Premarital counseling is recommended for any couple entering into marriage, even if there are no significant problems or differences within the relationship.
In fact, some studies indicate that couples who participate in premarital counseling are less likely to divorce, which makes it a wise choice for every couple. Premarital counseling helps prepare couples for the realities of marriage, while focusing on building strengths and enhancing attachment. Therapists provide a safe, neutral space for couples to identify and resolve potential areas of weakness within their relationship, which can lead to a more stable, fulfilling marriage. With the guidance of a therapist, couples can communicate their perspectives and expectations around important topics such as finances, physical affection, children/parenting, decision making, conflict resolution, and beliefs and values. Couples who participate in premarital counseling will improve upon communication, empathy, and trust within their relationship, thus building a solid foundation for their marriage.