Congratulations! If you are on this page, chances are you are either married or are planning to get married. Or, maybe you know someone who is planning to get married and you want to encourage them to protect their marriage.
It’s easy to get married. Exciting, but easy. Getting married is a celebration shared with many. From the ring, to the dress, to the venue, to the guest list to the honeymoon – it’s all a whirlwind of joy and anticipation.
Being married is a challenge (with wonderful rewards) that is experienced intimately between 2 people. A big change from the proposal to the I do’s. All of a sudden it’s me and you and a whole new life to figure out.
Where did everyone go?
It is a time of extraordinary growth. It’s a time of rapid learning and varying levels of change. It’s a time to be prepared for.
Let’s do that. Let’s get you ready for the most important decision of your life (or if you are already married, the important decision to protect your relationship).
I imagine that there will be children that will come. Your children deserve the very best effort from both of you. Your children will learn from your marriage and will use it as an example for their own. Getting it right isn’t something to be taken lightly.
I chose to make this easy for you. It’s all online, right from the comfort of your home. I will meet with both of you once (separately and over online video conferencing) to get a feel for who you are and what you are like. Then we will all meet (the 2 of you and me, over online video conferencing) once a week for 12-15 weeks to go over the topics that many marriages struggle with.
Both of you will have access to me through a secure and private email (HIPPA compliant). I will send you a few homework assignments to work on and you will get to ask me questions or voice concerns so that we are fully prepared for the following week’s session.
- Family (immediate and extended)
- Friends/social life
- Finances – making money, saving, spending and owing.
- Planning for big purchases and investments – where, when and how
- Career planning and raising children
- Recreation/alone time
- Holidays and celebrations
We will work on communication techniques, negotiation strategies, how to maintain boundaries, how to preserve trust and respect, how to fine tune your values and priorities, how to stay close when the stress goes up, what’s ok to say and what’s not ok to say (to each other and to other people about your relationship), how to fight fair, when to reach out for help, what’s “normal” and what might be a growing problem, etc.
It’s your marriage. In it’s basic nature, it’s a profound union. But with this union comes a choice. You can choose for it to be protected and nurtured so that it provides years of joy – or you can choose to play it by chance. Chances are, though, that you may struggle along the way because your marriage may lack the necessary skills to make it successful. It’s up to you.
Call to set up your first appt. We will go from there. We can also discuss cost at the time of your phone call, but generally speaking this program will cost about $150 per week (the same as an in office session with me).Keep in mind, however, that you will have access to me through email during the week to answer questions and complete homework.
It’s time to decide – is your future worth investing in?