THEY SAY ...
"Marriage ain't for the faint of heart."
Look, we know why they say that.
Because *ish feels hard sometimes.
You go through seasons in your marriage.
AND ALL OF THEM AREN'T PRETTY.
And "they" will have you thinking that means you may not make it, that your marriage may have run it's course, that you're too different now, that it's been going on for too long to find your way back to each other.
But "they" don't know. And the tougher times in marriage are not only normal...
THEY. ARE. INEVITABLE! YOU'RE NOT ALONE!
Now, your season won't look like anyone else's.
So you can't apply Google advice that was not meant for YOU, who YOU are, who your spouse IS, and what you truly want for YOUR unique marriage.
DUMP the general cliches that have you thinking "communication is key" but with no clue as to how that wonderfully worded phrase ACTUALLY shows up in your real life so you can have more peace and partnership.
MY WORK WITH CLIENTS IS UNCONVENTIONAL & TRANSFORMATIVE!
As a native New Yorker (city, that is), born and raised, who lives in Atlanta with a pit stop in North Carolina, I’ve got that southern hospitality wrapped up in a New York state of mind!
I'm not going to lie to you; I ask you the hard questions.
I push you to do and think past what you've been doing on your own, because if I didn't I wouldn't be very good at what I do.
I'm not the coach who's going to jump on your bandwagon or your spouse's. I won't tell you you're wrong or right or give you a bulleted list of exactly what you need to do to fix your marriage as if there's some magical fix-all formula for your unique marriage.
If that's what you're seeking, I'm most likely not your cup of tea.
BUT IF YOU WANT TRUE TRANSFORMATION ...
If you want someone to get down in the trenches with you and guide you to the other side of all the crap that keeps you up at night wondering why the hell you don't feel as close as you want to be to your spouse, then we should talk.
I'm that woman who will go to the moon with you and back as your coach; you've just got to be ready to suit up!
I'M ALL IN...
... with the couples I work with, and they see results because of it.
Yes, I could tell you I'm a Certified Marriage Coach, but, let's be honest here, that piece of paper doesn't really tell you all that much.
It doesn't tell you how to experience a partnership with me.
For that, introductions are in order at the very least, don't you think?
I'll go first.
As a poetry-writing, jazz-singing, former college instructor, I bring a unique creativity and innovativeness to coaching with my clients. And all of those parts of me have led me to this place, to my mission to save marriages from mediocrity, complacency, and unfulfillment.
I BELIEVE IN PROCESS AND PROGRESS, AND MY MARRIAGE HAS SEEN IT'S FAIR SHARE OF BOTH!
From job loss, to child loss, financial troubles, years of long distance, even more years of conflicting work schedules, misunderstandings, and painful truths, my husband and I have committed to that progress with a strong foundation in what we see in each other and for each other in our marriage.
Our marriage is healthy not because we've prescribed to some illusion of perfection but because it's real and we have not allowed ourselves to evolve without bringing our marriage right along with us.
We've always been open to the process, and I ask the same of my clients.
Because I can't want more for your marriage than you do, right?
Imani Aieshah is a Wife, Mama, Marriage Coach, and author of What Your Mama Didn’t Tell You About Marriage. Communication is her jam! She is passionately committed to helping married folks become master communicators in their relationship so they can get true partnership amid exhaustion, crazy schedules, and demanding to-do lists!
The relationship cliches you’ve heard all your life only limit a marriage. Imani guides you to creating a marriage that goes beyond those limits, a marriage that feels more peaceful, intimate, and free. Her signature online experiences give couples both the techniques and confidence to tackle the inevitable tough times and truly create the solid, long-lasting marriage they want. With her, you’ll find the sweet spot that only your marriage has so you can feel connected and comfortable enough to talk about anything, even the hard stuff, with less headache and more resolution and peace.
Imani is not only transparent about her own marriage journey, but she has created platforms, like her show The Sauce, for other couples to share the truth in their journey as well. It is in her dedication to tearing down the shame around having marital issues that she has become a catalyst in the movement to change the negative narrative of “failure” around marriage to one of growth and freedom.
When she’s not coaching, you can find her searching the Internet for innovative plant-based dinner recipes, listening to a good audiobook, chasing her daughter around an obstacle course for the hundredth time, or watching Netflix action-dramas with her hubby until he inevitably crashes at 7:31pm.