“Premarital counseling may be more important than your wedding dress. If you are engaged, the idea of premarital counseling may sound like a buzz kill. Who wants to talk about your issues or possibly discover new ones during such a joyous time?
People usually spend far more time and money on their wedding dress than on preparing their relationship for marriage, which can leave them ill-equipped to successfully navigate problems down the road. Meeting with a counselor, religious advisor or even a friend or family member to facilitate discussions between you and your partner can decrease the chances of being blind sided by unexpected issues and increase the likelihood that you’ll be able to successfully cope with life challenges. Through my experience counseling couples, it is clear that the following questions should be discussed prior to walking down the aisle.”