Why would pre-marital counseling be helpful to a couple?
There are many layers of life experiences, family of origin issues, personality qualities and expectations which we bring to relationships. Oftentimes couples experience communication issues when considering marriage which may become more exacerbated with the stressors of planning a wedding.
I see couples in my office where several common issues are addressed, however my approach is a bit different. I assess the cultural implications which a couple brings to their relationship which might include; socio- economic issues, educational levels, family dynamics, work stressors, religion and spirituality, role expectations for the husband and wife, customs and holiday traditions, hopes and dreams for family and children.
Relationships are complex. I encourage couples who are considering marriage to give themselves the gift of Pre-Marital counseling where issues can be addressed prior to making a life long commitment.
My clients express gratitude to me for assisting in the exploration of their future life commitment. Counseling works to achieve addressing difficult and challenging areas before they occur.
Call Joan Leary, Licensed Therapist in Birmingham, Alabama. 205-529-5565