Why is premarital counseling important?
Many couples believe that since they're not on the brink of a breakup, premarital counseling isn't important. But every couple can benefit in some way from this unique form of therapy. In fact, it was built for couples who love each other deeply, and who believe they're ready to spend their lives together.
While regular couples therapy is meant to take you from bad to neutral (or from bad to less bad!), premarital counseling will take you from neutral to good (or from good to even better!)
Why is this better than office appointments?
There's no denying that traditional therapy has its strengths. However, an online premarital counseling course does have several benefits that in-person appointments can't offer. For example:
- It's exponentially cheaper. Just two visits to a private practice costs more than this course.
- The work is 100% self-paced. That means no coordinating complicated schedules, no cancellation fees, no travel.
- You do the work in the comfort of your own home, which often feels safer and less exposing.
Will premarital counseling create problems we didn't even know we had?
One thing I can promise you about this process is that it will NOT create problems. This is a common misconception born from therapy's tendency to bring to light problems lurking under the surface.
For example, if a couple talks about their parenting beliefs for the first time in the therapy room and conflict arises, it may feel like therapy itself made that happen. However, the other option is that this conflict would have come up when there were real, live children already in the mix.