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What is the Premarital Workshop?

What is the main content of The Premarital Workshop?
The purpose of The Premarital Workshop is to help couples understand how family history can create opportunities to grow in their relationship. Each couple will complete a relationship assessment to help them identify strengths and areas to work on together. You will learn how to build on your friendship and enrich your level of intimacy, and learn how roles change once you become husband, wife, mother, father, and an in-law. Strategies for balancing family, work and time for one another are taught, as well as safe communication with respect to tough topics. You will learn to overcome inhibitions on these tough topics and how to work through solvable problems and decide if and how you can live with the unsolvable. You will develop an understanding of financial issues such as budgeting, retirement, and the frequently asked question "how will being married affect my financial situation." Questions on other topics will be tailored to fit each groups needs.

We already have a great relationship, why would we need marital education? Isn't love enough?

What if we've been together for a long time and may have some problem areas.

Why a six week course instead of the expensive weekend getaway?

What if we don't feel comfortable talking about our issues in a group setting?

Is this a large group? The weekend getaways are large conference like groups, I may not have individualized learning.

We are not engaged and are not sure if we are ready. Can we still participate?

Why is this workshop non-religious based?

We are an interracial couple, is this workshop for us?

We are a same sex couple, is this workshop for us?

What if as the Workshop progresses, we have doubts about whether to get married?

Nikelle Rosier, MSW, LICSW Therapist and Educator
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