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20: … Should I Get Married?! Let’s Talk ENGAGEMENT

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Going to the chapel and we’re gonna get married... maybe! If you’re trying to figure out if you wanna spend the rest of your life with this person or cut your losses and move on to the next (or just run for the hills), this is the episode for you!

Zuri & the Group Chat (Travasha + Leah) are kicking it off — and they’re on opposite ends of the spectrum! We’ve got anti-marriage vs. #wifeyforlifey, and you’ll love the debate. Plus they discuss if a wedding is worth it, and how their childhood/parents crafted their ideas about marriage. There’s also a really random tangent about exchanging cows for women... how did they get there? Help. Get ready for a hilariously honest convo with some majorly different POVs.

Finally, Zuri chats with Beverley Andre, who is an amazing marriage and family therapist. Beverley is going to breakdown signs that you and your partner are (or aren’t) ready for marriage; why love isn’t enough of a reason to get married; and provide expert tips on navigating the “if you like it then you BETTER put a ring on it” conversation with your partner!

Let us know your favorite part of the convo: @ZuriHall + @HotHappyMess.

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Beverley Andre, also known as Your Favorite Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and CEO/Founder of BeHeart Counseling Services. As a relationship and emotional intimacy expert, Beverley partners with millennial couples who struggle with communication and prioritizing their relationship. As a champion of Black and Brown women she helps them, “Redefine Having it All," by creating their own narratives and finding their voice when it comes to themselves, their relationships, and their community.

Connect with Beverley: | @beverleyandre_

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Follow Leah: @__leahelizabeth__ |

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Recent episodes: if ya feel like bingeing!

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

ICYMI: Listen to Episode 9: How to Be Single & (Not Just Pretend to) Love It

ICYMI: Listen to Episode 7: It's 2021! Here’s The KEY to a Happier You!

ICYMI: Listen to Episode 3: Self Love is Sexy AF

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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