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Spring Your Engagement into a Healthy Marriage!

The fall and winter months have been filled with times of togetherness and new commitments to love! New relationships, new engagements and more. With the Spring months approaching, and wedding season right around the corner, many questions about your engagement may be filling your mind. Are you and your significant other prepared to take your relationship to the next level?... And what exactly does marriage preparation look like? 

These are questions I'd love to answer! Intimate relationships can take on many forms. They begin during different times in life. They develop for various reasons. They also carry different strengths and areas for growth that are unique to each couple.

So, what are some things you can you do to Spring Your Engagement into a Healthy Marriage? Here are three (3) ways to prepare to transform your relationship into a successful lifelong union: 

  1. Practice Love: With all of the responsibilities of life on your mind daily, it's important for you and your partner to remind each other that you are loved. Active reminders that you are loved can help to promote a more secure attachment with your significant other. Make a conscious effort to find times to display your love verbally, or through thoughtful acts of kindness. This is a great way to bring more joy to your upcoming union.
  2. Practice Gratitude: There are many areas of your life that can seem unrewarded or unacknowledged. Sometimes a moment of thanks can go a long way in you and your loved one's day. Take time to let each other know how much you appreciate their hard work and efforts at home or at work. These brief moments of gratitude are a good way to make your life journey together more pleasant.
  3. Consider Premarital Counseling: There are many factors that brought you and your partner together in a relationship. These factors, and several others, are necessary to communicate and assess prior to entering into marriage. A licensed therapist can assist you and your significant other with unpacking the strengths and areas for growth in your relationship; and also assess other important emotional and interpersonal aspects of preparation.

A new marriage can be an amazing journey for each couple. Being equipped and prepared on an emotional and interpersonal level can be beneficial to you and your loved one for many years to come.

~ Authored by V. Works

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