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      Can't afford a therapist, feel like you have a pretty good relationship, but want to go through what many therapists offer in private sessions?

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Common premarriage questions

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How Much Does Premarital Counseling or Marriage Preparation Cost?

 

The cost of anything related to relationships varies greatly on what type of information you want and in what format.

 

Book material such as Take Back Your Wedding, or Lisa Kift's Therapy Toolkit conversation starter book written by a marriage therapist) are two examples of ways to get conversation rolling. This potentially lets you save a lot of money (and potentially resistance to talking about your marriage to a stranger.)

 

Generally the more personalized you get, the more expensive it will be due to the level of training and experience someone has in mental health and relationships. Our Couple-Checkup inventory is personalized but VERY AFFORDABLE because it's online and automated. However, the "what do we do with the information" may still require a marriage counselor.

 

Generally classes will be the least expensive, especially if they're in a church setting or done by lay marriage mentors. Next would be classes, workshops or retreats by licensed mental health professionals. And the most expensive would be individual marriage counselors.

 

Being Realistic About Your Relationship Health

 

A question to ask yourself is whether you're being realistic about your relationship, and whether it might be worth some conversations to enhance what will be a long road of normal ups and downs. If you're still in "bliss" as a couple, the question is whether you're going to survive coming down to reality or whether you'll assume the marriage has failed because it finally hits "normal" levels of a normal relationship.

 

Hint: you're in "bliss land" if you can't think of anything wrong with your fiance, have never had an argument, or get defensive at the very IDEA that you may have conflict at some point in your relationship. It's terribly exciting to be at that stage in a relationship and every couple has a different "calendar" for when they move to the next stage. It's just important to realize you're in that happy stage that is unique to the early times.

 

If you're in troubled waters now, it's best to see an individual counselor who may forget the "general marriage prep" topics and dive directly into your issues, whatever they may be.

 

If you or your fiance come from divorced parents, the research shows very clearly your risks of divorce are significantly higher. You may be best going straight to a marriage counselor to help keep inevitable issues from doing great damage. When life gets tough and your own model is to exit a relationship, what will you do instead? This is where marriage counselors can assist you in developing the necessary skills and sense of confidence in what a healthy, lifelong marriage looks like.