10 sessions to say I do
In the premarital sessions, there is a structured approach focused on your relationship and tackling issues that can be uncomfortable to bring up. Some topics covered in the premarital sessions include communication and conflict resolution, money and financial concerns, roles and responsibilities, giving and receiving love, just to name a few. The therapist is there to help you and your partner come to agreement on ways to handle situations that may be difficult moving forward and set you up for success in your marriage.
The Difference Between Regular Couple's Therapy and Premarital Counseling
There are similar topics covered in both couple's therapy and premarital counseling. Premarital counseling is specifically designed to help set you and your partner up for success in a marriage and/or long lasting commitment. Couple's therapy, on the other hand, is often sought out for a specific issue or concern within a relationship. Either way, it is important that you come with an open heart and know that by seeking support and tools you are proactively protecting your relationship and it doesn't mean that anything is necessarily "wrong" in the relationship.