In an ideal world, a married couple would need no one but themselves. In the real world, having support, no matter how embarrassing it may be to admit it at a dinner party, is what makes an ordinary couple an ideal couple. If you are getting married and want to take your relationship to the next level, here are 3 professionals you should consider hiring.
Conflict resolution does not come easily to most of us. It is a skill that takes time and practice to perfect, especially when dealing with a loved one who was raised in a home that likely used a different method of conflict resolution. Rather than spending years going through the motions of fighting, yelling, ignoring, undermining, and forgiving until the next time, consider hiring a mediator.
Mediators are known for helping couples divorce amicably, but they can also help couples resolve disagreements during a marriage; thereby, reducing the odds of divorce. Unlike a marriage therapist who helps you work on your marriage, a mediator does not get personally involved but instead helps you reach compromises when the two of you cannot agree on finances, children, home purchases, personal space, and more.
Finances are a major stress factor in marriages, especially when spouses have different spending, saving, and earning habits. To minimize the damage that finances can cause, consider hiring a financial advisor. A financial advisor can help you make joint financial goals, create a budget, and set up necessary savings, retirement, and investment accounts. By having frank financial discussions, a plan, and professional support, even the most financially incompatible spouses can make it work.
Most of us have fears, insecurities, baggage, secrets. Unfortunately, these common traits undermine even the best of relationships. While some can work through their personal troubles on their own or with their spouse, for most of us, having a therapist helps us process our emotions, relieve stress, and grow more self aware. Rather than allowing your past to sabotage your future, consider each hiring a personal therapist. By venting to a third party, you can avoid unnecessary quarrels with your spouse and keep your marriage solid.
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