Congratulations on your final steps towards deciding to be a married couple… This is such an exciting time for your relationship! Although you may be very happy and harmonious with your partner right now, it is important to prepare for the communication and conflict resolution skills you will need to be a successful couple… Our goal is to help you feel very confident when you walk down the aisle that you are prepared for the emotional challenges of married life without spending a ridiculous amount of money. Some couples are having conflict and problems before marriage that they want to resolve before they make the final decision to say “I Do.”
When you select Dr. Stephanie’s Relationship Repair Shop as your Premarital Counseling provider, you have the benefit of choosing one of the Best Relationship Experts in the Metro DC region. Stephanie has been interviewed about her program for couples on Washington DC News Channel 8 and on WBAL-11, in addition to being quoted as a relationship expert by Forbes, USA Today, and MSN.
Benefits of Premarital Counseling
Couples have more time to discern if this is definitely the right partner who has similar values, goals, and dreams for marriage.
Couples learn relationship techniques to help them work out future problems, and they also have an opportunity to work out any problems they have been having during the engagement and dating relationship.
Couples are shown behaviors and attitudes that help lead to a more successful marriage, according to the latest marriage research.
Couples complete the PREPARE assessment and then receive a report of their strengths and weaknesses (in addition to what they disagree on related to married life). This allows you to objectively think about your relationship. I will assist with resolving areas of disagreement and turning areas of weakness into strengths!
Couples learn the skills to have more peaceful, fulfilling, and long-term relationships.
Couples develop a relationship with a couples therapist, so that if problems arise after marriage they have someone objective and knowledgeable that they can turn to for help.
If a couple is unsure about marriage, the counselor will not make a decision for the couple, but will make recommendations and discuss concerns with the couple to help guide them towards making a good decision.