They have been a couple since 1986 and married since 1989. They have lived in New York City since the 1970's. They have a second home in Litchfield County, Connecticut. They spent 1993 – 94 in Rome, Italy.
How We Started MST
Our marriage has been so important to us, but like most marriages it's been challenging. We didn't know anyone, including ourselves, who'd had adequate preparation for marriage. We knew couples who had so much together that was positive, but couldn't make their marriages work.
When we began to think about combining our careers, naturally all of our interests and experiences pointed to working with couples at the beginning of their marriages when a little help can make such a big difference for them. Everyone we spoke to was very enthusiastic-especially the married couples. "I wish we had done something like that," was the typical response. The more we thought about our ideas and began to prepare our program, the more we saw the need everywhere we looked. It seemed that every TV show and magazine was featuring stories about the challenges faced by newlyweds and young couples starting families.
We felt that the difference between a great marriage and one that's struggling is not as much as you might think. The research on marriage bears this out. So we built Marriage Success Training as a structured program to educate couples about building a strong foundation to weather the challenges of today's marriage. We wanted to provide religion-neutral, professional, research-based marriage preparation as an alternative or supplement to religion-based and other less comprehensive premarital counseling or programs.
Now after helping hundreds of couples since beginning to offer seminars in 2003, we're still excited to work with couples who are beginning their lives together. It's fun for us to help them discover more about themselves. The couples really enjoy the group format--hearing other couples' experiences, including ours. We're moved when we see them deepen their connection to each other as they develop strategies to keep their relationship strong.
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