I had a great time chatting with Nate Bagley on the Growth Marriage Podcast! We discussed how any why I reinvented the concept of traditional marriage and came up with the Five-Year Marriage®. We talk about this concept in detail and why the idea of reassessing and recommitting not only keeps partners from growing lazy, it keeps each person engaged and invested in the relationship. That regular investment results in a relationship that is more connected and more intimate than traditional marriage.
Created by Annmarie Kelly, the Five-Year Marriage® is a concept of restructuring marriage agreements every five years to take into consideration external and internal changes happening to each person in the relationship. This periodic assessment of each person’s happiness, fulfillment, obligations and goals creates a safe space for each person to grow and change, together. The result is a relationship that grows stronger and more intimate over time. This collection of articles is a dep dive into the different concepts proposed in the book, The Five-Year Marriage® and deserve a space for additional exploration and discussion.