Participating in premarital counseling can be a positive beginning to a marriage and strengthen the couple's connection and foundation. The intention of premarital counseling is to offer a safe and neutral place where couples can consider and thoroughly address important topics together such as communication, family dynamics, finances, and expectations.
All couples can benefit from couples counseling so they can develop a clearer understanding of one another and recognize positive ways to communicate around important decisions and different viewpoints. With premarital counseling couples usually get a sense of the value couples counseling can offer and are more likely to seek it out in the future as a resource to support their relationship.
The length of time couples spend on premarital counseling varies depending on how much time each couple wants to spend on the different topics. Usually, couples can expect to spend about seven to eight weeks addressing the main topics and add time if they feel it would be useful.