Spring is the time for beautiful weddings. Now a days it seems brides and grooms are spending inordinate amounts of money and time creating gorgeous, elaborate wedding and honeymoon celebrations.
While it is an exciting time I see where some couples get lost in the excitement and planning of the big event and forget to attend to the most important part; the loving, caring partnership.
I see many couples for pre-marital counseling where eight main areas of a healthy relationship are addressed.
3. Sexual/ intimacy/romance
4. Extended family
5. Spiritual and religious
7. Role expectations
8. Values/attitudes and beliefs
I encourage young couples to address these topics honestly and openly before creating the big event.
I have seen couples resolve conflicts and cement their relationship in healthy ways prior to the wedding. It makes the event more special when the main issues have been addressed and discussed thoroughly with a professional beforehand.
Be sure to cover all of these important areas. Best Wishes!