Premarital Counseling in Richmond, VA
With nearly half of all marriages ending in divorce, premarital counseling should be sought out when couples are considering getting married (in fact, some states require premarital counseling for people under 18 years of age).
If you live in the Richmond area and are considering marriage, Richmond premarital counseling can help. In Thriveworks Richmond premarital counseling, couples will learn how to develop the skills to communicate in marriage, identify potential conflict areas, and learn how to navigate their way through difficult questions.
Cause for Premarital Counseling
Premarital counseling is normally sought out “pre-marriage” but it is also necessary and useful for those contemplating marriage. Premarital counseling can be beneficial for those not sure of the next step, and can also help those that are engaged and preparing for marriage. Premarital counseling can also help a person in a relationship who is “non-committal” to learn what barriers they may have.
Just because you complete premarital counseling does not mean “you are getting married”. In fact, sometimes couples go through premarital counseling and find it best that they do not pursue marriage, and they both go on to live happy and healthy lives separately.
Benefits of Working with a Premarital Counselor
The benefits of premarital counseling are endless; research has shown that premarital counseling can reduce divorce rates and the pre-marriage jitters. You do not have to have a problem to seek premarital counseling. In fact, premarital counseling can be used to strengthen your relationship and help you communicate better. Premarital counseling helps couples discuss and develop a plan for working through the conflicts that lie ahead.
Premarital counseling can help open up discussions that you feel uncomfortable bringing up yourself. Counseling does not mean you have a problem. It means that you are strong enough to learn to prevent future problems. Some commonly covered ground in premarital counseling includes:
- Common interest and activities
- Role expectations
- Religion and/or church
- Marriage expectations
- Budget and finance
- Children and parenting
- The need for space
Work with a Premarital Counselor at Thriveworks Richmond
We want you and your partner to find the help, care, motivation, or information you are looking for. Call us at 804-554-0356 to schedule an appointment with a premarital counselor at Thriveworks Richmond. Our providers possess the skills, knowledge, and experience necessary to provide you and your significant other with the help and support you need.