After I work with clients, I like to get feedback about our time together. It not only helps me improve my craft, but I like to think it also helps to remind them of how far they have come.
Below are thoughts from a groom I recently worked with -- Nick, an engineer from Sacramento, California.
Yes, you read that correctly -- I work with grooms too! I know guys don't always LOVE asking for help, but there's something to be said for a man that is willing to admit he can't do everything alone ... That's our kind of guy: cue the applause!
Before I contacted Allison, I felt overwhelmed.
My analytical brain was on overdrive, and I knew I wasn't in a good place. I knew I had found the woman I wanted to marry, but I was unsure of whether I could go through with it.
How could I be absolutely sure I was doing the right thing?
I faced a very serious choice.
My work with Allison helped me sort out my priorities and realize what was truly important to me. Had I not taken that time, not only could I have lost the love of my life, I could have set the precedent that in my life that job status and prestige came before my personal needs. I'm forever thankful that I was able to avoid that future.
Working with Allison, I learned it's OK to feel overwhelmed at times.
I learned that sometimes being the right person going into a marriage is just important as finding the right person. In my case, there were some things I needed to process in order to be that right person.
Allison helped me to recognize, come to terms with, and move past the hangups and baggage that I was unknowingly bringing into my marriage, so that I could leave it at the door when I moved into my married life.
On my wedding day, I felt an amazing sense of peaceful excitement.
Now married, I'm so thankful for the time I spent with Allison.
Allison's counseling had a huge influence on my ability to see that and allow it to happen now.