriage?
A certain level of pre-wedding anxiety is perfectly normal and part of the tremendous life transition that is marriage. You certainly shouldn’t feel anything is wrong with you. But should the stress and anxiety overwhelm you, we are here to help you manage it through a carefully curated program.
What topics can I expect in premarital counselling?
Healthy communication about marital issues like starting a family, finances, religion, intimacy and relationships with other family members.
Are there any signs that we need premarital counselling?
There are no telltale signs that indicate a couple should seek counselling before marriage. We encourage couples to attend at least one counselling appointment, but the decision ultimately rests with you as a couple.
If you have particular concerns or just need reassurance about your relationship before tying the knot, we are here to help.
Should I be concerned if my partner does not want to attend the sessions?
Counselling is not for everyone. Try to understand your partner’s reservations before making a judgement on how you feel about him/her not wanting to attend. Some people are very private and might feel like they don’t want to share intimate parts of their lives. Perhaps your partner had a bad experience with a therapist. Try talking about counselling in a positive way, remember it is an opportunity to learn helpful skills to deepen your connection and work through any concerns you may have.
How long should I be taking premarital counselling?
Most therapists agree that anywhere from 8 – 10 weeks up to 3 – 6 month is sufficient when it comes to premarital therapy. But it really depends on the issues you want or need to cover throughout your sessions.
Is premarital counselling really worth it?
Many studies have shown that premarital counselling can be an effective tool before beginning your married life. It can equip you with the necessary skills to improve communication and conflict management, while strengthening the overall quality and satisfaction of your relationship.