3 Reasons To Have Counselling Before You Get Married
Seeing a counsellor before you get married may sound bizarre. Surely if you need to see a counsellor, you shouldn’t be getting wed? After all, counselling is only for couples with problems, right? Actually, you would be surprised by how many people have premarital counselling, and experience many benefits from it. Read on to discover why this is something you should consider:
Prevent divorce – Quite simply, by investing in counselling before you get married, you can reduce the chance of divorce in the future. In fact, it is predicted that counselling lowers the risk of you needing to contact divorce attorneys by roughly 20 per cent. You are more likely to have a happier relationship from the offset, as you will identify your desires, needs, beliefs, values, and fears, and you will learn how to communicate them to your partner. This means you will be able to deal with them in the best manner for your relationship, as you will be prepared.
Effective communication – There is no denying that effective communication is the key to any marriage. A marriage will eventually fall apart when a couple stops talking to one and other and stops caring. An expert counsellor will teach you how to listen and understand the wants and needs of the other person. Keeping an open line of communication and expressing your love and appreciation for the other person is important, yet it is very easy to take someone for granted when you live with them every day.
Face issues – Last but not least, not all couples enter a wedding in sheer bliss. Life doesn’t always work this way, and there may already be some problems you are facing, for example, religious differences. A counsellor may help you if your parents are interfering or if you have differences over what religion to raise your future children. Perhaps you have money issues? Learning about your spouse’s spending habits is imperative before you get married. There are many different issues that couples face, and something may seem like a small matter now, but it could easily turn into a major problem later down the line. This is why it is better to see a counsellor sooner rather than later. Don’t feel embarrassed; a therapist sees several people every day, all with their unique issues, and he or she will be completely objective and empathetic.
As you can see, there are a number of benefits to be gained by deciding to see a counsellor prior to getting married. After all, seeing a counsellor is not something you should do when your world is falling apart. Counsellors can help you to enrich your life and prevent any potential problems further down the line.
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