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We welcome same sex couples to our Marriage Prep 101 workshops.

This is a significant time for your relationship. It is important to celebrate and highlight the positives, and also prepare for a successful future. What can you do to help promote relationship satisfaction and success? Learn positive communication, conflict resolution and intimacy enhancement skills by taking a couples workshop like Marriage Prep 101 – open to people of all backgrounds, ages, faiths and sexual orientations.

2women Same Sex MarriagesWe are a husband and wife team, who are also Psychologists, Individual and Couples Therapists and Relationship Experts. We have taught over 1400 couples in our Marriage Prep 101 workshops to build the best relationships possible.

The Gannons and Marriage Prep 101 have been featured in many TV, Radio, Print and Online Publications: CBS Early Show, Evening Magazine TV, Ronn Owens Radio Show, Sex with Emily Show, The Kathleen Show, San Francisco Chronicle, Huffington Post, TIME, PEOPLE, FIRST, Hitched, SF Gate, More Marin, Modern Bride, Marin IJ, and many more.

Our couples have voted us “Best of the Bay” in the SF Bay Guardian for six years for “Best Couples Counselor” and “Best Wedding Gift Not Listed on the Registry”, and shared great reviews on Yelp.

2men Same Sex MarriagesWhy take a Marriage Prep workshop from us? We are a heterosexual couple with many gay and lesbian colleagues, friends and clients. We are sensitive, accepting, compassionate and interested in helping gay, lesbian and bisexual couples create successful relationships. We have always supported same sex marriage in a national coalition of marriage educators.

From the beginning of Marriage Prep 101, we have welcomed same sex couples into our workshop, and they have all reported it be extremely helpful. About 95% of what we teach is relevant to same sex couples. Most people want the same things from their committed relationships: love, friendship, passion, commitment, intimacy, companionship, fun, support and understanding.

awedding Same Sex MarriagesWe focus on compatibilities and expectations, dealing with family of origin and personality issues, enhancing communication and building conflict resolution skills, and enhancing intimacy and sexuality. We will teach you specific skills, tips, tools, and strategies that you can integrate into your relationship immediately. Marriage Prep 101 is really a foundation class in relationships. In 10 hours, we will give you a foundation that you can build a customized version of the relationship that is right for you. Most people want the same things from their committed relationship: love, passion, friendship, intimacy, companionship, fun, respect, understanding and support. We help all couples highlight the positives in their relationships and work on their challenges.

If you would like to speak to us, please call us at 415 905-8830. And if you would like any references from our gay/lesbian friends and colleagues or past Marriage Prep 101 couples, just let us know.

We hope to see you at Marriage Prep 101!

Drs Michelle and Patrick Gannon
Marriage Prep 101



Marriage Prep 101 is not affiliated with PREP or PREP Educational Products.