A great way to prepare for engagement and marriage is to go to couples counseling beforehand! Seeking help from a mental health professional, such as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT/LMFT), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), etc., can lead to greater insight about your relationship, stronger healthy relationship skills, and strategies to manage challenges in the future. Your therapist or counselor can work with you and your partner to promote positive communication, conflict resolution, and intimacy within your relationship.
Couples counseling can help you and your partner navigate challenging conversations in a healthy way and get on the same page before engagement and/or marriage! For more information on how to find a couples counselor visit our blog on How to Find a Couples Counselor.