Pre-marital counseling is encouraged to explore the individual expectations and potential problem areas prior to entering marriage. Healthy communication skills, including conflict resolution, will be discussed and practiced. It is recommended that couples enter into pre-marital counseling before or soon after engagement. By attending at least four sessions, couples are eligible to receive an Oklahoma marriage license at a reduced cost of $5.
Married couples seek counseling for a variety of reasons. Marital therapy seeks to improve communication and teach conflict resolution skills. It is most successful when both parties are invested in making the necessary changes to improve the quality of the relationship.