Third- Party Action: The Benefits of Couples Counseling Before Saying “I Do”

March 9, 2013  |  
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Couples counseling is usually something people consider AFTER they’re married and hit a snag in the relationship. After all, for some, seeking the help of a therapist before you walk down the aisle is a bit premature and even silly. But getting couples counseling can have its benefits at various stages of any relationship and it doesn’t always mean there’s trouble in paradise. Sometimes couples can even enjoy a counseling session or two because it helps them connect on a deeper level. Not sure if couples counseling is something you and your partner can benefit from? Here are some “pros” to getting the guidance and tools you need to succeed in your relationship.

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  • Annie

    I’m 41 years old and my husband has recently told me that he wanted out of the marriage and he actually left a few days later, after 21 years of marriage…
    …After the initial shock wore off and I was able to think straight…

    …I was able to persuade him to give me and the marriage another chance…
    …I had to wing it with only the strategies in the “save the marriage” book

  • Jazmine

    Most couples only think counseling is for AFTER the marriage, not before…because they think if they need counseling before the marriage, then they shouldn’t be getting married. Which MAY BE TRUE!! We would probably have a lower divorce rate if people did this. Good advice

  • Nikki

    Where I live, the marriage license fee is $30 more if you don’t go to pre-marital counseling. I think it’s a great way to discuss topics that make you uncomfortable, such as finances or grounds for divorce-if any. The marriage counselor might bring up something that you may have forgotten to talk about, like TV or no TV in the bedroom.