Many of us, especially women have been socialized to believe marriage is a checklist item.
- Graduate high school
- Go to college
- Pledge a #sorority/fraternity
- Get married
- Have babies
When you view marriage as a check list item or value the jewelry, ceremony and status more than the quality of the relationship and the emotional well being of each other; that's when you begin to make compromises.
When you allow external factors (clock, society, family, culture, etc) to pressure you or you erroneously believe your value, worth and/or self-esteem is directly correlated to your marital status or you allow fear to choose your partner that is a recipe for an unhappy, unfulfilled, unsatisfied life.
At Love Grows we subscribe to the belief that marriage is relationship specific, meaning you and I co-created a beautiful, healthy, happy relationship and we want to marry each other. We truly believe marriage makes sense for us and that's the ONLY reason we are getting married. Not to check an item off a list.
- Not to meet a status quo.
- Not to appease the family.
- Not for financial security.
- Not because we don't want to be alone.
This is a VERY different marriage than one out of fear, ticking clocks, culture, religion, family, emotional wounds/co-dependency, or society.
Are you ready to do your work? Change your perspective? Let go of the muck? Heal? Grow? If so, contact us today (email@example.com) and schedule your sessions. The happy, fulfilled, balanced, fun life filled with love that you desire REQUIRES you to be emotionally healthy. - Misha N. Granado, MPH, MS