(Closed) preparing relationship for the commitment (classes, workshops, books?)

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We’re going to do pre-marital counseling of some kind too. We’re having my cousin marry us, so it’ll be separate than that. I sort of don’t want to do “therapy.” But if we can’t find the right situation in a mentor relationship or church setting we’ll probably do that. Like you I know that marriage is important and tough, and I want someone objective to get us talking about things that maybe we wouldn’t have come up with on our own. Or asked questions or something. Good luck finding someone or some program!

If you’re located in SoCal I know of a church that does a great six week workshop, if you’re interested. (I’m not located there, otherwise problem solved.) 😉

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I feel the same way!! We have a great relationship, hardly ever fight, have been together for 3 years and live together, aren’t too young, etc. BUT 50% of people get divorced!! I think we are going to do a few sessions of premarital counseling. I read a few research articles that people are more satisfied with their relationship after doing premarital counseling, this very well may be because the type of people who do premarital counseling are the type of people who really care about having a lasting relationship, but in any case it can’t hurt! We talk about all those things too, and I’m not expecting premarital counseling to bring up any issues, but rather prepare us for the most common reasons people break up. I’m sure we’d be fine without it, but I’d like to know that we are doing everything possible to be happy with each other 🙂

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I should add that we don’t have any religious affiliations, so we would’t do it through a church but that could be a good option.

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