By engaging in premarital counseling, couples gain insight into potential issues before they become deal-breakers. Do you know your partner's stance on having children? Will either of you be changing your name? Where will you spend holidays? Do you have a plan for financial responsibilities, including retirement? These topics can often be overlooked in the beginning of a relationship but have the potential to create detrimental issues in your relationship. Through premarital counseling we will work to give you and your partner skills to discuss these issues before they become problematic
Many studies suggest that engaging in premarital counseling greatly reduces your risk of getting a divorce. The current statistics suggest that about 50% of first marriages end in divorce, but utilizing premarital counseling reduces that risk to about 20%!
Not only will you have insight into potential martial pitfalls, be more likely to stay in the marriage, you will also be more likely to find your marriage more enjoyable! You will learn valuable skills that will help you to maintain your strong bond with your partner.
It's more cost-effective than divorce. The average estimated cost of a divorce in the US ranges between $15,000-30,000. Beyond the obvious financial costs of a divorce (legal fees, property division, alimony, child support, the list goes on), they are also extremely emotionally taxing. Divorce is traumatizing not only for the two persons going through it, but also for their children and extended families. Children of divorce parents are more likely to have behavioral issues, fear abandonment, have self-esteem issues, and are more likely to go through a divorce themselves.