A healthy relationship is NOT dramatic, abusive, addictive, or an emotional roller-coaster.
In a healthy relationship, both partners feel physically and emotionally safe. Therefore, they want to get close and create an emotionally and physically intimate relationship that is built on an interdependent connection.
I will teach you practical usable skills essential for a successful relationship. I will teach you the skills required to create an environment of open, flowing communication and proactive problem solving in a way that strengthens connection, understanding, and resilience.
You will learn how to be a better communicator. You will learn both how to make your voice and needs heard in a productive and positive manner and how to listen to your partner so that he or she also feels heard. You will also learn how to handle conflict in your marriage. When you live with someone, you will have arguments ranging from the very mundane to more serious issues. How you argue will be a part of the story of how you are as a couple. You will learn how to de-escalate arguments and how to fight fairly, so you don’t cause emotional pain from things you said that you’ll never be able to take back.
We will likely bring up topics that you’ve discussed with your partner previously as well as topics you haven’t considered before. In pre-marital counseling you will uncover new details from your partner. You may also find unexpected areas where you disagree.
Getting married is one of life’s most treasured experiences. Pre-marital counseling can help you and your partner turn that momentous occasion into a loving, lasting relationship. It is an investment in your future happiness.
Here’s what people are saying:
“The five sessions of pre-marital counseling we did with Linda was probably one of the best decisions we made regarding our future. What we learned was so helpful. It was worth every penny. We use the things we learned from her and they make a huge difference in our relationship.”
~Ken & Monica. April 2018
“We are getting married in 8 months and decided to do some pre-marriage counseling to see if we could avoid making mistakes down the road. Both my fiancé and I are so glad that we did. We learned some really valuable skills that I know are going to help us avoid problems and keep our relationship on track .”
~Tara K. February 2021
PRACTICAL USABLE SKILLS
The way I work is extremely effective because I integrate the latest scientific research, theoretical writings and personal experiences into practical and useful resources that are immediately of use to your unique situation.
You will learn essential skills for improving communication, self-worth, empathy, emotional expression, and healthy conflict resolution that contribute to lasting improvements in relationship satisfaction.
It is the quality of one’s relationship that determines the quality of life.