Third- Party Action: The Benefits of Couples Counseling Before Saying “I Do”
4. Learning From Past Relationships
If you haven’t healed completely from a past hurt or heartache, chances are you’ve probably carried a lot of baggage into your current relationship. Your partner may know little details here and there but he doesn’t fully understand how deep it goes. By discussing your trust issues with a therapist, you put your issues in perspective and he or she can offer you suggestions on how to move past them so that they don’t sabotage your current relationship. You may even discover in counseling that you’re not yet ready to be in another serious relationship until you are truly healed from all your insecurities or pain. Be prepared to accept that your past may still be haunting you, but counseling can help you get out of the past so that you can enjoy the present and hope for a loving future.