Why Every Couple Should Attend Premarital Counseling

June 8, 2018  |  
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I’ve now had several friends tell me that they loved going to premarital counseling. Well, let me edit that: they loved how much stronger they felt in their relationships after going through the sometimes grueling work they had to do in premarital counseling. The actual counseling part is no walk in the park, and it makes you face issues that you may have otherwise preferred to ignore. But counselors seek to bring up matters that you will, inevitably, face. And isn’t it so much better to discuss them now, when they aren’t actually happening and you aren’t overly emotional? The couples that I know who attended counseling, by the way, were always strong couples as far as I know. They didn’t go to fix problems; they went to prevent problems. Here is why every couple should attend premarital counseling.

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You’ll discuss money

You’ll talk about money in several circumstances. You’ll discuss things like, how much you’d want to spend on a child’s high school or college. Would you be paying for college? Would you apply for a loan for your child? Would you be paying that back, or the child? This is just one of hundreds of money talks that will come up.

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