Pre-Marital Counselling 

We are excited to offer pre-marital counselling to couples who are contemplating engagement, moving in together, and marriage! Pre-marital counselling is a valuable tool that can help you and your partner navigate the complexities of marriage, enhance communication, and build a healthy relationship that lasts a lifetime.

What is Pre-Marital Counselling?

Pre-marital counselling is a form of therapy that helps couples prepare for marriage. It provides a safe and supportive environment for couples to discuss important topics, such as communication, conflict resolution, financial management, intimacy, family dynamics, and more. Through pre-marital counselling, couples can gain insight into their relationship, identify areas of strength and growth, and develop the skills necessary to navigate the ups and downs of married life.


What are the Benefits of Pre-Marital Counselling?

  • Enhance communication skills
  • Learn effective conflict resolution strategies
  • Build trust and intimacy
  • Explore shared values and goals
  • Address potential areas of conflict
  • Strengthen your relationship foundation
  • Increase marital satisfaction and longevity
  • Address conflicts before they get overwhelming
  • Build confidence in making a marital commitment

What topics are covered in pre-marital counselling? 

In pre-marital counselling, couples have the opportunity to delve into various important topics that lay the groundwork for a successful marriage. Here are some examples of what might be covered in more depth:

1. Finances:

  • Budgeting, financial planning, deb management
  • Attitudes towards money and spending habits
  • Roles and responsibilities regarding finances

2. Family Dynamics:

  • Understanding each other’s family backgrounds and upbringing
  • Discussing expectations regarding involvement with families, establishing boundaries with in-laws
  • Planning for holidays, traditions, and family gatherings
  • Addressing any concerns or unresolved issues related to family dynamics

3. Culture and Religion:

  • Discussing the role of culture and religion in daily life and future family decisions
  • Navigating differences in cultural expectations and traditions
  • Planning for ceremonies, rituals, and celebrations that honour both partners’ cultural and religious identities

4. Communication Styles:

  • Identifying individual communication styles and preferences
  • Practicing assertiveness and expressing needs and concerns
  • Developing strategies for resolving conflicts and managing disagreements constructively

5. Love Languages:

  • Understanding the concept of love languages and how they apply to your relationship
  • Discussing ways to express love and affection in each other’s preferred love languages
  • Incorporating love languages into daily interactions and gestures to strengthen emotional connection

6. Wedding Planning and Expectations 

  • Discussing each partner’s expectations and desires for the wedding day.
  • Exploring potential conflicts or disagreements regarding wedding planning and decision-making.
  • Addressing family dynamics and expectations related to the wedding, such as involvement of parents, separated parents, and extended family.
  • Discussing ways to support each other and maintain a strong emotional connection during the wedding planning process.

How is pre-marital counselling different from couples counselling?

Our team takes a personalized approach pre-marital counselling. Our experienced counsellors will work with you and your partner to tailor sessions that meets your specific needs and goals. Pre-marital counselling and couples counselling serve distinct purposes and may focus on different stages of a relationship, though there may be some overlap in the topics covered. During your counselling sessions, you will have the opportunity to explore important topics, participate in meaningful discussions, and engage in exercises designed to strengthen your relationship. Our goal is to provide you with the tools, resources, and support you need to build a happy, healthy, and fulfilling marriage.


Ready to take the next step?

If you’re ready to invest in your relationship we encourage you to contact us today to schedule your pre-marital counselling sessions. Sandy currently offers pre-marital counselling online in BC and can offer you a free consultation call to answer any questions you might have.

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