(Closed) Did anyone do marriage prep with a licensed, secular counselor?

posted 4 years ago in Secular
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

weddingbee deleted my answer but half a sentence so I just deleted the whole thing 

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 1 month ago by  Sheryl0013.
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Yes, we did both. We talked mostly about conflict resolution. My h7sband and I both try to fix problems, and some problems are not fixable, so it was especially helpful in learning how to provide support through hard times rather than just trying to fix things.

We also discussed backgrounds and such because our counselor wanted us to be on the same page of what we wanted our relationship to be. We also learned that celebrating in the good times is more important to a relationship than comiserating in the bad times.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

yes. my country provides subsidies if you complete a pre-marriage preparation course. it was very helpful and forced us to talk about things that we had kind of assumed we would talk about someday but never got round to. it was also useful in getting us to open up to each other more. 

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

Yes we went this route and were very happy. We brought up a few topics relevant to us (anything is game), but she also focused on our communication, which was a perfect anchor.

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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2016

 

erosie:  My fiance and I read up a lot on what to talk about before marriage. We compiled a non-religious, non-judgmental guide here: http://schoolofeverafter.com/guide/. Let us know if there are any topics we might have missed!

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