The wedding industry is a multi-billion dollar industry and employs a vast amount of creatives who have the ability, knowledge and skill to bring any vision to life. Many women have spent the majority of their lives since childhood planning and dreaming of a wedding but not for the marriage. After you say ‘I do’ then what? Are you and your significant other prepared to move into this space a create a healthy ‘we space?’ If there are any issues (known or unknown), topics not discussed, wounds not healed please know these do not magically disappear, resolve or heal once the rings are slipped on fingers. All of these were neatly packed in the boxes you two will unpack together in your new house and life.
In my practice, it is always interesting how much couples do not know about each other because the topics we discuss in our Prepare (premarital) sessions never organically came up during their courtship. These are the same issues we see with our married couples (Enrich sessions) because in both cases they were never identified, discussed and resolved in a win-win manner for both parties. These couples do not have the skills or tools to address the issues, hence placing them at a disadvantage. These are the very elements which cause strife in relationships, creating ‘cracks’ in the foundation allowing the unhealthy ‘weeds’ of distrust, resentment, frustration, jealousy, envy, anger, bitterness which all contribute to the lack of feeling secure and safe to be #vulnerable.
There are a myriad of premarital sessions available in any city ranging from free to a few hundred dollars per 1 – hour session. Oftentimes these sessions are general, briefly touching on various topics such as financial management, conflict resolution, etc. however, where we differ is our sessions are tailored to the individual client because we utilize a technique to provide a snapshot (percentages and all) of the couple where the stand today. Our Prepare-Enrich technique takes into consideration childhood experiences, beliefs among a host of other areas which greatly decreases time because we do not depend only on the information the couple discloses in the session.
Getting to ‘I Do’ is quite possibly the easiest part of the journey, remaining married and co-creating a beautiful, healthy relationship where trust, emotional well-being, emotional safety, vulnerability, fun, passion, plenty of laughter, support, fidelity, prosperity, honesty, and more is the foundation, now that requires very specific tools and skills.
Invest in your marriage now BEFORE getting married, BEFORE entering into a relationship or WHILE still married.
We are here to help. Contact us today to schedule your session, your future or current relationships will be better because of it. – Misha N. Granado, MPH, MS