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21: … I’m Married, Now What?! | Get Expert Advice from a Therapist

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You got the ring. You said I do. It’s 10 days later, and now you’re slightly panicking and wondering… WHAT'S NEXT?! Fear not!

This week Zuri chats with licensed Marriage + Family Therapist Mallory Wolfgramm, and her husband Stranz. They're not only sharing expert advice but their Real Couple, Real Story -- on how they make their marriage work, the worst advice they’ve ever received, and how you can create a strong foundation that is centered in love, vulnerability, and trust.

Mallory + Stranz, also open to Zuri about navigating married life as an interracial couple, and balancing their attachment styles. Lastly, they share their expert advice on how happy couples can argue better.

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Mallory Wolfgramm is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and her husband Stranz is an advocate for all things therapy. Their mission is to help happy couples get the support and tools they need to stop arguing in circles and start connecting in conflict.

Mallory & Stranz join together on their Instagram and Podcast “Make Marriage Work” to share tips and resources to help happy couples argue better and connect more.

Connect with Mallory & Stranz: Podcast: Spotify + Apple | @makemarriagework

Follow @ZuriHall and @HotHappyMess on Instagram to keep the good vibes going! :)

Books to Read:

  • Hold Me Tight by Sue Johnson

  • 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman



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We can't wait for you to start sharing your stories, not just with one another, but also with Z! Remember, this is a safe space, so no topic is off-limits. We just want us to have FUN! We want this space to feel like a long-distance brunch. Y'know? So grab a drink, a snack, pull up a chair, and let's all virtually hang!

Recent episodes: if ya feel like bingeing!

ICYMI: Listen to Episode 20: Should I Get Married?! Let’s Talk ENGAGEMENT

ICYMI: Listen to Episode 12: The Best Sex Ever Episode (What You’ve Been to Shy to Ask!!)

ICYMI: Listen to Episode 10: Do You or Your Partner Have Communication, Commitment, or Trust Issues?

Go back to the beginning --- ICYMI: Listen to Episode 1: How to Be Happy


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If you loved this podcast episode, you’ll also love our first episode in our Protect Your Peace Series: Episode #1: How To Be Happy

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Zuri Hall is an Emmy award-winning TV host (Access Hollywood, American Ninja Warrior) and is the executive producer & host of this millennial-focused podcast that will empower women to avoid “best life burnout” through candid conversation, expert panel discussions, and real-life, human interest stories from everyday women.

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