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Do you know the significance of counseling for premarital issues before marriage?

Submitted by richardshicks
Thu, 27 Sep 2012

Well, the fact is that it's crucial before you tie the knot.

Counseling before marriage—Basis for happy married life--A common perception among people is that couples need counseling only in case of problems faced in a marriage. What they think is that pre marriage counseling programs are not required at all.

But, the fact is that getting counseling before marriage is the very basis of strong and happier married life. It provides a foundation for effective communication and better handling of issues after your marriage.

Good premarital counseling—An effective premarital counseling program must focus on increasing the compatibility of couples after marriage. hence, it must include discussion on intimacy, communication, sexuality, resolution of conflicts and other long term aims. And, most importantly, it needs to help couples get prepared to anticipating challenges faced during married life.

Hence, a premarital counseling should offer better understanding and skills for having a happy and a fulfilling married life.

Couple counseling—better understanding of feelings—Another benefit of counseling before marriage is that discussions about certain issues like having children, managing finances etc. can lead to having a prior knowledge about each other's feelings.

Issues to be considered during pre-marital counseling—

Marriage is based on the pillars of love, faith and commitment. However, now days, it is becoming quite common to see conflicts and issues related to commitment in a married life. And this is leading to increased rates of divorce among married couples.

Some of the questions that need to be discussed during premarital counseling include—

• Ways to identifying the problem as a commitment issue;

• Knowing how to have a constructive discussion about the problem;

• Finding ways to keep your identity in a close relationship;

• Ways to find a solution to issues through a win-win strategy;

• Finding the fears threatening commitment in a married relationship;

• Ways to identify and handle commitment issues;

So, for any of you considering to get married, going for pre-marital counseling is indispensable. That's because it prepares you before hand to handle the issues that may arise in a marriage in an effective manner and make your marriage a success.


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