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Start Your Marriage Right!

So you are engaged… Congratulations!

We are excited for you and look forward to helping you navigate the transition from being single to being married.

Weddings are expensive. You would not think of going into that day without a plan. Between now and your wedding day you will spend countless hours and lots of money to ensure that each detail is work out just the way you want it to be. As important as that is…


Premarital counseling can help you start your marriage on the right foot. It is common for married couples who come to the Center in crisis to say things like, “I wish we had somebody walk us through this before we got married. We would have had less conflict and pain in our marriage.”

As part of our pre-marital counseling we address the following topics:

  • Roles of a husband and wife
  • Communication
  • Resolving conflict
  • Sexual intimacy
  • Finances
  • The impact of family of origin and prior relationships
  • Parenting and step-parenting in blended families

We use the PREPARE/ENRICH relationship inventory with the goal that we would start conversations between the two of you that would continue for the rest of your lives. We also point you toward the best resources we have found for growing a healthy marriage.

What you spend time, energy and effort on will grow. Invest in your marriage before it starts, and continue to nurture it every day after your wedding!

For more information or to schedule an appointment call the Center, 561-241-9014.

Robert Otto, Ph.D.

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