A conversation with Liz Higgins, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and the Owner of Millennial Life Counseling. Whitney and Liz deep dive into all things premarital planning and discuss the types of conversations and decisions a couple can make in their engagement season so they’re clear and very well prepared for married life.
In This Episode:
Why choosing the right partner is of course very important, but definitely isn’t the only ingredient for a happy marriage. A joyful, fulfilling relationship requires more. In this episode, we discuss what ‘more’ looks like as daily practice.
Despite what some of us previously assumed – myself included – it’s not crucial that both people in the relationship complete the work on themselves (as individuals) prior to getting married. Often it is getting married that inspires us to rise and become our best selves. So it’s perfectly fine to ‘do the work’ after you get married.
How you two can write your marriage mission statement and define your core values — and why they’re both super important. *
The difference between interdependent relationships (healthy) vs. codependent relationships (unhealthy). We discuss some of our favorite celebrity couples and dig into what they do to achieve true interdependent partnership.
Why Liz doesn’t feel that compromise really works for modern day couples. How you and your partner can have the right kinds of conversations so both of your needs are met and compromise isn’t required.
Going to premarital counseling doesn’t mean there is something wrong with your relationship — it actually means there is something very right.
* page 45 in The Essential Wedding & Engagement Planner
About Liz Higgins, LMFT
Liz Higgins is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Dallas, TX. She is the founder of Millennial Life Counseling, a practice focused on helping couples and individuals create epic marriages, relationships, and lives in the modern world. Liz’s relationship blogs have been featured on The Huffington Post, Today, The Gottman Institute Blog, Prepare-Enrich, and more. Liz has a publication in the AAMFT Magazine, and continues to write and speak on millennial trends related to couple dynamics.
Follow Liz & Millennial Life Counseling @millenniallifecounseling
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