It is said that a primary requisite of a successful marriage is falling in love with the same person over and over again. The moment you said “Yes,” you would probably begin to envision the married life you are going to start soon. You would also be accompanied by thoughts of how expect to handle different situations after marriage. Don’t worry……this is very common. We can term this “Pre-Wedding Anxiety.”
What is premarital counseling?
Some couples attend premarital counseling in order to build the foundation for a strong and happy life with your spouse. Even though this is therapy, premarital counseling can be compared to traveling to a new place by taking the help of a travel agent.
- Premarital counseling made 44% of couples have a strong marriage.
- Premarital counseling decreases the risk of family break-ups by 33%
- Premarital counseling has helped couples identify weaknesses and rectify them, which could later lead to a failed marriage.
Premarital counseling is commonly provided by professionals who would ask you to visit them for a few sessions which might include an array of exercises and activities, of which some would include both of you taking part. These are done so that both of you understand each other better to help you have a successful and lasting married life.
You might also be given a questionnaire or a written test comprising of different situations which might occur during your married life.
The different types of Counselling are listed below:
- Premarital one-on-one counseling
- Premarital online counseling
- Premarital religious counseling
- Premarital group discussion counseling
- Premarital written tests & questionnaire counseling
There are a lot of benefits you can acquire from this counseling. Couples can create mutual resolutions and goals, decrease emotional isolation, better understanding each other, better communication, eliminate dysfunctional behavior, analyzing SWOT (Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities, and Threats), be prepared for possible situations and solutions and most importantly, know how to deal with premarital anxiety with ease.
As premarital counseling boasts a lot of benefits and prevents the causes of a possible divorce, more and more people are opting to it to make their married lives better. It helps couples plan their future with their knowledge through applying wisdom, thus enabling couples to discover unknown things about themselves.
Some of the other tasks in which you can get engaged are to Relax and Meditate, go on a long run, spend maximum time with your family, talk to close friends, take suggestions from married couples, add humor to your wedding plans and most importantly, stay connected with your fiance.
Now, as you know what to do if you have premarital anxiety, go on and meet a counselor if you wish to.
It is not the absence of love, but the absence of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
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