Premarital Counseling

Premarital Counseling

Date: TBA.  Seats are limited.

State offers great discount off Marriage license for 6 + hours

Wedding RingsWorkshop date: TBa
Time 9-6
Cost: $225


Want to know more about why men seem like they don’t listen, why women pout, why sex at night is not always the best thing, and why after just about after one year into the relationship the honeymoon feels like it is over?

Learn:

    • How personalities and habits cause problems that affect compatibility and outcomes
    • How miscommunication can breed resentment and withholding of affection
    • Why setting healthy boundaries with extended family is “a big thing”
    • How incongruent money goals sneak in to cause contention and disharmony
    • Why talking about family origins and future family goals reduces conflict
    • Why knowing (not guessing) about your partner’s intimate desires can affect fidelity
    • What to say (literally) to support your partner and yourself through tough and encouraging times
    • How to manage disagreements without arguments
    • Why not taking your partner’s behaviors ” personally” is vital to Love and Happiness

We use the PREPARE/ENRICH program as a foundation for our Premarital Counseling services along with other powerful and effective techniques that are rooted in different philosophies and ways of life. For over 30 years, the PREPARE/ENRICH program has helped couples weather the storms of relationship and create happiness and quick resolutions. It is researched based and scientifically proven. There is an assessment that is designed especially for you to help guide us to specific needs you have individually and as a couple. It also serves as a big picture for your life together.

Session Topics

  1. Conflict Management
  2. Open Communication
  3. Money Matters
  4. Parenting Sense
  5. Extended family roles
  6. Sexual Satisfaction
  7. Personalities Uncovered
  8. Deal Making for Goals

Course Completion Options:

1.) Weekly sessions:  Couple chooses to attend weekly or bi-weekly 50-minute therapy sessions.  Completed in 8 sessions. This is good for couples who feel they need individual attention and some specific work in a certain area. There is one introduction session prior to course work.  Cost $100 per session without Insurance

2.) Weekly condensed sessions:  Designed for couples with time constraints before the wedding date. This is good for couples who feel they need individual attention and some specific work in a certain area. There is one introduction session prior to course work.  These sessions are 120-minute sessions.  Completed in 4 intensives.  Cost $170 per intensive without Insurance.

3.) One Day Intensive: Designed for couples who seek immediate completion of the course. This is an 8 hour course that usually begins at 9:00 am and ends at 6:00pm with and one hour and fifteen minute lunch break and smaller breaks throughout the day. Certificates are provided at the end of  the workshop.  Workshops are monthly.     Cost $225  per workshop  * More economical

All options include 2 Prepare/Enrich workbook.

Customized comprehensive couple report available for $30.

PLUS…

Two FREE therapy sessions for practical solutions and suggestions to enhance your marriage, redeemable for one year.

To learn more or schedule an appointment, please contact us at info@lovehealth-addiction.com or give us a call 770-604-1322.

Payment can be made online when you register or by mailing a check or money order to The Inner Circle/Sulonda Smith at 444 highland Ave. N.E. Ste. 329, Atlanta, GA 30312.  Please make checks payable at to The Inner Circle Counseling Center.

Location:
444 Highland Ave, N.E. Studio 1st floor
Atlanta, GA 30312
(Same block as Atlanta Medical Center) Click here for location and directions.

      • For more information call
      • 770-604-1322

 

Plan a wonderful life together. As anything else of great importance, your marriageGettyImages-75674369 and or commitment to each other is the foundation. Building upon the foundation involves making decisions for the longevity of the relationship. Weave your foundation with tools that will defend and stand against any storm. Invest in Premarital Counseling! Be among the 75% of couples who reached 10 years of marriage and continue working on being among the 6% who have reached 50 years of marriage.  A friend of mine once told me that just because a couple is married for a long time, that doesn’t mean they have been happily married. Invest in your marriage today. Make it the best marriage in the world, and if not in the world, then at least on your neighborhood block!

Although this is a premarital counseling and education course, it is so much fun!  Many participants say the design of the course helps the individual sessions or workshop day move along faster because of the interactive and guided exercises, discussions and demonstrations. Food is also provided at the workshops.

Learn secrets about the opposite sex that keeps them happy, satisfied and fulfilled!

Did you know some men don’t have the capacity to listen to detailed explanations about an event, without listening for and wanting to solve a problem for his partner? A man’s brain is wired to solve problems, not necessarily to talk without an identified goal or purpose for the conversation, according to research.  He is always in “hero mode.” He wants to solve your problem and receive praise. That may be why he is always asking you to get to the point of your story and or giving you unsolicited
advice, which can leave you feeling unheard and unimportant?

Did you know women don’t have the capacity to just focus on one thing at a time, also according to research. A woman’s mind is pulling in information all of the time to store for later use or to fix what’s happening in the moment- to nurture. Why? A woman’s mind is wired to do many things not necessarily at once, but with a diffused awareness. That’s why women can talk on the phone, stir a pot of spaghetti, give hubby a kiss, watch if he leaves his shoes in the middle of the floor and tell little Jessica to put her toys away all in one direction. Diffused awareness is one reason why men claim they don’t understand women, “They’re not focused and they don’t know what they want.” Have you heard that before?

The Inner Circle provides explanations and solutions to the scenarios above and many more seemingly unexplainable interactions between men and women.  See what happy couples have said about their experiences.

“I had no clue that when I ask my man a question, I will get more information if I only ask the question once. When I tried the technique on lunch break, I asked the question and waited and waited some more. He gave me more than I have ever gotten from him within the last 6 months of us dating. It was hard because I’m used to asking the question at 3 times, which I didn’t know I did until Sulonda pointed it out using humor. She has a great sense of humor.  Good stuff Sulonda! Thank you.” ~Heather P.

“Ok, I don’t know where she gets this information from, but it’s refreshing to hear her explain with clarity how men and women think.  ~Brad M.

“I think if more women were told about this ancient “art of femininity” when they are young women there would be less divorce and more forgiveness. For me, I realized I have more power than I thought I did in this relationship. I know now that I am special and sacred.” Great workshop!” ~Jamila E.

 

We will explore how expectations, judgment, money, and lack of intimacy can spoil the makings of a passionate partnership and how they attribute to 50% of the divorce rate.  Learning and applying the principles of a healthy marriage is attributed to the other 50% who have stayed together. This workshop and individual sessions meet the Georgia’s  requirement for a discount on your Marriage License.

Shape Your Relationship How You Want it! Keep the magic and romance going forever! 

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