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Relationship Foundations

Contemplating marriage?

Did you just get engaged?!

Do you want to ensure your partner(s) is the right one?

Our culture has taught us that finding a mate is made in the stars and left to destiny. We spend more time and energy in getting a college degree, building a business, or crafting the life we want than we do in developing our intimate relationships. Choosing a mate no longer has to be left to wishful thinking. There are methods to learning about and choosing a life partner. 

Premarital Therapy can help you and your significant other or others improve your relationship by helping you develop better communication skills, learn conflict management, uncover your shared core values as well as identify differences that could create future conflict. In working with me you will discuss expectations with your partner that will help better prepare both of you for commitment to each other.

So if these sound like you…

  • You want to know more about each other but do not know how to deepen your connection 
  • You and your partner have arguments that don't get resolved
  • You feel like you're always the one who has to compromise to keep the peace
  • You're concerned about how your partner's financial situation will affect you as a married couple
  • You're worried about losing affection or having a diminished sex life after marriage
  • You want to add another significant lover to your marriage
  • You want to find healthier ways to resolve conflict
  • You wonder if this is the right person for you or if your values conflict
  • You want to define your marital roles and expectations

…Then premarital Therapy can be a great benefit to both you and your partner.

The intimate nature of marriage, requires you to be vulnerable and allow your partner to see your internal world, no matter how awkward or uncomfortable. Premarital Therapy will help you learn how to be a better listener, and how to make your voice and your needs be heard in a productive and positive manner.

Premarital Therapy will also show you how to handle conflict in your marriage. When you live with someone, you will have arguments ranging from the very mundane to more serious issues. How you argue will be a part of the story of how you are as a couple. Learn how to de-escalate arguments and how to fight fairly, so you don't cause emotional pain from things you say and do. 

In pre-marital therapy, we will likely bring up topics that you've discussed with your partner previously, as well as subjects you hadn't considered before. This fresh perspective from an objective third party will uncover new details from your partner. This is also an excellent time for us to find unexpected areas where you disagree, and give you the tools to handle possible future conflict.

Moving in or getting married is one of life's most treasured experiences. Premarital Therapy can help you and your partner turn that momentous occasion into a loving, lasting relationship. For guidance and support to strengthen your future commitment, please contact me today so we can schedule an appointment.

Give your relationship a fighting chance by building a solid foundation from the beginning.