If you are fortunate enough to have found someone who inspires you to say a big, resounding "YES!" to each other for the rest of your lives, my suggestion is you lovingly owe it to yourselves to invest as much energy towards the future of your emotional well-being together as much as you might be putting towards your wedding, retirement planning, or buying a house. Premarital counseling can be one of the wisest investments you ever make in your future happiness. When people are in the early years of a relationship, it can be hard to imagine that your love can't conquer everything life might throw at your relationship. The grim statistics that divorce hovers somewhere in the 50% range can feel it won't ever apply to you two personally.
"It is well for the heart to be nave and the mind not to be."
Perhaps you won't be that couple that divorces, but you are more likely to be that couple that drifts apart over time and never learned how to continue growing together in a joyful, open way. The good news is that the more education you have, the lower your odds are of later divorce. And the best news is that anyone and everyone can become much better at building truly lasting relationships. The better communication skills you have, the more you are willing to learn about your own blind spots, and the more open you can learn to be about what makes it difficult to have your own self for a partner can make all the difference down the road.
Alexandra Saperstein is a licensed marriage and family therapist helping people live their ideal life. She specializes in couples therapy and counseling at her Portland, Oregon Office. Call Alexandra at 503-450-9902 to schedule your free 15 minute consultation.Quoted From: https://alexandrasaperstein.com/blog/why_premarital_counseling_is_worth_your_time_and_investment_portland_oregon.en