Alexander and Ahesha Catalano share their story and their book “365 days until…the journey to our wedding” with Family Matters radio show host Wendy McDonnell.
“365 days until…the journey to our wedding” is a day-by-day record of the year leading up to Alex’s and Ahesha’s wedding: all the foolishness, the planning, what they learned about each other, what they learned about marriage, and their hopes and fears. They’re willing to talk about any of it!
When they noticed that the focus of this website and Family Matters was on creating trusting, open relationships they said that chronicling their lives and then sharing their journals only after they were married certainly has helped them to do that.
Ahesha wrote: “I’ve heard the best relationships have their ups and downs. As children of divorce and separation, Alex and I are willing to go the extra mile to create a loving and lasting marriage and family. At the same time, we try to remain realistic. We know that things happen. Things may not always be as fun and easy between us as they are now.”
Alex wrote just before their wedding, “Although I love my mother, she doesn’t realize that all of her questions about the wedding drama are causing more stress. Note to all mothers, some things are just none of your concern or business. It doesn’t mean that we are angry with you or dislike you. It just means that sons sometimes don’t want to talk about what is going on with their significant others. If they wanted to, they would, so enough with all the questions. The world isn’t a damn hairdresser’s chair.”
Esha wrote, “I wish all people came with an instruction manual. I wrote one for Alex when we first started dating. I have no idea what made me do it. It was for fun in the beginning. After writing a few pages, I decided to take it more seriously. I hope he found it useful.”
Alex and Ahesha chat about the foundations of a long-term relationship, what kept them going through the frustrations of planning for a wedding, and how family and friends can be supportive.
Aired live: Sunday, January 22, 2012 0800-0900 Eastern Standard Time on CFRU 93.3 FM, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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