It warms my heart to see how many couples are coming into my office lately for work on their relationship before considering marriage. There is a new mindset growing in our country and it’s got prevention written all over it. Granted, not every problem can be avoided ahead of a marriage, but how you and your mate mishandle a problem can be avoided.
Looking at problems that keep popping up in a relationship is a smart use of energy. Spending time figuring out what part you play in the problem is key to prevention. Humility and accountability are your friends when it comes to facing what you’re doing that’s not working very well. And, yes, your partner must do the same thing!
This past spring and summer I was asked by the producers of a wildly popular reality show on TLC called “Say Yes to the Dress” to coach a couple in preparation for their wedding day and a spin-off special on TLC called “Say Yes to the Dress – The Big Day.” I worked with Kelly Miller and Roger Gasser on 3 separate occasions. By the time our third coaching session was complete (after a fair amount of drama), this couple was ready to tie the knot.
To watch Kelly and Roger’s pre-marital roller coaster ride, be sure to tune into “Say Yes to the Dress – The Big Day” on Friday, Oct. 14th at 10:00PM EST. Check your local listings for possible changes. To learn more about this TLC special, click here.