Counseling

Pre-Marital & Marriage Counseling

GaribaldiCongratulations! You are about to embark on a new life with someone special and you may be wondering if pre-marital counseling might be of help?

The answer is YES!

While I do not require premarital counseling for the couples I marry, I do believe that getting married without any pre-marriage preparation is like starting on a journey without fuel in your gas tank or a good map with directions to your ultimate destination. Doesn’t make much sense does it?

I provide counseling to couples before marriage and any time between the ”I do” and the golden years of a marriage. Premarital counseling can give couples a supportive environment and framework in which to ask questions such as these, and the skills to deal with the answers:

  • We are from very different family backgrounds, traditions and beliefs –how do we overcome those challenges?
  • Can we live together happily with different temperaments, personalities, and character traits?
  • Boy, do we spend money differently! How will ever be on the same page with finances? Can we ever live within a budget?
  • What are some of the ways we can we improve our communication and resolve disagreements quickly?
  • Although we are not the Brady Bunch, our marriage creates a blended family – how do we avoid common pitfalls?
  • Can we keep our in-laws from becoming our outlaws?
There’s more than one way to tie the knot!