The Bridal Survival Guide

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How to keep your relationship strong for tying the knot

Let’s face it, planning a wedding can be exciting yet it can also come with many complications. The stress of planning, the financial strains, and the family dynamics can get tangled and drive a wedge in between many couples. My goal is to help you build a solid foundation and help you two feel very confident when you are saying “I do” at the wedding alter.

Here you will find the ins-and-outs of keeping your relationship strong and healthy while planning your wedding. The bridal survival guide is for your relationship, plain and simple.

  • Premarital Questions to Ask Before you Say “I Do”
    Marriage is no simple, everyday thing.  So make sure you are ready for this life-long commitment by addressing some of the fundamentals of the relationship.
  • How to Find a Premarital Counselor
    Premarital counseling is a preventative tool, a way to maintain a healthy connection in the relationship and create a lasting commitment through effective communication.
  • Premarital Counseling Package
    This premarital package is designed to help you as a couple prepare for a solid marriage and understand your strengths and improve your areas of growth. These sessions will be customized and catered to your relationship.
  • Blending Children Together in a Second Marriage
    You are in love. You found a true mate that allows you to be free. And you are the happiest you have ever been. Only there’s a catch…. The person you fell in love with this time around has children.
  • Successfully Communicating with Wedding Vendors
    Here are some tips from some San Diego wedding experts on how to prevent miscommunication and effectively communicate with vendors.
  • Premarital Counseling
    Your San Diego Relationship Therapist Jennine Estes will give you a toolbox full of helpful ways to communicate, discuss financial needs vs. wants, interact with the in-laws… and so much more.
  • 10 Successful Ways to Improve Intimacy
    You wouldn’t try to drive a car without filling the gas tank, and you shouldn’t attempt to nurture a relationship without honest, open communication. Here are 10 ways to improve intimacy in your relationship.
  • The Premarital Counseling Workbook
    Lisa Brookes Kift, MFT,wrote this workbook to provide a cost effective, do-it-yourself, therapist-guided alternative to premarital counseling. I highly recommend it!
  • Is Wedding Budget Stress Getting to You?
    In spite of whirlwind that can become the months leading up to the big day, there are ways to get through it in one piece. One of the most crucial ways in which you can bring your blood pressure back to normal levels is by controlling your budget.