Couples and Premarital Therapy
As wonderful, and seemingly easy as it is to fall in love, it can be a different story to make the relationship last and continue to provide mutual satisfaction over the years. Couples frequently encounter problems with managing conflict that can occur in a multitude of areas, such as finances, intimacy, housework, sexuality, parenting, or general personality differences. Some couples have been challenged by a lack of communication or even acts of infidelity. If your relationship is troubling you, contact us to discuss how we might be able to help get your relationship back on track. Premarital therapy is a process that couples can engage in to try to avoid or circumvent some of the aforementioned problems. In the months prior to making a lifelong commitment to love another person, couples often think less about where the challenges might lurk, but more often have a “love conquers all” attitude. An alternative is to engage in a brief course of premarital therapy to explore and bring to light the potential challenges and mutually discuss how they might be successfully addressed and prevented.
Regardless of your couple relationship type, we utilize interventions that follow the Gottman Method of couples therapy, which is grounded in over 40 years of research with a wide variety of dyads. Our couples will learn ways to build upon their friendship and emotional and sexual intimacy; manage conflict; and create a sense of purpose and meaning in building a life together that is intentional. Whether you are preparing for marriage, desire preventative maintenance for your relationship, or need to address specific conflicts, engaging in therapy can be a priceless gift you give your relationship.