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Contract Marriage Featured in Philadelphia Magazine!

This month’s Philadelphia Magazine’s (April 2029) features The Five-Year Marriage®  – contract marriage. It’s one of 10 “different” marriage scenarios. I’m thrilled to be part of it. I tell the story about how and why The Five-Year Marriage […]

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How the Five-Year Marriage® Got Its Start

Annmarie Describes how the twists and turns in her life led to creating and living the Five-Year Marriage®.

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Marriage Conundrum: Is Living Together the Answer?

More and more couples choose cohabitation as “common law” couples instead of getting legally married. They believe common law gives them some legal protection. It doesn’t. That might have been true in the past, but now…not so much. […]

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Is There An App for Your Relationship?

You hear it all the time: “There’s an app for that.” That means that there is some application – like GPS, voicemail, food planner, etc. that, when you click on it, takes you directly to the program you […]

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Is There Room in Your Relationship?

This year I decorated my house for Christmas. Not that I don’t do it every year, but when I started going away for Christmas a few years ago, I switched to “decoration-light.” Not this year. I needed more […]

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s…It’s supposed to be the happiest, most wonderful time of the year. For some it is. Not everyone. For many, it’s a time filled with stress, and often leads to arguments between couples. Sometimes it […]

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Is Change Killing Your Marriage or Relationship?

“It’s not the same,” Sue said, annoyed. “We used to be so connected. Now it feels like we’re going in different directions.” Sue’s complaint isn’t unusual. For most of us, there are few things that jazz us as […]

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Five-Year Marriage® Featured on The Philadelphia Inquirer

“The first time Joseph said he’d like to marry her, Annmarie was overwhelmed with dread. She loved him. He loved her. A marriage could ruin everything!” I’m blown away by the beautiful job columnist Kellie Patrick Gates did […]

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Join the Romance Month Challenge!

August is Romance Awareness Month! Did you know August is Romance Awareness Month? Eileen Buchheim, who is credited with creating Romance Awareness Month, wanted to encourage couples to improve and enhance their relationships throughout the year – not […]

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Exciting News! 30 Day Relationship Reset has Launched!

Happy Thursday Everyone! I trust you’re well and surviving this crazy social distancing summer. I’m surviving and have been busy. Now I’m SUPER excited to announce my newest program. But first, let me explain… Back in March we all got hit with Covid confinement. A few […]

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My Five Year Marriage featured on Medium.com

I’m excited to have my marriage story & The Five Year Marriage featured in this great article on medium.com! It was a fun interview with Vicki Larson back in February – pre-covid. Vicki is on the same page […]

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Silver Linings

OK, it’s been three months and I’m officially done with this lockdown. You too? BUT two weeks ago, things got really bad….I knew Joseph and I were down the rabbit hole when we got so bored with each other […]

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VIDEO: Tips for Couples – Surviving COVID Confinement

You and your partner likely aren’t used to being together all day long for weeks on end. It’s not unusual to get on each others nerves. Don’t let this unusual circumstance ruin your relationship! Annmarie Kelly & Joseph […]

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April – Fresh Starts

Relationship Reset Many of us might be feeling frustrated or resentful of our partner now that we’ve been quarantined for a few weeks with them. It’s probably time for a relationship reset: https://annmariekelly.com/2020/04/10/tips-for-resetting-your-relationship/ How to make your relationship […]

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Excellent flow of material; Annmarie’s presentation was excellent!

~US Government, Department of Defense

Our participants left…with practical, usable skills with which to implement change in their unit. Over time we have noticed the positive results of these changes.

~Training Manager, AFSC

I’m still hearing from attendees about what an impact [Annmarie Kelly’s] two sessions had on the way they will be doing business in the future.

T~Conference Chair, Century 21