Couple’s therapy can not only relieve tension in a relationship, it can also contribute to the well being of each partner. An objective, non-judgmental counselor can mediate differences a couple cannot settle on their own. This process involves partners honestly looking at their role in the relationship and taking responsibility for it.
It is vital we know our own “marriage story” as we move closer to the reality of marriage. This story is born primarily out of our family of origin, no matter the integration or disintegration of our parents’ marriage. We project innumerable decisions into our idea of our own marriage out of our experience with our parents. Knowing your marriage story will clarify how you envision what your own marriage should—or shouldn’t—look like. This is essential early in every pre-marital conversation for we marry each other’s idea of marriage as much as we marry each other.