Premarital Counseling

Counseling in Simpsonville, SC

You and your fiancé(e) (that’s still fun to say, isn’t it?) are thrilled and excited to embark on a new adventure together,

one that you expect will be filled with joy. But wedding planning is also stressful. Maybe you’ve had your wedding planned since you were a young child, or maybe you are only just now thinking about it. Either way, it’s taking more out of you than you expected.

You’re both feeling stressed and worried.

You’re also aware of the challenges you may face in combining your two lifestyles and learning to meet in the middle. Challenges like:

  • Finances
  • Work-life balance
  • Family
  • Conflict resolution
  • Communication styles
  • Friends
  • Habits
  • Cultural identity
  • Leisure activities
  • Sex
  • Children
  • Spiritual beliefs
  • And the list goes on…

I’m sure you know by now that there are hundreds of parts that form a relationship and its many ups and downs. Every day, you learn something new about yourself, your partner, or your relationship. But how do you know what you do and don’t agree on until you discuss it? And if you disagree, how do you handle that?

Every day, you learn something new about yourself, your partner, or your relationship.

And that’s not to mention wedding planning. That may be a struggle all in itself. You probably don’t want me to go there right now because you have to hear about it every day. You just want to enjoy it and celebrate the day that you two say “I do” and share your love and commitment.

Ready to take the leap? Schedule your free consultation to discuss what you’re looking to get out of premarital counseling.

As a couple, I bet you recognize some of your strengths. You know what things you’re good at together, and you know a lot about each other. But, it may be harder for you to talk about the challenging things: those areas of your relationship that tend to lead to conflict, disagreements, and stress.

That’s what I’m here for. Sure, you could go talk with a trusted friend, family member, or someone else in your community for premarital guidance. You will get great advice.

You need someone trained and skilled in helping you identify each aspect of your relationship.

But you need someone who can take a nonjudgmental, unbiased perspective of your relationship. You need someone trained and skilled in helping you identify each aspect of your relationship, use your strengths to help you grow in your commitment to each other, and help you improve those challenging areas that could use a bit more work. Because even though you’re not married yet, you’re still two humans in a relationship who don’t always get along.

So, what’s great about premarital counseling is that it can help you in so many ways.

You have some options here.

I am a certified Prepare/Enrich facilitator.

Prepare/Enrich is a top premarital and marital assessment that’s helped millions of couples strengthen their relationships and thrive together. This program is designed for me to help you learn about the many aspects of your relationship and focus on those that need the most help. Together, we can work to help you learn ways to communicate and work together. You will learn how you can understand and respect each other’s differences while still experiencing a positive and rewarding relationship. You will gain tools and activities designed specifically for the issues you experience.

Do you have to do the Prepare/Enrich program?

Nope. Although it can be very helpful for assessing your relationship’s strengths and needs, it is not required. I utilize other assessment strategies that help me understand your relationship and what your needs are as you build a marriage together. You will still grow in your understanding of each other and learn techniques to help you communicate and learn how to handle when challenges arise. No matter what, we will work together to strengthen your relationship, keep you connected from the start, and prepare you for the journey of your marriage.

Ultimately, my goal is to help you and your fiancé(e) prepare for your new life together.

I will help you start your marriage from a place of honesty and openness. You will have tools to help you communicate, work together, play together, and even respectfully disagree on things. You can keep the passion in your relationship long after the honeymoon.

Prepare for the road ahead.

Schedule your free 20 minute consultation today.

During your free consultation, we’ll talk about how counseling can strengthen your relationship as you prepare for marriage. We will also discuss your needs and expectations for premarital counseling and how I can help you.