Whether you take one of our premarital counseling packages, where you get to meet one-on-one with an online relationship therapist or you sign up for our online premarital course, here is what you can expect to learn and why this is important for your marriage.
Some of the common topics you will discuss in premarital counseling include:
- Finances (more related to expectations, not actual financial planning)
- Division of labor in your home
- Managing conflict
- And setting boundaries with friends and family
In addition to discussing these topics, you will also learn the following in tandem. The reason for this is because we want to ensure that our couples are educated in how to manage emotions that may be occurring behind the scenes of such important topics. This is what couples can expect to learn.
Understanding heart and brain connection
You will learn why it can sometimes be difficult to say “the right thing” when you are under stress or why sometimes people say “I said that when I was mad, it doesn’t count.” Understanding why this occurs and learning how it plays a role in your relationship will help you understand the importance of engaging in self-care activities and taking care of yourself.
One of the first things that you and your partner will learn is the importance of taking care of you. Of course, premarital counseling will focus on the relationship, but it becomes very challenging to discuss challenging topics, if you yourself do not have realistic coping strategies.
When learning about self-care, you will learn how your body responds physiologically to stress and how this impacts how you respond to your partner. You will also learn how your emotions, thoughts, and actions impact your ability to communicate effectively with your partner. Having a solid understanding of this will set you and your partner up for success for whenever you may need to have a challenging conversation.