Every fiancé faces the question, how do I become something new without losing myself? Using his own story, author Mark O’Connell reflects on conflicts that arrive during wedding transitions, as well as various other transitions throughout your lives.
As a psychotherapist, O’Connell offers ideas to bridge relational gaps with your partner, family, and friends. As a professional actor, he also offers insight into the ways your wedding is a theatrical production and how this can help you to conceptualize the event, consolidate your efforts, and increase creative collaboration as a couple. This will serve you not only on your big day, but also for the rest of your time together.
Whether we’re straight, gay, or other, weddings inspire us to carve out more fun, freedom, recognition, life space, love space, and connubial space than we’ve ever had before.
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About the Author
Liza Monroy is the author of The Marriage Act: The Risk I Took To Keep My Best Friend In America And What It Taught Us About Love and Mexican High. She has written for the New York Times, O, Marie Claire, and many other publications. She resides in Santa Cruz, California.
Table of Contents
Part 1 First Comes Love 7
Part 2 The Vision 47
Part 3 Setting the Stage 87
Part 4 Play with the Players, Party with the Parties 129
Part 5 Project Alter: Making Things Work, Letting Things Go, and the Wisdom to Know Which Is Best 165
Part 6 Showtime 197
Part 7 Dancing in the New World 227
Part 8 Then Comes … 257
Appendix: Example Budget Chart 269
About The Author 281