We all go into relationships with different expectations of each other and the future and the big decision to be married can bring up many feelings of excitement and perhaps uncertainty too.
It is essential as a couple, to discuss your expectations and talk about your visions for your future to avoid any unpleasant surprises down the track.
It is good to ask yourself and each other, what does marriage mean to you? What do you want to promise to yourself and each other in marriage? Why do we love each other?
Intimacy is about being emotionally close to your partner, accepting and sharing each other’s deepest feelings. Being there in happy times and when things get tough. Sharing our pain and sadness as well as happiness and love.
Relationships keep changing providing opportunities for growth and Intimacy will be an ongoing journey. In order to maintain your relationship and for it to grow deeper with the passing years, you will need to take responsibility for communicating what you need clearly.
To avoid unnecessary disappointments and misunderstandings you will need to take time out for each other, to listen and to care otherwise you could become emotionally isolated with in your relationship and feel lonely and unappreciated.
As a celebrant I have a legal obligation to inform you of Family Relationship services that are available in the community. Couples that seek pre marriage education as well as help in times of need can often work through many difficulties and make their relationship more rewarding and fulfilling.
There are many organisations as well as countless relationship councillors who are there for you with services Involving discussions about:
- Pre marriage education.
- Personality differences.
- Lifestyle expectations.
- Communication styles.
- Friends and interests.
- Family backgrounds.
- Beliefs about parenting, money, etc.
Some of the organisations offering these services are:-
Department of Family and Community Services
Phone: 1800 050 321
Phone: 1300 114 397
1 Milwell Road
Maroochydore Qld 4558
Phone: 1300 364 277
21 Cornmeal Parade
Maroochydore Qld 4558
Phone: 07 5430 9300