According to statistics, between 40-50% of first marriages end in divorce in the U.S. However, pre-marital counseling can reduce the risk of divorce by up to 30% and lead to a happier and healthier marriage! I was surprised by these stats and now suggest pre-marital counseling as an option for my clients. There are many therapists and clergy who offer this service to couples planning to get married. By discussing important issues and learning valuable communication and negotiation skills before you get married, you’ll be forming a solid foundation for a healthy and happy marriage. Love alone will not guarantee a successful marriage, so consider pre-marital counseling…a wise investment for your marital future.