Couple / Premarital / Relationship Counseling
Couple counseling is the process to better manage or reconcile troublesome differences and repeating patterns of distress.
What it does :
• Provides a confidential dialogue, which normalizes feelings
• Enables each person to be heard and to hear themselves
• Provides a mirror with expertise to reflect the relationship’s difficulties and the potential and direction for change
• Empowers the relationship to take control of its own destiny and make vital decisions
• Delivers relevant and appropriate information
• Changes the view of the relationship
• Improves communication
A couple counselor helps:
• To identify the repetitive, negative interaction cycle as a pattern
• To understand the source of reactive emotions that drive the pattern.
• To expand and re-organize key emotional responses in the relationship.
• To facilitate a shift in partners’ interaction to new patterns of interaction.
• To create new and positively bonding emotional events in the relationship
• To foster a secure attachment between partners.
• To help maintain a sense of intimacy.
Marriage is a big step in a relationship. But irrespective of whether you have known your partner before you are married, the marriage itself brings about a big change in one’s life. As with any change, preparedness is the key to success.
Allow our counselors to inform and educate you about the challenges and rewards of a marriage. They will also answer your queries and clarify any doubts. It is also important to evaluate if you are ready to make the commitment….and not just doing it at the behest of your family succumbing to societal pressure.
Premarital counseling is a type of therapy that helps couples prepare for marriage. Premarital counseling can help ensure that you and your partner have a strong, healthy relationship — giving you a better chance for a stable and satisfying marriage. Premarital counseling can also help you identify weaknesses that could become bigger problems during marriage (Mayo clinic.org)
Some of the issues that our counselors will bring into the sessions are but not limited to:
• It is alright to be different from your partner
• Expecting surprises
• Role of the family in your marriage
• Sexual intimacy and affection
• Roles in a marriage
• Having and raising children
• Evaluating self-growth in the marriage
• Commitment and infidelity
• The economics of running a household
• Assertive communication and decision making