Thinking about moving in with your partner…?

First, the bad news about marriage and cohabitation… In Canada, about 42% of marriages are expected to end in divorce or separation1 and for cohabiting couples the rate is estimated to be almost double (60-80%)2. But the good news is… Couples who engage in effective pre-marriage counselling have a 30% higher rate of staying married3. That means counselling can increase your chances of staying together to about 75%! So, what makes pre-marriage counselling effective?

  • Discussion topics are chosen by you and tailored to your priorities and interests. You will be…
    • Encouraged to ask questions and discuss your concerns about any topic or problem.
    • Supported and resourced in areas that you find challenging.
    • Affirmed in the knowledge, skills, and strengths you possess and how those will positively influence your relationship.
  • Development of practices uniquely tailored to your relationship. These will help in maintaining a strong, loving relationship far into the future.
  • Support is given for building understanding and trust in your partner and your relationship.
  • You will experience a safe, confidential, and respectful space to explore ideas, beliefs, values, worldviews, and ways of being together.

Please contact me if you have questions or are interested in beginning pre-marriage counselling.

Peace be to you and your household,
Shari van Spronsen, MC, RCC
Second Story Counselling 


 

1 http://statcan.gc.ca/pub/85-002-x/2012001/article/11634-eng.htm#
http://www.imfcanada.org/sites/default/files/Canadian%20Cohabitation%20Statistics.pdf
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1741-3729.2003.00105.x/abstract?

 

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