Lindsay and I went to a class tonight called "The Marriage Course." It's all about showing how you can both evaluate your own and your spouses abilities in areas like communication. The intention is to show you what your needs are and what your spouses needs are. It's basically like pre-marital counseling, but after the fact.
We weren't very enthralled with our own pre-marital counseling... we felt like we didn't get anything out of it, because we had already talked about everything that was discussed before we even went. I suppose that's a good sign, but still, we wanted something a little more in depth. Maybe something that would challenge us.
After all, we're committed that we only get married once. Through thick and thin we've got to make it work. If we can build that strong foundation now, we'll be far better off down the road.