Premarital Counseling in Scottsdale and Phoenix
If you are in a relationship and are ready to take the next step towards marriage then consider giving your marriage a strong foundation by attending premarital counseling at Crossroads Phoenix and Scottsdale Relationship Centers. You may be asking, “Why is it so important to have premarital counseling?” Good question. The answer is that many of us did not grow up with positive examples of marriage. We did not learn from our parents how to successfully resolve conflict, communicate clearly, or positively deal with finances. A lot of us did not see our parents express affection and love in their marriage.
Some of us grew up with even worse situations. In these situations we did not only have positive example of marriage but we grew up with extreme unhealthy examples. Maybe there was intense arguing and fighting, addictions, infidelity, abuse, and divorce. Premarital counseling is important because whether you grew up with a marriage model that was just okay, somewhere in the middle, or really bad you will want to learn what it takes to make your marriage strong and healthy.
Researchers tell us the importance of relationships in our life. We know that those people who have strong and connected attachments are generally happier and healthier. The most important attachment you will have in your life is the relationship you will have with you spouse. This is yet another reason why premarital therapy is vitally important. You will want your marriage to be a safe place where you can retreat to at the end of the day. You will want your spouse to not only be your best friend but also the person you turn to when things are tough. Premarital counseling with a Crossroads therapist not only focuses on empowering you with the practical tools you will need to have a successful marriage, but he/she will also help you to learn how to deepen your emotional bond with one another by learning the common pitfalls all marriages face.
All marriages will go through difficult times. Your love, commitment and bond will be tested. Premarital counseling at Crossroads Phoenix and Scottsdale Relationship Centers will help you stay connected with one another by teaching you how to avoid negative fear cycles. We will help you to avoid these negative fear cycles by learning how to share your deepest emotions and emotional needs. This is really the key to having a satisfying and life long connection with your spouse.
Crossroads Phoenix and Scottsdale Relationship Centers offer two types of premarital therapy for clients. Finding out which premarital counseling is best for you depends on your situation. If you are in a relationship where there are high levels of distrust then we recommend that you participate in our traditional marriage counseling sessions. In these sessions you will receive all the information needed to help you build a strong foundation plus the tools your relationship needs right now to overcome the challenges you are facing.
If you are in a relationship where you are not experiencing high levels of distress then we typically recommend premarital counseling using the highly effective Prepare-Enrich Premarital Program. In this program you and your fiance will take an online questionnaire that will generate a report. This questionnaire covers areas such as finances, parenting, family issues, blended families, spirituality, conflict resolution, communication and many more pertinent topics. You will meet with a Crossroads counselor to personally go over your report in 6, 50 minute sessions.
If you are ready to build a strong and healthy foundation then please consider premarital counseling services at Crossroads Phoenix and Scottsdale Relationship Centers. To start your happily ever after contact us today by calling 623-680-3486, email firstname.lastname@example.org or click here to visit our premarital counseling page.
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