(Closed) Pre-Marital Counseling

posted 6 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

whatever happens, itll be worth it for us because it allows us to buy our Marriage License for $11 instead of $60

 

Post # 4
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3170 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We are doing it right now and love it! Even though it’s a lot of stuff we have already talked about or heard it’s nice to hear it from another perspective and it gets us talking! We have also become really close with the couple who is doing it with us and we are able to talk about real life problems that come up and how to deal with them. I would suggest it to any one who is thinking of doing it.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We had to do it to be married Catholic (at his mom’s request) and although some parts were kinda ridiculous and/or we had to hold our tongues on, we both felt overall like it was a good thing. We discussed things we hadn’t before merely because we hadn’t thought too and the discussions about conflict resolution gave us new ways to work through problems. It can’t hurt!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We plan to do it but haven’t found a place yet 🙂

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We did it and loved it.  Even though we had already talked about a lot of the topics discussed, we both still found it very helpful and it gave us a common language to use.  It made sure we had covered all of the important things and went into more depth about why my Fiance and I are the way we are and why we do the things we do (personalities, love launguages, family history, etc.).

Honestly, I think all engaged couples should so pre-martial counseling.  If more people did it, I’d bet money the divorce rate would go down.

Post # 10
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873 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I really wanted to do it but our schedules didn’t work out and he didn’t want to.

I think it would have been worth it.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@msbriezyb:  I personally didnt like my sessions but only because I don’t really like our officiant!  I almost feel robbed of the experience.  If I had money I’d do it again with a professional.  I didn’t like the format – it was all on paper and mostly about rating certain aspects of our relationship – “On a scale of 1 to 10, how satisfied are you with your sex life?  How well do you communicate? etc.  I was expecting something different.  Either way, if it’s affordable, I would go for it.  I think it’s good for couples to do it together…

Post # 12
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999 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

We had to through our church since we were getting married under Catholic. Turned out to be very informative, we actually enjoyed it.

Post # 13
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390 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We’ve had one session and it’s required to get married in the church. Mostly we just went through our family life and history.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

we have to but haven’t started yet. My Fiance hates the idea of counseling so i sware he just conveniently forgets to email the church for the info. i keep asking him but he keeps “forgetting”. He HATES “talking about his feeellinnggsss” so i really hope its not like that. He feels like a pathetic mushy nutjob – like you sit on the couch and talk about your feelings to some  strange guy for an hour. so PLEASE tell me its not really like that.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Me and Fiance haven’t yet, but will have to in order to marry at his church. I think it will be good.

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