Create a Personalized Plan for Your Life Together
Get the marriage you want!
You found the right partner, and you’ve probably put a lot of effort into creating a partnership that brings out the best in both of you. Now that you’re considering marriage, how can you prepare for the future that lies ahead?
Practically Married was designed to help busy couples develop a personalized plan for married life. Subjects such as money, sex, children and in-laws can be tricky to navigate, so the program guides you through discussing these topics. It asks the questions you may find hard to ask or don’t know to ask, as well as those you may be tempted to avoid. This proactive approach will help you address issues before they have a chance to become problems.
If you invest in the program with the same level of commitment you’ve pledged to each other, you’ll finish knowing you’ve invested in the success of your marriage, and having a greater understanding of your strengths and challenges as a couple.
“When I decided to do Practically Married, I thought I was doing a favor for Paula, the program's creator. She needed feedback from engaged couples, I was engaged, so why not do it?
There are subjects that made us uncomfortable, but I think that’s the point. In order to be in a healthy long-term relationship, couples need to discuss everything. Practically Married encouraged us to have those conversations.
Needless to say, it was Paula who did ME a favor by asking me to participate in this process!"
- Klea, Married June 2017
Practically Married is a self-paced online marriage preparation program covering 10 subjects couples navigate in married life. Each subject module begins with an overview of how the topic impacts marriage, as well as strategies to address challenges in this particular area.
After reading the overview, you'll move on to the module's worksheets. They contain a comprehensive set of questions designed to initiate conversation and negotiation on numerous marital topics. Some modules include one or more individual worksheets to complete prior to working together. It often helps to take inventory of one's own feelings on certain issues before discussing them as a couple.
Save, print & complete this sample worksheet!
"The worksheets in this program are thorough and thoughtful, full of reflective questions, and covering all the topics that often get overlooked (or intentionally ignored!) before marriage. As a Marriage and Family Therapist who works with couples, I would highly recommend Practically Married!"
- Jocelyn Elderkin, MA, LMFT, Soleil Counseling
I’ve been studying relationships for over 10 years to develop programs to help couples prepare for marriage. My training includes certification in numerous marriage education programs including The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, Prepare/Enrich®, Couple Communication™, and Bringing Baby Home. Prior to my work in this field, I studied sociology at Stanford University and earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.