Couples Therapy Couples therapy can be helpful to partners struggling
with any aspect of their relationship.
Our clinicians welcome all types of couples —
married, dating, or engaged heterosexual or same-sex —
and at any stage of their relationships.
Lindsey Hoskins & Associates

Relationship Counseling Northern VA Relationship Counseling Northern VA

If you are engaged to be married or are thinking about taking that step, it may be in your relationship’s best interests to explore premarital relationship counseling – Northern VA service providers at Lindsey Hoskins & Associates are available to answer your questions and address your concerns.

Premarital Counseling – The Basics

The engagement phase of a relationship is often filled with excitement, expectations, and anxiety. This is understandable, as these emotions and processing mechanisms tend to accompany any positively anticipated life transition. Excitement is a force in your relationship right now as you plan to build a life with someone to which you are devoted. Expectations arise both as a matter of course and subconsciously as you try to anticipate what your life together will look like. Anxiety is also common at this time, given that much is changing and humans are naturally somewhat resistant to major life changes, even when these changes are desired. There is so much going on right now. It’s therefore a good idea to seek marriage counseling in Northern VA (in a premarital capacity) so that you can work through these complex and potentially overwhelming emotions and challenges in healthy ways.

Just as more and more couples are using the process of drafting a prenuptial agreement as an opportunity to discuss their financial expectations for marriage, more and more couples are using premarital counseling to better ensure that their union is healthy and strong from the start.
Couples often take time during premarital counseling to work through the stresses of their upcoming wedding and, if they aren’t already living together, the transition to living in a shared residence. This process also tends to serve as a haven from all the chaos of life, as a unique space where the only thing you and your romantic partner need to worry about is each other and your relationship as a whole. If expectations about daily life, money, division of labor, and values need to be addressed, premarital counseling serves as an excellent venue to facilitate such discussions.

Counseling Guidance Is Available

All too often, couples spend their engagement period focused primarily on wedding planning. Wedding planning can certainly be fun and is worthy of your attention. However, your primary concerns during your engagement period should rest firmly in preparing to start your married life in healthy, grounded ways that will help to ensure the stability and longevity of your relationship. Taking time to work through issues, expectations, and emotions now will almost certainly strengthen your bond with your romantic partner in ways that will serve you both. Premarital counseling is increasingly being utilized as a resource by both couples who have never married before and those who have. Regardless of the specifics of your relationship, our Northern VA relationship counseling team would like to assist you and your romantic partner during this great period of transition in both of your lives; we look forward to speaking with you. Contact Lindsey Hoskins & Associates today.