Setting aside time and money for pre-marital counseling now can can prevent trouble spots later. And counseling is less painful than marital strife.
I will help you examine your expectations of marriage; the roles or duties of each partner; and your goals for the future. Communication, stress, and conflict resolution are critical topics to review. We'll discuss your values and beliefs. We explore your thoughts about secrets, trust, fidelity, and sex. Finances is always important to address. We also discuss your childhood families, and the family you may want to create, and what is important to you about parenting. Your time together, your social life with others, personal time need to be considered. Every day life (chores and work) make up the biggest part of marital time, so we look at those.
Typically, all of this takes at least 4-6 one hour sessions. Planning for your future now can be fun and lays the groundwork for your future together.