With divorce rates so high and so many young children affected negatively by their parents’ divorce recommending pre-marriage education to a couple about to get married is an ethical and nurturing responsibility that we all need to share, don’t you agree? I am seeing more couples booking in as a “pre-condition” of being married by clergymen or celebrants, so I know that there is a shared concern to do what we can to educate couples about communication styles, conflict resolution capability, etc. before they marry.
I see many couples separating inside of the first 3 years of marriage, many already with a child or two. I have asked every couple coming in for counselling in relation to relationship stress within the first 3 years of their marriage whether they had received pre-marriage education or counselling. Not one of the couples said that they had.
With over 7 years experienced as an accredited counsellor in pre-marriage programs I believe that I am well placed to provide support and insight to couples planning marriage whether it be for the first time or “the next” time.
Prepare-Enrich is a 250-question psychometric instrument answered on-line, once you have registered with me. The couple can complete the instrument before we meet. When we book our two follow-up sessions I will have the completed analysis with me. The purpose of the instrument is NOT to tell the couple whether they should get married, nor is the resulting analysis a predictor of a successful marriage. What it does do is create conversations around many of the issues that a couple will be confronted with during the early stages of their marriage.
It can be lots of fun and is always enlightening for the couple.
Call me on 0414 376 566 to book a session or to discuss your circumstances, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org