BEGIN YOUR MARRIAGE ON SOLID GROUND
Congratulations on taking this next step on the journey of life that you are now embarked on. As you know, this is an exciting time, a romantic time, a busy and a hectic time. There are so many things to do and plan... Find the perfect dress, a great photographer, terrific venue, and the list goes on and on.
The one thing that is frequently neglected while planning for your wedding, is your relationship, as it stands today, and as you prepare for its future and the changes that will come.
Even if you have a great relationship, most likely the best one you've ever had, Premarital Counseling can help ensure its stable footing during these hectic and stressful times leading up to the wedding, and will also prepare you and your relationship for the changes the future will bring.
Becoming crystal clear on issues of finances, children & parenting, career paths, life goals, extended family involvement, relationship and household roles, and a host of other topics will not only strengthen your relationship today, but prepare it for the challenges of tomorrow.
According to CNN, the average cost of a wedding in 2015 was more than $30,000, which did not include the honeymoon. This is a significant investment in a moment that will be the highlight of the start of your journey together as a married couple. The investment in Premarital Counseling, which can significantly improve the odds of the success of your marriage, is minimal, and yet would be worth the cost even if it was significant. Typically, the cost of my Premarital Packages are less than 2% of the cost of the average wedding.
Lastly, research has consistently shown that couples that engage in Premarital Counseling immediately feel they have a stronger more satisfying relationship. Studies by Professor Scott Stanley indicate that those who engage in Premarital Counseling enjoy a 30% increase in relationship satisfaction. His studies also indicate that those who participate in Premarital Counseling have a divorce rate 31% lower than those who don't, and with the national divorce rate currently at about 40% according the American Psychological Association, Premarital Counseling can nearly divorce proof your marriage.
You owe to yourself, your partner, your family, and your children to enhance and strengthen your relationship as much as possible as you prepare to join your partner in a lifetime together.
"Premarital Counseling reduces divorce rates by 31%"
Premarital Counseling in San Diego
Dr. Chris Fragiskatos, Ph.D., LMFT #34336