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Dayana Romero premarital counselling

Pre-Marital Counselling
in Hamilton

Dayana Romero 

Registered Psychotherapist
Dating Coach

Dayana Romero premarital counselling

What is Premarital Counselling?

Premarital counseling or cohabiting counseling is a form of therapy to assist couples in preparing for long, healthy, marriages or moving in together. Premarital / cohabiting counseling is designed to help the couple consider and communicate their thoughts about various topics that often arise in a cohabiting space.

Premarital counseling is suggested for all couples before their wedding day or before moving in together. This type of counseling is not just for couples who are struggling, but for those who are in a good place and need techniques to keep a relationship stable.  Premarital / per-cohabiting counseling will deal with the Four Pillars that all relationships are based on; Friendship, Trust, Communication and Sex. The goal is to guide the couple through these Four Pillars in order to establish proper coping skills when life challenges arise.   

Premarital / per-cohabiting counseling will also cover beliefs, values, finances, family of origin/background, creating your own family, roles within the relationship and more.  In order to help determine these principals, a SYMBIS Assessment will be used to measure these factors.

Religious per-marital counseling is also available.

What Premarital Counseling Can Help With?

The objective of Premarital counselling is help couples prepare for married life by helping them understand each other better, set realistic expectations, and plan for the future.

Understanding each other better

Premarital counseling may help couples learn about each other's beliefs, values, expectations, motivations, priorities, and routine. This can help them build a stronger foundation for their marriage.

Setting realistic expectations

Premarital counseling may help couples discuss all the important aspects of married life, such as finances, children, and in-laws. This can help them avoid surprises and disappointments down the road.

Planning for the future

Premarital counseling may help couples set goals for their marriage and develop a plan to achieve them. This can help them stay on track and build a happy and fulfilling life together.

Benefits of Premarital Counseling

Premarital counseling is a type of therapy that can help couples prepare for marriage. It can help couples learn how to communicate effectively, resolve conflict, and build a strong foundation for their marriage.

Here are some of the benefits of premarital counseling:

Learn constructive communication

Premarital counseling can help you and your partner learn how to communicate effectively, even when you disagree. You will learn how to express your feelings and needs in a clear and respectful way, and how to listen to your partner without judgment.

Develop conflict resolution skills

Premarital counseling can also help you and your partner learn how to resolve conflict in a healthy way. You will learn how to identify the root of the conflict, and how to communicate effectively to find a solution that works for both of you.

Focus on the positive aspects

Premarital counseling can help you and your partner focus on the positive aspects of your relationship, rather than the negative. You will learn how to appreciate each other's strengths, and how to work together to overcome challenges.

Eliminate dysfunctional behavior

Premarital counseling can help couples identify unhealthy behaviors and patterns in their relationship and learn how to correct them. This can help them create a healthier and more fulfilling relationship.

Build decision-making processes

Premarital counseling can help you and your partner develop healthy and equitable decision-making processes. You will learn how to communicate openly and honestly about your needs and wants, and how to reach mutually agreeable solutions.

Alleviate fears related to marriage

If you or your partner are anxious about what married life will entail, premarital counseling can help you discuss important issues and give you some clarity. You will learn how to manage your expectations, and how to cope with the challenges that come with marriage.

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