Debbie Preece is the owner of Marriage Coaching LLC. For more than 38 years, she has been happily married to her husband, Rob, an astrophysicist. Her ultimate passion is helping married couples keep their marriages healthy.
Marriage Coaching is based on the principle that developing healthy marriages comes through education and learning relationship skills. Unfortunately, most of us have never had this type of education and training, and that's why we see so much divorce. Just as it takes time and effort to become a good parent, creating a happy, long-term marriage requires our conscious intention to learn about healthy relationships and does not happen automatically.
Unlike traditional marriage counseling with its emphasis on sharing feelings, Marriage Coaching helps you identify action steps you can take in your marriage to set positive change into motion. Also, instead of spending months delving into problems or digging into the past, Marriage Coaching focuses on solutions that can be implemented right away. As a result, you will quickly begin to see improvement in your marriage, sometimes after only one or two coaching sessions!
Debbie is an associate licensed counselor with a Master's Degree in Counseling. In addition, she has attended dozens of workshops and training from marriage education experts such as:
"Sadly, my husband and I lost our way in our marriage. We knew we needed to address our issues to have any chance of staying together but we weren't confident that we could manage it alone. We were searching the internet for marriage counselors in the Huntsville area when we stumbled upon your website which offered a very different approach. After reading your website, we felt coaching might be a better fit for us than traditional counseling. Our time with you was extremely helpful! As my husband says, "She gives us the tools we need to get out of our own way". Our biggest mistake has been prioritizing everything in our lives except for our marriage. Your homework assignments forced us to rethink what is important. Once we began implementing "dates", "business meetings" and "snuggle time", we quickly realized what we had been missing. He and I have always worked well together as partners but now we are rekindling our passion for one another too. Thank you for your guidance! I would recommend your services to anyone looking for a less traditional but more effective approach."
"You would never guess it today, that only 6 months ago, my marriage was only a signature away from being nonexistent. My life felt upside down and backwards with no understanding of how to "right the ship." Upon speaking to my soon to be ex-wife, we decided to give it one last-ditch effort to save our ship, by seeking professional help. We came across Debbie with Marriage Coaching LLC, and decided we would give it a try. We liked the idea of coaching rather than counseling.
Debbie focused on how to resolve future issues rather than hashing up old ones. If a past issue were to come up during session, she would focus on how to prevent it in the future and not point fingers as to who was right or wrong in the situation. I am grateful to say we learned some valuable lessons during our time with Debbie! And even more grateful to say my marriage seems to be better than it has been in a very, very long time! Thank you Debbie for your time, caring, and compassion in wanting to help our marriage succeed! I am very happy we found her and decided to let her work with us!”
Matt and Summer S.
"When we began seeing Debbie, our marriage was hanging by a thread. Years of neglect, resentment, and poor communication followed by an affair seemed to have done so much damage, we were beyond repair. We both struggled to see the value in saving our marriage. With Debbie's guidance, we realized that we owed it to ourselves, our relationship, and our family to try and salvage "us". Debbie helped us understand and accept that there was fault on both sides; both of us were responsible for the deterioration of our marriage. More importantly, she showed us ways to break the destructive cycles we had settled in.
Despite the progress we've made, healing is a long process and we need more time to see where our relationship will go from here. We aren't out of the woods yet, but we're in a much better place as individuals and as a couple. In getting to that place, Debbie provided perspective, encouragement, tools to facilitate communication, and introduced us to other useful resources, but the most important thing she gave us was hope."
Tom and Mary H.