Rock Your Relationship Private Premarital Sessions – Cost: $420.00 Includes service fee – Private Premarital includes the same content as the group classes with some exceptions – you pick the days and times that you want to meet and you set the pace of fast or slow. Meet weekly, every other week or once a month, the choice is yours. Another great benefit is that you’ll receive more one-on-one than a group class and it’s more customized to the specific needs of the couple. That means we can "go there" and talk about more challenging areas in the relationship. We find that private premarital is especially favored by couples coming together in a second marriage and blending families, couples that prefer more privacy or those who work crazy schedules or travel for work and need greater flexibility. There are numerous scheduling options when it comes to private premarital. Most couples choose the standard format of four sessions of 2 hours each, however, this can be customized to go faster by selecting to do three sessions of 2.5 hours each. The frequency of these sessions can be weekly, every other week, once a month, or whatever schedule fits your lifestyle best. We recommend that you start premarital 6-8 months prior to your wedding date so you can apply and use the skills you learn before you marry. Couples love the after-work hours that are available, which are 5:00-7:00 pm or 7:00-9:00 pm MONDAY - THURSDAY. Daytime hours are also available from 3:00-5:00pm. My office hours are 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm Monday through Thursday. I am off on Fridays, but do have some limited weekend hours available as needed.
In order to meet the 12-hour rule for the discount on the MN marriage license, we aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of class time. Homework provides another 3.5 to 4 hours and your online Prepare Enrich assessment counts for one hour. You will learn all of the key relationship skills that are so important to a successful marriage – skills like communication, assertiveness, conflict resolution and how to handle negative interactive patterns and fight less. You’ll love how much you’ll learn about each other as you go through the couple’s exercises and complete your weekly homework together. Each couple will be provided with two Couples Workbooks that you bring with you each week. You will have homework assigned that you will complete and bring to your next session. After the second session, each couple will be emailed a link for taking the online PREPARE/ENRICH assessment. This 24 page report provides an incredibly accurate picture of the strength and growth areas in your relationship and will be reviewed in depth during your final session.