Premarital Group Services
In addition to Private Couples Therapy, a primary offering under our Charlotte premarital counseling services, The Excellent Marriage also provides group related offerings. These services listed below are highly educational and will prepare you for life beyond the wedding day. The group type offerings don’t typically include private therapy sessions or discussion of private and personal information. Couples enjoy the wealth of information the Premarital Counselor shares along with the shared experience of being with other couples journeying with them to their own wedding day. Visit our Events page or see our list of current Premarital Offerings to attend one of these popular events in your area. Below is information about each offering.
PreMarital Experience ($350)
This one day Premarital Experience is perfect for couples who can’t attend our popular four-week course. You will gain some basic but necessary knowledge before the wedding day. The Excellent Marriage has condensed some of the topics shared during the four-week course. The compilation will give you an awareness or insight into being married. If you want to join other couples journeying towards having The Excellent Marriage, we encourage you to participate in this one day event.
Topics covered could vary based on the overall need of the group.
This is a very popular class that contains lots of energy and excitement. If engaged or soon becoming engaged, we encourage you to participate in the next Pre-Marital Class. This four-week class covers topics such as finances, conflict resolution, personality differences, extended family, holidays, etc… You can anticipate learning therapeutic techniques that promote marital and individual success, while in a safe class-like setting.
A few misconceptions About Premarital Counseling
You have to be unhappy and experiencing problems.
You do not have to be unhappy in your relationship or experiencing problems to do any type of pre marriage work. Most engaged couples are happy and are not having doubts about their choice to get married. Premarital counseling allows you both to commit to a specific time to be present and focus on the relationship. It allows you time to learn more about one another while preparing for your lives together. It also allows you to talk about things that you may not think to talk about while wedding planning.
There is something wrong with me/you.
A common misconception in culture is that you have to be “crazy” or dealing with mental health treatment needs to attend any type of counseling. Let’s face it, we all will experience some type of emotional challenge in life and there should never be a stigma on acquiring help. However, pre-marital counseling gives you the opportunity to openly and honestly asses your health in every area of your life (spiritual, emotional, physical, financial, relational). The most courageous people in this life go to counseling. It sends a message to your partner, you care about your relational health and the longevity of your marriage.
Counseling is the last resort to SAVE my relationship; we are getting married…No time for Pre-Marital Counseling.
Jon Gottman reported that couples wait an average of 6 years of being unhappy in their relationship before getting help. Do not wait until you begin to feel unhappy or unfulfilled in your marriage. Taking care of your relationship health is just as important as you taking care of your physical and emotional health. Prevention is KEY.