Premarital Therapy
Re-Partnering Couples

Love rests on two pillars: surrender and autonomy.
Our need for togetherness exists alongside our need for separateness.

-Esther Perel

Divorce has become normalized in the United States, as nearly half of marriages end voluntarily in dissolution. More than 75% of divorcees will marry again. Thirty percent of divorced individuals will remarry within one year following dissolution. The likelihood of divorce in subsequent marriages are even higher than first marriages. Couples in second or sequential marriage also divorce at an accelerated pace than couples in their first marriage.

Re-partnered couples face arduous and varied challenges than traditional first-married families. It is imperative for re-partnering couples to seek the appropriate support that is tailored to their unique and specific needs to build a solid and healthy foundation and successful (step) family formation.

Your therapist at DHFT is a certified Prepare Enrich premarital/marital enrichment facilitator in the state of Texas. Couples will complete the Prepare Enrich couple assessment prior to the initial session - The premarital sessions will revolve around the strengths and growth areas of your relationship identified by the assessment. The Prepare Enrich program focuses on the core relationship categories of:

Conflict Resolution
Partner Style and Habits
Financial Management
Leisure Activities
Sex and Affection
Family and Friends
Relationship Roles
Relationship Dynamics
Personality Differences
Family of Origin and Family Map
Marital Expectations
Children and Parenting
Stress-Parenting Stress Profile
Parenting Styles
Co-Parenting or Step-parenting

Research shows that couples who engage in premarital counseling have a greater success rate in their marriage and remaining intact - Intentionality (e.g., engaging in premarital counseling) is a great contribution and endowment for yourself and your relationship with your partner! This particular premarital curriculum and process can help increase insight of your relationship, evaluate your relationship with your partner, mitigate the risk for divorce, provide a safe space and opportunity for thoughtful discussion, and enhance relational skills.