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Welcome To Marriage Prep 101

Welcome to Marriage Prep 101:

The longest established San Francisco Bay Area Premarital Workshop!

Next workshop:

September 14-15, 2024

Are you interested in:

  • Learning effective, research-proven communication skills?
  • Enhancing and maintaining the positive strengths in your relationship?

You have come to the right place. Marriage Prep 101 has been established for olmost 30 years, helping thousands of couples create the relationship of a lifetime!

Conflicts and tensions happen in all relationships: Learn conflict management skills that help!

Spend a valuable time with us in a positive, proactive, and fun Marriage Prep 101 program to strengthen your relationship, closeness, and connection.

We look forward to meeting you!

~Join the thousands of couples who have already taken our program~

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Next date:

September 14-15, 2024


Marriage Prep 101 is led by Michelle Joy, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been specializing in helping couples for almost 20 years. Michelle leads Communication Workshops for Couples, sees individuals and couples in her private practice and trains therapists locally and nationally. Michelle notices what long term couples often lack, and she brings this knowledge and expertise to Marriage Prep 101 Programs.  Michelle says, “Through my work with long term couples, I notice too many unneccesary divorces that could have been prevented with earlier implementation of specific concepts, techniqiues and tools. I have infused Marriage Prep 101 with exactly that, so that every couple who applies them ‘from this day forward’ can have a relationship that withstands the test of time. I look forward to meeting you!”

Michelle and her husband Dan’s relationship has been featured on Good Morning America, and Marriage Prep 101 has been featured on the CBS Early Show, Evening Magazine TV, Sex with Emily Show, Ronn Owens Radio Show, San Francisco Chronicle, Huffington Post, TIME, PEOPLE, FIRST for Women,, SF Gate, More Marin, Hitched, Women’s Day, Modern Bride, Marin IJ, and many other newspaper, magazine, radio and TV shows.

Marriage Prep 101 has been awarded “Best of the Bay” by the San Francisco Bay Guardian for six years for “Best Couples Counselor” and “Best Wedding Gift Not Listed on the Registry”. Marriage Prep 101 Couples consistently share great reviews on Yelp, and provide positive testimonials for interested couples.

Michelle is excited to meet you at Marriage Prep 101!

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Our Marriage Prep 101 Program is now virtual!Click here to learn more