Erin met her husband in their freshman year of college. Right after graduation they married and together had a beautiful child. Then, their marriage fell apart and they divorced.
Fast forward several years Erin concluded the hurt and pain was behind her and she was more than ready to move ahead. However; having never really dated, Erin felt bewildered and overwhelmed with the idea of dating. She decided that seeking the help of a professional would be best, because like many in her situation; she was not sure how to navigate the modern dating world. As an educated woman she had the insight and understanding that she needed help and couldn’t do it on her own. She had seen women around her flounder in their romantic relationships and understood she needed someone with expertise to guide her. Erin came to me open and motivated to learn the skills to grow a healthy loving relationship. She wanted her next relationship to be her last relationship; committed, loving and successful.
We got right to work and began the process. We started with ending self-limiting beliefs, extinguishing negative patterns of behavior and strengthening her self-worth. I was able to coach her to identify positive dating / relationship behaviors and understand what a quality man looks like. She engaged fully in the coaching program and learned the skills she needed to identify a quality man. Several months into the process she met Jim. I could tell immediately Jim was a true quality man. He cared for her, loved her and respected her the way a woman should be cared for, respected and loved. Intuitively, I sensed an engagement would be coming… soon. Almost a year later I did received an email letting me know Jim asked Erin to marry him! Sincerely, every time I receive an email such as this, the reaction is the same! I couldn’t be more excited, it’s as if it was happening to me! A few months later I received a follow up email letting me know how the plans for the wedding were going. And in that email Erin and Jim asked me to officiate their wedding:
I wanted to ask you something and I thought it might be better to write it so that you had time to think about it rather than put you on the spot over the phone. Jim and I have been talking about where the ceremony will be and who we want to marry us. We wanted to have someone meaningful to us perform the ceremony. After discussing it at length we decided you played such an important part in bringing us together, you changed our lives forever! We see you as a symbol of love and couldn’t imagine anyone better to marry us. So, Julianne, will you marry us? Will you officiate our wedding? Take some time to think about it. Either way, we are so happy to have you (and your family) at our wedding!
– With Love, Erin and Jim
On March 13, 2015 I had the honor of officiating the marriage of Erin and Jim. An honor I will remember for the rest of my life! For me, as a relationship expert, there is nothing more rewarding than being there from first date to soulmate.