Most Commonly Asked Questions
1. Mutual Commitment (to Each other and The Relationship)
2. Shared investments (kids, business, desire a future together or partnership, etc.)
3. Have the Required Resources (money, time, commitment to process, patients)
4. Willingness to Work on Self (individual therapy-if needed, open to the feedback of a therapist and your partner)
5. Like Each other not just Love Each Other (spending time together and the attraction is still present)
6. Receptive to Change (applying the therapy, completing the between session assignments)
7. Feel Safe and Security (No fear of physical, mental, emotional, or financial harm)
Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT’s are the only mental health professionals who are required during their graduate level training and post graduate level experience to obtain supervised relational hours (conducting therapy with couples and families). However, other non MFT professionals may have additional non formal training and experience in the field of treating couples.
Premarital counseling is designed to assist both dating and engaged partners with establishing a direction toward a higher level of relationship commitment. That can look like marriage, moving in together, learning how to co-parent, or processing any major transition or concern between non married relationship partners. Some couples also use premarital counseling as a measuring stick to determine if the relationship is worth pursuing.