You’re Getting Married!… But You’re Afraid
Imagine you’re about to get married. You’re excited but also scared. There are some things you want to talk about with your partner, but you don’t want to do it alone. You’ve had a great experience with therapy, and you’d like to try premarital counseling. Seeing a therapist before you get married is different from seeing one after you’re already tied the knot; in that case, you’d be working with a marriage counselor. Premarital counseling focuses on making your partner, on the other hand, is not so excited. You’re having trouble understanding why they’re so resistant because you’ve had such a positive experience with mental health treatment. What could they possibly be so against? You may not be able to understand how scared they are but here are some reasons why premarital counseling could be scary to someone who hasn’t been to therapy.
What If Nothing Good Happens In Counseling?
For someone who has never spoken to a therapist, premarital counseling may feel scary. When you don’t know what to expect, things are frightening. You may be ready to get married, but you’re afraid of what happens next. Perhaps you were the one that wanted to go to premarital counseling, or maybe it’s your partner who wants to discuss matters before you get hitched. If you are a man and you chose to go to premarital counseling with your partner, that is a positive thing. Society paints a picture that men are typically resistant to going to therapy, and if you are defying this stereotype, it helps push back against this harmful generalization.
All Genders Can Show Resistance to Counseling
It’s not only men who are resistant to going to premarital counseling it can be any gender. Whether you are a man nonbinary or trans, anybody can be fearful of what would happen to them should they attend premarital counseling. One of the reasons people are afraid to go to counseling before they get married is that they fear that the therapist will take their partner’s side in an argument. A therapist isn’t supposed to take sides. However, they might not understand that a counselor is obligated to be impartial in a disagreement between their two clients. A professional therapist won’t take sides but will mediate between two parties so that they can see each other‘s points of view.
What Scares You About Counseling?
It’s natural for anyone to be fearful of going to therapy, whether you’ve been in a session or not. Speaking to somebody regarding issues that you’ve never revealed is intimidating. What if they judge you? What if they don’t understand? A competent therapist will not voice their opinions regarding your personal choices. If you’re seeing a premarital counselor, their goal is to help you best communicate with your partner about your wants and needs. They’re not there to pass judgment on you, but rather help you to communicate effectively with your partner.
The Benefits of Premarital Counseling
What are the benefits of going to premarital counseling? It allows you and your partner stay on the same page even if you have disagreements finances, children, becoming homeowners, or if you would like to own pets. A premarital counselor is well-versed in the aiding conflicts between two people. No matter how well you get along with your partner, there will be issues that you don’t see Ida ion. Having somebody who is an expert on mediation will help you to be able to put yourself in the other person shoes.
Good Things Can Happen In Couples Therapy
It’s highly unlikely something awful is going to happen when you attend counseling, and in fact, the opposite is more likely: you will gain perspective on how your partner feels and be able to have a more amicable relationship. If you go into the session with a strong partnership, to begin with, your connection is likely to get stronger. You and your partner have a stable relationship and are honest and open with each other. So if you’re the one who’s afraid, consider the fact that premarital counseling might be able to alleviate those fears. It’s crucial to communicate with your partner before you get married so that you’re able to start your relationship off right.
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