The 5-Year Marriage is an aspirational platform that seeks to shift how society views marriage. The platform includes a book, as well as a number of products to be sold through our website, t5ym.com, including a marital success plan, a relationship assessment tool, webinars and The 5-Year Marriage Agreement. The 5-Year Marriage Agreement is the cornerstone of the program. It is a private contract in which a couple agrees to put a term limit on their marriage.
Make no mistake, our premise is entirely pro-marriage. We want the couples that take this journey with us to marry once and stay married; however, our approach is in confronting the extreme – identifying that each partner has the autonomy and choice to leave the relationship – and revisiting that decision on a regular basis (every 5 years). In so doing, each member is recognizing that their commitment to stay married is out of personal dedication to the relationship rather than a feeling that their marriage is just something that they “have to do” regardless of its condition. In other words, The 5-Year Marriage is not about a lack of commitment. It is about radical commitment, not to a poor marriage, but to doing everything in your power to be sure your marriage is amazing.
Our core belief is that you don’t choose your spouse once in your life, you choose them every day. We aim to illustrate the empowerment that our perspective - acknowledging and owning our choices - gives people as individuals and ultimately as married couples.
The anticipated primary user base for our products ranges in age from 21-35, is open-minded, and lives in urban centers.