MARITAL AND PREMARITAL COUNSELING
BY EXPERT COUNSELORS

REPAIR AND STRENGTHEN YOUR BOND OF LOVE

THE IMPORTANCE OF A GOOD RELATIONSHIP

Relationships are an important component of our daily lived experiences. The social bonds that we as humans form need to be meaningful and healthy. Any form of healthy social relations, whether at work or at home, or in a marriage, can help us feel secure, and can also aid personal development through the advice we receive from people that care about us.

MAINTAINING STABLE RELATIONSHIPS

It’s pretty clear that good relationships form the backbone of a healthy mind. A widely accepted notion is that those with healthier relationships tend to have fewer health problems, and also a lower risk of behaviours associated with anxiety and depression. Marriage is a social institution that unites two people in a mutually respectful relationship. Whether two people have tied the knot or not, the backbone of a good relationship is mutual respect. When two individuals respect one another, they understand the boundaries that they mustn’t transgress to lose their partner’s trust, or cause them some form of emotional distress. Whether it’s during the course of marriage, or shortly before it, couples sometimes require assistance with the grievances that they face in their relationships. Counselling and assistance at the Premarital and Marital level can do wonders to maintain a stable relationship, or help two individuals understand what a stable relationship is, before tying the knot. 

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PREMARITAL AND MARITAL COUNSELING ?

PREMARITAL COUNSELLING

1.Aims to clarify the doubts that people have about marriage before they actually get into it, encourage communication in the future.
2.Helping two individuals understand their fears about marriage, solving larger doubts about major decisions like children and money.
3. Dispelling the need for any grudges that individuals may hold against one another in their relationship as a result of conflict

MARITAL COUNSELLING

1.Aims to help individuals understand what may have caused a marriage to become strained, and help ease the tension.
2.Helping two individuals understanding the parameters and behaviors that govern a certain quality of marital love.
3.Understanding the thought patterns behind the development of grudges and anger in a marriage, and helping overcome them.

From this list of differences, it’s pretty clear that both Premarital and Marital Counselling enable individuals to understand what goes behind a strong relationship. However, the
difference lies in the purpose they hold.
Premarital counselling is usually for those about to get married, in order to reduce the chances of conflict. However, Marital counselling looks at families and relationships where
conflict has already arisen, in order to help mediate it and restore stability within a household.
SIMILARITIES BETWEEN MARITAL AND PREMARITAL COUNSELING

 But where do Marital and Premarital Counselling intersect? Here’s the simple answer:
→ They both deal with conflict and distress within a familial unit
→ They both help come to terms with anger or animosity within a relationship
→ Both help with strengthening bonds of trust, and letting go of past mistakes.
→ They both encourage higher levels of communication within a marriage.
→ Both encourage mindfulness with respect to things said in the heat of the moment, allowing for more
effective communication. The presence of an objective third party often propels couples to open up and talk about their own
experiences, and what they feel about the relationships the get themselves into. This objective interaction helps to dispel any tension, and may also prepare those planning to tie the knot to be more ‘sure’ about their decision.

How Can We Help With Marital Counselling Online?

Initial sessions in marriage counselling, we encourage partners to have sessions individually with our counselors, after some headway has been made joint sessions are then conducted. Our Trained Counselors help Couples to gain an improved understanding of oneself and one’s partner. Our Psychologists will help you to gain insight into each other’s personality differences, needs and expectations.

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Apart from this, they will teach you better communications skills to reduce conflict and increase understanding of each other’s perspectives which will directly have a positive effect on the quality of your marriage. Strategies of Conflict resolution and Problem Solving will also be taught to you so that the couple will be equipped to solve any other issue that may crop up later on so that you’ll strive to have a healthy relationship in the future. Start talking to an online marital counselor now to start feeling better!