With engagements come the celebrations with friends, happy FaceTime dates with relatives out of the area, wedding venue selections, guest lists and most of all, expectations. The last part is what couples often look passed.
We all have our own way of seeing the world and relationships within it. We learn how to be connected romantically from our parents, other relatives and even movies or media. So often, couples neglect to discuss what they've learned, hoped for, and their expectations for what they want their marriage to look like.
Why does that matter? Why should we discuss our expectations, vision, and dreams with one another?
re are some key expectations and key areas for newly engaged couples to discuss:
There are so many exciting things to think, dream and wonder about. The most productive thing that a couple can do is bring these thoughts out in the open. Not only can this help to create a solid marital foundation, but it's good to revisit these expectations throughout the years.
As marriages develop and grow, so do people. We change and the more we can discuss needs/expectations, the better able we are to live with contentment.
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The PREPARE/ENRICH is designed to assist couples in exploring strengths, growth areas, hopes and expectations.
Clients are able to develop a more balanced relationship and prepare for their future by enhancing their ability to manage stress and resolve conflict. This program works in conjunction with systemic training to enrich current relationships and to help couples in working through unresolved dynamics.
The program can be administered with individual couples in our Midtown Manhattan office or in a group setting through churches and community organizations throughout New York's five boroughs: Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island and Bronx.
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