2018-2019 Private Premarital Class
Rock Your Relationship Private Premarital (or if married) A Couple's Checkup Private Premarital or a Married Couple's Checkup follows the same format as the group classes with one exception – you pick the days and times that you want to meet! Another great benefit is that you’ll receive more one-on-one than a group class and it’s more customized to the needs of the couple. We find that private premarital is a favorite of couples coming together in a second marriage and blending families or couples that prefer more privacy. There are many scheduling options when it comes to private premarital. Most couples choose the format of four sessions of 2 hours each, however this can be customized to go faster or slower. The frequency of these sessions can be weekly, every other week, once a month, or whatever schedule fits your lifestyle best. Couples love the after-work hours that are available, which are 5:00-7: 00 pm or 7:00-9: 00 pm Monday thru Thursday. Daytime hours are also available. I am off on Fridays, but do have some 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 counts for 3.5-4 hours while your online assessment counts for 1 hour. Here are some ideas on how couples have structured their sessions: Two sessions - each four hours long (8 total hours) Three sessions - session #1 is 3 hours long, session #2 and session #3 are 2-1/4 hours each (7.5 total hours) Four sessions - each two hours long (8 total hours) You will learn all of the key relationship skills that are so important to a successful marriage – skills like communication, assertiveness, and conflict resolution. 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. After the first session, each couple will be emailed a link to take the online PREPARE/ENRICH assessment. This 24-page report gives you an accurate picture of the strength and growth areas in your relationship. You will have an opportunity to view this report during our final session. Each couple will receive a condensed couples report as a keepsake. Cost is $375.00 per couple and includes up to 8 hours of face-to-face time, 2 Couples Workbooks, and the PREPARE/ENRICH online assessment. If you wish to purchase additional sessions at the end of our time, we offer a special rate of $75/hour. To schedule your sessions, call Barbara Mackintosh, LMFT at 612-618-2205 or email at RockYourRelationship@gmail.com. BONUS: Our private premarital meets the 12-hour rule required by the State of MN to receive a certificate that gives you a $75 discount off your Marriage License. Note: There is no time expiration on private premarital. While our policy is to not offer refunds, we do work with any couple whose relationship may end or be impacted by family or personal emergency during the premarital process by banking or converting the remaining time to be used as the individual or couple prefers.
17524 Excelsior Boulevard