Here are 5 reasons couples need pre-marital coaching:
5 Reasons Couples Need Pre-Marital Coaching
I can’t say it often enough. Couples should do pre-marital coaching (counseling, mentoring, whatever you want to call it). Here are 5 reasons why:
*As a couple you are awesome (most of the time). Pre-marital coaching helps couples understand and lean into the things that will make the marriage strong: personality similarities and/or emotional health, agreement in finances, similar goals, similar faith ideas.
*But sometimes you two are headed for stress…Pre-marital coaching helps couples talk through tough topics like spending/saving differences, parenting, sex, and who-does-what chores. Believe it or not, these little subjects are big problem-producers in marriage.
*There’s no escape the in-laws. Pre-marital coaching helps your face the impact (for good or ill) that your family of origin has had on you. AND will continue to have on you and your spouse. Together you will make a solid plan for dealing with the in-laws.
*No matter how well you think you know each other, you don’t. In pre-marital coaching, you have a chance to uncover potential stress points in life, face them, and decide how to work on them before you are “trapped”. With your coach present, it is easier to talk things through and make a plan.
*Pre-marital coaching is cheaper than divorce. Couples who have pre-marital training are 31% less likely to divorce. That’s good!
SYMBIS (Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts) is one of the most successful pre-marital assessment and training programs. For more information, check out their website. Then when you’re ready for your SYMBIS assessment and coaching, contact me here (or contact my colleague Gretchen Mahoney and me at Pike Creek Psychological Center 302-738-6859).
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