What is pre-marital counselling?

  • Provides future husband and wife with conflict resolution strategies
  • Prevent couples from engaging in negative behaviour that often break marriages (should these issues come up)


What types of discussions happen in pre-marriage counselling?

  • Individual and joint finances
  • Parenting styles
  • Communication styles
  • Conflict resolution strategies
  • Decision-making styles
  • Gender roles
  • Family therapy


Why go for it?

  • Helps you prepare mentally for marriage
  • Improves your ability to communicate
  • Set realistic expectations for marriage
  • Develop conflict resolution skills
  • Set a positive attitude about seeking help down the road


When to start?

  • As soon as you start serious future planning


Does pre-marriage counselling strengthen your relationship?

  • Yes, couples who opt have long-lasting marriages
  • Open communication
  • A better understanding of each other’s past, family, relationship


Does pre-marriage counselling mean that your relationship is already amidst challenges?

  • No
  • It helps you learn how to identify issues and handle conflict that will inevitably arise at some point


Challenges of premarital counselling?

  • Couples may avoid or dread counselling out of fear of what issues might be revealed
  • Difficult topics of significance may be raised
  • But it’s better to discuss the issues beforehand that might cause trouble in future