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Pre-Marital Counselling

Premarital Counselling


Pre-marital counselling is a wise investment. It gives you the opportunity to dream together, learn how to manage tricky areas of your relationship, and grow in both awareness and connection.

Imagining a dream marriage is a lot like imagining a dream Ottawa home. We picture the features, the decorations, and the parts that we want to enjoy and perhaps show off to the world. But like a dream home, the ideal marriage is built on a solid foundation that will stand the test of time. Begin your marriage with your eyes wide open. Contact one of our experienced Ottawa marital counsellors using the tool to the right and start building a healthy, dream marriage before you even say, “I do.”

Counsellors Specializing in Pre-Marital Counselling

One way to grow in awareness before you marry is to acknowledge the way you each are wounded, and how these wounds may impact your relationship. To understand more, check out our ebook chapter on wounds and falling in love.

Why Choose Pre-Marital Counselling

Pre-marital counselling is about laying the foundation of your commitment to each other. It’s a chance for couples to explore all aspects of their relationship and clarify their expectations of the kind of future they hope to share together as a couple.

Our Ottawa counsellors can help facilitate a frank and open dialogue that can help you identify any points of marriage conflict and find ways to negotiate compromises that will strengthen your bond by agreement, rather than weaken it with discord. The best time to deal with differences between couples is pre-marriage when love is strong and willing to grow.

Is pre-marital counselling for me?

  • My parents were divorced and I don’t want that to happen to me.
  • My first marriage failed and I don’t want to repeat the same mistakes again.
  • I want to build a lifelong relationship based on trust, understanding and love.
  • I want to make sure that I’m in perfect alignment with my partner.


If you find yourself having these thoughts, perhaps you should look into pre-marital counselling. Contact one of our Ottawa-based counsellors using the tool to the right.


Couple, relationship and marriage therapies are often covered by your health insurance plan.


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