Marital and Premarital Counseling at Linda James M. ED, MS

Marital and Premarital Counseling

As a Marriage and Family Therapist I have a lot of experience working with couples going through issues including; communication struggles, resentment, not feeling loved, feeling alone in your marriage. Evaluating the health of your marriage and seeking help is a significant factor in keeping your marriage intact. When you have children, the greatest gift you can give them is an example of a healthy marriage.

As couples we all need help understanding each other and how to get along as our life and our family’s lives change. How do we successfully grow old together? How do we know how to love and nurture one another? What are the patterns that most couples experience? Entering into these conversations does not mean your marriage is deeply troubled. It means you are both caring enough to strengthen and improve your most important relationship.

Many couples wish they had started counseling earlier than they actually do. Don’t let your relationship deteriorate before you get help. Sometimes finding out how your spouse feels loved can make a huge difference. We tend to give love how we want to get love. But if your spouse has a different love language, you may both feel frustrated and disappointed.

Getting married does not mean that communication will always come naturally. Jobs, finances and children can cause damage with our original relationship. Your parents’ examples in their marriages may not work for you and your spouse. You might wonder how you can recapture what you use to have. Learn strategies for improving your communication skills so you can have the relationship you both want.

Getting Premarital Counseling is one of the smartest ways to start a marriage. Being in love is a wonderful feeling. Unfortunately, feelings come and go. It is really wise to sit down with a counselor and talk about your plans for working outside the home, children, their education and religion? How do you agree to disagree? How do each of you express yourselves when you are mad, need attention, need space? How easy is it for you both to say “I’m sorry” or “I love you?” What does it mean to commit to one another? Addressing these as well as many other questions can help you avoid problems in the future. The wedding will be a wonderful event, but when it’s over you will need tools to help you on your journey together.

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