Given the alarming rate of divorce in recent times, one of the best things you can do to help save your marriage before it begins is premarital counselling. Couples that have ties with a specific church or those that want to be married within the walls of a church are often required by the minister or pastor to receive counselling before he or she agrees to officiate the ceremony.
Studies suggest that couples that choose to receive counselling have lower divorce rates than those that do not. Premarital counselling is one of the greatest investments you can make in your future marriage. Whether or not you are concerned about conflict or family as you enter marriage, having counselling before the wedding can result in huge payoffs for the future of your relationship.
Here are some important reasons why you should:
1. Face Issues Squarely
Couples who attend premarital counselling have the opportunity to discuss issues that most couples argue about and most often lead to divorce or separation. Marriage counselling can help you address hot issues before they arise and @ssist you in discovering what the other person believes about the issue so that you may come to an agreement before you walk down the aisle.
For example, you may discuss what religion you will raise your future children or talk about what you will do if in-laws try to interfere. Having a plan of action on how you will handle serious issues can help you prevent altercations later.
In counselling, you will also address the main issues that are currently affecting your relationship. Little problems can turn into major arguments if they are given a chance to fester. Counselling can help you work through any negative feelings before they turn into something bigger.