Premarital Counseling Worksheet

Video & audio overview of the worksheet

What is the theory behind the worksheet?

Deciding to embark on the exciting journey called marriage is a big step. Clear and supportive communication is a foundational element of a strong and healthy relationship. Being aware of your own communication style, how you wish to be communicated with, and how you can adjust your own communication to meet your partner’s needs helps to build a solid foundation.

Communication that aims to build an empathetic and understanding relationship enriches the partnership and usually indicates a relationship that can work through many conflicts.

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet will help you explore your communication as a couple before you get married. You will be able to reflect together and engage in a meaningful conversation that will help you both build awareness to use as your relationship progresses.

How to use the worksheet?

Find time to sit together, undisturbed, and each of you completes a table. Allow this to encourage you to develop a conversation around your communication as a couple going forward. Remember that this conversation needs to be held with curiosity and openness.

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References

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De Neto, P., Quek, K., Golden, K. (2021). Communication, the Heart of a Relationship: Examining Capitalization, Accommodation, and Self-Construal on Relationship Satisfaction. Frontiers in Psychology, 12 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8710473/