3 Reasons To Attend Marriage Counseling Before Getting Married

While many people have attended marriage counseling at different times throughout their marriage, with a great deal of success, it is also a good idea to go to marriage counseling before you ever get married. This type of counseling is sometimes termed pre-marriage counseling, and can be incredibly beneficial for you and your future spouse. You are going to interact in ways and learn things that you likely wouldn't have otherwise, and it is a great way to prepare you for a healthy and long-lasting marriage and relationship. Here are three reasons why you and your future spouse should consider attending marriage counseling, AKA pre-marriage counseling, before you get married. 

You Can Address Issues Before They Arise 

A lot of the time, married couples go in for marriage counseling to discuss marital issues that they are struggling with. While this is a great thing for them to do, it is even better if you go into counseling and discuss these issues before they ever arise. Talking about these issues and determining ways to avoid them, or to work through them if they do happen to arise, is a great way to create a strong foundation for your marriage and an excellent "game plan" for the two of you to remember and stick to.

Helps You Learn To Communicate With Each Other 

One of the biggest issues that a lot of marriages have is the inability of each spouse to properly communicate with the other. Without proper communication, there are going to be a lot of feelings of anger, sadness, frustration, annoyance, and the list goes on and on. By addressing communication before you are actually married, you not only acknowledge how important it is, but you are also given the opportunity to talk about how you each communicate, and how you differ in your communication styles. This will help you to keep your spouse's needs in mind when you communicate and will lead to more open and successful communication in marriage.

Avoid Divorce

No couple go into marriage thinking that they are going to get divorced, but unfortunately it happens, and it happens a lot. Going to counseling like Tim Robbins Counseling before you get married allows you to address the issue right up front and discuss some of the main causes for divorce. This helps you to be as prepared as you possibly can to work through any potential issues that arise, and also avoid issues that could potentially lead to divorce.