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Filed: Country: Morocco

We did six weeks of it, mostly to put my parents' minds at ease. We enjoyed it though, learned even more about each other and went over some basics about conflict resolution, money management, etc. Personally, I'd recommend it, but only if both partners are cool with it and the counselor is unbiased (tricky when there are two religions/cultures represented). My husband had never heard of it, but he agreed and later said he got more out of it than he'd expected.

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01/10/2008........Two-year green card in hand.

08/08/2009........Our son was born <3

08/08/2009........Filed for removal of conditions.

12/16/2009........ROC was approved.

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Filed: Country: Canada

My husband and I did it...and we loved it! Learned a few more things and confirmed a lot...mainly that we definately are right for each other. Just MHO of course, as always. :)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Russia

Nope. We lived together for a year in Russia. Pre-marital practice, if you will. I am not a big believer in counseling.

Jeffery AND Alla.

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K-1 Visa Granted... Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Alla ARRIVED to America... Wednesday, 12 November 2008

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Filed: Country: United Kingdom

Counselling can be GREAT for a couple and if it is offered I can't see what harm it will do to you. In most genuine relationships it can only enhance or reaffirm the relationship and make you even more sure that you are supposed to be together. But it can also be handy in teaching you things that might not come naturally like money management and stuff like that.

Some people don't have the gift of being able to live with one another first of all so if counselling is offered, and you are both willing, I say go for it. I also think that in many states it is compulsory to have pre-marital counselling before they issue the marriage license ( if you decline you have to wait for the license - normally 2 weeks or something).

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We had to do marriage preparation through my church, which was either six weeks of class or one retreat weekend. I found it to be a waste of time, but lots of the other couples there said they got a lot out of it.



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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Pakistan

good idea, do it in his or her home country would be best.... IMO dont want to leave that out.

august 2004 I-129 filed (neb)

DEC 2004 Approved

interview: SEOUL

MArch 21st , 2005AR for special security clearance,washington

May 18th tranfer case from Seoul to Islammabad

June 21st security clearance done

June 28th online at the embassy in Islamabad

waiting for paper transfer and the good word

OCTOBER 14TH 2005 Interview Number 2: ISLAMABAD, PK

AR number 2 sent to DOS per Islamabad (2 cable request)

Nov 22 okd updated financial and etc proof accepted / embassy waiting for security cables

dec 20th one cable back waiting on 2nd

Jan 17th.. good word recieved. SECURITY CHECKS ALL CLEAR!!! DOS says embassy to contact him within two weeks!!!!!!

FEBRUARY 10th, 2006 VISA RECIEVED!!! They called him In via phone, stamped his passort and sent him on his way!!!

FEB 28th WELCOME HOME>>>POE CHICAGO did not even look at xray, few questions. one hour wait at Poe

march 10th marriage (nikkah at the islamic center)

aug 2006 AOS interview, cond 2 yr GC arrived september

June 2008 applied for removal of conditions on permant residency aka awaiting for 10 yr greencard

Dec 2008 10yr green card approved, no interview.

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